Kazakhtelecom upgrades online portal

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Kazakhstan national operator Kazakhtelecom has upgraded its website with new functions and services. The portal was re-designed to offer an interactive interface, services management and online payment options. The upgrade will continue with additional functions added by the end of the year. Online payments are possible with bank cards from Kazakh commercbank and will be extended to card holders from …

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Intertelecom starts 3G devices promo

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Ukrainian mobile operator Intertelecom has reduced prices for 3G equipment under its new promotion. The offer includes Wi-Fi routers, dual-standard smartphones and other devices. 3G modems start from UAH 699, portable Wi-Fi routers cost from UAH 1,299, and smartphones and handsets supporting the CDMA standard are offered starting from UAH 649. Devices enabling household Wi-Fi hotspots cost from UAH 1,599. …

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America Movil to issue bonds exchangeable for KPN shares

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America Movil announced plans to issue bonds exchangeable into KPN shares. The offering is expected to raise EUR 2.25 billion, with an option to increase this by EUR 250 million. The bonds will have a maturity of five years and are expected to pay a coupon of between zero and 0.5 percent per year. The exchange premium is expected to …

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Movistar Series signs deal to broadcast Versailles in Spain

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Telefonica has signed a deal with Zodiak Rights to broadcast the USD 30 million French series “Versailles” in Spain in the second half of 2015. The ten-part series about the young Louis XIV is made by French channel Canal Plus and is the most expensive series ever produced in France. The show will be aired on the Movistar Series VoD …

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Austrian politician files complaint vs BND, Deutsche Telekom

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As part of Operation Eikonal, the US NSA tapped Deutsche Telekom’s fibre optic cables at the De-Cix internet exchange in Frankfurt, according to research by Austrian politician Peter Pilz, as reported by spiegel.de. The Green politician got hold of emails that prove the architecture of the operation, which started in 2005 at the latest, in his opinion. While the Austrian …

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Orange Armenia upgrades services management app

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Mobile operator Orange Armenia has upgraded its My Orange services management application. The new version is available for download on Google Play and the App Store. Users will be able to make payments directly through the application and to top-up other Orange Armenia mobile voice and internet accounts. With the new version of the application, Orange Armenia customers will be …

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RealNetworks launches RealTimes app

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RealNetworks announced the launch of RealTimes, a new app and service that finds the best photos and videos taken by end-users and automatically turns them into RealTimes Stories that can be saved and shared. RealTimes Stories can be shared and recipients don’t even need the app to view the Stories. RealTimes automatically picks the best moments from a consumer’s photo …

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Ukraine regulator extends Kyivstar GSM-900 licence

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Ukrainian national telecommunications regulator NKRZI has annulled a licence for providing fixed local telephony services over Dect technology in the Sumi region held by the company Sumi TelecomSystems. The decision followed a request from the company, as reported by sources. The regulator also prolonged a licence for providing mobile services under the GSM-900 standard in the city and region of …

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Brazil adds 120,000 mobile lines in April

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According to data published by the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), Brazil had 283.52 million active mobile telephony lines in April, accounting for a 138.94 percent penetration rate for the service. This figure represents growth of 7.2% compared to the same period last year. Compared to March the number of lines increased by 120,000. Pre-paid accesses totaled 213.46 million (75.29% of …

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Vodafone Czech Republic Q1 customer base reaches 3.267 mln

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Vodafone Czech Republic has returned to growth and added 29,000 net customers over the first quarter from 3.238 million on 01 January, recording a customer base of 3.267 million on 31 March. Out of that, 35.6% were pre-paid customers. As regards the fixed broadband segment, the operator added a 1,000 customers and recorded 13,000 customers at the end of March, …

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