Tag Archives: Telecommunications

02Jul/15

Cuba opens WI-FI hotspots across country

Cubans surf the web at new WI-FI hotspots throughout the island.

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15Apr/15

France says Alcatel can reconquer lost markets with Nokia tie-up

French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron says the Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent tie up is a chance to create a “great European champion”.

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25Mar/15

Telefonica finalise £10bln sale of O2

(BVO) – Negotiations to buy Britain’s O2 have been going on since January.

Now a deal looks certain.

Spain’s Telefonica, owners of O2, have agree to sell to Hong Kong listed Hutchison Whampoa for 10.25 billion pounds.
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11Mar/15

Armed mugging of South African reporter caught on camera

A reporter is mugged in Johannesburg by two men, one armed with a gun, as he is about to start a live news bulletin about Zambian President Edgar Lungu’s hospital treatment.
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02Mar/15

Mobile World looks to 5G

(BVO) – Welcome to the future.

A place where you can stream videos as holograms from your phone.

HD movies will take a matter of seconds to download.

While data speeds reach the giddy heights of 13 Gigabytes per second.

For now 5G is a work in progress.

But firms like Nokia Networks are hoping to make it a reality by 2020.
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02Mar/15

GSMA Mobile Connect Launched by 17 Mobile Operators in 13 Countries

Mobile Connect Trials Planned in All Major Regions in 2015

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02Mar/15

GSMA Launches Humanitarian Connectivity Charter

MNOs to Implement Disaster Response Initiative to Ensure Effective and Predictable Response During Times of Crisis
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02Mar/15

Visa and Airtel Extend Mobile Payments to Seven African Countries

BARCELONA, Spain–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) and Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced a partnership to bring innovative mobile payment services to seven markets in Africa including Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles and Tanzania.
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26Feb/15

Tougher Internet rules hit US cable, telecom companies

U.S. regulators impose the toughest rules yet on Internet service providers, aiming to ensure fair treatment of all web traffic through their networks.
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