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Unclear telecoms market for East Timor and Indonesia

There can be few areas within the emerging markets to which Paul Budde has not applied his highly respected powers of analysis. Even East Timor, not yet a member of the ITU, can not escape his attention. Here Paul Budde summarises the contents of his new report: 2006 Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband...

Andrew builds in Czech Republic

The new opportunities from a state-of-the-art factory in Brno in the Czech Republic make for exciting times at Andrew Corporation. Michael Schwartz has been speaking to Andrea Cassini, Andrew Corporation's President of EMEA Sales and Marketing...

Satellite Phones - the Ten Commandments

Alright, Charlton Heston didn't exactly bring these ten statements down from Mount Sinai but there are lots of myths and there is plenty of misinformation about satellite phones. This has inspired San Diego-based All Road Communications to produce this list of the 'Top ten things you need to know...

Go west, young (Chinese) man

Western China is substantially under-populated compared to the rest of the country. In fact, on the map it doesn't look populated at all outside Chengdu. And yet, as Michael Schwartz explains, Chengdu is enjoying a real boom.

Alcatel wins EASSy contract

Following on almost immediately from our report about the financing of the East African Submarine Cable project (EASSy), Developing Telecomscan report that Alcatel of France has won the EASSy contract par excellence...

Romania's mobile interconnection game

A press release dated 10 July from Romania's regulatory body (National Agency for Regulation in Communications - ANRC) stated that ANRC had informed Vodafone Romania and Orange Romania of its obligation to reduce interconnection tariffs by 11.3% over four stages between September 1, 2006 and...

Mobile development in Africa

In the traditionally strident and forceful tones of the GSM Association, Gabriel Solomon, the Association's Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs, reviews the part played to date by mobiles in bridging the digital divide. Gabriel Solomon then demonstrates that even greater growth can be...

Iridium tracks tsunami buoys for NOAA

Monitoring of tsunami waves and conditions is set to improve as Iridium has won the contract to provide satellite data links for the 31 ocean buoys that the US Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Data Center is now


Wireless - transcending the digital divide

It seems only natural that we start our analysis of the Digital Divide with one of the giants of world telecoms. Dr Klaus-D Kohrt, a vice-president of Siemens Communications, explains the role of wireless technology - and makes some predictions.