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Globe Telecom signs agreement for launch of fast mobile

Fastmobile, which specialises in mobile integrated messaging and content solutions, has announced that Globe Telecom of The Philippines has selected its fmX (fastmobile Experience) technology as the platform for the new package of advanced value-added messaging services about

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Telecoms thriving in lawless Somalia

Joseph Winter of BBC News recently filed a report from Mogadishu, in which, in stark contrast to all the usual reports from Somalia, he was able to focus on a real success story. Developing Telecomsacknowledges the source of this story, which...

Costa Rica - a Latin tiger?

A whole tranche of factors is making its presence felt as Costa Rica assumes increasing importance as a centre for investment. Enter an educated workforce with a strong command of English, political stability, tax breaks, lower costs, and proximity to North America. This article is based on one...

Bolivian Power Company integrates through RAD

The Bolivian Power Company (COBEE, or Compañía Boliviana de Energía Eléctrica) has integrated its SCADA, PLC, data information and telephony transport services by deploying Optimux-XLE1 optical multi-plexers manufactured by RAD Data Communications...

How vital is Liberia Telecoms to Liberia?

 Liberian policy analyst Francis Nyepon describes the recent fate of The Liberia Telecommunications Corporation in a blistering article first published in The Liberian Times - and deserving a far wider readership. In the article, which is published in

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New agreements for Telekomunikacja Polska

Lucent will be extending three existing frame agreements with Telekomunikacja Polska for the delivery of switching and broadband access equipment, as well as services to enhance TP's national broadband access network. The total value of the extensions amounts to US$36 million

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Time to move on from SMS

"SMS still top service for Asia-Pacific mobile phone users," declares International Data Corporation (IDC) after its recent survey of 4,056 urban Internet users. So far, so good...

NMS buys Openera

NMS Communications has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Openera Technologies, a provider of mobile application handset solutions for converged mobile networks...

Modular cooling solutions for unpredictable environments

With the advent of blade and other high-density server configurations, heat densities continue to climb to challenging levels. In many instances, the amount of heat generated per rack exceeds what traditional data centre cooling solutions can handle effectively...

Pan-African regulator could reduce Africa's ICT costs

A Pan-African ICT regulatory agency, dealing specifically with ICT issues with a continent-wide bearing, could help reduce the costs of communications to African governments, businesses and individuals. This is the view of Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, CEO of the Commonwealth Telecommunications...

Americatel rolls out Thomson IP telephony/Triple-play services

Thomson Cirpack soft switches have been purchased by Americatel, an affiliate of

Andrew enables Mid-East geolocation

Andrew Corporation has won a strategic multiyear contract from a Tier 1 operator in the Middle East

Vivo plumps for CoreMedia DRM

CoreMedia, a provider of interoperable digital rights management, has announced that Vivo, the largest mobile operator in the Southern Hemisphere, has selected CoreMedia DRM for its comprehensive digital content services. Also ordered are the MMBox/DiNO

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EITC ready to take on Etisalat

Declaring that it is ready for competition with Etisalat, Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (EITC, UAE's second telecommunications operator) has announced that it will launch mobile

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C&W rolls out Roamware across the Caribbean

Roamware has launched its advanced roaming services across 12 mobile networks owned by the Cable & Wireless International Communications Company in the

Sub-Sahara "unpredictable & short-sighted" - GSMA

Almost 30% more people (25 million) in Sub-Saharan Africa would have mobile phones if it was not for the unpredictable and short-term approach to regulation in many countries in the region, according to a PriceWaterhouse Coopers study published by the GSM Association (GSMA).

India - Eight million more mobiles per month?

Reuters in India has reported a ministerial speech claiming that the country, the world's fastest growing mobile market, could be adding between 6-8 million new users each month once networks reach all potential rural customers. The comments were made by Telecommunications

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M-Commerce boosts commerce, replaces cash

The proliferation of mobile communications in developing countries has the potential to bring a wide range of financial services to an entirely new customer base, according to a new report commissioned by the Information for Development Program (infoDev) in partnership with

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