Jamaica 10 digit Dialling now in effect

  • May 31st, 2018
Jamaica dialling

Jamaican callers will now be required to dial all 10 digits when placing local telephone calls. The introduction of 10-digit dialling forms part of plans to move the country from the current standardised seven-digit dialling as the 876 area code becomes exhausted and a new area code — 658 — added. According to the Office […]

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Bulgaria’s first communications satellite launched

  • April 12th, 2018
bulgaria satellite

Bulgaria’s first geostationary communications satellite has been launched into space, operator Bulsatcom said in a statement on Saturday 24/07/2017. The BulgariaSat-1 satellite, which will provide television and communication services to Europe and North Africa, was launched by SpaceX from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 1910 GMT on Friday 23/07/2017. The satellite could be […]

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Ethio Telecom is now largest African mobile operator

  • March 28th, 2018
ethio telecom

Ethiopia's state owned telecommunications company Ethio Telecom, is now the continent's largest mobile operator. This is according to IT Web’s report that with over 57 million mobile subscribers as at November 2017, Ethio Telecom had beat MTN Nigeria to become Africa’s largest in terms of its mobile customer base. Ethio Telecom of Ethiopia is now […]

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Uber introduces tipping function for drivers in South Africa

  • March 28th, 2018

As of 27 March 2018, Uber revealed that riders in South Africa will be able to offer tips to their driver-partners. At the end of every trip, riders will now be able to issue a selected range of tipping to their driver-partner. This feature will also be available when ordering food from Uber Eats. Over […]

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Post-Brexit roaming charges blow to Business Travellers

  • March 26th, 2018

From The Independent The looming return of roaming charges after Brexit will cost business people visiting the EU up to £778 a month, new research shows. The fees for using international data within the EU – axed under a Brussels agreement last June – are set to be brought back after Theresa May announced the […]

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UK Customers Can Switch Networks If They Receive Price Hikes

  • January 29th, 2014
No penalty says Ofcom

Ofcom, the regulatory body in the UK have said that people connected to any phone network can switch providers within 30 days of receiving a notice about an upcoming price hike. This is a law now in-place and will be music to the ears of the over 1000 people who had complained to Ofcom about […]

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Vodafone Sale of Verizon Approved

  • December 18th, 2013
Vodafone have great power

We’d previously written about the pending sale of Vodafone’s 45% share in Verizon estimated at approximately £80 billion or $130 billion, and just a few days ago that sale was approved by the US regulators, the FCC. The Federal Communications Commission have now rubber stamped the deal, prompting Vodafone shareholders to make decisions about how they’d like […]

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Should businesses still consider using Blackberry Smartphones? [Guest Post]

  • December 5th, 2013
BlackBerry still the choice for businesses?

When Blackberry first hit the shelves back in 1999, millions of users were wowed by the fact that there was a mobile handset that could send email in addition to making calls and text. As well as consumers buying it, it proved to be a big hit with business users. After all, this was the […]

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4G Licenses Rumoured To Be Coming To Chinese Networks

  • November 20th, 2013
New base stations prepared for China 4G services

Rumours have been circulating over the past few days that the Chinese authorities will allow their major networks to start using the 4G spectrum for customers. These rumours have gathered prominence after it was revealed by a company insider that China Mobile’s departments for 4G have been “unusually busy” lately. Liu Dalong, director of the […]

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EE Launch World’s Fastest 4G

  • November 6th, 2013
Everything Everywhere

Speaking at the Huawei Global Mobile Broadband Forum in London, CEO of EE Olaf Swantee announced the launch of the company’s LTE-A signal, (theoretically) capable of 300Mbps download speeds. The launch has only so far been limited to Tech City in London, with the aim of rolling the service out commercially in mid-2014 when LTE-A […]

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