Phone Network Backup Power System Being Developed in Japan

  • November 21st, 2012

We’ve all been made aware of the damage natural disasters have caused and the importance of a communications network when it does. Most recently we’ve seen Hurricane Sandy temporarily suspend entire networks on the East coast of the US. Further back, we’ve also seen the damage that tsunami’s have caused, specifically for phone networks in […]

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Sub-Saharan Africa’s telecoms industry being held back due to high taxes

  • November 14th, 2012
Saharan sunrise showing the rise of a new economical power

A new report produced by Deloitte on behalf of GSMA has highlighted that the fastest growing telecoms market in the world, Sub Saharan Africa, is currently being held back due to high taxes and a lack of spectrum allocation. The concerns have grown amongst those in the region, due to the amount of positive economic […]

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Pakistan to block networks for security during Eid

  • November 7th, 2012
pakistan eid

The decision to block the use of Pakistan mobile phone networks during the Eid celebrations on Saturday has came after intelligence revealed potential dangers if they didn’t. Several cities will be affected by the network blocks, which will only be temporary. This news has became public knowledge after Pakistan’s Interior Minister, Rehman Malik mentioned that […]

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Hurricane Sandy impacts wireless networks in eastern USA

  • October 31st, 2012

The United States is in a state of repair after Hurricane Sandy hit the country’s eastern coast on Tuesday October 30th. The Hurricane caused mass flooding through many residential communities and even in New York’s subway system. The effects also saw power shortages and disruptions to some of the areas biggest telecoms providers. With many […]

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Mobile Phone Sales in Brazil Get Back Up in August

  • September 20th, 2012
Anatel

Back in late July 2012, Anatel, the Brazilian telecoms regulator, banned mobile networks from selling any new lines (i.e. from taking on new mobile subscribers). This was in response to networks not being able to handle demand from their existing subscriber base. This is felt both when making calls from within Brazil and also for […]

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Big networks fight for Romanian spectrum

  • August 16th, 2012

Romania is on the verge of making a piece of national telecoms history as it prepares for its largest-ever spectrum auction. The interest in getting frequencies on the spectrum is huge, with Orange and Vodafone among the five companies vying to carve out a space for themselves on the Romanian mobile airwaves. The frequencies being […]

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HTC plans to become 2nd-best-selling smartphone maker in China

  • August 14th, 2012
china_mobile

At a time when absolutely nothing seems to be going in HTC‘s favour, it seems like a bold statement from the company that they aim to become China’s second-biggest smartphone manufacturer by 2015. On the other hand, in their current position, they have nothing to lose in making such a declaration. HTC has hitherto placed […]

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Deutsche Telekom launches M2M developer community

  • August 9th, 2012

Deutsche Telekom has for some time been looking to tap into the steadily growing market of machine-to-machine communications, and in a bid to provide its own platform for the service, has launched its own developer community. The aim of the new M2M platform is to tap into the growing Internet of Things, the idea of […]

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Polish telecom regulator to cut mobile termination rates

  • August 9th, 2012

While most of us end-users of mobile phones have plenty of our own headaches involving bills, hidden costs and paying for services we never use, we don’t often spare a thought to the poor networks who have to pay mobile termination rates. The fee one network charges another for terminating a call makes up part […]

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Baidu sacks four employees, with three arrests

  • August 6th, 2012

For the uninitiated, Baidu is China’s equivalent to Google, set up after Google refused to comply with the country’s restrictive rules on internet censorship. Since then, Baidu has become China’s most popular search engine. Now, however, the company is in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons as it announced today that four of its […]

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