China To Relax Foreign Investment Restrictions in Telecoms

  • January 8th, 2014
Shanghai

Now regarded as the biggest telecoms market in the world, China is relaxing restrictions for foreign investors to enter their telecoms industry. This will almost certainly be music to the ears of companies who are itching to get in on the money generated by the 1.2 billion mobile subscribers the country currently has. The head […]

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Jump Ship If Your Network Raises The Price

  • December 11th, 2013
Maria Miller

The UK for the past few years has been rife with the argument surrounding rising electricity prices and the cost of living going up. This has even been the main bone of contention that the Labour party use as their angle to ensure the Conservative party don’t come out smelling of roses from any Parliamentary […]

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Mexican Village Launch Telecoms Service

  • August 28th, 2013
Villa Talea De Castro - the village in Oaxaca

After being forgotten by the biggest telecom companies in the world, including those owned by one of the world’s wealthiest men and Mexican born Carlos Slim, Villa Talea De Castro have launched their own service to reach the outside world. The village is in the southern state of Oaxaca and is considered an indigenous village […]

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Telecoms is centre-stage in potential EU – China trade war

  • August 7th, 2013
Karel De Gucht

Just like everything in China lately, the telecoms networks are expanding. China Mobile will be selecting winners for the their contract to create a huge next-generation wireless network soon and the EU will shortly afterwards launch an incendiary trade case against them. The project that China Mobile are embarking on is expected to be worth […]

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European roaming charges fall

  • July 3rd, 2013
Neelie Kroes cuts european roaming costs

Just in time for the summer holidays, European roaming charges have fallen dramatically, capping them at something resembling a reasonable cost. Roaming charges are what networks charge you for when you are outside of your networks home country. So say for instance your network is O2 in the UK and you travel to Germany, you […]

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Nigeria finalising $6 billion loan for Telecoms Infrastructure

  • June 19th, 2013
Omobola Johnson

Nigeria, part of a collection of countries whose population have an increasing need and demand for ICT have seen a rise in the past few years in their adoption of both broadband services and mobile phones subscriptions. Since 2011, mobile subscription have gone from 68.5 percent of the population to 83% in 2013. Similarly, the […]

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Impartiality in telecoms regulation see Estonia referred to Court of Justice

  • June 5th, 2013
EU Court of Justice

Estonia are set to face the EU Court of Justice after failing to provide evidence that their ties within the countries telecoms and broadcasting sector are separate enough so not to affect their policies. The country were sent a request by the Commission in 2012 asking them to separate their ownership of broadcasting company Levira, […]

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Single EU telecoms market by 2015 – No more roaming charges

  • May 29th, 2013
Neelie Kroes going to work

Roaming charges are the bane of many travellers lives. Most frequent travellers have little choice but to unlock their phones so they can use local SIM cards when travelling, aiming to avoid the often extortionate roaming charges that creep up. The EU has recognised this and are now vowing to make them a thing of […]

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