Pakistan Telecom Authority New Disability Accessible website

  • April 4th, 2018
Pakistan Telecom Authority

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has launched a new official bilingual mobile responsive website which is also compliant to the universal web accessibility standards for the persons with disabilities. The new Urdu version of PTA website would contain the same contents of the English version converted into simple Urdu language with similar layout and design. The […]

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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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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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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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