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EE’s Being Accused of Throttling Roaming Data, Meaning You Could Have To Pay More On Holiday

EE customers not on the firm’s top-end data tariff have complained they are receiving sloth-like speeds of 2Mbps when using data abroad. On its Free EU Roaming support page, EE said: “4GEE Max customers will get our fastest available speeds at home and abroad. But please note: maximum speeds will be dependent on the local network and may not be…

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CTU investigates Vodafone tariff changes, rejects MVNO roaming charges

Czech regulator CTU published its monthly monitoring report, informing on the ongoing investigation into the cancellation of the Fair tariffs by Vodafone Czech Republic, as well as the rejection of applications from three MVNOs to apply roaming surcharges. CTU is leading an inquiry into Vodafone Czech Republic’s cancellation of the Fair tariffs, namely whether the operator had informed subscribers of…

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FAS allows one operator to delay roaming changes to December

Russian federal competition watchdog FAS has allowed one of Russia’s mobile operators to delay implementing the regulator’s order to end national roaming fees. The regulator didn’t specify which of the four major mobile operators. The operator requested an extension of the deadline to implement the roaming decision and was granted a new date of 15 December. READ MORE: EAEU might drop…

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EAEU might drop roaming charges

The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) might abolish roaming charges within its borders in 2018-2019, according to head of Russian Antimonopoly Service Anatoly Golomolzin, TASS reports.   Recently Speaker of Russia’s Federation Council Valentina Matvienko offered to drop roaming charges between Russia and Belarus. READ MORE: Russia investigates mobile operators over local roaming fees The initiative was supported by Belarusian President Alexander…

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Dom.ru Business offers Wi-Fi authorisation with passport data

The Dom.ru Business unit of Russian operator ER-Telecom introduced a new option for authorisation on public WI-Fi networks, reports Gorodkirov.ru. Customers using Wi-Fi services in the HoReCa sector, as well as in commercial centres, libraries and other public locations will be able to authorise the connection using their passport data. READ MORE: Russia investigates mobile operators over local roaming fees Authorisation…

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BH Telecom extends Travel package offer until 14 September

Bosnian operator BH Telecom has extended the validity of the Travel roaming package until 14 September. In the Travel 0 package, calls to Bosnia are billed BAM 0.22/minute; the cost of an SMS is BAM 0.07; and 1 MB of mobile internet costs BAM 0.15. READ MORE: Bosnia loses mobile subscribers in Q1 In the Travel 1, 2 and 3 packages,…

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Lebanon ISPs reduce Internet charges 50 percent

Lebanon’s ISPs, including IDM, Cyberia, and Sodetel, have reduced ADSL internet prices by between 20 and 50 percent, in line with a government decision two months ago, reports Businessnews.com.lb. Ogero was the first to reduce tariffs after publishing the decision in the Official Gazette. Packages whose charges remained the same now come with increased capacity and speed. For instance, the…

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M:tel offers 200 GB with m:go tourist package

Montenegrin operator m:tel is offering 200 GB of internet for users of the m:go tourist packages. After activating the package, users can use the 200 GB at maximum speed over three days, after which the speed drops. With every top-up made by 30 September, users get an additional 200 GB at maximum speed. READ MORE: Montenegro end-June mobile phone users up…

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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION CAN REDUCE PROCUREMENT COSTS BY UP TO 24%

Typical procurement organizations can substantially narrow the gap between their cost levels and that of top performers, and top performers can become even better by leveraging digital transformation, according to new world-class procurement research from The Hackett Group, Inc. World-class procurement organizations now operate at 22 percent lower labor costs than their peers, and have 29 percent fewer staff, while…

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The smiley emoji has no place in business communications

Although using emojis is as cool as a weekend in an icebox with David Hasselhoff, we do it all the time to save us the time to use words. For example, when a friend of the family recently passed we managed to express our condolences, after much consideration, with a little round faced yellow fellow with tears falling out of his…

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