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SSE Enterprise Telecoms launches Cloud Connect service, syncing businesses with leading cloud service providers

Cloud Connect solution delivers dedicated service connecting business-critical networks to the public cloud SSE Enterprise Telecoms – one of the UK’s leading connectivity suppliers, and part of SSE plc – today announced the availability of high-speed connectivity between businesses and their preferred cloud service providers (CSPs), such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. The service, known as Cloud Connect,…

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MVNO Help Mobile to enter Austrian market in August

The company Mass Response, which developed the Austrian low-cost MVNO Spusu, will launch a new operator called Help Mobile from 28 August, reported Der Standard. The new operator wants to focus on providing services to families but no further details are known yet. READ MORE: Tele2 AB sells Tele2 Austria to Hutchison Drei Austria GmbH for EUR 95 million Help Mobile…

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Sky Mobile starts Hajj roaming promotion in Saudi Arabia

Mobile operator Sky Mobile, working under the Beeline Kyrgyzstan brand, has introduced a roaming promotion in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj. The promotion will be valid 1 August to 15 October. Rates of services have been reduced by up to 20 times. READ MORE: Robi launches hajj roaming packages Local outgoing calls to Saudi Arabian networks, as well as calls to…

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Millennials want a hotel room that looks good on Instagram, rather than a cheap one, says HotelTonight CEO

Millennials would rather take the luxury room at a deeper discount than take the cheapest room, according to mobile travel app HotelTonight. The generation, which is now the biggest group of business travelers, is also more likely to turn a work trip into vacation. Instagram and other social media apps have created a desire for picture-perfect travel When it comes…

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Bosnia loses mobile subscribers in Q1

There were 3.28 million mobile telephony subscribers in Bosnia and Herzegovina at the end of the first quarter of 2017, down by 3.6 percent on the fourth quarter of 2016, but 0.14 percent more than in Q1 2016. Of the total, 2.45 million were prepaid (-1.92% y/y), while 828,044 were postpaid (+6.83%). A total of 43,554 numbers were ported in…

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Montenegro end-June mobile phone users up 2.67% y/y

The number of mobile phone subscribers in Montenegro rose to 1,038,855 at the end of June, up 2.67% year-on-year, according to data from the national telecommunications regulator, EKIP. Mobile penetration rate in Montenegro rose to 167.55% in June, up from 164.22% at the end of May, when the number of subscribers was 1,018,206, figures posted on the EKIP website show….

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Agcom tells TIM, Vodafone, Lycamobile to enforce EU roaming

Italian communications regulator Agcom has formally called on the operators Telecom Italia (TIM) and Vodafone to ensure full compliance with the newly-introduced roam-like-at-home requirement in the EU. Agcom previously announced that it would closely monitor whether all Italian operators are abiding by the new EC roaming legislation that entered into force on 15 June. READ MORE:  Vodafone Italy: Roaming calculator Unlike last…

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Telesoft and MDSL Join Forces

MDSL announced that Sumeru Equity Partners (“SEP”) has acquired the company and made a strategic investment in support of the company’s continuing growth, strengthening its position as a global TEM leader. SEP, which also owns TEM provider Telesoft, has acquired MDSL based on its explosive growth rate, global reach, advanced technology platform, market leading customer service and high quality of employees….

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