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Mobile Roaming Regulation – Who Benefits and Who Doesn’t?

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had launched an inquiry last September into whether it should declare wholesale mobile roaming services in Australia. Currently only Telstra (and to a lesser extent, Optus) have invested in setting up towers and transmitters in the rural regions of Australia. They charge a premium to customers in these areas to use their networks….

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Skyroam’s new Solis packs a global LTE hotspot and an external battery in one small package

Skyroam has just announced its newest product, the Solis. It’s a diminutive orange puck that packs the one-two punch of both LTE-powered Wi-Fi and a 6,000mAh battery. Service is even provided without a contract via fixed-price day passes.  Globe-trotters can get unlimited connectivity in over 100 countries. No juggling different SIMs or devices for each country and no exorbitant by-the-megabyte…

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Bite Lithuania appoints new head of corporate communication

Mobile operator Bite Lithuania has appointed Antanas Bubnelis its new head of corporate communication and PR, reports Vz.lt. Bubnelis will replace Zana Jankeviciene, who resigned earlier this month. Bubnelis will start working on 18 September. Bubnelis worked as PR head at the fixed operator Teo from 2007 to 2014 and head of the corporate communication and PR unit from 2014…

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StarHub launches unlimited weekend data plans

Singapore operator StarHub has introduced a suite of mobile postpaid plans which offer unlimited local data access on Saturdays and Sundays. Outside of the weekends, customers will have between 3GB and 15GB of bundled data, which can be upsized and shared with loved ones using the popular DataJump and DataShare options. “Fuelled by more advanced phones and pixel-heavy content, Singapore consumers’ appetite…

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Gartner Says End-User Spending on Communications Services in South Africa Will Grow 0.7 Per Cent in 2017

Analysts to Discuss Local Communications Service Providers’ Strategies at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017, September 18-21, Cape Town, South Africa End-user spending on communications services in South Africa is forecast to total R122 billion in 2017, a 0.7 percent increase from 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. “The forecast growth rate is slight, mainly due to shifts to less expensive legacy service offerings as…

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M1 Launches Singapore’s First Unlimited Data 4G Mobile Plan

– Four new data-centric plans offer even bigger bundles – Unlimited data for S$98 a month M1 Limited (M1) today announced Singapore’s first unlimited 4G mobile plan – the mySIM 98. The mySIM 98 plan is one of four new data-centric SIM-only plans M1 launched catering to consumers’ growing data needs, for social networking and video and music streaming services…

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Aldi-Talk: Refugees Can Not Activate SIM Card

Aldi-Talk is criticized by the Lower Saxony Consumer Center because fugitives could not activate a prepaid SIM card Since July 1, 2017 , the antiterror law has entered into force. For buyers the anonymous activation of prepaid SIM cards is thereby prevented. and purchasing prepaid cards can only be done with a valid ID card or passport. For refugees, the law also provides for…

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freenetMobile: Cheap FreeFlat Rate From 31st August

The Klarmobil brand freenetMobile has announced a new tariff portfolio from 31st August. In addition to the freeFlat tariffs, the freeSmart tariffs are also adjusted. In almost all tariffs, new customers get more performance at a lower price As of 31 August 2017 freenetMobile introduces a new fare portfolio in the freenetMobile online shop. While the freeFlat 2000 and freeFlat…

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