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South Africa’s mobile data prices to be cut down… “soon”

Do you find yourself spending a huge amount of your money on data? Well, you may be in luck as Telecoms minister Siyabonga Cwele announced that South Africans will soon be paying less for mobile data. That is if you consider twelve months from now soon enough. “We have spoken to the minister of economic development as well as the Competition…

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Speedtest calls T-Mobile the fastest carrier nationwide

The average mobile download speeds in the USA increased by 19% for the past year, according to Ookla. The company behind speedtest.net (the site where you check your download/upload speeds) just released its U.S. Market Report for mobile broadband, and it reveals some pretty interesting statistics.  In said report, Ookla used a new “Speed Score” scoring system that supposedly measures…

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Strato offers flexible monthly tariff change

German web hosting provider Strato announced that customers can now change their package on a month-to-month basis. An upgrade or downgrade of the package is possible over the self-service web portal. The option is part of its campaign #faireinfacht, to offer customers fair and flexible services. The company said it would rather have a business remain a customer on a…

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Technology is a wonderful thing that is turning society into idiots

Technology makes our lives easier, to be sure: we can go grocery shopping without ever leaving the couch, watch first-run movies in any room in the house, buy clothes without dressing rooms, even get a date by swiping right. Technology does many things, and it’s turning us into idiots. And I’m not immune. When I was growing up, there was…

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Tele2 Sweden wins several new and extended corporate contracts

During the summer, Tele2 has won new major business and expanded confidence in existing customers. At Postnord, as well as at the network Nordnet, Tele2 has both renewed and broadened its previous assignments, while the municipalities Burlöv, Kävlinge, Staffanstorp, Finspång and the technology company WSP are three brand new customers at Tele2. Several of the transactions have been made possible…

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Telia Sweden extends Telia Sense to corporate sector

Telia Sweden said it is extending the availability of its Telia Sense connected car service to the business sector, making it available to 1.1 million fleet cars belonging to approximately 470,000 companies. Telia Sense is able to distinguish between professional and private journeys in the log, and integrate the log with an electronic diary. The corporate service costs SEK 79…

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comScore Launches Plan Metrix in Germany

comScore Introduces an Advanced Audience Planning Tool that Goes Beyond Demographics Alone Leveraging Data from Kantar Media comScore today introduced to the German market its Plan Metrix product, a psychographic digital media planning tool that combines internet users’ online behavior with their offline attitudes and interests. This product allows publishers to describe their desktop audiences with advanced audience descriptors, and media planners…

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Mobile network operators raise roaming tariffs in Egypt

Vodafone, Orange and Etisalat raised the fee of their international roaming services in Egypt according to the type of roaming service and zones. The mobile operators sent text messages outlining the new tariffs to their subscribers on Wednesday. The new tariffs were set in agreement with the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA), a source in the telecommunication sector said. He…

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Tele2 performs well in declining Dutch mobile market, Vodafone top loser in Q2

The Dutch mobile services market fell 1.9 percent in the second quarter, to reach EUR 1.14 billion in revenues, with the decline accelerating sequentially. Normally, the April-June period generates higher sales than January-March. This year, however, there was no quarter-on-quarter growth, as revealed by the latest Dutch Mobile Operators quarterly report from Telecompaper. Of the four mobile operators with their own…

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