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Bolivia’s ATT and ITU want free roaming throughout Andean community

Bolivia’s telecommunications regulation authority ATT and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have issued a statement confirming that they will work together to promote the goal of ending international roaming charges between countries in the Andean Community. In a meeting attended by ITU secretary-general Houlin Zhao, Bolivia’s minister of public works, services and housing Milton Claros Hinojosa, deputy minister of telecommunications…

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As Mexican Mobile Penetration Reaches 86%, Carriers Bet on the M2M Market

M2M Lines in Service (LIS) are expected to record a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.6 percent Telecom operators in Mexico face myriad challenges, such as high mobile penetration, declining voice and messaging revenue, and intense market concentration. Furthermore, the traditional mobile communications services model, where connectivity is sold to other companies in the form of SIM Cards for…

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ChatSIM expand roaming in 8 new countries

ChatSIM says that the SIM card will also be deployable in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, Jordan, Mauritius, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal and East Timor. This brings eight new states or territories to the list of supported countries. However, a look at the map of countries with roaming agreements shows that there are still gaps. In Europe, for example, roaming in Kosovo is not…

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Swisscom Extends Cloud Portfolio With Global Solutions

Swisscom is expanding its own cloud with global solutions from Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Companies can now benefit from the wealth of services of a global provider whilst at the same time gaining the expertise of a local partner. Swisscom is expanding its own cloud portfolio with global cloud offerings from Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure….

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EU Mulls Lower Roaming Charges for Balkans

The European Commission is considering cutting roaming charges for the Western Balkans, following calls from EU candidate countries to abolish the fees The European Commissioner in charge of Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel, has asked the commission’s services to develop a roadmap towards lowering roaming charges between the EU and Western Balkans, a spokesperson for the European Commission told BIRN….

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Viber in talks with SEE retailers on launch of e-trade services

Viber, a leading messages app globally, is holding talks with leading retailers in Southeast Europe (SEE) in a bid to tap the region’s potential of burgeoning e-commerce, Atanas Raykov, director business development CIS and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), told SeeNews. “We are already in talks with our first partners, who are leaders in the specific verticals where we see…

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Telecom Egypt raises land-line subscriptions and contracts prices

Telecom Egypt re-priced some land-line telephone services and adjusted the monthly subscription starting from the October bill, which was issued mid-month reports Daily News. An official at Telecom Egypt stated that the value of the land-line subscription has been adjusted to EGP 15 per month instead of EGP 12, an increase of EGP 3 per month. Nevertheless, the total amount…

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Truphone Announces Data Plans for iPad Users in Scandinavia and Finland

Customers can use the same data plan while travelling in 40 countries Truphone, the London-based global mobile tech disruptor, today announces it is offering data plans for iPad users with Apple SIM in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Consumers can now purchase Truphone iPad data plans in 12 countries – with further roll-outs planned to 31 countries by the end of 2017. This builds on Truphone’s status as the first global mobile operator….

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