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Non EU roaming: one email check – 17,34 €

Mobile phone roaming charges within the EU were officially quashed on June 15th for all EU and EEA member states, leaving Swiss customers, among others disadvantaged. One of the possible reasons is that roaming charges were a lucrative business for Swiss companies, so they had “little interest” in joining the EU deal and Swiss citizens are stuck in paying roaming charges….

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Telekom Austria Group is now A1 Telekom Austria Group

In the course of consequently pursuing the Group’s one brand strategy, its international corporate brand was rebranded into A1 Telekom Austria Group. The move is part of a broader rebranding of the operator’s subsidiaries in Central and Eastern Europe, announced in September. Thus, after having already implemented A1 in the Slovene market and at A1 Digital, the Group continues to utilize…

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Sosh launches mobile offering in French overseas territories

Sosh, Orange’s low-cost brand, has entered the market in the French overseas territories with a range of LTE voice and data plans sold online on the recently launched Sosh Caraibe website. The new offering is available in French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Barthelemy and St. Martin, where Orange Caraibe has been deploying LTE and LTE-A services since the end of…

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EU mobile data ‘quadruples’ since roaming charges banned in June

A survey by roaming specialist Syniverse reveals that the volume of mobile voice calls almost doubled since the changes and the number of text messages went up by a more modest 34%. But it’s growth in the volume of mobile data that is most significant since the EU introduced the new regulations on 15 June 2017 – after years of gradually reducing…

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Azerbaijan Airlines to use Inmarsat satellite network

Inmarsat has provided state-owned air carrier Azerbaijan Airlines with the Rockwell Collins’ CabinConnect wireless in-flight connectivity and entertainment system, using its own Global Xpress (GX) satellite network. “The new connectivity service will enable AZAL passengers to surf the internet, use various instant messenger applications, social networks, listen to audio and check emails via personal computers, tablets and smartphones,” said Mike…

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Ooredoo Partners with iPass to Offer Global Wi-Fi to its Customers across the MENA and Southeast Asia

iPass, a leading provider of global mobile connectivity, has announced that Ooredoo Global Services, the wholesale arm of world’s fastest growing telecommunications company Ooredoo, will be providing global Wi-Fi services to its customers across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia using the iPass SmartConnect™ SDK. The service is set to launch in Q1 2018. Khalid Al Mansouri, Chief Operating…

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No more walking and talking on the Honolulu streets

So-called “smartphone zombies” face fines for looking down at their devices in a bid to reduce injuries and deaths Pedestrians have been banned from looking at their mobile phones while crossing the street in Honolulu. Hawaiian authorities say the aim is to reduce injuries and deaths from “distracted walking”. Anyone found looking at their phone faces a fine of between…

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Rogers wants more time to implement new wireless code rules on data, roaming overage fees

Rogers Communications Inc. wants more time to implement new rules that outline how wireless providers must alert customers that exceed data or roaming caps, arguing it’s impossible to make the changes by the Dec. 1 deadline. Canada’s largest wireless provider applied to the federal telecom regulator last week for a six-month extension to comply with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications…

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Vodafone Ireland sees organic revenues decline on new roaming regulations

Company reports a 13% rise in first-half organic adjusted core earnings to €7.4bn  Vodafone Ireland recorded a 1.7 per cent rise in service revenues to €234.3 million in the second quarter on the back of a rise in fixed broadband and mobile users. However, once the impact of regulatory changes including roaming and mobile termination regulations are added in, the country’s…

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