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EU Commissioner Confident Of Reduction Of Roaming Charges For Eastern Partners

Johannes Hahn, the EU’s European neighborhood policy and enlargement negotiations commissioner, says he is working on lowering the roaming tariffs between the EU and Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine, and is aiming for their eventual abolition. Hahn told RFE/RL on November 16 that it is up to politicians to strike a deal with mobile phone operators but added, “I am convinced…

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Voz-Telecom, Centile turn Gmail into enterprise phone

Spanish SME-oriented telecommunications provider Voz-Telecom has partnered with French UCC specialist Centile to develop an app enabling business users to connect their Gmail and G-Suite environment to telephony. Voz-Telecom used Centile’s Istra platform to convert Gmail into a desktop enterprise phone, while also allowing SME customers to integrate all contacts to the Gmail environment in WebRTC and to click to…

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17% of companies could say they have predictable monthly costs

Without proper visibility of device usage, companies can often be hit with bill shock due to overage charges and roaming, Forrester study reports Enterprises tend to focus on reducing telecom bills (which comprises 33% of mobility TCO), but must also consider the larger assets and services management costs (nearly 50% of mobility TCO). One in four companies is still using manual spreadsheets to…

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Egencia Puts Business Travellers First with Egencia Advantage

From airport lounge access, to risk management and Visa processing services, the new programme prioritises traveller satisfaction for corporate travel Egencia®, the business travel arm of the Expedia group, today introduces Egencia® Advantage, a new global programme of services designed to support business travellers throughout their entire journey. READ MORE: Business Travel or collaboration solutions? From airport lounge access, to traveller…

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90% of enterprises ending up with overage charges on their bills each year. You?

Business mobile devices can be a lifeline for increasing employee productivity – but how do your business customers realize value when the costs of managing enterprise mobility are so high? Forrester, in a survey of 303 business decision makers commissioned by Cisco, found that the vast majority of enterprises, nearly 90 percent, ending up with overage charges on their bills each year. Lacking…

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Hutchison Drei Austria introduced promotion on Giga tariffs

– New limited GIGA tariff portfolio with 19, 29 and 39 GB LTE – International package for GIGA XXL and GIGA SIM XXL Hutchison Drei Austria is running a promotion for its Giga tariffs from 14 November until the end of the year. Under the promotion, the operator is introducing new tariffs with three data package options. READ MORE: Telekom…

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Vodafone Greece to increase prices of various corporate offers

Vodafone Greece said it will increase from 20 March 2018 the prices of some of its mobile postpaid and prepaid packages for both residential and corporate customers as well as of some fixed telephony tariff plans for residential customers. READ MORE: Greece issues recommendations for mobile end-users: users get 1/3 of the nominal advertised speeds Tariff prices increased by between…

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Viber rated best app for call quality in Brazil

Brazilian consumers association Proteste has published a study that analysed the quality of free mobile communications applications for Android and iOS operating systems. Among the apps evaluated, WhatsApp consumed the least data for calls on 3G and 4G, as well as Wi-Fi networks. READ MORE: U.S.&Spain ranks highest among countries where mobile fraud originates; Brazil, U.K. and Mexico among top…

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Belgian court fines Skype with EUR 30,000 for non-cooperation

Belgium‘s Antwerp Court of Appeal has imposed a fine of EUR 30,000 on Skype, for not cooperating in a judicial investigation, according to Datanews. READ MORE: Belgium adopts new rules on employee mobile costs A Mechelen investigating magistrate had asked the software company in September 2012 to transfer certain account data in the context of a judicial investigation and to…

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Italian senate approves return to 30-day bills

The budgetary committee of Italy‘s senate has approved an amendment to a tax decree requesting a ban on 28-day bills for telephony, pay-TV and internet services. The amendment was tabled by the ruling Democratic Party (PD) with a view to banning recent moves by operators to charge customers on a 28-day rather than on a monthly basis. READ MORE: Return…

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