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Mobile networks are evolving in an end-to-end way to address the challenges and opportunities facing the mobile network operators (MNOs). The next 3 to 4 years will witness mobile networks evolve in a way that is more transformational than was the shift to IP in mobile networks. ABI Research has released its Radio Access Network and Core Network Innovators report that…

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Swedish telecoms complaints drop 8% in H1

Swedish postal and telecoms regulator PTS said it received 639 complaints from members of the public in the first half of 2017, down 8 percent from 693 a year earlier. The most frequent niggles concerned numbers, including problems with number portability, lost numbers and unsolicited calls. The second biggest issue arose from Telia dismantling the copper network and replacing it…

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Brexit could provide boost for UK broadband – study

Brexit could result in a ‘digital dividend’ for the UK, such as cheaper, better quality broadband and mobile phones, if the Government adopts a more ambitious digital sector strategy, according to a new report commissioned by the Carnegie UK Trust. The report suggests that UK consumers could benefit from better prices, services and improved customer service in digital markets if the Government…

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UAE telecom subscriptions grow slightly in July

Pre-paid mobile services still represent the main enabler for growth in the UAE telecommunications sector Total subscriptions to UAE telecommunication services increased to 23.36 million by the end of July from 23.31 million in June 2017. The subscriptions, according to the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, include mobile, landline and data services. July witnessed growth in mobile services with cell-phone subscriber numbers…

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Croatian telecom sector may face possible ‘luxury tax’

Croatia‘s ICT Association and the three largest telecom operators (Vip, Tele2, Hrvatski Telekom)  in the country have criticized the health ministers’ statement on the possible introduction of a “luxury tax” that would include mobile phones, services and the internet, adding that they are not a luxury in the 21st century. Health Minister Milan Kujundzic recently said that the HRK 3…

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SMB Telecom Voice and Data Services Market in the US

Technavio analysts forecast the SMB telecom voice and data services market in the US to grow at a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the SMB telecom voice and data services market in the US for 2017-2021. Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study,…

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Hurricane Maria destroyed 95% of Puerto Rico’s cell sites

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai has confirmed that 95% of Puerto Rico’s cell towers are out of service, in the wake of the devastating Category 5 storm Hurricane Maria. Mr Pai commented: ‘Hurricane Maria has had a catastrophic impact on Puerto Rico’s communications networks.  “Unfortunately, getting Puerto Rico’s communications networks up and running will be a challenging process,…

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US Air Force Awards $1B Cloud Contract

Enterprise-as-a-Service program to serve up to 776,000 users in the Air Force, Defense Logistics Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Award is largest-ever federal cloud-based unified communications and collaboration contract In what is described as the largest-ever federal cloud-based unified communications and collaboration contract, the U.S. Air Force award a five-year, $1 billion contract to Dell EMC, General Dynamics…

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Telecom subscriber base reached 23.36 million by end of last July

The number of telecom subscribers reached 23.36 million by the end of last July, registering an increase of 42,000 compared to the same period last year, during which the number reached around 23.318 million. The analysis of the data issued by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, to monitor the “mobile phone – landline – Internet” services, shows that last July…

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8×8 And Aryaka Partner To Enhance Cloud Communications For Global Enterprises

Strategic alliance will improve communications experience for business users worldwide  8×8, Inc. , Communications Cloud provider, and Aryaka®, the leading global SD-WAN provider, announced that they are entering a strategic partnership that will improve the performance and reliability of business-critical cloud unified communications. This will enable global mid-market and enterprise companies to enhance business communications, collaboration and customer engagement for their…

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