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5G to reach 62 mln connections in LatAm by 2025 - study

Published 13 Dec 2018 11:35 CET | Latin America

After a slow start, the number of 5G connections in Latin America will quickly rise to 62 million in 2025, equivalent to 8 percent of lines, according to a study conducted by ...

VivaCell-MTS to acquire GNC-Alfa from Rostelecom

Published 13 Dec 2018 11:32 CET | Armenia

Armenia's Public Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC) has cleared the sale of the fixed operator GNC-Alfa, working under the Rostelecom Armenia brand, to the mobile operator ...

XS4ALL reports problems with interactive TV

Published 13 Dec 2018 11:31 CET | Netherlands

Dutch ISP XS4ALL has been experiencing problems with its interactive TV service since the evening of 12 December. As a result of the malfunction, customers may experience ...

Megafon announces squeeze-out of minority shareholders

Published 13 Dec 2018 11:28 CET | Russian Federation

Russian mobile operator Megafon announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Megafon Finance cancelled the global depositary reciepts (GDRs) that it held and submitted a ...

German savings banks push for access to payments on Apple devices

Published 13 Dec 2018 11:22 CET | Germany

The German Sparkasse saving banks group wants to enable customers to make online payments with Apple devices. Following the launch of Apple Pay in Germany, the group said it ...

NCC tackles states over recurring shutdown of base stations

Published 13 Dec 2018 11:21 CET | Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has warned that it is criminal offence and against the law for states to shut down telecommunication base transceiver stations ...

Telecom-Service launches new service for Wi-Fi testing

Published 13 Dec 2018 11:21 CET | Russian Federation

Russian company Telecom-Service has launched its new service for diagnostics and testing of Wi-Fi networks. The solution is based on products from the company Ekahau and ...

Airtel Nigeria begins 'Five Days of Love' initiative

Published 13 Dec 2018 11:20 CET | Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria has kicked-off its 2018 Christmas programme tagged: 'Airtel Five Days of Love' to identify with and empower less privileged persons in communities where the ...

Vodafone Turkey sponsors shopping event at Istanbul's Volkswagen Arena

Published 13 Dec 2018 11:19 CET | Turkey

Vodafone Turkey's Vodafone Red is the sponsor of the 'Zubizu Christmas shopping days' event held on 12-13 December at Istanbul's Volkswagen Arena. During the event, customers ...

Ooredoo Kuwait launches 'My Country' roaming bundles

Published 13 Dec 2018 11:18 CET | Kuwait

Ooredoo Kuwait has announced the launch of 'My Country' roaming bundles that can be used in 11countries, namely Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, ...

Etisalat UAE introduces home insurance service

Published 13 Dec 2018 11:14 CET | United Arab Emirates

UAE-based operator Etisalat has announced a new insurance offering, a 'Home Protection Plan' for all eLife home customers, priced at AED 10 per month. The new insurance plan ...

Yandex opens new branch in Voronezh

Published 13 Dec 2018 11:13 CET | Russian Federation

Yandex has already launched nine branches across the country this year and operates a total of 17 branch offices across the country. The offices are based in Moscow, St ...

Salt gives 25 percent off on new subscriptions, up to 80 percent on all devices

Published 13 Dec 2018 11:11 CET | Switzerland

Swiss operator Salt runs a Christmas promotion, offering new subscriptions with a 25-percent discount and devices with up to 80-percent discount. In the Christmas Deal, ...

Sunrise appoints CHRO from January

Published 13 Dec 2018 11:10 CET | Switzerland

Swiss operator Sunrise appointed Tobias Foster as the new Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Executive Leadership Team, effective from 1 January 2019. Foster ...

Egypt launches 2017-2020 national cyber security strategy

Published 13 Dec 2018 11:04 CET | Egypt

The Egyptian Supreme Cybersecurity Council (ESCC), presided by the country's ministry of communication, has officially launched its 2017-2021 national cybersecurity strategy, ...

Ecobank appoints MFS Africa as digital payment partner

Published 13 Dec 2018 11:03 CET | Africa

Pan African bank Ecobank has announced the appointment of MFS Africa as its digital payment partner, enabling cross-platform payment services for Ecobank account holders. The ...

Liquid Telecom installs sensors to map air pollution in Kenya

Published 13 Dec 2018 11:01 CET | Kenya

Liquid Telecom Kenya has partnered with Africa's largest non-profit civic technology network Code for Africa (CfA) to install air quality sensors at 3,000 sites across Kenya, ...

Du launches eSims on iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR

Published 13 Dec 2018 11:00 CET | United Arab Emirates

UAE-based operator Du has announced the availability of eSims for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. Users can now activate an additional cellular plan, making it ...

Telefonica Chile expands fibre network to Linares

Published 13 Dec 2018 10:59 CET | Chile

Telefonica Chile has announced the extension of its fibre network to the city of Linares in the Maule region. At an event attended by Chile's Undersecretary of ...

Ooredoo Kuwait screens season premiere of Vikings

Published 13 Dec 2018 10:59 CET | Kuwait

Ooredoo Kuwait has screened the season premiere of the popular television show Vikings at Vox Kuwait, in collaboration with Starz Play. Ooredoo customers, guests, and ...

Huawei's Honor inks partnership with Belsimpel

Published 13 Dec 2018 10:57 CET | Netherlands

Huawei brand has announced a cooperation deal with Dutch webshop Belsimpel. The shop will next year become Honor's first official sales channel in the Netherlands....

Schriesheim, McDonnell join Frontier's BoD

Published 13 Dec 2018 10:56 CET | United States

Frontier Communications elected Robert A. Schriesheim and Michael R. McDonnell to its board of directors. As previously announced, Leroy T. Barnes, one of the board's ...

FCC approves classification of SMS as info, not telecom service

Published 13 Dec 2018 10:51 CET | United States

The US Federal Communications Commission has approved a reclassification of text messaging services that it said will make it easier for network operators to block spam and ...

Avnet to acquire Softweb Solutions

Published 13 Dec 2018 10:51 CET | World

Avnet will acquire Softweb Solutions, a privately held software and AI company that provides software products for IoT applications and systems designed to increase ...

Ooredoo Qatar implements Qatar First Bank disaster recovery on the cloud

Published 13 Dec 2018 10:44 CET | Qatar

Ooredoo Qatar has announced a digital transformation partnership with Qatar First Bank aimed at enabling business continuity and high service availability. Under the deal, ...

 

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