Bouygues accuses rival Free of misleading its own subscribers

Bouygues Telecom is alleging that rival Free Mobile is throttling the data speed of its  subscribers when they roam onto the network of market leader Orange, said Les Echos. Free is reducing the bandwidth available to its subscribers even before …

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GSMA opposes UK national roaming proposals

The GSMA has come out in opposition to the UK government’s national roaming proposals. In a statement, issued mere weeks after the news first broke, the mobile industry association’s Chief Regulatory Officer Tom Phillips said the organisation believes compulsory network sharing would be damaging to the industry and service quality.

Vodafone gives mobile health a shot in the arm

The London North West Healthcare NHS Trust has announced a partnership with Vodafone, in a deal which further indicates the diversification of business services for telcos, and highlights the growing importance of mobile health.

GSMA pushes alternatives to UK national roaming

GSMA, the mobile industry association, suggested alternative solutions to national roaming as a way to tackle the issue of partial not-spots in the UK. At the beginning of November, the government launched an investigation in “various legislative proposals” that could …

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Expanding connected car market is hungry for faster networks

Half the cars sold in 2017 will have some kind of mobile connection and by 2022 there will be over a billion connected cars on the road, according to data from Analysys Mason. The research firm forecasts connected car data …

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Globe Telecom sets up hub in Singapore

Globe Telecom in the Philippines has obtained a licence in Singapore as a facilities-based operator (FBO). BusinessWorld Online reported yesterday that Globe’s unit in Singapore can now offer switching services to other operators and foreign businesses for connections between Singapore …

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Mainland smartphone output jumps 44%, Huawei leads

China-based smartphone makers increased shipments 44 per cent to 111.1 million units in Q3 compared to a year earlier. Exports, which accounted for 39 per cent of shipments, were up 53 per cent from Q3 2013, according to Digitimes Research. …

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Gemalto lands deal with NZ operator/bank alliance

Participants in a pilot run by Semble, a joint venture between New Zealand’s three operators and leading banks, have this month started making NFC-based payments for goods and services, using a secure hub supplied by French vendor Gemalto. The participants …

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EC expresses concern over ‘single market’ progress

The European Commission’s vice president for the digital single market, Andrus Ansip, said he is “worried” about the direction that negotiations over the Telecoms Single Market package have taken in the European Council, where member states appear divided on the …

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