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Telecom Policy Makers Urged to Focus on Rural Connectivity

The CEO of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah has urged the delegates attending the World Telecom Policy Forum to make affordable access to information and communication technologies by the rural communities the central focus of their policy-making. more

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Top 22 Operators Account for 50% of Total WiMAX Subscribers

The top 22 WiMAX operators worldwide will contribute nearly 2.5 million subscribers by the end of 2009 - up from 1.24 million today - and close to 4 million by the end of 2010 according to the latest research report from Maravedis. more

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Half in US see another country emerging as world's technological leader

Half of all Americans expect another country to emerge this century as the world's leader in addressing technological challenges that range from the economy to global warming, according to a survey of U.S. public opinion released by Duke University. more

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Are Smartphones Immune to the Financial Crisis in Western Europe?

The market for Western European converged mobile devices (commonly referred to as smartphones) experienced a good performance in the last quarter of 2008. According to IDC's European Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped 9.3 million units, 25.9% higher than the 7.4 million shipped in 4Q07. more

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Western European Mobile Phone Market now in Recession

Three consecutive quarters of negative growth have led the Western European mobile phone market into recession. According to IDC's European Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped 53.6 million units in 4Q08, 13.5% lower than the 62 million units shipped in 4Q07. more

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iPhone in China: China Mobile or China Unicom?

The iPhone distribution negotiations between Apple and China Mobile were first reported in 2007. While many expected to see the two shake hands, no deal has yet been announced and it is now rumoured that Apple will partner with China Unicom instead. What is interesting is how the competitive environment will influence any cooperation. more

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Polish Mobile Values Services Market Up by 22% in 2008

In its latest report, research and consulting firm PMR estimates that as at the end of 2008 the mobile value added services market in Poland was worth approx. PLN 930 million (US$265 million), up by almost 22% year on year. more

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Worldwide Mobile Phone Market Declined by 12.6% in Fourth Quarter

The worldwide mobile phone market experienced an unusual downturn in the normally robust fourth quarter of 2008 (4Q08). According to IDC's Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 289.0 million units, 12.6% lower than the 330.8 million units shipped during 4Q07. more

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ITU advocates infrastructure sharing to counter investment drought

The International Telecomunications Union (ITU) has published a report detailing a set of regulatory strategies designed to lower the costs of telecoms network rollout. more

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Worldwide mobile cellular subscribers to reach 4 billion mark late 2008

ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré announced in New York that worldwide mobile cellular subscribers are likely to reach the 4 billion mark before the end of this year.  more

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