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ITU sees 5 billion mobile subscriptions globally in 2010

After reaching around 4.6 billion mobile cellular subscriptions by the end of 2009, the International Telecoms Union (ITU) says that it expects the number of mobile cellular subscriptions globally to reach five billion in 2010 more

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Invest in High Speed Internet, Says Scholar to African Leaders

Kenyan-born Calestous Juma who is director of Science, Technology and Globalization at Harvard University's Kennedy School said although most African countries had been saddled with inadequate information technology, the situation is improving gradually. more

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Nokia Still Tops Greenpeace Green Rating Chart

Apple, Sony Ericsson and Nokia have done well in Greenpeace's updated Guide to Greener Electronics, while Samsung, Dell, Lenovo and LGE disappoint.  more

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4.6 billion mobile subscriptions by the end of 2009

The ITU is reporting that mobile growth is continuing unabated, with global mobile subscriptions expected to reach 4.6 billion by the end of the year, and mobile broadband subscriptions to top 600 million in 2009, having overtaken fixed broadband subscribers in 2008. more

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Study into mobile phone health risks for adolescents

Professor Malcolm Sim, a researcher at Australia's Monash University has joined a major new international study into mobile phone use and brain cancer risk in young people.  more

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Satellite Operators Welcome Plans for International Harmonisation of Radio Spectrum

The European Satellite Operators Association (ESOA) has welcomed the result of the Telecoms Council vote on the Telecoms Package especially in regard to the provisions that call for coordination and harmonisation with international regulation and the exceptions to technology and service neutrality. more

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Verizon, Alltel Merger Brings Questions About Worker Health

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers wants the Federal Communications Commission to require Verizon Communications and Alltel to adopt a nationwide safety program protecting people from harmful radio frequencies as a condition of their proposed merger. more

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UPDATE: Verizon 2Q Net Up 12%; Wireless Offsets Weak DSL

Verizon Communications's second-quarter net income rose nearly 12% as continued strength in wireless covered for steep declines in its traditional landline and DSL businesses. more

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Union Calls for Cancer Research into Semiconductor Workers

The UK labour union, Unite has called on the UK's semiconductor industry to fund research into claims that workers suffer from a higher incidence of cancer than the general population. more

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Teachers want Mobile Phones Treated as Offensive Weapons

The UK teachers union, the NASUWT is calling on the government to categorise mobile phones as "potentially offensive weapons" when on school property. The rather extreme moves comes from the increase in pupils taking photos of teachers and uploading them to social networking websites such as MySpace and Bebo. At a meeting of the DfES Cyber bullying Task Group the union pressed for the proposals it has already put to Ministers to combat these activities to be taken forward. more

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