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Orange first operator in Spain to offer both Wi-Fi calling and VoLTE

Orange Spain has announced that it’s the first operator in the country to offer its customers both VoLTE (Voice over Long Term Evolution) and Wi-Fi calling technology over its 4G and 4G+ network. The advanced calling technology has been available at no extra charge to both iOS and Android users since the end of January. READ MORE: What is Wi-Fi calling?…

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Telenor to cut 170 jobs in line with digital strategy

Norwegian incumbent and state-controlled telecom company says digitalisation requires new skills, more cost-effective operations. Telenor this week said it will cut 170 jobs at its Norwegian operation in the broadband and technology division, as the telco restructures in line with its digitalisation strategy. The changes come, according to Telenor, as a result of the company being in the middle of an…

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Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom: Over €27 Million To Foster The European Digital Service Ecosystem

The European Commission has opened a call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to stimulate and support the deployment of European Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs).Up to €27.5 million will be made available to meet the needs of public administrations, businesses and citizens in their cross-border activities. Interested applicants from all EU Member States, as well as Iceland and…

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World’s First Medically-Accurate Health Monitoring System Integrated in a Smartphone Now Readied For FDA Approval

Blood pressure and other vital signs system accuracy already proven in trials. Monitor your health using just your smartphone in 60 seconds with no cuff, no pain…and no cost Leman Micro Devices (LMD), the developer of accredited consumer healthcare products that is backed by major players within the mobile device industry, has announced that its Health Sensor & App –…

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Lenovo net income sinks 67% on higher costs, expansion; revenue declines 6%

Chinese technology company Lenovo Group announced Thursday that its net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 slumped 67 percent to $98 million, mainly due to increased costs of main components, business transformation and overseas expansion.   Revenue fell 6 percent to $12.17 billion, according to a statement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Pre-tax profit plummeted 68 percent…

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Archos to launch Kodak-branded tablets in Europe

When new technology comes along, the transition can be harder on some more than others: Kodak was huge name in the era of film-based photography but nowadays their presence in the consumer space is somewhat skewed. Eastman Kodak Company today announced it has selected ARCHOS, a pioneer in consumer electronics and a strong pan-European company, as a brand licensee in…

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Less than 5% of users are still using an app one month after installing

AppsFlyer‘s latest look at the state of app engagement shows that, on a global scale, retaining users remains challenging despite a year-on-year improvement in retention rates generally. “Travel” is one of nine categories looked at. The study makes a distinction between operating systems (iOS and Android) and also between organic and non-organic users – the former group downloading directly from…

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A1 launches Chatbot

As part of the trend for chatbots taking over some communication with customers, such as flight search engine Checkfelix, Austrian operator A1 is testing a smartphone-bot that could communicate with clients and thus save waiting time for the call centre, reports Der Standard. The application runs over Facebook Messenger. Users can ask questions and input text and then they get an answer. READ MORE: Austria Telecom Market…

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