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Denmark have the highest rate of smartphone usage in the world

Denmark will have the highest rate of smartphone usage in the world in 2017 at just over 77 percent, according to eMarketer’s Worldwide Mobile Forecast report. The biggest surges in smartphone adoption, though, will be in India and Vietnam, each of which will have an almost 20 percent rise in smartphone users. The number of home and office broadband connections…

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UAE TRA orders Etisalat to stop sending fine alerts

The UAE‘s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has demanded Etisalat stop sending SMS and email alerts to customers about applying a late-payment fee, reports Gulf News. “Etisalat needs to submit documents that authorised the operator to apply them (the fee) and await their response to take necessary procedures,” the TRA said in its tweet. READ MORE: Etisalat has decided to charge…

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Fon launches Fontech brand for operators, enterprises

Fon launched Fontech, a new brand specialising in WiFi software for operators and enterprises. Fontech provides operators and enterprises with a broad suite of software-based products to enable them to build and operate their own WiFi services in a secure, scalable, and flexible way. READ MORE: WiFi Will Never Be the Same Again Using Fon’s over 10 years of experience…

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Operators ‘losing $7.65bn a year’ in grey-market messaging

The revenue is going out through the so-called “grey market”, according to a presentation at this week’s Messaging & SMS World conference in London. Mobile operators are losing $7.65 billion a year through revenue leakage from their messaging operations – a sum that is equivalent to $21 million a day. Nick Lane, chief insight analyst and founder of Mobilesquared, told…

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GMX and Web.de introduce end-to-end encryption for cloud

Germany‘s two largest email providers Web.de and GMX have introduced end-to-end encryption to their cloud storage services. Users can encrypt their data with specifically designed apps for PCs and smartphones and securely transmit their data to a storage folder in Web.de’s online storage site or the GMX MediaCenter. READ MORE: Worldwide Managed Cloud Services Demand Shows No Signs of Slowing…

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Worldwide Managed Cloud Services Demand Shows No Signs of Slowing Down, According to IDC

In a newly published study, International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that the worldwide managed cloud services market will grow at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 18% with spending reaching $62.8 billion in 2021 “The managed cloud services market is creating fundamental changes in the outsourcing industry involving the entrance of new providers, partnership ecosystems, investment requirements…

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Double-digit Growth for North American Hosted IP Telephony and UCaaS Market

The North American hosted Internet Protocol (IP) telephony and unified communications as a service (UCaaS) market is witnessing double-digit growth, disruptive forces and industry evolution. A growing customer demand for more flexible technology consumption models to support digital transformation projects, premises-based communication solutions reaching end of life, and an increasing availability of compelling UCaaS offerings are key factors driving growth…

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Iran introduces internet fair usage policy

The Iranian telecommunication ministry, in collaboration with Communication Regulatory Authority, has introduced a mandatory landline Internet Fair Usage Policy, which will be enforced from 01 December, reports Financial Tribune. Through the newly introduced system Fair Internet Usage, or FUP, each landline ISP is required to announce a bandwidth cap for different Internet speeds before 01 December. According to online database…

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Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica are the top leading telecom groups in Europe

According to Dataxis latest analysis, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Telefonica, are the top leading telecom groups in Europe in term of revenues for the second quarter of 2017.  The revenues of the top 10 telecom operators in Europe amounts to €51 billion as per data recently published Q2 2017 by Dataxis. The top five Telecom groups in Europe, contributed almost 70% of the…

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O2, Tele Columbus under fire for poor customer service in Germany

German telecommunications providers like O2 and Tele Columbus are increasingly being criticised for their lacking or poor customer service, according to the Market Watchdogs, a division of Germany’s Federation of German Consumer Organisations (VZBV). Customers have complained that they are unable to reach their provider by phone or email to inform them about service disruptions, customer complaints or cancelations. The consumer…

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