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Unclear telecoms market for East Timor and Indonesia

There can be few areas within the emerging markets to which Paul Budde has not applied his highly respected powers of analysis. Even East Timor, not yet a member of the ITU, can not escape his attention. Here Paul Budde summarises the contents of his new report: 2006 Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband...

Go west, young (Chinese) man

Western China is substantially under-populated compared to the rest of the country. In fact, on the map it doesn't look populated at all outside Chengdu. And yet, as Michael Schwartz explains, Chengdu is enjoying a real boom.

Cambodia 3G mobile ban astounds phone industry

Claiming that Cambodia's morality is not yet advanced enough to withstand the lures of pornographic videos on mobile telephones, Prime Minister Hun Sen on May 26 announced a 10-year ban on 3G technology. Esther McClaren, a writer with the Phnom Penh Post, the main English language newspaper in


Time to move on from SMS

"SMS still top service for Asia-Pacific mobile phone users," declares International Data Corporation (IDC) after its recent survey of 4,056 urban Internet users. So far, so good...

M-Commerce boosts commerce, replaces cash

The proliferation of mobile communications in developing countries has the potential to bring a wide range of financial services to an entirely new customer base, according to a new report commissioned by the Information for Development Program (infoDev) in partnership with


Survey: How to win and keep customers

Two of the world's developing telecoms markets, Thailand and Brazil feature in Nokia's new survey of almost 4,000 customers in five markets (Germany, the UK, and the US are the other three). The research was aimed at one of the biggest problems facing operators worldwide - customer turnover, or...

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