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Ditching diesel: the fuel cell alternative

One issue that affects telecom deployments all over the world is power, but the problem of unreliable power supplies is particularly prevalent in emerging markets. Challenging terrain and poor quality electricity grids have resulted in the spread of expensive and polluting diesel


Bringing broadband to the world’s poorest communities

Governments around the world need to rapidly formulate and implement national multi-sectoral broadband plans – or risk being seriously disadvantaged in today’s increasingly high-speed digital environment, according to a new report from the Broadband Commission for Digital Development...

ITU launches global digital literacy campaign for women

The ITU has announced the launch of a new digital literacy partnership with Philippines-based NGO Foundation that over the next 18 months will train one million unskilled women to use computers and modern information and communication technology (ICT) applications to improve


Data is the key challenge in emerging markets too!

If there is such a thing as the hot topic in telecoms, Mobile World Congress is where you will find out about it. And right now the issue that is taking up more time than anything else in the minds and engineering departments of service providers as well as vendors it is the explosion of data


New device to access internet and email on a TV

A unique new device from Vodafone named the Webbox has the potential to revolutionise internet access in emerging markets. The first device of its kind, the Webbox is a keyboard which, once plugged into any television set, provides affordable internet access...

Telenor takes legal action to prevent VimpelCom merger

Telenor’s opposition to VimpelCom’s proposed acquisition of Wind Telecom (formerly Weather Investments) shows no sign of letting up, with the Norwegian firm initiating a court case to protect the “pre-emptive rights” that it enjoys as a key VimpelCom shareholder...

Access to Finance Drives CSP M&A Activity in Emerging Markets

In the past year there have been a number of changes of ownership and take-overs among communication service providers (CSPs) in emerging markets. This is part of the process of the network consolidation taking place across emerging regions as the realities of operating in low ARPU markets,


WiMAX Operators Gather to Draft Global Roaming Agreements

Sixteen WiMAX operators from across the globe gathered in Taipei this week to draft roaming agreements and bring consumers one step closer to true global roaming on 4G networks. The first WiMAX Forum Global Operator Summit served as an interactive working event for all service providers to


GSMA Task Force to develop an open standard embedded SIM

The GSMA has announced the formation of a task force of mobile operators to explore the development of an embedded SIM that can be remotely activated. The move is expected to enable the design of exciting new form factors for mobile communications. It will also speed the development of M2M


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