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Rakuten to introduce half mobile phone fees compared with rivals

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Rakuten Inc.’s mobile phone unit is set to charge less than half the fees its rivals do for high data usage, in an effort to boost subscribers when it launches services next month.

No more illegal phones: Indonesia to impose IMEI control regulation on April 18

Indonesia is to implement the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) policy, which will block all unregistered cell phones, as of April 18th.This policy is put in place to curb the circulation of all illegal phones.

Singtel and TPG in social media spat, former accused of ‘affecting’ freedom of choice

TPG is accusing Singtel of not allowing subscribers to import their numbers to TPG and that it is “affecting customers’ freedom of choice”, they recently remarked in a Facebook post. Telco giant Singtel replied with their own Facebook post, in which they refuted the allegations and clarified their version of events.

Kyivstar again ahead of Vodafone Ukraine, Lifecell in mobile internet speed – research

Ookla, developer of the Speedtest service, has awarded Kyivstar mobile operator with Ukraine’s Speedtest Award Winner for mobile network speed.

Telecom Operators Collaborate to Build the Telco Edge Cloud Platform with GSMA Support

Several leading operators, including China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, EE, KDDI, Orange, Singtel, SK Telecom, Telefonica, and TIM have joined forces with the support of the GSMA, to develop a compatible platform to make Edge compute capabilities widely and easily available.

FCC approves $9.7 billion package to speed C-band clearing

On Feb 28, the FCC (U.S. Federal Communications Commission) voted to auction a significant portion of C-band under a plan that includes $9.7 billion in favor to expedite the relocation of satellite operators out of the spectrum to make way to high speed 5G networks.

Telenor Sweden accelerates Industry 4.0 with Ericsson Industry Connect

Ericsson and Telenor Sweden have entered an agreement making Telenor the first mobile network operator worldwide, to join the Ericsson Industry Connect partner program and become a reseller of Ericsson Industry Connect. Ericsson’s partner program provides a vehicle for communications service providers to resell connectivity technologies to their customers

A third mobile operator entering Oman’s telecoms market in 2020

A third operator will enter Oman’s telecoms market this year, further increasing competition in the country. The regulator signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding with the Vodafone Group, alongside a local consortium of Investors, to form a third mobile network operator in Oman. The operator will fall under the Vodafone group.

Azercell – proud partner of National Olympic Committee, National Olympic Team

On February 28, the National Olympic Committee of Azerbaijan Republic and Azercell signed a Memorandum of Cooperation whereby Azercell Telecom will be a proud partner of the National Olympic Committee and National Olympic Team of Azerbaijan Republic for a duration of 2 years.

Nokia appoints Fortum CEO Lundmark to replace Suri from September

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri will step down in September and will be replaced by the current CEO of energy group Fortum, Pekka Lundmark.

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