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Tokyo: Japanese mobile operator J-Phone has launched two new mobile phones – News analysis: Asian telecoms this month

Tokyo: Japanese mobile operator J-Phone has launched two new mobile phones – News analysis: Asian telecoms this month – Brief Article Tokyo: Japanese mobile operator J-Phone has launched two new mobile phones from Matsushita (Panasonic) and Toshiba for its “video mail” service in which users can record short video clips and send them to friends. […]

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You can’t kill dial-up: global broadband subs are expected to number 200 million by 2007 out of a total Internet base of 1 billion—that’s a lot of users unaccounted for

You can’t kill dial-up: global broadband subs are expected to number 200 million by 2007 out of a total Internet base of 1 billion—that’s a lot of users unaccounted for – Tanner John C. Tanner Be warned–dial-up access is doomed. Again. And this time, they mean it. In this case, “they” is IGI, whose latest […]

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while competing on price has been a long-time strategy for many telcos, the focus has shifted to bundled and personalized services as a customer retention tool. But industry watchers say Asian cellcos need to be more proactive and focus on customer lifetime value to increase their bottom lines and hold onto customers

Keep the customer satisfied: while competing on price has been a long-time strategy for many telcos, the focus has shifted to bundled and personalized services as a customer retention tool. But industry watchers say Asian cellcos need to be more proactive and focus on customer lifetime value to increase their bottom lines and hold onto […]

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the recent widespread outages due to cut undersea cables raise concerns about sabotage, but experts insists fishing, anchoring and quakes are the only real threats

Internet outages raise terror fears: the recent widespread outages due to cut undersea cables raise concerns about sabotage, but experts insists fishing, anchoring and quakes are the only real threats Fiona Chau The security of international submarine cable networks has been called into question once again after cable cuts in the Mediterranean Sea severely disrupted […]

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Enhanced TD-SCDMA tester

Enhanced TD-SCDMA tester Fiona Chau Willtek Communications has enhanced its 440 mobile phone tester series to help manufacturers significantly accelerate the integration testing and production of phones based on TD-SCDMA technology. The enhanced tester has the new TD-SCDMA call mode option, which complements the non-call mode option for the 4400 series, integrates all the functions […]

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Guangdong: Guangdong Telecom stops promoting its controversial call-forwarding devices, which are designed to help mobile users forward calls to their fixed phones without having to pay the usual forwarding fee – News map: Asian telecoms this month

Guangdong: Guangdong Telecom stops promoting its controversial call-forwarding devices, which are designed to help mobile users forward calls to their fixed phones without having to pay the usual forwarding fee – News map: Asian telecoms this month – Brief Article Guangdong: Guangdong Telecom stops promoting its controversial call-forwarding devices, which are designed to help mobile […]

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Motorola fills spot – Telecom Career – Dennis Carey is new executive vice president of Motorola’s Integrated Electronic Systems Sector division

Motorola fills spot – Telecom Career – Dennis Carey is new executive vice president of Motorola’s Integrated Electronic Systems Sector division – Brief Article Motorola has filled the vacant spot at the head of its Integrated Electronic Systems Sector (IESS) division. Former AT&T executive Dennis Carey has been named executive vice president of the group, […]

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telecom carriers increasingly embrace business intelligence as a strategic tool to help them remain competitive as the focus shifts to understanding customers and their habits

Mining customer data into intelligence: telecom carriers increasingly embrace business intelligence as a strategic tool to help them remain competitive as the focus shifts to understanding customers and their habits Fiona Chau After years of benign neglect, business intelligence is moving to center stage in the telecom industry as operators shift their focus to better […]

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next-gen network and 3G services

Service-oriented transport networks: next-gen network and 3G services The emergence of new telecoms services and the ongoing development of existing ones has drastically changed the requirements for transport networks, which have been forced to rapidly evolve to keep up with new service initiatives. In a two-part series, Huawei Technologies outlines how multi-service transport platforms help […]

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Bangladesh’s Grameen Phone uses innovative prepaid technology to tap into the allegedly “unprofitable” rural segment and boost its customer acquisition numbers 55%

Making mobile affordable in rural Bangladesh: Bangladesh’s Grameen Phone uses innovative prepaid technology to tap into the allegedly “unprofitable” rural segment and boost its customer acquisition numbers 55% Anil Gajwani Here is a chicken and egg question for emerging markets–what comes first: economic growth or a sound telecom infrastructure? Though infrastructures of many kinds are […]