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Microsoft plans to buy Portuguese mobile software company

Microsoft has agreed to buy Portuguese mobile software company MobiComp in one of it's biggest-ever investment in Portugal

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Telecom industry calls for new convergence policy to enable content on mobile devices

May25,2008. The telecom industry urged the government to bring out a comprehensive convergence policy to deal with changing technology.

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Motorola bags $90 mn BSNL order for supply of GSM network equipment

Motorola has received a $90 million (Rs 360 crore) contract to supply GSM network equipment to state-owned telecom major Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL).

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RIM may launch new Blackberry device to compete with Apple iPhone

Research in Motion, the Canadian company behind the BlackBerry handheld gadget, is working on plans to launch a touch-screen version to compete head-to-head with Apple's iPhone.

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New study points to growing use of mobile devices in public sector

A growing number of public sector organisations are using mobile communications in innovative and cost-effective ways, a new study has found.

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Idea and Tata Communications pilot mobile money transfer from UAE to India

A joint effort by Idea, Tata, HSBC and Etisalat may make remittances from UAE to Kerala (India) faster and convenient.

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Vodafone downgraded on EU threat

Vodafone Group Plc, the world's largest mobile-phone company, and Telefonica SA fell in European trading after Morgan Stanley said regulators will cut rates aggressively'' for calls between fixed and wireless phones.

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Intel unveils tiny chips tailored for mobile Internet gadgets

The world's biggest computer chip maker Intel unveiled on Wednesday a set of tiny "Atom" processors it says will give mobile devices desktop computing power.

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South African pupils seek to improve maths results using mobile phone

Nokia, the South African Government's Department of Education and not for profit organization Mindset Network have launched this innovative application to help girl students learn Maths.

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DoT allocates CDMA spectrum to Sistema

Sistema’s strategy to beat the huge demand for GSM spectrum by seeking bandwidth to deploy CDMA technology has worked while the GSMA operators have to wait for the clearance of spectrum by defence forces.

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Zambia: Mobile Phones to the Rescue flood affected citizens

Satellite communication equipment including phones have arrived in Zambia to help several thousand flood-affected people access aid in time.

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India to beat US in mobile telephony

Set to become second largest player in mobile subscribers after China, the next level of innovative applications will creat many global giants from India in the mobile / wireless space

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AeroMobile deploys inflight mobile service for Emirates

The systems is launched by Emirates Airline. The Airline will be investing USD 27 Million to get the system deployed in its fleet.

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Excise duty increase by government of India makes mobile phones costlier, telecom players unhappy

Mobile phones are set to get costlier by 4-5% as the finance minister, P Chidambaram on Friday announced imposition of a 1% excise duty on all handsets with immediate effect.

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Leading Operators Work Together To Measure Mobile Advertising

GSMA & UK operators to form a working group to define common metrics and measurement processes for mobile advertising as part of the GSMA’s Mobile Advertising Programme

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DoT likely to issue mobile licences, spectrum to nine companies by month-end

India , 2 5 February. The government will issue new telecom licences to nine firms, which were given letters of intent (LoI), and follow it up with allocation of start-up spectrum for the roll-out of mobile services.

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GSMA Chairman’s Award 2008 presented to India’s Sunil Bharti Mittal

Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder, Chairman and Group CEO of India’s Bharti Enterprises was presented with the GSMA Chairman’s Award on 12th February 2008. The award is GSM Association’s most prestigious honour.

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Radiation fear on mobile phone usage -Warns French government

In the first explicit advice of its kind in the Western world, the French government said children should not spend more than six minutes talking on a mobile phone. An accompanying television broadcast demonstrated how far radiation from the phones is able to penetrate into the brain.

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Internet giants including Google and Yahoo focus on mobile for revenues

Internet firms are working with mobile phone companies on sending ads to customers as they walk near specific businesses. The rival systems use the ability of phone networks to pinpoint the location of customers to within 50 metres.

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Film Legend Robert Redford to Headline at the GSMA’s Mobile World Congress

Film actor, director and Sundance Institute Founder & President, Robert Redford will headline at Mobile Backstage, a special one day Mobile Entertainment conference on Wednesday 13th February at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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