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Bangladesh’s cellphone growth slows on new subscription regulation

http://www.telecomasia.net/telecomasia/article/articleDetail..jsp?id=328105   May 22, 2006  By: Mustak Hossain  Wireless Asia     Bangladesh’s rapidly growing cellular phone industry, which added 10 million subs and grew 144% in 2005, could see four million fewer new customer adds this year than the 10 million projected as a new subscription regulation is expected to drastically slow growth.   The […]

US scraps long distance tax

by Patrick Neighly – 26/5/2006 04:40:00 Weblink to article The US Treasury has scrapped a 3 percent federal excise tax on long-distance calls and promised taxpayer refunds covering the past three years. The move follows a series of federal appeals court rulings against the government, which had tried repeatedly to preserve the US$6 billion generated […]

Reding: EU lagging on telecom research

by Patrick Neighly Weblink to article EU Information Society Commissioner Viviane Reding has accused continental governments of lagging on telecom advancements that could be used to fuel European economies. “It is worrying that in ICT research, Europe continues to lag behind its competitors, investing about half as much as the US,” she said in a […]

12 million Ultra Low Cost Handsets Purchased

http://www.cellular-news.com/story/17101_print.php The GSM Association recently announced that its Emerging Markets Handset program is exceeding expectations: mobile operators in Bangladesh, China, India, and Russia have already purchased 12 million of its Ultra Low Cost Handsets (ULCH). But will the initiative reach the rest of the three billion unconnected peoples in emerging markets? Under current cost models […]

Britain’s digital divide remains unbridged: Ofcom Report

by Martyn Warwick – 28/4/2006 11:57:47 http://www.telecomtv.com/news.asp?cd_id=6652&url=news.asp?cd_id=6652 Ofcom, the UK’s uber-regulator of telecoms and the media has just published its Communications Market Report for the Nations and Regions of the UK. It analyses the availability, take-up and usage of telecoms, Internet and broadcasting services and applications across the whole of the British Isles. The watchdog […]

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