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Go west, young (Chinese) man

Western China is substantially under-populated compared to the rest of the country. In fact, on the map it doesn't look populated at all outside Chengdu. And yet, as Michael Schwartz explains, Chengdu is enjoying a real boom.

Alcatel wins EASSy contract

Following on almost immediately from our report about the financing of the East African Submarine Cable project (EASSy), Developing Telecomscan report that Alcatel of France has won the EASSy contract par excellence...

Romania's mobile interconnection game

A press release dated 10 July from Romania's regulatory body (National Agency for Regulation in Communications - ANRC) stated that ANRC had informed Vodafone Romania and Orange Romania of its obligation to reduce interconnection tariffs by 11.3% over four stages between September 1, 2006 and...

Mobile development in Africa

In the traditionally strident and forceful tones of the GSM Association, Gabriel Solomon, the Association's Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs, reviews the part played to date by mobiles in bridging the digital divide. Gabriel Solomon then demonstrates that even greater growth can be...

Iridium tracks tsunami buoys for NOAA

Monitoring of tsunami waves and conditions is set to improve as Iridium has won the contract to provide satellite data links for the 31 ocean buoys that the US Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Data Center is now


Wireless - transcending the digital divide

It seems only natural that we start our analysis of the Digital Divide with one of the giants of world telecoms. Dr Klaus-D Kohrt, a vice-president of Siemens Communications, explains the role of wireless technology - and makes some predictions.

Nokia Siemens Networks - the implications

Nokia and Siemens will be merging the Networks Business Group of Nokia and the carrier-related operations of Siemens into a single company to be known as Nokia Siemens Networks. This review spells out the strengths and opportunities of the new company, as Nokia and Siemens visualise them, and


BLAM hits the Net

Two 20-year-old British inventors aim to cure Internet boredom by creating a virtual button has attracted supporters in more than 120 countries since its launch less than two months ago...

Cambodia 3G mobile ban astounds phone industry

Claiming that Cambodia's morality is not yet advanced enough to withstand the lures of pornographic videos on mobile telephones, Prime Minister Hun Sen on May 26 announced a 10-year ban on 3G technology. Esther McClaren, a writer with the Phnom Penh Post, the main English language newspaper in


Cosmote Romania - a difficult way forward?

After more than two years of hesitating to make a decision, CosmoRom was taken over by Greece's Cosmote and commercially re-launched on December 6 2005 under the new brand name Cosmote Romania. Developing Telecomswelcomes its new Central


Mid-East spotlight

Arab telecom operators served 85 million cellular subscribers and 30 million fixed telephony lines in 2005. The Middle East and North Africa is a rapidly expanding market, as detailed in a new report.

ADC and Andrew Corporation merge

ADCand Andrew Corporation, two companies well established in emerging markets, have announced that they are merging, creating a global player in wireline and wireless network infrastructure solutions.


Liberia: tailoring the economy for growth

A few weeks ago, leading Liberian commentator Francis Nyepon described the agonising experiences of the Liberian Telecommunications Company in his article How vital is Liberia Telecoms to Liberia? Francis Nyepon returns to Developing


C-vidya expands MoneyMap

Revenue assurance specialist cVidya's new MoneyMap Suite R3.0 now provides full revenue assurance operations support, including rating and billing verification capabilities...

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