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China has 1.06 bn mobile phone connections


August 28th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 28 (IANS) China has a staggering 1.06 billion mobile phone accounts, authorities said.Of these, 183.8 million subscribed to 3G network services, the industry and information technology ministry said.In ... Read more...

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Making calls least popular smartphone function


June 30th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) Mobile phones began life as machines built for talking - but now, actually making calls is one of their least popular functions.Smartphone owners now spend ... Read more...

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India adds 7.27 million GSM subscribers in May


June 21st, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) India's GSM subscriber base grew by 1.08 percent in May, adding 7.27 million mobile phone users, with Bharti Airtel alone signing up over 2.01 ... Read more...

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India adds 6.5 million GSM subscribers in April


May 25th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) India's GSM subscriber base grew by 0.98 percent in April, adding 6.50 million mobile phone users, with Bharti Airtel alone signing up over 2.01 million ... Read more...

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Mobile phone towers in Chandigarh homes to stay, for now (Lead)


May 24th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In a relief to the telecom service providers and mobile phone users, the Supreme Court Thursday ordered status quo thereby red-flagging the removal of 180 ... Read more...

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Mobile phone towers in Chandigarh homes to stay, for now


May 24th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) In a relief to the telecom service providers and mobile phone users, the Supreme Court Thursday ordered status quo thereby red-flagging the removal of 180 ... Read more...

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152 mn 3G users in China


May 18th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 18 (IANS) China's 3G users reached 152 million by the end of March, almost a 10-fold increase from two years ago, show official figures released.The country's mobile online ... Read more...

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India adds 6.87 mn GSM subscribers in March


April 20th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) India's GSM subscriber base grew by 1.04 percent in March with addition of 6.87 million mobile phone users, with Bharti Airtel alone signing up over ... Read more...

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A billion cellphone users in China!


April 20th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 20 (IANS) The number of cellular phone users in China has surpassed one-billion mark following an increase of over 32 million users in the first quarter of this ... Read more...

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Spam floods Chinese mobile phones


April 9th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) An estimated 100 billion spam messages harassed China's one billion mobile phone users in the past year, a study said.Of them, more than 10 billion were ... Read more...

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Mobiles ring more than toilets in Himachal


April 1st, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 1 (IANS) In Himachal Pradesh, connectivity through mobile phones came twice as fast than basic facilities like toilets and latrines.This fact has come to light in the new ... Read more...

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A billion mobile phones in China; 3G penetration low


April 1st, 2012 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 1 (IANS) Even though China reached a milestone in February when the number of mobile phone users in the country surpassed one billion, the 3G penetration rate ... Read more...

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China records over 1 billion cell phone users


March 30th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 30 (IANS) The number of mobile users in China surpassed the one billion-mark this February, the Chinese government has announced.The total number of mobile phone users increased by ... Read more...

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India adds 8.44 mn GSM subscribers in January


February 24th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) India's GSM subscriber base grew by 1.32 percent in January with addition of 8.44 million mobile phone users, of whom Uninor alone signed up over ... Read more...

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UK Government worried about Internet meltdown during Olympics


February 6th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The British government is concerned that the upcoming Olympic Games could bring additional burden on the country’s Internet load. In a document highlighting how to take advantage ... Read more...

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Chinese mobile users sent 10 bn SMS in one day


January 24th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 24 (IANS) Chinese mobile phone users may have sent more than 10 billion greeting messages Sunday, an expert said.Kuang Jie, senior partner of ProKing Management Consulting, made the ... Read more...

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Telecom cos may have to pay for excess spectrum


January 19th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Telecom companies which provide services on the GSM platform may have to shell out a one-time fee for holding spectrum in excess of 4.4 Mhz, ... Read more...

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Mini-laptop market to shrink by 40 mn in 2012


December 8th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Taipei, Dec 8 (IANS) Tablet computers will eat into the miniature laptop market by 40 million units in 2012, the head of a Taiwanese research institute has said.Tablets and Ultrabooks ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s 3G policy gets in principle nod


November 24th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has approved in principle the 3G policy for upgradation of Pakistan's telecom sector.Gilani accorded the approval while presiding over a ... Read more...

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Pakistan bans offensive words in texts


November 21st, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Islamabad, Nov 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s list of offensive words surprisingly includes "JESUS CHRIST." The list will come into force on Monday (21st of November 2011) but ahead of ... Read more...

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Mobile users can now send 200 SMSes a day


November 1st, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Mobile phone users can now send up to 200 SMSes a day. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Tuesday raised the earlier cap of 100 ... Read more...

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Smartphone users hit 20 mn mark in South Korea


October 31st, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Oct 31 (IANS) The number of smartphone subscribers in South Korea surpassed 20 million last week, with about 40 percent of South Koreans carrying the mobile device, the ... Read more...

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China has 952 mn mobile phone users


October 28th, 2011 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 27 (IANS) The number of mobile phone users in China has crossed the 950 million-mark.China had 952.31 million mobile phone users by the end of September, said the ... Read more...

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China’s 3G phone users exceed 100 mn


October 26th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 26 (IANS) China's 3G mobile phone users reached 102 million by the end of September, authorities said.Xiao Chunquan, a senior official, said Wednesday that the 3G network covered ... Read more...

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China’s mobile phone users exceed 940 mn


September 26th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 26 (IANS) China's mobile phone operators had 81.08 million new subscribers in the first eight months of this year, bringing the total number of users to a record ... Read more...

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China’s popular TV talent show axed by broadcast watchdog


September 17th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Changsa (China), Sep 17 (IANS) China's state broadcast watchdog has called off a popular TV talent show, the equivalent of "American Idol," after it broke the cap on broadcasting time ... Read more...

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Over 130 mn subscribers opt for do not call registry


September 2nd, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Troubled by pesky calls and messages, over 130 million mobile subscribers registered with the national do not call registry till Aug 25, said Minister of ... Read more...

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Smartphones capture 40 percent of US market


September 2nd, 2011 - 5:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Up to 40 percent of mobile phone users in the US now own smartphones instead of other phones, a new survey said.From May 11 to July ... Read more...

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China nearing billion-mark in mobile phone users


August 30th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) China is heading towards the billion-mark in the number of mobile-phone users with a rapidly rising number of people in the country relying on these ... Read more...

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Over 2.3 lakh MNP requests turned down in Delhi till July


August 19th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Over 2.3 lakh requests for mobile number portability (MNP) have been rejected out of a total 8.4 lakh requests till July 31 in Delhi licence ... Read more...

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BSNL, MTNL lost subscribers post mobile number portability


August 5th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) State-owned telecom operators Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) have lost over 5,84,261 and 55,605 customers respectively as on June ... Read more...

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India adds 8.58 million GSM subscribers in June


July 18th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India's GSM subscriber base grew by 1.45 percent in June with the addition of 8.58 million mobile phone users, of whom Bharti Airtel alone signed ... Read more...

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Chinese second most widely used language on internet


July 14th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 14 (IANS) The Chinese language has become one of the most widely used on internet, second only to English, an official said.Liu Ruisheng, vice research fellow at the ... Read more...

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Pakistan forms panel for 3G licences’ policy


July 7th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 7 (IANS) Pakistan has formed a cabinet committee for the formulation of a policy to issue 3G mobile telephone licences.Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday said the ... Read more...

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Bangladesh signs deal with China for 3G technology


June 9th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 9 (IANS) Bangladesh Thursday signed a loan agreement worth $211 million with a Chinese bank for the introduction of 3G technology and expansion of 2.5G network in the ... Read more...

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