Monthly Archives: July 2013

Europe – New lower price caps for mobile roaming from 1 July

From 1 July 2013, the European Union’s Roaming Regulation will lower the price caps for data downloads by 36%, making it much cheaper to use maps, watch videos, check emails and update social networks while travelling across the EU. See more with Press Release : http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/new-lower-price-caps-mobile-roaming-1-july-data-36-cheaper-roaming-croatia-15-times-cheaper Advertisements

UK’s super-connected city programme scaled back

According to TeleGeography, a scheme in which the UK government planned to spend GBP150 million on broadband infrastructure to create 22 ‘super-connected cities’ has been scaled back following legal challenges. Read more: http://www.telegeography.com/products/commsupdate/articles/2013/06/26/uks-super-connected-city-programme-scaled-back-to-voucher-scheme/?utm_source=CommsUpdate&utm_campaign=4f40f7caf0-CommsUpdate+26+June+2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0688983330-4f40f7caf0-8857329

Canada – CRTC approves BCE’s bid to acquire Astral’s television and radio services

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved an application by Astral Media Inc. to sell its pay and specialty television channels, conventional television stations and radio stations to BCE Inc. The CRTC’s approval comes with a number of conditions that are necessary to uphold the public interest. The application filed in agreement with the Competition Bureau included a proposal […]

Asia – The Southeast Asia-Japan Cable (SJC) submarine cable system operational

The Southeast Asia-Japan Cable (SJC) submarine cable system is now  operational, strengthening Globe Telecom’s connectivity with the region and the rest of the world. The leading telecommunications company said the SJC cable system enhance its customers’ growing need for international connectivity as the undersea cable facility  increases bandwidth capacity. See more: http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20130705-904794.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

India – Indian IPv6 Lab joins global IPv6 Forum

Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Lab of the Telecommunication Engineering Centre (TEC), technical arm of Department of Telecommunications, is approved by the global IPv6 Ready Logo Committee under IPv6 Forum. The lab will join five  labs in the world. India has  joined Europe and a select group of countries which include USA, Japan, China and Taiwan having IPv6 Ready […]

Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation joins the Alliance for Affordable Internet

The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) has joined the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), a coalition of private sector, public sector, and civil society organisations dedicated to achieving affordable access to both mobile and fixed-line Internet in developing countries. The primary goal of A4AI is to facilitate the reaching of the UN Broadband Commission’s Broadband Target of entry-level […]

Canada – Major mobile service providers to challenge CRTC wireless code

According to the Star, Canada’s major wireless carriers want to overturn retroactive provisions in the federal telecom regulators’ new wireless code of conduct. Mobile phone service providers including Rogers Communications, Bell Mobility, Telus Communications and Saskatchewan Telecommunications asked the Federal Court of Appeal to allow their appeal of the  Commission’s code as it relates to […]