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Omantel reduces time to market with Redknee implementation

Omantel reduces time to market with Redknee implementation

Written by on October 4, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Snippets with 0 Comments

Redknee, a provider of real-time monetization and subscriber management software, is pleased to announce the successful implementation of Redknee Unified, a converged multi-play billing, charging and customer care platform at Omantel, a leading communication service provider (CSP) in the Middle East. The successful implementation has transformed Omantel’s IT infrastructure across multiple lines of business including mobile, […]

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Alphabet (once Google) mulls expanding Fiber rollout

Written by on December 13, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc said it would consider bringing its Fiber internet service to Los Angeles and Chicago, the two biggest cities the tech giant has worked with so far for the super-fast web service. The Google Fiber service, which promises Internet speeds of up to 1000 megabits per second, is currently available in Kansas […]

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Orange rumoured to be buying Bouygues Telecom – Bloomberg

Written by on December 8, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – France’s largest telecom operator, Orange SA, is in talks to buy telecommunication and media assets from Bouygues SA, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing sources. Bloomberg said a tie-up with its domestic rival was among several possibilities the French carrier was considering. Orange and Bouygues both declined to comment. The multimedia news agency said […]

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Visa, Swatch launch pay-by-wrist watch venture

Written by on November 30, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss watchmaker Swatch SA, Visa Inc and Visa Europe have launched a project that lets Visa cardholders in the United States, Switzerland and Brazil make payments with Swatch’s new “pay-by-the-wrist” Swatch Bellamy watch. Set to launch in early 2016, Swatch Bellamy can be used around the world wherever contactless near-field communications (NFC) […]

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EE looks at giving smartphone users the power to control advertising

Written by on November 23, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

EE, Britain’s biggest mobile operator, is considering introducing technology that will hand smartphone users the power to control the advertising they see online, in a clampdown that would cause major upheaval in the £2bn mobile advertising market. Olaf Swantee, EE’s chief executive, has launched a strategic review that will decide whether the operator should help […]

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Google recruits apps to make mobile search more useful

Written by on November 20, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

Google has begun experimenting with a new way to make its mobile search more useful. The company has recruited a select group of apps to allow all of their content to be searchable and ‘streamable’ when people Google something on their smartphone. For example, if you search for “Hotels in Chicago,” Google will now be able […]

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Germany investigates Apple/Amazon audiobooks arrangement

Written by on November 16, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has begun an investigation into Apple Inc’s arrangement with Amazon for purchasing audiobooks, the competition watchdog said in a statement on Monday. It said both companies had a long-term agreement for the purchase of audio books by Apple from Amazon’s Audible business for distribution via Apple’s iTunes store. […]

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Swedbank website brought down by hacker

Written by on November 6, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedbank’s Swedish website has stopped working after a hacker attack and cannot be reached by its customers, a spokesman said on Friday. The attack means that customers cannot conduct online transactions or contact the bank through the Internet although mobile applications and payments continue to function, Swedbank spokesman Claes Warren said. The […]

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AT&T signs up more connected cars than people

Written by on November 3, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

Move over, cellphones and iPads. Connected cars are today’s growth vehicle for AT&T. The telecom giant added 1 million cars in the third quarter, enabling drivers to access the Internet, monitor traffic and create a Wi-Fi hotspot. AT&T has well over 100 million customers who use wireless, video, broadband and old-fashioned landlines. But connected cars, […]

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IBM buys Weather assets to boost cloud and IoT platforms

Written by on October 29, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – International Business Machines Corp said on Wednesday it would buy the Weather Company’s digital assets to boost its Watson cloud and Internet of Things platforms. IBM did not disclose the financial terms of the deal, which does not include the Weather Channel. But the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that the deal […]

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