Australians would be able to call 'freephone' (18/1800) numbers from their mobile phone at no charge under a draft variation to the Australian Communications and Media Authority's Numbering Plan, released for comment today.
The industry witnessed a slowdown during the second half of 2012 on weak consumer spending across PCs, mobile phones, and digital televisions (DTV), as well as in the Industrial and other market segments.
Gemalto says that it will add a new module based on the Qualcomm QSC 6270-Turbo chipset to its Cinterion portfolio of cellular modules and devices.
Documents leaked to Swedish investigative journalists and reviewed by RFE/RL appear to offer fresh evidence of a link between Swedish telecom giant TeliaSonera and Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of the president of Uzbekistan.
Although it is bidding US$25 billion to buy a majority stake in Sprint Nextel, that hasn't stopped Dish Network from offering US$2 billion to pick up the radio spectrum assets held by bankrupt LTE wannabe LightSquared.
Telecom Italia's weak Q1 results reflect challenges it is facing to deliver operating performance targets and thereby maintain its current rating, says Moody's Investors Service.
USA smartphone users may spend more time using their phones, but a larger portion of that time is spent on voice calls versus messaging and browsing.
Ericsson has announced that it is to close down its telecom cables operation within its Networks division, with the loss of 154 jobs Click here for more.
3M has announced that it is in the final stages of commercializing a new film for LCD screens that can allow up to 50% more colour to be displayed.
Three-quarters of public transport travelers in some of the world's major cities believe that electronic ticketing would make travel easier, and an overwhelming 92 percent would welcome paperless travel, Click here for more.