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Telecoms

The telecom industry is engaged in the the transmission of messages over significant distances for the purpose of communication. 

In the modern age of electricity and electronics, telecommunications has typically involved the use of electric means such as the telegraph, the telephone, and the teletype, developed in fiber optics, and/or the Internet.  

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Vodafone Poised to Take Full Control of Indian Business
Vodafone Poised to Take Full Control of Indian Business

By Reuters

Vodafone Group Plc(VOD.L) said it expected to close on Friday a deal to buy an 11 percent stake in its Indian business from minority partner Piramal Enterprises Ltd (PIRA.NS), giving it full ownership. (Apr 11)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA

David Ige speaks at the Nigeria Power Summit on Gas to Power: Optimising Supply, Infrastructure & Pricing, in Abuja
Nigeria Surpasses South Africa as Continent's Biggest Economy

By Reuters

Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as Africa's largest economy after a rebasing calculation almost doubled its gross domestic product to more than $500 billion, data from the statistics office showed on Sunday. (Apr 07)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GDP, RUSSIA, ELECTIONS, INDIA, MANAGEMENT

A man tries to get connected to the youtube web site with his tablet at a cafe in Istanbul March 27, 2014. The Turkish telecoms authority TIB said on Thursday it had taken an "administrative measure" against YouTube, a week after it blocked acce
Vatican Double Pope Sainthoods: A Massive Online Social Media Celebration

By IBTimes AU

It is not really breaking tradition, but more of like keeping up with the times. Vatican will be holding a special ceremony for the first ever double canonisation of two former popes on April 27, and it has enlisted the help of social media platforms to drumbeat the event. (Apr 01)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, POLAND, HOLLYWOOD, SONY

Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S5 Release in Korea Ahead of Time

By IBTimes AU

SK Telecom, South Korea's largest mobile carrier, has recently released Samsung Galaxy S5. This was two weeks earlier than what is supposedly the release date on April 11. The company is not delighted about this. (Mar 31)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, SMARTPHONE, CONGRESS

Safaricom, Bharti get Conditional Approval to Buy Kenyan Rival
Safaricom, Bharti get Conditional Approval to Buy Kenyan Rival

By Reuters

Kenya's telecoms regulator granted conditional approval to the country's biggest telecom companies, Safaricom (SCOM.NR) and the local unit of Bharti Airtel (BRTI.NS), to buy No. 3 network Yu. (Mar 29)

MORE TOPICS: KENYA, BHARTI AIRTEL

Samsung Galaxy S5
SK Telecoms Releases Galaxy S5 in South Korea 2 Weeks Ahead of April 11 Global Sale, Move Surprises Samsung

By IBTimes AU

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is scheduled to have a simultaneous global official release in 150 countries on April 11. However, a South Korean carrier has jumped the gun on the tech world and started selling the new flagship on Thursday, March 27, for 866,800 won. (Mar 28)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, SOUTH KOREA, ANDROID

Android 4.4.2 Updates: Moto X a Go, Samsung Galaxy S3, Note 2 Unsure; Sony Kitkat Update Mapped

By IBTimes AU

Android 4.4.2 Kitkat is heading for a number of devices like the Moto X, but it may also be cancelled for some popular devices, like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2. (Mar 25)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, SMARTPHONE, SONY, ANDROID, SOUTH KOREA

A woman uses a mobile device while walking past a Telus store in Ottawa February 19, 2014. Canadian telecom companies have paid a combined C$5.27 billion ($4.78 billion), a record high amount, to secure licenses for prime airwaves on which they plan to bu
Canadian Wireless Carriers Hike Prices

By IBTimes AU

With nary a competition in sight, Canada's big three wireless carriers have all raised prices for their monthly plans by $5 as well as on their discount brands Koodo, Fido and Virgin. All their base plans now cost the same. (Mar 18)

MORE TOPICS: SMARTPHONE, LAWYER

Ukraine Peace Deal Halts Violence but Crowds still Angry
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 3/7/14

By Comsec

The last 5 trading days have seen the local market progress as investor focus shifted from the concerns surrounding The Ukraine and Russia towards more encouraging news in relation to the domestic economy. As a result the market recovered from the 0. (Mar 07)

MORE TOPICS: WESTPAC, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, MANAGEMENT

Prominent Indian in Thailand Faces Expulsion over Protests
Prominent Indian in Thailand Faces Expulsion over Protests

By Reuters

A prominent member of Thailand's Indian community is fighting efforts to force him out the country for joining anti-government protests and appealed on Thursday to King Bhumibol Adulyadej for help in finding justice. (Mar 07)

MORE TOPICS: PAKISTAN, THAILAND, ELECTIONS, INDIA, LAWYER