EU Aiming to Cut Roaming Charges Further

Europeans have enjoyed capped roaming charges for quite some time now, but EU regulators are now looking to lower maximum charges even further. New caps would be put in place as of July 1st. 2009, and potentially leading to further caps in 2010/11. The proposed changes include: 0.43 EUR / min outbound voice (0.39 EUR…

Australia May Allow Mobile Phone Use on Airplanes

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is now proposing that Australian airlines allow the use of mobile phones for domestic and international flights. The move would amend the current Mobile Phone Jammer Prohibition that would in-turn permit the use of pico cell technology used by in-flight mobile phone systems. Trials of the technology have…

Accuris’ FMC platform: AccuROAM

Accuris Networks are re-announcing the launch of their FMC (Fixed-Mobile Convergence) solution between GSM and WiFi, called AccuROAM. The solution is apparently based on proven roaming principles, preserving the user cellular experience including voice, data, SMS and all supplementary services while using a WiFi hotspot when roaming. This apparently differentiates the Accuris Networks solution from…

UK: 3 Extends Cheap International Calls Deal

3 has extended its Pay As You Go offering with the introduction of international calls and texts to Poland, India and Pakistan for the same price as local UK calls until 31st August 2008. The operator’s Flat 12 top-up tariff, which provides 12p a minute calls to UK mobiles and landlines had now been extended…

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