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Ukraine: Kyivstar subscribers celebrated New Year’s Eve 2017 online: data traffic surged 184%

imagesKontrakty.ua  05.01.2017

 

Customers of Ukraine’s national telecom operator Kyivstar opted for the mobile Internet to share their greetings in the 2017 New Year’s Eve. Between December 31 and January 1, the data volume exchanged over the operator’s network reached 477 TB, up 184% year on year. The subscribers made 500 mln calls, and sent 43 mln SMS wishes messages and about 500,000 MMS greetings during the period.

 

В этом году абоненты национального телеком-оператора Киевстар для новогодних поздравлений выбрали мобильный интернет. За два праздничных дня — 31 декабря и 1 января — объем передачи данных в сети достиг 477 ТБ, что на 184% больше, чем в прошлом году. Всего в этот период абоненты совершили около 500 млн вызовов, отправили 43 млн поздравительных SMS и примерно 500 тысяч MMS. Сеть Киевстар продемонстрировала стабильную работу всех сервисов. 31 декабря 2016 года абоненты активно использовали для общения OTT-приложения: Viber, Skype, WhatsApp и FB Messenger. В первый час нового 2017 года более 30% трафика мобильного интернета заняли социальные сети Facebook, Instagram, Twitter и «ВКонтакте». Среди видеосервисов безусловным лидером оказался YouTube. «Мобильный интернет становится популярным у наших абонентов как за счет развития территории 3G (уже почти 6000 населенных пунктов), так и тарифных планов с безлимитным трафиком на соцсети, мессенджеры, видео- и музыкальные сервисы, — комментирует Святослав Горбань, директор по маркетингу Киевстар. — Качественный 3G-интернет Киевстар доступен для 62% населения Украины, и наши клиенты активно пользуются возможностями новых сервисов». Интересно, что по сравнению с Новым годом 2016 произошло снижение количества звонков и SMS. В первые 30 минут 2017 года трафик SMS вырос по сравнению с обычным днем более чем в пять раз, однако общее количество текстовых сообщений за два праздничных дня было ниже на 14% по сравнению с аналогичным периодом прошлого года. Количество звонков в Новый год уменьшилось на 11% по сравнению с прошлым годом, а количество MMS — на 34%. Как считают в Киевстар, активное развитие в Украине широкополосного мобильного интернета (3G) привело к эффекту, который уже давно наблюдается на развитых телеком-рынках мира — снижению использования «традиционных» услуг и постепенному перетеканию части голосового, SMS и MMS-трафика в приложения для мгновенного обмена сообщениями. Ежегодно Киевстар успешно справляется с праздничным «пиком», заблаговременно готовясь к нему. Так, накануне Нового года специалисты технической дирекции компании уделили особое внимание каналам передачи данных и сетям радиодоступа, расширив их емкость. Интегральная сеть 2G/3G Киевстар работала в дни праздников на высоком уровне, а клиенты могли стабильно пользоваться высококачественными услугами связи.

 

http://kontrakty.ua/article/99993

 

Djezzy rewards winners at the 2016 Algeria Web Awards

Mobilealgerie.com  19.12.2016

 

At the grand ceremony for the 2016 Algeria Web Awards’ winners on Sunday, Djezzy CEO Tom Gutjahr welcomed the active participation of young people in the competition, and noted Djezzy’s continued commitment to the emergence of a digital ecosystem in Algeria.

 

L’edition Algeria Web Awards 2016 s’est cloturee dimanche soir lors d’une grandiose ceremonie organisee a l’hotel El Aurassi a Alger en presence du Directeur General de Djezzy, Tom Gutjahr ainsi que de nombreux invites dont les participants a la competition. Algeria Web Awards est la competition nationale annuelle qui recompense le meilleur du web algerien dans tous les domaines. L’edition de cette annee a vu la participation de 1085 projets recenses a travers la plateforme dediee a l’evenement dont 600 sites, 300 medias sociaux et 100 applications mobiles. Ces statistiques revelent le potentiel existant dans le paysen terme de capacites et competences dans le digital. Dans son intervention, le Directeur General de Djezzy a salue la grande participation des jeunes a ce concours, ce qui est illustratif de la parfaite volonte de la jeunesse Algerienne d’etre a la page et d’apprehender l’avenir avec optimisme. Il a egalement rappele l’engagement continu de Djezzy en faveur de l’emergence d’un ecosysteme digital en Algerie. Les 32 laureats des differentes categories ont ete recompenses a l’issue de cette soiree qui a connu un succes retentissant et quipromet une prochaine edition pleine de belles surprises.

 

http://www.mobilealgerie.com/actualites/actualites_algerie/7966-djezzy-r%C3%A9compense-les-laur%C3%A9ats-d%E2%80%99algeria-web-awards-2016.html

 

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Thepaypers.com  22.08.2016

 

JazzCash, the payment solution of Mobilink, has announced the formal launch of its online payment gateway to enable merchants to accept digital payments from customers. The online retailer can receive payments from e-shoppers through a variety of channels, including credit/debit card, mobile account and voucher payments.

 

JazzCash, the payment solution of Mobilink, has announced the formal launch of its online payment gateway to enable merchants to accept digital payments from customers. The online retailer can receive payments from e-shoppers through a variety of channels, including credit/debit card, mobile account and voucher payments. The company claims the online escrow feature offered by JazzCash is the first of its kind in Pakistan. With the escrow feature enabled, customers can shop online with complete confidence as their money will be secured until they receive and verify the product. Also, the customer can raise a dispute by logging into an online portal. Mobilink is a trade name of Pakistan Mobile Communications Limited (PMCL), a mobile operator in Pakistan providing a range of prepaid and postpaid voice and data telecommunication services to both individual and corporate subscribers.

 

http://www.thepaypers.com/online-payments/jazzcash-launches-an-online-payment-gateway/765849-3

 

Armenia: Banks offer to use USSD mobile communication and information management system

Lragir.am  17.08.2016

 

Armenian banks offer their customers to use the USSD mobile information and management system. The service is currently only available to ArmenTel (the Beeline Armenia brand) customers.

 

Ձեր քարտից օգտվելու հարմարավետության և անվտանգության համար ՀԱՅԷԿՈՆՈՄԲԱՆԿ-ն առաջարկում է օգտվել բջջային կապի USSD տեղեկատվական և կառավարման համակարգից:

Ներկայումս նշված համակարգով կարելի է կատարել հետևյալ գործողությունները.

1.քարտի մնացորդի հարցում,

2.վերջին մի քանի գործառնությունների մասին տեղեկատվության հարցում

3.կորցրած քարտի բլոկավորում:

Ծառայությունն առայժմ հասանելի է միայն «Արմենտել» ՓԲԸ (ապրանքանիշը` Beeline) բջջային կապի օպերատորի բաժանորդներին:

Յուրաքանչյուր USSD հարցման դրական ավարտի դեպքում Դուք կստանաք պատասխան SMS հաղորդագրության տեսքով Ձեր կատարած գործողությունների վերաբերյալ վերաբերյալ: Յուրաքանչյուր ստացված SMS հաղորդագրության արժեքն է 30 ՀՀ դրամ, իսկ բջջային կապի օպերատորի կողմից վերոհիշյալ ծառայության օգտագործման համար որևէ գանձում չի կատարվելու:

Բանկում առկա տվյալներում բջջային հեռախոսահամարի բացակայության դեպքում կամ դրա փոփոխության համար կարող եք անձնագրով մոտենալ ՀԱՅԷԿՈՆՈՄԲԱՆԿ-ի ցանկացած մասնաճյուղ կամ գլխամասային գրասենյակ` ք. Երևան, Ամիրյան 23/1 հասցեով, և ակտիվացնել վերոհիշյալ ծառայությունը: Յուրաքանչյուր հեռախոսահամարին կարելի է կցել մինչև 5 քարտ` անկախ թողարկող բանկից:

Ծառայությունից օգտվելու համար պետք է Ձեր բջջային հեռախոսահամարից հավաքել *116# և հետևել հրահանգներին:

 

http://www.lragir.am/index/arm/0/economy/view/137877

 

Pakistan: Mobilink exclusively launches ‘Alcatel IDOL 3’ in Pakistan

Brandsynario.com  23.05.2016

 

Alcatel IDOL 3, the world’s first reversible smartphone, will soon be launching all across Pakistan exclusively by Mobilink. The launch agrees with Mobilink’s strategy of introducing affordable 3G devices in the market to fasten the high-speed mobile Internet in order to reach its aim of a digitally enabled Pakistan.

 

Mobilink Exclusively Launches ‘Alcatel IDOL 3’ in Pakistan Web Desk Alcatel IDOL 3, the world’s first reversible smartphone, will soon be launching all across Pakistan exclusively by Mobilink. The launch agrees with Mobilink’s strategy of introducing affordable 3G devices in the market to fasten the high-speed mobile internet in order to reach its aim of a digitally enabled Pakistan. Packing the best in flagship smartphone specs, the IDOL 3 delivers on three key user experiences: sound, camera and display. Dual front-facing JBL Audio speakers make the IDOL 3 an on-the-go sound system, without the need of an additional Bluetooth speaker. alcatel idol 3 The 13MP main camera has an industry-leading Sony IMX sensor, offering superior low-light performance. And the display has also been specially tuned by Technicolor, giving colors on the 5.5” Full HD screen more richness and vibrancy, and better viewing in sunlight conditions. Additionally Alcatel Idol3 comes with free JBL in ear earphones worth Rs 7000. Alcatel Co Launch With English Caption The Alcatel IDOL 3 is thin, light, and fast enough to do just about anything a user wants from a proper smartphone. On the inside, it has an octa-core Qualcommm Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage running a very close stock version of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. The phone offers unique enhancements like the fully reversible user interface that makes the screen adaptive to be right side up, even if the phone itself is upside down. The device will soon be available at all Mobilink Business Centers for the price of PKR 25,999. Customers availing this opportunity will also be given six months of free Jazz internet (subject to limit of 1GB per month). Alcatel Smartphones To Be Launched in Pakistan Stay tuned to Brandsynario for more updates. Related Items Alcatel IDOL 3 Alcatel IDOL 3 features and specs Alcatel IDOL 3 price Mobilink Mobilink Exclusively Launches ‘Alcatel IDOL 3’

 

Mobilink Exclusively Launches ‘Alcatel IDOL 3’ in Pakistan

 

Zimbabwe: Telecel to partner Facebook for free internet service

Techzim.co.zw  17.01.2016

 

Zimbabwe is prepared to introduce Free Basics, the zero-rated Internet service from Facebook’s Internet.org. Telecel, the smallest of the three Zimbabwean mobile network operators by subscriber numbers, has recently confirmed its readiness to collaborate with Facebook and Internet.org, apparently, being attracted with the opportunity to drive Zimbabweans onto its network for access to this Internet freebie.

 

Recently we shared information about the plans that are underway to introduce Zimbabweans to Free Basics, the zero-rated internet service from Facebook’s Internet.org. In the latest bit of information to be shared about the service, it has been confirmed that Telecel is the mobile operator that will be partnering with Facebook and Internet.org for the launch in the Zimbabwe. This information was shared by sources working on the Free Basics implementation. This means tht once Free Basics is launched in Zimbabwe, Telecel broadband will have free access to all the local sites that are registering their sites for the service, as well as the other international platforms, which include Facebook, that are available on very Free Basics bouquet. In every market where it is launched Free Basics works through partnerships with mobile network operators which are willing to offer zero-rated access to the selected sites signed up for the Free Basics platform. Telecel, which, by subscriber numbers, is the smallest of the three Zimbabwean mobile network operators, has likely been sold onto the concept because of the opportunity that Free Basics provides in driving Zimbabweans onto its network for access to this internet freebie. Once loyalty is cultivated, the hope would be that these same subscribers also access other broadband services through Telecel while maintaining use of their Telecel lines for other mobile network services. In terms of appreciating zero rated content and its downstream benefits, Telecel is familiar with these dynamics. In May 2014, it introduced the Facebook Zero service which afforded all of its mobile broadband subscribers free access to a stripped down version of Facebook, something similar to the Free Basics proposition. Interestingly, Econet, the country’s largest mobile operator and provider of broadband services, passed on the Free Basics opportunity, something that seems to have been influenced the complications that would have arisen because of Econet’s own plays at offering zero-rated access to its own services like Ownai and Econet Zero. These services are already leaning on the competitive advantage of free access for Econet broadband subscribers, and a play at Free Basics would have meant extending that same advantage to services that compete with these Econet services. Such consequences of conditional free access and unfair advantages for zero-rated sites and applications are what have fueled the backlash that free Basics has experienced in countries like India and Egypt where it has been put on hold. By offering free access to some parts of the internet and not all of it, the service has been sucked into the net neutrality debate, prompting action from telecoms and internet services regulators to shut it down. With Telecel, a State controlled operator signing up for the service, Zimbabwe won’t face the same fate.

 

http://www.techzim.co.zw/2016/01/telecel-to-partner-facebook-for-free-internet-service/

 

Kazakshtan: Kar-Tel connects 400 subscribers over MNP since Jan launch

Telecompaper.com  11.01.2016

Kar-Tel (Beeline Kazakshtan) announced that 407 subscribers were connected to its network over the MNP service by 8 January. MNP was introduced in Kazakhstan on 1 January.

 

Mobile operator Kar-Tel, working under the Beeline Kazakshtan brand, announced that 407 subscribers connected to its net-work over the Mobile Number Porting (MNP) service by 8 January. MNP services were launched in Kazakhstan on 1 January.

 

http://www.telecompaper.com/news/kar-tel-connects-400-subscribers-over-mnp-since-jan-launch—1122251

 

Bangladesh: 4G spectrum auction this year

Thefinancialexpress-bd.com  06.01.2016

 

Bangladesh’ government will auction a fourth generation spectrum for mobile phone services within 2016. The 3G spectrum auction was held on September 8, 2013 in which Grameenphone, Banglalink, Robi and Airtel participated. Grameenphone has the highest allocation of 32 MHz spectrum. Teletalk has 25.2 MHz, Banglalink and Airtel 20 MHz each, and Robi 19.8 MHz.

 

The government will auction a fourth generation (4G) spectrum for mobile phone ser-vices within this year, State Minister for Post and Telecommunications Tarana Halim said. The state minister was addressing a press conference at her ministry on Wednesday. «This bidding will be open to all operators. The state-run operator Teletalk was able to launch 3G services before others. But it won’t be given that privilege this time.» The 3G spectrum auction was held on September 8, 2013 in which Grameenphone, Bangla-link, Robi and Airtel participated. Teletalk was permitted to launch 3G services without going through the competitive process. Post and Telecommunications Division Secretary Md Faizur Rahman Chowdhury said that operators currently having the ‘maximum spectrum’ would not be allowed to join the first bid-ding. «This is to ensure a competitive environment among the operators,» he said. Grameenphone has the highest allocation of 32 MHz spectrum. Teletalk has 25.2 MHz, Banglalink and Airtel 20 MHz each, and Robi 19.8 MHz. The Bangladesh Telecom Regula-tory Commission (BTRC) initiated a move last year to auction off unused 2G and 3G spectra but dropped the plan amid opposition by mobile phone operators. When asked if the 4G auction would be held along with those for unused 2G and 3G spectra, the secretary sounded positive. Tarana Halim called the press conference to highlight the Post and Telecommunications Division’s achievements in the past two years, according to bdnews24.com. -Mithun

 

http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2016/01/06/9491

 

Bangladesh: 4G spectrum auction this year

Thefinancialexpress-bd.com  06.01.2016

 

Bangladesh’ government will auction a fourth generation spectrum for mobile phone services within 2016. The 3G spectrum auction was held on September 8, 2013 in which Grameenphone, Banglalink, Robi and Airtel participated. Grameenphone has the highest allocation of 32 MHz spectrum. Teletalk has 25.2 MHz, Banglalink and Airtel 20 MHz each, and Robi 19.8 MHz.

 

The government will auction a fourth generation (4G) spectrum for mobile phone ser-vices within this year, State Minister for Post and Telecommunications Tarana Halim said. The state minister was addressing a press conference at her ministry on Wednesday. «This bidding will be open to all operators. The state-run operator Teletalk was able to launch 3G services before others. But it won’t be given that privilege this time.» The 3G spectrum auction was held on September 8, 2013 in which Grameenphone, Bangla-link, Robi and Airtel participated. Teletalk was permitted to launch 3G services without going through the competitive process. Post and Telecommunications Division Secretary Md Faizur Rahman Chowdhury said that operators currently having the ‘maximum spectrum’ would not be allowed to join the first bid-ding. «This is to ensure a competitive environment among the operators,» he said. Grameenphone has the highest allocation of 32 MHz spectrum. Teletalk has 25.2 MHz, Banglalink and Airtel 20 MHz each, and Robi 19.8 MHz. The Bangladesh Telecom Regula-tory Commission (BTRC) initiated a move last year to auction off unused 2G and 3G spectra but dropped the plan amid opposition by mobile phone operators. When asked if the 4G auction would be held along with those for unused 2G and 3G spectra, the secretary sounded positive. Tarana Halim called the press conference to highlight the Post and Telecommunications Division’s achievements in the past two years, according to bdnews24.com. -Mithun

 

http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2016/01/06/9491

 

Bangladesh: 4G spectrum auction this year

Thefinancialexpress-bd.com  06.01.2016

 

Bangladesh’ government will auction a fourth generation spectrum for mobile phone services within 2016. The 3G spectrum auction was held on September 8, 2013 in which Grameenphone, Banglalink, Robi and Airtel participated. Grameenphone has the highest allocation of 32 MHz spectrum. Teletalk has 25.2 MHz, Banglalink and Airtel 20 MHz each, and Robi 19.8 MHz.

 

The government will auction a fourth generation (4G) spectrum for mobile phone ser-vices within this year, State Minister for Post and Telecommunications Tarana Halim said. The state minister was addressing a press conference at her ministry on Wednesday. «This bidding will be open to all operators. The state-run operator Teletalk was able to launch 3G services before others. But it won’t be given that privilege this time.» The 3G spectrum auction was held on September 8, 2013 in which Grameenphone, Bangla-link, Robi and Airtel participated. Teletalk was permitted to launch 3G services without going through the competitive process. Post and Telecommunications Division Secretary Md Faizur Rahman Chowdhury said that operators currently having the ‘maximum spectrum’ would not be allowed to join the first bid-ding. «This is to ensure a competitive environment among the operators,» he said. Grameenphone has the highest allocation of 32 MHz spectrum. Teletalk has 25.2 MHz, Banglalink and Airtel 20 MHz each, and Robi 19.8 MHz. The Bangladesh Telecom Regula-tory Commission (BTRC) initiated a move last year to auction off unused 2G and 3G spectra but dropped the plan amid opposition by mobile phone operators. When asked if the 4G auction would be held along with those for unused 2G and 3G spectra, the secretary sounded positive. Tarana Halim called the press conference to highlight the Post and Telecommunications Division’s achievements in the past two years, according to bdnews24.com. -Mithun

 

http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2016/01/06/9491