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Ministry panel starts talks on cuts to mobile phone tariffs

Business Oct 11, 2018

Ministry panel starts talks on cuts to mobile phone tariffs

A study group at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications held its first meeting Wednesday, where it discussed ways to spur industry competition with the aim of lowering mobile phone fees in the nation. The group intends to discuss a possible review of fees ...

U.S. 'presidential test alert' sets American phones to buzzing

World Oct 4, 2018

U.S. 'presidential test alert' sets American phones to buzzing

The Federal Emergency Management Agency sent an alert on Wednesday aimed at tens of millions of mobile phones to test a previously unused presidential alert system to warn the public in the event of a national emergency. The test message was originally scheduled for September ...

Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones

Business / Tech Jul 17, 2018

Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones

Communist-run Cuba has started providing internet on the mobile phones of select users as it aims to roll out the service nationwide by year-end, in a further step toward opening one of the Western Hemisphere's least connected countries. Journalists at state-run news outlets were among ...

Business May 28, 2018

Japan, China and South Korea agree to seek lower international roaming fees

Japanese, Chinese and South Korean communications ministers agreed Monday to reduce international roaming fees. High fees are an obstacle to increased use of such services, communications minister Seiko Noda said. International roaming enables people to use their mobile phones outside their countries. The three ministers, meeting in ...