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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is looking to lower mobile roaming charges within its ten member countries, and neighbors Singapore and Malaysia look to be the first to see this proposal take effect.
 
According to the New Straits Times, operators in both countries had agreed to tariff changes. Malaysia’s minister for information

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Interconnect and roaming might not be as sexy as OS platforms, smartphones and apps, but don't tell the carrier community " some 750 telco executives from 260 companies made their annual pilgrimage to Cebu for the four-day conference and bilateral networking event.

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A panel from within the Department of Telecom has proposed to get rid of national roaming rates by merging each of India's 22 telecom circles into a single service area.
 
If this proves difficult, the panel recommended the country be split into four zones for regulatory purposes, according to

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Neelie Kroes, the European Commission’s top digital business official, has chastised EU operators for failing to do more to reduce roaming rates, and suggested that competition is still not strong enough.
   
The EC-mandated roaming rate caps have led to a 60-70% reduction in call and SMS rates since 2005, but

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Indian state-owned operator MTNL is calling for bidders from companies interested in providing 3G roaming in Delhi and Mumbai. 
 
MTNL is offering operators which were unable to acquire spectrum in those areas – only Bharti, Vodafone and Reliance won spectrum in Delhi and Mumbai – the option to augment their coverage areas, Trading Market

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cdma2000 isn’t done just yet, despite the hype over LTE, says the CDMA Development Group.
 
The CDMA industry advocate says operators continue to deploy new networks and add subscribers, but admits that these also potentially complicate the eventual migration to LTE of the 3G standard.
 
Tina Radford, the CDG’s CDMA450 and devices

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A big shout to Singapore and Malaysia for taking aim at exorbitant roaming charges.

Comms ministers from the two countries reckon they can bring down voice prices by 30% and text by as much as 50% over the next few months.

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A big shout to Singapore and Malaysia for taking aim at exorbitant roaming charges.
 
Comms ministers from the two countries reckon they can bring down voice prices by 30% and text by as much as 50% over the next few months.

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Singapore and Malaysia have begun a review of roaming rates, aiming to cut the price of roaming calls between the two countries by up to 30%.
 
The communications ministers of the two countries, Singapore’s Lui Tuck Yew and Malaysia’s Rais Yatim, said they hoped to “progressively reduce” rates paid by mobile roaming customers.
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