The Philippines' Globe Telecom plans to spend $640 million over the next 24 months on a network modernization project, for which $790 million has been allocated over the next five years.
Ukraine plans to launch its first satellite next year. The craft will likely be used to offer telecom services in Central Asia and North Africa.
Google, Yahoo and Microsoft are among leading lights in a new organization pledged to wiping out phishing e-mails. The group proposes deploying domain-based message authentication technology to sort legitimate messages from bogus.
Nepal's teledensity grew by 19 percentage points in 2011 to reach 56.5%, according to figures from the Nepal Telecommunications Authority. There are now over 15 million telephony subscribers, including 13.3 million mobile subscribers.
A US congressman has proposed a draft bill that would require companies to disclose when they install tracking software on mobile phones, and where the tracking data goes, in response to the Carrier IQ controversy.
The Dutch government plans to pass new legislation requiring ISPs to block access to file sharing sites, in response to a court order demanding that two providers bar access to the Pirate Bay. But KPN and T-Mobile NL have stated they will not voluntarily restrict their subscribers' web access.
T-Mobile UK has launched new plans offering unlimited data and texts and 2,000 minutes of calls starting at £36 ($57) per month, bucking the industry trend away from unlimited data plans.
Uganda's telecom regulator will restrict the sale of SIM cards to registered outlets, as part of continuing efforts to introduce compulsory registration of SIM card users.
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