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  • The end is here for traditional telecommunications

    Recently, Dutch telecoms operator KPN reported an 11 percent drop in net profit for the second quarter of this year, blaming the rise of internet based telecommunications software. A couple of months back, Deutsche Telekom announced a massive 37 percent drop in its net profit. Etisalat, the UAE's largest telecoms provider, saw its second quarter profit drop by 14 percent. New Zealand's Telecom watched its profits drop by 32 percent. South Africa's Telkom reported a 35 percent drop in its full year profit, a month ago. The telecommunications giants are struggling. While each player presents different reasons, it is...

  • Two-thirds of China‚Äôs population have mobile phones

    The Chinese government announced on Tuesday that the country now has more than 900-million mobile phone subscribers. This mean that nearly two-thirds of the world's most populous nation are using mobile phones. The nation's army of mobile phone users grew by over 41-million in the first quarter of 2011, bringing the total number of mobile phone subscribers to 900.39-million, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said. Mobile phone use has exploded in China in recent years as handset prices and user charges have dropped, while the continual arrival of new technologies on the market has spurred sales. According to government figures,...