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Sri Lanka Telecom : SLT Group Operating Profits Up, Increasing Depreciation Slow Down Net Profits.

Sri Lanka Telecom group released its group and holding company financial performance results for the 6 months ending on 30th June 2017. The group comprises of 8 subsidiaries, including the mobile arm Mobitel (Pvt) Ltd. During the 6 months ending 30th June 2017, the group reported Rs. 37.

ABS-CBNmobile’s Kapamilya VIP celebrates 1st anniversary with new, exclusive experiences and rewards

ABS-CBNmobile’s Kapamilya VIP (KVIP) is celebrating its first anniversary with new Kapamilya experiences and special treats to registered users this whole month of August. To mark the celebration, ABS-CBNmobile unveiled six new and exclusive experiences for KVIPs a barkada night of play in Kidzania....

Vodafone named fastest mobile and fixed network operator in NZ

Vodafone New Zealand has won the 2017 Speedtest Award for the fastest mobile and fixed network speeds in the country. The Speedtest Award is decided using Speedtest results from Ookla - a popular independent internet testing tool used by millions of consumers in New Zealand and around the world.

GOTv adds three new free-to-air channels

Speaking on the launch of the channels, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, said: “We are very excited about our new channel offerings and the role of GO Tv in promoting local content and cultural values. It is a true testament of our vision to transform the pay-television landscape....

Cellcard service beats out rivals: OpenSignal analysis

A recent analysis of Cambodia’s top three cellular service providers conducted by OpenSignal, a wireless coverage mapping company, suggests that CamGSM’s Cellcard is the highest-performing cellular provider in Cambodia, receiving more recognition for its services than either Viettel’s Metfone or Smart Axiata.

Mtn Ghana Pays Over Gh₵25 Million In Int...

MTN Ghana has made payments of over GH₵ 25 million in interest to about 7.8 million Mobile Money customers for the first half of 2017. The GHC 25 Million comprises of GHC 13.6 million paid in May for quarter one and GHC 11.5 million paid in August for quarter two this year.

PCTEL launches multi-band LTE/Wi-Fi/GNSS antenna with sub-inch profile

is offering a new multi-band LTE/Wi-Fi/GNSS antenna with a sub-inch profile. The antenna combines PCTEL’s high rejection multi-GNSS technology for precision timing and location tracking with high performance multi-band data connectivity. The antenna is also rugged and easy to install, making it....

Apple Watch for cheap? Aetna may expand health subsidy

Apple Watch for cheap? Aetna may expand health subsidy. The health insurance provider is reportedly in talks to offer millions more subsidized Apple Watches. Well, this is a weird one. CNBC is reporting that health insurer Aetna has been having secret negotations with Apple to bring free or discounted to millions of covered employees.

Kansas to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Brownback Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network

"This initiative positions Kansas to provide state-of-the-art emergency communication services to the benefit of our residents, businesses and visitors," said Gov. Brownback. "Our first responders need to quickly and securely coordinate efforts during an emergency, and FirstNet will help ensure that....

High-quality online video with less rebuffering

Both happen because of special algorithms that break videos into small chunks that load as you go. If your internet is slow, YouTube might make the next few seconds of video lower resolution to make sure you can still watch uninterrupted -- hence, the pixelation.

Lithuania

LONDON Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lithuania's incumbent telco becomes Telia Lithuania. Lithuania's small telecoms market is among the more developed in Europe . A number of alternative operators offer services although the incumbent Telia Lithuania is still the dominant operator in the fixed-line and broadband sectors.

Portugal

LONDON, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Portugal's medium-sized telecom market has a strong mobile sector and a growing broadband customer base focussed on the delivery of fibre-based services. The country shows signs of emerging from several years in which it suffered from poor economic conditions which dented telecom revenue.

Estonia

Estonia's telecom market continues to benefit from a range of regulatory measures which have encouraged competition, enabling alternative operators to chip away at the fixed-line market share of the incumbent Telia. Fixed-line infrastructure upgrades have been geared to supporting bundled offerings,....

Zimbabwe

. LONDON Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Proposed tariff measures add pressure to Zimbabwe's mobile market. Revenue from Zimbabwe's telecom sector has come under pressure from a number of recent regulatory measures and taxes imposed by the cash-strapped government.

Zimbabwe

LONDON, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Proposed tariff measures add pressure to Zimbabwe's mobile market. Revenue from Zimbabwe's telecom sector has come under pressure from a number of recent regulatory measures and taxes imposed by the cash-strapped government.

Pay TV Revolution: Nigerians To Save N9.34tr From Subscriptions

It has been estimated that about 29 million households may be free from the yoke of pay television monthly subscriptions when the Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) finally activates 34 other states in the country with its digital switch over. This means that most households, which presently....

Global Wireless Company Mobilitie Honors Indianapolis with "Connected City Award"

The "Connected City Award" recognizes cities that demonstrate remarkable leadership that help bridge the digital divide by bringing 21 st -century wireless access to its neighborhoods, educational systems and businesses. Indianapolis , which has continued to be a national leader in embracing....

Global Wireless Company Mobilitie Honors Indianapolis with "Connected City Award"

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobilitie , the largest privately-held wireless infrastructure provider in the United States, today named Indianapolis a recipient of its "Connected City Award" in recognition of improvements made to the city's wireless networks.

Busy hunts for ‘Emerging Fashion Designers’

4G LTE operator, Busy Ghana in line with its strategy to focus on empowering the youth and entrepreneurs in Ghana, has launched the Emerging Fashion Designers competition to help jumpstart the careers of a significant number of upcoming fashion designers.

AG delivers strongly worded message to cabinet directors

Cabinet directors as well as all sectors of government have been called upon by ASG Revenue Task Force chairman Attorney General, Talauega Eleasalo Ale, to support the Administration’s five revenues measures submitted to the Fono, as well as and also lobby their lawmakers for their endorsement.

Deployment of LTE Networks to Boost the Telecom Software Professional Services Market: Technavio

The market study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global telecom software professional services market for 2017-2021. The report also lists hosted and product related services, systems integration, and outsourced services as the three major segments based on services.

AT&T Brings Faster Network to Huntington Customers

network in Huntington 4G LTE to give customers faster, more reliable wireless service. Our investment will help customers south of Huntington along the I-64 corridor near 16 th Street get the most out of their mobile devices. With 4G LTE service, customers will experience better network connectivity....

City of Huntsville partners with Southern Linc to deliver mission critical LTE wireless data services

"Southern Linc is a trusted service provider that has supported the City of Huntsville for more than 10 years. This new data service agreement is specifically designed to help our first responders better serve our community," stated Bill Steiner , Information Technology Services Director for the City of Huntsville.

Michael Rapaport Teams with AT&T's 'Fantasy Zone' and 'The Rich Eisen Show' as Analyst and Contributor

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As football season kicks off, actor, director and comedian Michael Rapaport is teaming up with the AT&T* Fantasy Zone and The Rich Eisen Show as an analyst and contributor. Rapaport, an avid yearly fantasy football fan, will give player analysis and....

Southern : City of Huntsville partners with Southern Linc to deliver mission critical LTE wireless data services

ATLANTA, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company subsidiary Southern Linc has entered into a partnership with the City of Huntsville and Madison County Alabama's 911 dispatch center. Southern Linc will add LTE equipment to select Madison County towers to connect City and County first responders to Linc's new mission critical LTE network.

This Apple Watch Series 3 Rumor Was Wrong

Unfortunately, it looks like this isn't true. New information on Apple Watch Series 3. Per a research note from generally reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors), the Apple Watch Series 3 won't see a significant change to its form factor.

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Barrett Communications-HF & VHF Tactical Communications

Barrett Communications designs and manufactures a complete range of secure high-frequency (HF) and very high-frequency (VHF) tactical communication solutions th...

Barrett Communications Launches Advanced 4075 High-Power HF transmitter

Barrett Communications have announced the release of their latest product, the advanced Barrett 4075 High-Power High-Frequency (HF) transmitter. E-mail and mess...

Australian senate rejects bill to restore ABC shortwave

The bill would have required the ABC to restore its shortwave transmission services which the broadcaster ended in January this year. This move was described in...

EDXC Radio 2017, to air today

1 hr ago Read more: MT Shortwave Central EDXC Radio 2017 on air today Wednesday 9th August 2017 with few short 15 minute tests on 9290 and/or 9270 kHz starting ...

A Naval officer and a Goan boat wants to sail around the world with nothing but a sextant

Divar: One would think that 151 days at sea was sufficient solitude for a lifetime, but maritime reconnaissance pilot Abhilash Tomy has different ideas. Not con...

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By Paul Goble Russia’s leading human rights groups say that ethnic Russians are now actively discriminating against ethnic Ukrainians even though Vladimir Putin...

North Korea Says Army Is "On Standby Waiting For An Order Of Attack"

Global markets are closed for the weekend, so we will need to wait until tomorrow evening to see how investors react to the latest back-and-forth between the No...

FSB Demands Detailed Personal Information On Russians Using Social Networks – OpEd

The draft order ( http://regulation.gov.ru/projects#npa=18013 ) which has been issued by the communications ministry and is slated to take effect next July will...

North Korea Issues "Emergency Standby Orders" To Civil Defense Units: Report

With markets about to close for the next 2 days, the question on every trader's mind is: " should i carry risk over the weekend, or should I dump it all in case...

Maria talks suspension

Back in 2016, ESPN reported the 30-year-old Russian professional tennis player was suspended for two years by the International Tennis Federation. She was teste...

Hudgens levies fines for deadly explosion at Augusta sperm bank

Fines have been levied against gas supplier Airgas USA after an investigation into a deadly explosion at an Augusta, Ga., sperm bank. In an official report, Ins...

Quebec minister condemns rise of far-right movement in province

Quebec’s far-right movement is harming the province and its image on the international stage, Christine St-Pierre, Quebec’s minister of International Relations,...

Fiji follows convention

FIJI is one of 12 countries of the Pacific Meteorological Council (PMC) that has complied with the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS...

INDEPENDENT consultants have valued Fiji's 2016 domestic kava market at $330 million, far outstripping international sugar exports that generated $103m and mineral water exports that accounted for $214m in the same year. more...

INDEPENDENT consultants have valued Fiji's 2016 domestic kava market at $330 million, far outstripping international sugar exports that generated $103m and mine...

FIJIANS in the most remote areas of Fiji will now be able to have better access to disaster-related information during a disaster. more...

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama switches on the medium wave radio transmission while JICA resident rep Hiroyuki Sawada (left) and FBC CEO Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum ...

AM radio now Fiji-wide

Fiji's prime minister says all Fijians can now tune in to the 'national dialogue' following the rehabilitation of the country's medium wave radio infrastructure...

Update: 12:25PM A NEWLY-rehabilitated medium wave AM infrastructure and transmission was launched by Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama this morning. more...

Update: 12:25PM A NEWLY-rehabilitated medium wave AM infrastructure and transmission was launched by Fiji's Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama this morning. With...

AIR to revitalise Punjabi service to augment reach in India,

Public service broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) is planning to "revitalise" its Punjabi service to augment its reach to the Punjabi-speaking listeners "on both...

Why are Christian pastors endorsing Trump's North Korea war threat?

As we stand on the brink of fire and fury, we're also hearing a lot of fire and brimstone. This week, a Central Indiana pastor, Marc Monte, took to Twitter to p...

Pat Robertson hospitalized after falling from horse

Pat Robertson, the founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network and a familiar face on its flagship program The 700 Club, has been hospitalized, CBN announced ...

CBN's Pat Robertson injured while

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Doctors say Pat Robertson from CBN is expected to make a full recovery after he was injured while horseback riding Friday. Accordi...

J.K Rowling Has Fiery Literary Response To Pastor Supporting Donald Trump’s ‘Fire And Fury’

The Bible has been used to promote peace, understanding and compassion in the world. But the very same scriptures have also been used in the past to , author ...

Swarens: The 'fire and fury' of today's Christian pastors

As we stand on the brink of fire and fury, we're also hearing a lot of fire and brimstone. This week, a Central Indiana pastor took to Twitter to proclaim: "N K...

Clay Crosse Releases New Single ‘I Will Trust in You,’ Inspired by John 16:33

Clay CrosseCover for Clay Crosse's 2017 single "I Will Trust In You." Veteran Contemporary Christian recording artist Clay Crosse is releasing a new single to C...

Unbelievable?: Meet the man who puts atheists on Christian radio

Justin Brierley knows a thing or two about miracles: each week, he manages to get atheists to listen to Christian radio. But, as you probably guessed, it's not ...

Police re-enactment with Hoddle St killer Julian Knight

. Posted August 09, 2017 11:21:25. A police re-enactment with Hoddle Street murderer Julian Knight the day after he killed seven people and injured 19 others in...

Unbelievable?: Meet the man who puts atheists on Christian radio

Justin Brierley knows a thing or two about miracles: each week, he manages to get atheists to listen to Christian radio. But, as you probably guessed, it's not ...

Meet the man who puts atheists on Christian radio

Justin Brierley knows a thing or two about miracles: eacj=g week, he manages to get atheists to listen to Christian radio. But, as you probably guessed, it's no...

Christian TV to Sean Spicer: People are wondering how to pray for you

Spicer appeared via a video feed standing under the hot morning sun in the White House courtyard, where he fielded friendly questions about health care, the Rus...

Controversial Moroccan Christian Preacher Challenges Salafi Scholar to Debate

Rabat – The controversial Moroccan Christian preacher Brother Rachid has challenged Moroccan Salafi scholar Mohamed El Fizazi to debate Islam and Christianity. ...

This apocalyptic Korean Christian group goes by different names. Critics say it's just a cult.

A visit with Chairman Lee. The members of Shinchonji call him “Chairman Lee,” or just “the chairman.” In church literature, he is also variously identified as “...

Christian Television Network host to bring talents to stage at Dulcet

Derrick Williams, host of the Christian Television Network's The Gospel Voice , brings something new to New Port Richey this month. Beginning July 23, the vocal...

Christian TV In Russia Bribes LGBT To Leave The Country

Christian TV In Russia Offers To Pay LGBT To Leave The Country For Good. Russia’s religious TV channel is offering to send LGBT Russians abroad for good, so th...

SIRIUS XM HOLDINGS INC. : Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K)

Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement. On August 16, 2017 , our subsidiary, Sirius XM Radio Inc. ("SiriusXM"), issued $250 million aggregate prin...

MIB: Set up cable TV regulatory panels, Century, Chinar & Pan India among 6 FM licences revoked

NEW DELHI: The information and broadcasting ministry has issued directions to states to set up district-level and state-level monitoring committees to regulate ...

China aiding Africa’s digital migration

The latest report of Digital Television Forecast in Sub-Sahara Africa released by Digital Television Study in England shows that digital television household pe...

Digital radio in Hong Kong dies with bow out of RTHK channels

. Hong Kong’s last remaining digital radio channels will go off the air next month, public broadcaster RTHK announced on Friday, putting the final nail in the ...

Rep. Ruben Gallego: Trump Is An ‘Absolute Racist’

Representative Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) waves after addressing the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Scott A...

GOTv adds three new free-to-air channels

Speaking on the launch of the channels, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, said: “We are very excited about our new channel offerings and the ro...

Pay TV Revolution: Nigerians To Save N9.34tr From Subscriptions

It has been estimated that about 29 million households may be free from the yoke of pay television monthly subscriptions when the Nigeria Broadcasting Corporati...

Pay TV subs in Kenya soar in wake of digital migration

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Kenya’s migration to digital TV has maintained an upward trajectory, registering tremendous growth as subscription to pay TV soars. More Ken...

Czech Republic

LONDON Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Czech government proposes laws to reduce mobile voice and data charges The Czech Republic has a sophisticated telecom marke...

Czech Republic

Press Release Czech Republic - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses. LONDON, Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Czech government ...

Sprint giving low-income kids free devices

MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Sprint wants to help 1 million low-income high school students by giving them free tech to do their homework. The company says 180,000 studen...

Chevy Launches Two-Row Tahoe Custom, Lowers Price to $45K

CHEVROLET INTRODUCES THE TAHOE CUSTOM. New model offers Tahoe’s legendary capability starting at $44,995. DETROIT — Today Chevrolet announced the new Tahoe Cust...

SLT Group operating profits up, increasing depreciation slows down net profits

August 16, 2017, 8:20 pm Sri Lanka Telecom group released its group and holding company financial performance results for the 6 months ending on June 30, 2017. ...

PCTEL launches multi-band LTE/Wi-Fi/GNSS antenna with sub-inch profile

is offering a new multi-band LTE/Wi-Fi/GNSS antenna with a sub-inch profile. The antenna combines PCTEL’s high rejection multi-GNSS technology for precision tim...

Verizon offers priority communications access to Iowa public safety agencies

Verizon said Wednesday it will provide Iowa police, firefighters and other emergency workers with priority access to its nationwide communications network at no...

Largest city in NH to vote on allowing keno

Voters will consider allowing a newly-legalized lottery game to be played in New Hampshire's largest city to help fund full day kindergarten. New Hampshire Publ...

12:01 Controversy in Japan After Release of Documentary Exposing War Crimes

16 de agosto de 2017, 12:01 Tokyo, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) A documentary recently published by the NHK, national public broadcasting organization, has today spar...

Seeds on Ice

A few weeks ago I heard a wonderful interview on Fresh Air with Terry Gross of National Public Radio. She interviewed Dr. Cary Fowler, who is known as the "fath...

Reflections on medical care in the boondocks and beyond

The local public radio station is my alarm clock. I was awakened recently by a reporter interviewing a young California rancher. The rancher and his wife were e...

After Charlottesville, Southern Cities Consider What To Do With Confederate Monuments

Accelerating the pace of engineering and science. After Charlottesville, Southern Cities Consider What To Do With Confederate Monuments 05:23 Josh James, WUKY...

Giveaway: Atmosphere

In 1997, hip-hop duo Atmosphere dropped Overcast , its first official album. The record included the song “Scapegoat,” which would become a college radio hit, a...

Echo & The Bunnymen, Violent Femmes: Iconic 1980s bands to play at Woodland Park Zoo

With 1980s nostalgia in full bloom, it’s fitting the Violent Femmes and Echo & The Bunnymen are co-headlining a show at Woodland Park Zoo next week. Even though...

Thor’s Tessa Thompson on Why Her Action Hero Icon is Terminator’s Sarah Connor

never expected to be at San Diego Comic-Con . The actor, who is known for her roles as a college radio DJ challenging her classmates on issues of race in Dear W...

The Psychedelic Furs are back by popular demand

Updated 10 minutes ago. Their songs were college radio staples in the early '80s — “The Ghost in You,” “Heartbreak Beats,” “All That Money Wants,” “House,” “Lov...

Jeff Moehlis: Break On Through with Robby Krieger from The Doors

There was a guy, Bob Brinkmeyer or something like that, and he ran the radio show out at the college. So we did a lot of shows with him, you know, just on the c...

Armed raids, a shotgun killing, drugs and sex abuse

Millions tuned in as they provided the soundtrack to the Swinging Sixties when no one else would. DJs became major stars and bands they supported – including Th...

Pirate radio DJ Dave Cash's ashes scattered off Harwich coast

THE ashes of former pirate radio DJ Dave Cash were scattered into the sea from a lifeboat off Harwich quay as part of the last BBC pirate radio show in the town...

Pirate radio DJ Dave Cash's ashes scattered off Harwich coast

THE ashes of former pirate radio DJ Dave Cash were scattered into the sea from a lifeboat off Harwich quay as part of the last BBC pirate radio show in the town...

Radio rebels go straight: Pirate station Caroline gets a licence

On this day in 1967, the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act was introduced to stop pirate radio and Radio Caroline was its main target. But now, 50 years later, r...

How pirate radio changed the face of broadcasting 50 years on

And this weekend, listeners and DJs are making an emotional journey to the east coast to mark the 50th anniversary of the closure of pirate radio and the lastin...