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Value Added Services to Raise $140 Billion in Revenues

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2010 – Informa Telecoms & Media predicts that data plans and app stores are going to drive revenues up $140 billion over the next 4 years in emerging markets. Value-added-service – or anything above simply voice service – revenues were $200 billion in 2009 and, according to new research from Informa Telecoms & Media, will rise to $340 billion in 2014. Keep Reading

Russia’s Telecom Regulator Changes Policy on Wi-Max Frequencies

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2010 – Russia’s telecommunications regulator Roskomnadzor this week reversed its longstanding policy requiring that frequencies allocated for Wimax not be used in the development of other technology. This move comes as Russian Wimax operator Scartel and Russian national operator Rostelecom announce their plans to invest in super-speedy LTE (long-term evolution) technology using old radio frequencies, a plan which Roskomnadzor had previously squashed. Keep Reading

International

Telemedicine Report Shows Strong Growth in BRIC Countries

WASHINGTON July 7, 2010 -Telemedicine is one of the most concrete benefits of faster and more ubiquitous broadband access. The research firm Markets and Markets has just released a report detailing the expansion of telemedicine in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China). The report found a fairly large growth of the market. Keep Reading

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