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27 June 2011
| Alex Hawkes
The Chinese mobile money company SmartPay and the Belgium telco BICS have entered an agreement to offer mobile remittances from Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East to China.
SmartPay will utilise the HomeSend remittance hub, which was
formed through a strategic partnership between BICS and the
mobile money solutions provider eServGlobal. It allows for the
real-time transfer of various types of funds, including airtime
or money, to fund sources, such as bank accounts, credit...
China Mobile has revealed plans to install over 500,000 4G base stations by the end of 2014.
BICS has today revealed a PoP in Johannesburg, South Africa, in a bid to enhance its African presence and offer operators better transit quality for traffic exchange in the region.
Three operators are set to enter Kenya’s thriving mobile money market as part of a shake-up in the industry, according to local reports.
China’s three state-owned mobile operators have signed an agreement to form a joint telecoms tower company.
Sichuan Unicom, the Sichuan branch of China United Network Communications Group (China Unicom), has partnered with national vendor Huawei for what is claimed to be the world’s first commercial SDN-based IP radio access network (IPRAN).
Level 3 Communications has expanded its video cloud services to China through an agreement with China Telecom Global.