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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 and KPN Netherlands have collaborated with Huawei to demonstrate what is claimed to be the industry’s first international IP multimedia subsystem (IMS)-based VoLTE roaming call between Europe and Asia.
India’s Bharti Airtel is planning to launch a mobile money service in east Africa.
Chinese vendor ZTE has partnered with China Telecom to develop the carrier’s eMBMS system, running on a hybrid 4G LTE network.
Cloud provider GTT has partnered with BICS to use its pan-European network 2.0 to increase the level of performance and reliability of its network.
An EU trade official claims an agreement is on its way to end China and the EU’s long-running dispute over Chinese exports of telecoms equipment.
Deutsche Telekom and China Mobile have today signed an agreement for the development of a joint venture focussed on connected cars.