Canada overturns harsh data caps

Industry Minister says Internet billing ruling was flawed

A Canadian regulatory ruling that effectively stops small Internet providers from offering unlimited downloading must be revised, Industry Minister Tony Celement said on the social networking site Twitter.

Consumer backlash against limits on Internet use have grown in the last week, after major Canadian carriers announced data caps around 25 gigabytes, down from previous typical ceilings of 250 gigabytes or more.

"True. CRTC must go back to the drawing board," Clement wrote late Wednesday when asked whether he would overturn the decision if the regulator does not back down.

Former Indian Telecoms Minister arrested

CBI busts Andimuthu Raja for corruption

Reuters

The Indian Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested former Telecoms Minister Andimuthu Raja over a massive graft scam, officials said, a huge blow for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and efforts to pass bills in the parliamentary budget session. Raja belongs to a parliamentary ally of the ruling Congress party and his arrest may spark tension between coalition partners and galvanise an opposition that has blocked parliament since November to protest the scandal over mobile phone licences.

Vodafone names Gerard Kleisterlee its new chairman

Former Philips Chief Executive takes over for Sir John Bond

Reuters

Vodafone (London) has named outgoing Philips Chief Executive Gerard Kleisterlee as its new chairman. Kleisterlee, who has spent his entire career at Philips, will take over from John Bond at Vodafone's annual general meeting later this year, 12 months after Bond endured a small rebellion over his role in the firm's strategy.

GSM>3G Middle East Telco World Summit

Date
Start Date: 
Monday, November 28, 2011
End Date: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The largest and longest established telecoms event of the Middle East, GSM>3G Middle East Telco World Summit is back again for the 16th year in a row with brand new elements in the agenda and more interactive sessions than ever before. This year we are dedicating a whole day to LTE deployment scenarios and business models - as well as a whole stream discussing the enormous potential of the largest market of the Middle East - Iran.

Dubai, AE
http://www.comworldseries.com/me

ITU Telecom World 2011

Event: 
Date
Start Date: 
Monday, October 24, 2011
End Date: 
Thursday, October 27, 2011

ITU Telecom World 2011 is a forum for change. It's a place where the world's telecommunications leaders come together to map out and shape the future of the industry, to make the right decisions with significant impacts on our world. Geneva, CH http://world2011.itu.int/

TIA 2011: Inside the Network

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
End Date: 
Friday, May 20, 2011

CMAI 5th National Telecom Awards 2011

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
End Date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

To recognize the contributions made by companies in the IT, Telecom, Entertainment and Software Sector to the Nation, CMAI Association of India announces National Telecom Awards every year.

New Delhi, IN
http://cmai.asia/events/forthcoming.aspx

East Africa Com

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
End Date: 
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Now in its 7th year, East Africa Com is the ONLY event focused on East Africa’s telecoms industry. Incorporating 35+ speakers including 20 CxO Operators, attendees will learn from and network with the who’s who of East African telecoms.

Nairobi, KE
http://www.comworldseries.com/eafrica

Eurasia Com

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 9:00am
End Date: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 5:00pm

Now in its 7th year, Eurasia Com conference and exhibition returns to Istanbul for 2 days of networking, learning and business development. With 400 senior level attendees from operators, regulators, MVNOs ISPs, service providers and solutions and technology vendors from across the Caspian, Black Sea and Central Asia, this is a unique convergence of all that is communications in this growing market.

Istanbul, TR
http://www.comworldseries.com/eurasia

Sorting spectrum - auctions, allocations and availability

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 9:00am
End Date: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 5:00pm

This seminar will take a wide-ranging look at spectrum in the UK. With Ofcom announcing a timetable for the auction of the 800Mhz and 2.6Ghz frequencies, and the Government indicating that 500Mhz of public spectrum will be freed in the next 10 years, delegates will examine how the airwaves can be allocated, assess the dangers of a 'spectrum drought' to UK competitiveness and consider tensions that are likely to arise between competing uses.

Central London, UK
http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk

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