Telecoms News - In Brief

Telecoms

- Mozambique and Brazil agreed to cooperate in the scientific development of telecommunications over the next three years. This was spelled out in a memorandum of understanding signed between the Instituto Nacional das Comunicações de Moçambique (INCM) and Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (Anatel), of Brazil.

- The 63rd session of the Governing Council of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), has elected Ghana from the Africa Region as Vice Chair by consensus in Geneva Switzerland. The chairmanship went to Bulgaria from Eastern European region.

- Leading telecom operators such as Brasil Telecom, BT Plc, KPN, Korea Telecom, NTT Communications and Telkom South Africa, have initiated trials between each other to potentially reach over 200 million customers with new global Internet services. Entitled "Open Presence", this initiative lays the foundation for the next wave of service interoperability, enabling users on different global operators' networks to inform each other of their real-time availability and delivering enhanced social networking applications and services.