Still in the U.K., mobile tariff comparison site Billmonitor has produced research that shows, it says, that 76 percent of mobile users in the U.K. are wasting on average more than £194 (US$317) a year on their contracts, by either wildly overestimating the amount of call minutes they will use and so paying for a more generous contract than they actually require, or underestimating their requirements and getting hit by out-of-allowance calls, texts and data usage.
Orange Business Services has expanded its telepresence offering, Telepresence Community, through a tie-up with Tata Communications Ltd. 's Global Meeting Exchange. The agreement enables meetings to take place between Telepresence Community customers and those on the Tata Communications Global Meeting Exchange, and vice versa. (See Orange, Tata Team on Telepresence.)
The Belarus government is planning to sell its 51 percent stake in its local mobile joint venture with Russian giant MTS, reports Reuters. And MTS is interesting in buying it -- if the price comes down.