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  2. 999 (emergency telephone number) - Wikipedia

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    All calls to the number are made free of charge. In the late 90s, the number 994 was adopted as a direct connection to fire stations, but use of the number has been discontinued due to cost-saving measures taken by the government. 991 connects to civil services. The worldwide emergency number for GSM mobile phones, 112, also works on all GSM ...

  3. Roaming - Wikipedia

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    The calling subscriber (from within the public telephone network) dials the mobile subscriber's MSISDN (the telephone number) of the roaming cell phone. Based on the information contained in the MSISDN (national destination code and the country code), the call is routed to the mobile network gateway MSC (GMSC) .

  4. List of mobile network operators of the Middle East and Africa

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    In May 2020 the total number of active mobile subscriptions was 16.7 million. [163] The telecom regulator in United Arab Emirates is Telecommunications Regulatory Authority الهيئة العامة لتنظيم قطاع الاتصالات (TRA).

  5. Text messaging - Wikipedia

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    As of 2007 text messaging was the most widely used mobile data service, with 74% of all mobile phone users worldwide, or 2.4 billion out of 3.3 billion phone subscribers, at the end of 2007 being active users of the Short Message Service. In countries such as Finland, Sweden, and Norway, over 85% of the population use SMS.

  6. Municipal wireless network - Wikipedia

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    Municipal wireless networks go far beyond the existing piggybacking opportunities available near public libraries and some coffee shops. The basic premise of carpeting an area with wireless service in urban centers is that it is more economical to the community to provide the service as a utility rather than to have individual households and businesses pay private firms for such a service.

  7. Femtocell - Wikipedia

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    In May 2010, SoftBank Mobile launched the first free femtocell offer, providing open access femtocells free of charge to its residential and business customers. In Singapore, Starhub rolled out its first nationwide commercial 3G femtocell services with devices provided by Huawei Technologies , though the uptake is low, while Singtel's offering ...

  8. Huawei - Wikipedia

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    Huawei is currently the most well-known international corporation in China and a pioneer of the 5G mobile phone standard, which will be used globally in the next years. In May 2022, Huawei Mate Xs 2 goes global. Mate Xs 2 is set to arrive to European markets in June. Laptops

  9. Internet access - Wikipedia

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    The number of mobile customers in Africa, however, is expanding faster than everywhere else. Mobile financial services also allow for immediate payment of products and services. There were roughly 0.6 billion fixed broadband subscribers and almost 1.2 billion mobile broadband subscribers in 2011.