Global Joe: Daily Telecom and ICT News Episode 118

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    Global Joe: Daily Telecom and ICT News Episode 118
    Dec. 19, 2014
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    • A tower climber is dead after falling 100 feet from a tower in Greeneville, Tennessee. This is the 12th tower climber to die this year; there were 19 tower climber deaths in 2013.
    • PWC estimates there are 635.5 million people in India with a mobile subscription plan. That means Indian is second only to China in terms of total mobile subscribers.
    • More from India, device manufacturer Huawei announced plans to release a $100 4G smartphone for that market next year. The news from Huawei comes after an Nokia announced its low priced Lumia 638, which is also targeted at the Indian market.
    • Moving over to Russia, Mobile Telesystems has announced a partnership with Vimpelcom, which will see the two companies roll out LTE networks in 36 Russian markets by 2016.