Global Connections 11/21/12

As part of its new triple-play launch, Time Warner Cable is offering the Global Penny Phone Plan that features calling to landline phones in more than 40 countries worldwide for as little as one penny per minute along with competitive rates to other parts of the world. The triple-play deal starts at $89.99 per month, with the Global Penny Phone plan costing an additional $2.95 a month…Swisscom is the newest customer for VisualOn Inc., a multimedia software company that enables high-quality video and audio across connected devices. The deal between the two enables the telecom provider to provide live and on-demand TV content on Android devices in Switzerland with the integration of the OnStream MediaPlayer+. The app also allows Swisscom to expand its media platform to now offer Swiss Android users 80 channels of programming and more than 3,000 sporting events a year…U.K.-based Colt Technology Services now can offer 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services to its customers, using the Infinera DTN platform over its long-distance network…The Hertz Corporation and Italy’s Wind Mobile launched a mobile Wi-Fi service in Italy for Hertz car rental customers; the Number One car-rental agency offers the same service with operators in the U.K., Spain and the Canary Islands, Australia and New Zealand. Using a pocket-sized device, Hertz customers can browse at high speed (up to 21 Mbps) with unlimited data traffic for downloading and uploading. Customers also can connect as many as eight wireless devices at the same time. For the first 7 days, the service costs $10.23 per day (plus VAT and airport taxes), ramping to $71.67 per day, maximum.

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