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Dixons Carphone eyes 500 store US tie-up with Sprint

Dixons Carphone eyes 500 store US tie-up with Sprint

Initial pilot will see 20 Sprint-branded stores opened and if successful, a joint venture will be created to support plans to roll out up to 500 stores …

Tech Data Mobile makes Galaxy S6 edge available to resellers

Tech Data Mobile makes Galaxy S6 edge available to resellers

Range available to order with immediate effect after it was named as one of four UK distribution partners by the manufacturer …

O2 refreshes Galaxy S6 edge colour range

O2 refreshes Galaxy S6 edge colour range

Green variant introduced, while black and gold models in 32GB also launched and replace white …

O2 lands exclusive on Microsoft Surface 3 4G

O2 lands exclusive on Microsoft Surface 3 4G

Latest tablet/hybrid from Microsoft to go on sale in the UK tomorrow  O2 has landed a three month exclusive on the Microsoft Surface 3 4G for the enterprise and small business markers. The …

Unified Comms

AKJ rebrands as Aurora for ‘new beginning’

AKJ rebrands as Aurora for ‘new beginning’

Company also rebrands its billing software as the Affinity Software Suite  Telecoms billing software provider, Aurora Kendrick James, has rebranded as Aurora to signal the “new beginnings” of …

VIA looks to hit £1m mark with expansion

VIA looks to hit £1m mark with expansion

Hosted telecoms provider to significantly expand its reseller base London-based hosted telecoms provider VIA wants to double revenues to £1 million this year by significantly expanding its …

Ericsson extends BT Sport partnership

Ericsson extends BT Sport partnership

Telecoms infrastructure manufacturer to design, build and run three new BT Sport channels BT has partnered with telecoms infrastructure provider Ericsson for the launch of three new BT Sport …

Exertis named fastest growing NEC UC distributor

Exertis named fastest growing NEC UC distributor

Distributor says it grew sales of manufacturers unified comms products by 140 per cent in the past year Exertis has been named as NEC's Fastest Growing EMEA Unified Communications …

Features

Vodafone and Liberty look to avoid being left behind

Vodafone and Liberty look to avoid being left behind

Companies enter into asset swap talks as analysts warn market consolidation could put the telecommunications giant in a “perilous” position The proposed consolidation in the UK market has …

Santok targets acquisitions of ‘complementary’ businesses

Santok targets acquisitions of ‘complementary’ businesses

Technology manufacturer says market conditions are right for consolidation Ruislip-based accessories and handset manufacturer Santok says it is on the lookout for acquisitions in the technology …

EE gets in on the camera action

EE gets in on the camera action

Operator launches world’s first 4G live action camera to spearhead connected device strategy EE CEO Olaf Swantee predicted sales of ‘connected devices’ will top those of smartphones in under …

EE signs major deal with Cumbria Constabulary

EE signs major deal with Cumbria Constabulary

Force will deploy a number of Samsung Galaxy Note 4s as part of its efforts to get more officers on the street EE has signed a deal with Cumbria Constabulary to issue all frontline police …

Comment

Dealers’ cheers over iPhone move

Dealers’ cheers over iPhone move

Paul Withers explains how receiving iPhone stock through B2B distribution will make a dealer’s life much easier and significantly increase their chances of holding onto customers …

Cyber security starts at home

Cyber security starts at home

The number of security threats to mobiles is growing. James Pearce warns it’s up to the consumer to protect their device and urged dealers to push out solutions to them to increase their own …

Back in power and time to act

Back in power and time to act

James Pearce outlines the job ahead for the new Conservative government within the telecoms space following their recent General Election …

Who’s afraid of the iPhone cannibals?

Why should Apple care when iPad users are simply switching to other Apple products?  Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook says that the iPhone 6 Plus with its 5.5 inch screen is …

Reviews

Mystery Caller: Lesser known handsets

Mystery Caller: Lesser known handsets

Mystery Caller is bored of the traditional brands like Apple and Samsung and wants something less well known. What do the advisors think are “alternative” brands and can they sell them …

Mystery Shopper: Ealing Broadway

Mystery Shopper: Ealing Broadway

All of the retailers have said they are stocking the LG G4 handset, and Mystery Shopper wants one. Do they all have them in stock, and if not, what alternative will they …

Microsoft Surface 3

Microsoft Surface 3

The Surface 3 is an attempt to turn the Surface Pro line-up into a more manageable device While Microsoft has struggled to make itself relevant in the smartphone space, even after buying up …

Mystery Caller: Two-day battery life

Mystery Caller: Two-day battery life

Mystery Caller is fed up with charging his phone every night and wants a device with at least a two-day battery life. Can the sales staff set realistic expectations and find the right …

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