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O2’s Ben Dowd and David Plumb make sudden exit from network

O2’s Ben Dowd and David Plumb make sudden exit from network

Sales director and chief digital officer step down from roles sparking industry speculation O2 sales director Ben Dowd and chief digital officer David Plumb have both left the operator. Dowd …

Samsung probes rogue partners over illicit product tampering

Samsung probes rogue partners over illicit product tampering

The manufacturer confirmed to Mobile News an unnamed partner had imported mobile devices into the UK from Europe Samsung has began hunting down rogue partners who it believes have been modifying …

Exclusive: Tech Data to “wake up” market with Consumer Technology Group

Exclusive: Tech Data to “wake up” market with Consumer Technology Group

Company offers electronics, consumer PCs, wearables, virtual reality and accessories from key

Exclusive: operators urge mast planning law revamp over 5G rollout fears

Exclusive: operators urge mast planning law revamp over 5G rollout fears

The call follows criticisms of the UK's current mobile infrastructure being unable to support the rollout of 5G from 2020 Mobile operators have urged the government to revamp planning …

Exclusive: O2 senior managers to be axed as part of five per cent headcount cut

Exclusive: O2 senior managers to be axed as part of five per cent headcount cut

The cut was announced by UK CEO Mark Evans at the end of last year O2 will make several of its senior management redundant in a restructure which will reduce its workforce by five per …

Exclusive: Vodafone making redundancies as part of cost-saving measures

Exclusive: Vodafone making redundancies as part of cost-saving measures

The redundancies will affect those in dealer manager and HR positions Vodafone is to make several members of its senior management staff redundant at the end of next month as part of …

Exclusive: Welcomm founder Chris Stanton guilty of criminal damage

Exclusive: Welcomm founder Chris Stanton guilty of criminal damage

A restraining order was also placed on Stanton by Northampton Magistrates Court Former Welcomm Communications chairman and founder Christopher Stanton has been fined nearly £5,000 after being …

Ofcom fines Vodafone £4.6m for consumer protection breach

Ofcom fines Vodafone £4.6m for consumer protection breach

The fines are the result of two separate investigations launched by Ofcom in June last year Vodafone has been fined more than £4.6 million by Ofcom after being found guilty of breaching …

Breaking: EC blocks Three/O2 merger

Breaking: EC blocks Three/O2 merger

European Commissioner Margethe Vestager expressed "strong concerns" that UK mobile customers would have had less choice and paid higher prices as a result of the deal The European …

EE will NOT relaunch Power Bar scheme

EE will NOT relaunch Power Bar scheme

Operator launched charging rewards scheme a year ago, but was forced to recall solution after a number of overheating incidents were found EE has told Mobile News it will not be relaunching its …

Vodafone to hit Fonehouse stores

Vodafone to hit Fonehouse stores

Consumers will be able to pick up devices and Vodafone tariffs in all 23 Fonehouse stores nationwide. Vodafone has announced a distribution agreement with KTM Online that will see pay monthly …

HMD Global chief says goodbye to take up new role as RugGear CEO

HMD Global chief says goodbye to take up new role as RugGear CEO

Schulte left the London-based manufacturer on October 31 HMD Global chief strategy and business development officer Oliver Schulte has left the vendor to head up rugged phone specialist RugGear …

China Mobile enters UK MVNO market with CMLink brand

China Mobile enters UK MVNO market with CMLink brand

Customers can now order a free CMLink SIM card from the official website China Mobile has entered the UK MVNO business under its CMLink brand as part of long term plans to be a "leading global …

Dixons Carphone UK profits take a tumble

Dixons Carphone UK profits take a tumble

Mobile sales for H1 in the UK have fallen three per cent after the iPhone X was released in to the second half of the group financial year Dixons Carphone has reported a £61 million profit for …

Mobile World Congress

Ingram now a true “lifetime partner”

Ingram now a true “lifetime partner”

Distributor can now provide full “cradle to grave” management services to the market

Unified Comms

The UK’s most sluggish street for broadband is in Suffolk

The UK’s most sluggish street for broadband is in Suffolk

The Suffolk street's sluggish broadband is 250 times slower than the UK's fastest street Thorpe Street in Trimley St Martin, Suffolk, has the slowest broadband speed in Britain with an average …

Vodafone UK appoints Anne Sheehan as Enterprise Director

Vodafone UK appoints Anne Sheehan as Enterprise Director

Sheehan previously ran enterprise business at Vodafone Ireland and has taken the reins after Phil Mottram departed Vodafone UK in October Vodafone UK announced the appointment of Anne Sheehan as …

Survey found 89 per cent of UK businesses would consider switching to wireless broadband

Survey found 89 per cent of UK businesses would consider switching to wireless broadband

Businesses performance is affected by the poor connectivity, survey found that 89 per cent of UK businesses would consider switching to wireless broadband A report by Cambridge Broadband network …

BT bows to Ofcom pressure slashing landline bills

BT bows to Ofcom pressure slashing landline bills

The regulatory body said it will take action “if BT fails to honour its agreement" BT has announced it will cut the cost of landline contracts by 37 per cent amid pressure from Ofcom. The …

Features

EE first 5G trials hit 2.8Gbps download speeds

EE first 5G trials hit 2.8Gbps download speeds

The test show the consistent delivery of download speeds of 2.8Gbps in its mobile lab, it's a huge step forwards for the 5G in the UK EE in partnership with Huawei delivered 5G connectivity with …

Andy Tow leaves CEO role at Redsquid Communications

Andy Tow leaves CEO role at Redsquid Communications

Tow is now advisor to the board after six months at the helm Industry veteran Andy Tow has stepped down as CEO of Vodafone dealer Redsquid Communications and is now special advisor to the …

Device Review: Monqi

Device Review: Monqi

The Monqi smartphone is £149 and features in black and white, available exclusively at Carphone Warehouse The Monqi smartphone is a repurposed STK Sync 5e, a device nestled in the low end with …

Razer unveils debut smartphone exclusive to Three

Razer unveils debut smartphone exclusive to Three

The Razer Phone is £549.99 prepaid featuring in black  Gaming hardware and accessories manufacturer Razer has launched its first branded smartphone, The Razer Phone, which will be exclusively …

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Windows Phone – the long goodbye

Windows Phone – the long goodbye

The end of Microsoft’s billion-dollar foray into mobile phone manufacture and software came not with a whimper but a Tweet Not many of us get through life without being haunted by the memory …

Lofty ambitions for Nokia but there’s work to be done to crack top three

Lofty ambitions for Nokia but there’s work to be done to crack top three

Manufacturer has the brand power succeed but needs to get a number of things right to achieve its goal

Samsung has risen like phoenix from the ashes of Note7 debacle

Samsung has risen like phoenix from the ashes of Note7 debacle

Launch of the Note8 means manufacturer can put last year’s controversy behind

HTC finally raises its flag but can the U11 put the squeeze on its rivals?

HTC finally raises its flag but can the U11 put the squeeze on its rivals?

Manufacturer should be realistic on expectations with new flagship

Reviews

Device Review: Monqi

Device Review: Monqi

The Monqi smartphone is £149 and features in black and white, available exclusively at Carphone Warehouse The Monqi smartphone is a repurposed STK Sync 5e, a device nestled in the low end with …

Mystery Shopper: Wood Green

Mystery Shopper: Wood Green

Mystery Shopper is regretting moving to Android after years of loyal servcie to Apple. The red iPhone has caught his eye and he's decided he wants a slice of that action. Can the stores help? 5: …

Mystery Caller: Samsung Galaxy S8

Mystery Caller: Samsung Galaxy S8

It's here, it's finally here, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has landed and Mystery Shopper is excited. The S8 could be make or break for Samsung, the manufacture has been having a rocky time due to the Note …

Device Review: BlackBerry KEYone

Device Review: BlackBerry KEYone

A familiar face returns with a nostalgic design, average camera and impressive