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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 …

26,000 mobiles, laptops, tablets and drones went missing on London transport

26,000 mobiles, laptops, tablets and drones went missing on London transport

iPhones were the most lost device at 7,394, followed by Samsung devices at 6,091, in third was Nokia mobiles at 3,012 According to a think tank, around 26,000 mobiles, laptops, tablets and …

Three launches 4G B2B mobile contracts ‘Simply Focused’

Three launches 4G B2B mobile contracts ‘Simply Focused’

Prices for the B2B monthly mobile contracts start from £7.50 to £17.50 per month Three unveiled its 4G mobile contracts for small and medium-sized enterprises. Simply Focused contracts …

European expansion on the agenda as FutureDial eyes million milestone

European expansion on the agenda as FutureDial eyes million milestone

Mobile solutions developer wants to double its number of licences Mobile solutions developer FutureDial is targeting to sell over one million mobile repair and diagnostics software in Europe by the …

Virgin Media Business appoints McMillen as new executive sales director

Virgin Media Business appoints McMillen as new executive sales director

McMillen joins Virgin Media Business from July 23 Virgin Media Business has announced Tamara McMillen as it's new executive sales director. McMillen will join Virgin Media Business from Verizon …

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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

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Virgin Media Business appoints McMillen as new executive sales director

Virgin Media Business appoints McMillen as new executive sales director

McMillen joins Virgin Media Business from July 23 Virgin Media Business has announced Tamara McMillen as it's new executive sales director. McMillen will join Virgin Media Business from Verizon …

Millions of broadband customers feel misled over “fibre”

Millions of broadband customers feel misled over “fibre”

Almost a quarter of people believe they FTTP but this is only the case for three per cent of people Millions of broadband customers across the UK may have been misled about their broadband …

Nimans team up with Logitech to offer resellers new range of IT bundles

Nimans team up with Logitech to offer resellers new range of IT bundles

Nimans will offer resellers IT products tailored for home workers, huddle rooms and general offices.  Nimans is partnering up with Logitech for the first time to offer resellers a new range of IT …

UKFast IT Director Lathwood takes on CTO role

UKFast IT Director Lathwood takes on CTO role

Lathwood has been at UKFast since 2000 and is the longest serving employee at the cloud firm UKFast has announced that current IT director Neil Lathwood has stepped into the role of chief …

Features

Ringing the changes will make club better says CEO Donovan

Ringing the changes will make club better says CEO Donovan

Data Select chose the occasion of its 26th event to announce improvements to its Platinum Club Data Select has made amendments to its Platinum Club criteria to reduce the number of partners it has …

Chinese challenger brand has high hopes for the UK market

Chinese challenger brand has high hopes for the UK market

Taking on the might of Apple and Samsung is a big ask. But Xiaomi has the big boys in its sights Xiaomi has the potential to take on the UK market but will face some challenges along the way …

Why there is still a profitable future for the feature phone

Why there is still a profitable future for the feature phone

The return of the Nokia 3310 has put new life into what many thought was a dead segment  Industry experts have been mainly positive about the future of feature phones despite the forecast of …

With eighteen months to go, 5G gets ready for the big time

With eighteen months to go, 5G gets ready for the big time

Anticipation and excitement is mounting. But what will the new technology mean in reality? A year and a half. That’s how long we have to wait until 5G hits our pockets, providing your selected …

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Speakers’ Corner: Embracing the benefits of SDN

Speakers’ Corner: Embracing the benefits of SDN

By moving to an SDN vendor-agnostic platform, a provider is able to integrate an open software infrastructure and integrate new innovation as it comes along Software-defined technologies such as …

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

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