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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 …

Pangea expands footprint into Scotland

Pangea expands footprint into Scotland

Pangea now holds two bases and is looking to recruit six more members of staff before the end of the year IoT provider Pangea has expanded into Scotland establishing a base in Glasgow as part of …

Lenovo slammed for iPhone X clone Motorola P30

Lenovo slammed for iPhone X clone Motorola P30

The smartphone will cost around £275 in China Lenovo launched the Motorola P30 smartphone only to be met with criticism for copying the design of the notch-less iPhone X. The mid-range …

Is the world ready for the new arrival from another Planet?

Is the world ready for the new arrival from another Planet?

Planet Computers are hoping writers and bloggers will get flirty with its QWERTY-toting device The year is 1993 and Apple has just launched the Newton, bringing a QWERTY keyboard, stylus and the …

Standing tall with eyes firmly on the future: O2’s 5G vision

Standing tall with eyes firmly on the future: O2’s 5G vision

The provider’s CEO and CFO talk financials, 5G and building its business segment share O2 CEO Mark Evans believes the operator’s biggest opportunity for growth through 5G is in B2B as he and …

Unified Comms

Turned out Nice again: new image for UC specialists

Turned out Nice again: new image for UC specialists

After 32 years of trading CCS has rebranded to the Nice Network as it aims to expand Sunderland-based Unified Communications specialists formerly known as CCS has announced its rebranding name as …

BT Consumer creates over 1,000 jobs across the UK

BT Consumer creates over 1,000 jobs across the UK

The new job roles will provide "better job security" according to BT CEO BT is creating more than 1,000 permanent jobs as a part of its strategy to provide the best customer service in the UK. It …

Cesari appointed to lead Yealink UK operations

Cesari appointed to lead Yealink UK operations

Cesari joined Nimans last year and has previously worked for Promethean and Dolphin Telecom  Yealink UK has appointed Joe Cesari as the company's first ever head of Yealink UK as the UC solutions …

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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Pangea expands footprint into Scotland

Pangea expands footprint into Scotland

Pangea now holds two bases and is looking to recruit six more members of staff before the end of the year IoT provider Pangea has expanded into Scotland establishing a base in Glasgow as part of …

Is the world ready for the new arrival from another Planet?

Is the world ready for the new arrival from another Planet?

Planet Computers are hoping writers and bloggers will get flirty with its QWERTY-toting device The year is 1993 and Apple has just launched the Newton, bringing a QWERTY keyboard, stylus and the …

Standing tall with eyes firmly on the future: O2’s 5G vision

Standing tall with eyes firmly on the future: O2’s 5G vision

The provider’s CEO and CFO talk financials, 5G and building its business segment share O2 CEO Mark Evans believes the operator’s biggest opportunity for growth through 5G is in B2B as he and …

MVNOs carving out a niche for a larger share of the market

MVNOs carving out a niche for a larger share of the market

With the price of smartphones putting off potential buyers, MVNOs are a tempting offering In the …

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Speakers’ Corner: The UK tech repair market is growing rapidly

Speakers’ Corner: The UK tech repair market is growing rapidly

If it’s broken, we’ll fix it – quickly – says iSmash founder and MD Julian Shovlin There’s no doubt the tech repair market in the UK is growing rapidly, even in the face of …

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

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