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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 …

O2 opens 2018 graduate scheme on a mobile app

O2 opens 2018 graduate scheme on a mobile app

Graduates can apply for roles with the Debut app from the App Store and Play Store O2 has opened its 2018 graduate programme today (Nov 23) becoming the first UK company to offer a  fully …

Autumn Budget: Chancellor commits half a billion pounds into 5G, AI and fibre broadband

Autumn Budget: Chancellor commits half a billion pounds into 5G, AI and fibre broadband

Around £160m of this figure will be committed to the development of 5G Chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond has announced today (Nov 22) in the Autumn Budget a further £500 million will …

iSmash strikes partnership with Maplin bolstering store footprint

iSmash strikes partnership with Maplin bolstering store footprint

iSmash concessions will be set up in three major Maplin locations in Monument, St Paul's and Stevenage. It brings total iSmash store fronts to 27 iSmash has penned a retail partnership with …

Consumers want multiple services from one provider

Consumers want multiple services from one provider

New study by Graystone Strategy has revealed that 74 per cent of consumers would take multiple services from the same provider if they appealed to a certain segment of the market. The nationwide …

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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 …

Vonage opens new headquarters in London for European expansion plans

Vonage opens new headquarters in London for European expansion plans

The communications provider is still on target to hit total revenue projection of £754m by year end Vonage is setting its sights on European expansion through potential acquisitions after …

Nimans appoints Colin McGregor as director of major accounts

Nimans appoints Colin McGregor as director of major accounts

Former Azlan boss will develop new sales opportunities with partners and

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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