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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 …

EE to switch 5G services on across 16 UK cities in 2019

EE to switch 5G services on across 16 UK cities in 2019

EE is currently trialling 5G at Canary Wharf and across parts of East London  EE has confirmed that it will switch 5G on across 16 cities UK cities next year as it aims to be the first network to …

Vodafone India loss puts £6.7 billion dent in group revenues

Vodafone India loss puts £6.7 billion dent in group revenues

UK arm of the business reported a loss of €182 million (£158.6m) in mobile customer revenues as Europe as a whole reports a 17.6 per cent loss in profit Vodafone has reported a €7.8 billion …

Exertis names Chris Bale as head of transformation

Exertis names Chris Bale as head of transformation

Bale joins from Co-Op and spent 11 years at Ernst and Young  Exertis has appointed Chris Bale as its head of transformation to lead its operational and financial best practice across …

Former Daisy boss Neil Muller takes Timico CEO job

Former Daisy boss Neil Muller takes Timico CEO job

Muller left Daisy abruptly in June amidst acquisition rumours Managed services provider Timico has appointed former Daisy boss Neil Muller (pictured) as its new CEO as it unveiled its latest …

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Gamma takes company-of-the-year gong at AIM Awards

Gamma takes company-of-the-year gong at AIM Awards

Gamma was named company of the year at the annual AIM Awards. The ceremony was held at Old Billingsgate in London on October 11, with the award accepted by chief financial officer Andrew Belshaw …

Virgin Media Broadband voted most problematic according to Which?

Virgin Media Broadband voted most problematic according to Which?

Virgin Media customers are most likely to experience a problem with their broadband over the last 12 months with issues affecting seven out of 10, according to a Which? survey. The survey was held …

BT extends Yealink tie-up as it upgrades its device portfolio

BT extends Yealink tie-up as it upgrades its device portfolio

BT has extended its long-term partnership with Yealink as it upgrades its latest device portfolio as part of its Wholesale Hosted Communications Service (WHC). As part of the agreement, …

CityFibre readies full-fibre feast for 5m homes

CityFibre readies full-fibre feast for 5m homes

Five million homes will be connected to full fibre network thanks to a £2.5 billion investment from CityFibre. Over 37 towns and cities across the country will benefit from superfast gigabit …

Features

So solid in Crewe : how Phoenix joined the recycling gold rush

So solid in Crewe : how Phoenix joined the recycling gold rush

The global market for second-life mobile devices is going to reach epic growth say the Phoenix men Phoenix Cellular specialises in distributing used mobile phones and now claims to be Europe’s …

OnePlus 6T hits the stores

OnePlus 6T hits the stores

Chinese manufacturer has already sold 800 in the UK after holding a private event for its community forum members The OnePlus 6t has hit the shelves this morning following its announcement a week …

BT unveils Worldpay boss Philip Jansen as new CEO

BT unveils Worldpay boss Philip Jansen as new CEO

He will assume his role on February 1 and will be paid a £1.1 million salary BT Group has confirmed today (Oct 25) Worldpay chief Philip Jansen will be its new CEO as it seeks to improve …

How HMD Global breathed life back into the Nokia brand

How HMD Global breathed life back into the Nokia brand

The launch of the Nokia 7.1 gives HMD a stage to reveal its growing confidence as a top player HMD Global has continued its rise in telecoms with the launch of the Nokia 7.1, as the two-year-old …

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Opinion: Will new iPhone be a notch above the rest?

Opinion: Will new iPhone be a notch above the rest?

Will this week’s annual iPhone fest give us breakthrough tech or more notches and emojis? Depending on when you’re reading this, you’ll be high on excitement or bored of the hype, delirious …

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 …

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