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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 …

Three launches 5G with unlimited broadband service

Three launches 5G with unlimited broadband service

The service is wireless offering an alternative to fixed-line broadband Three has today (Aug 19) launched its 5G network in London and is now selling 5G broadband as an alternative to fixed-line …

Vodafone strengthens Wasps partnership and brings 5G to the Ricoh Arena

Vodafone strengthens Wasps partnership and brings 5G to the Ricoh Arena

Vodafone launched its 5G network on July 3 Vodafone has strengthened its partnership with Wasps through a sponsorship deal with the Ladies rugby team that will also bring 5G to the teams Ricoh …

Kondor and O2 partner to reduce packaging waste

Kondor and O2 partner to reduce packaging waste

Measures include box size reduction and elimination of plastic in packaging Kondor has announced an initiative with O2 to remove all single use plastics from their branded accessory products by the …

Samsung opens Kings Cross hub to showcase innovation

Samsung opens Kings Cross hub to showcase innovation

Samsung smartphones and devices are present for users to test out Samsung has opened up an experience centre in Kings Cross as it looks to showcase its latest innovations and collaborations to …

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Virgin Media sets out to bring gigabit broadband to 15 million by 2021

Virgin Media sets out to bring gigabit broadband to 15 million by 2021

A million connections will be surpassed this year Virgin Media has set out bold targets to connect up to 15 million UK homes with gigabit broadband by the end of 2021. The first homes will …

TalkTalk Business MD steps down

TalkTalk Business MD steps down

Olson-Chapman served over 10 years with TalkTalk TalkTalk Business managing director Kristine Olson-Chapman is to leave her position with the internet service provider. Olson-Chapman departs as …

Openreach adds 36 more locations for full fibre broadband rollout

Openreach adds 36 more locations for full fibre broadband rollout

So far 1.5 million premises has been reached nationwide through the 'Fibre First' programme Openreach has announced 36 new locations will receive its Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband …

SIM-only sales surge following ‘Text-to-Switch’ ruling

SIM-only sales surge following ‘Text-to-Switch’ ruling

SIM-only sales at third-highest since 2014 in the week after new ruling came into effect Ofcom's 'Text-to-Switch' ruling has boosted mobile market sales by 57 per cent year-on-year (YoY) and has …

Features

Vodafone 5G launch reaction round-up: dealers and analysts comment

Vodafone 5G launch reaction round-up: dealers and analysts comment

Mobile News has gained the views from observers on the operator’s 5G debut After delaying its 5G launch from the end of May, Vodafone has become the second UK operator to switch on the brand …

Device review: Ulefone Armor 6E

Device review: Ulefone Armor 6E

Google-certified Chinese rugged smart device provides bang for buck - 4/5 Huawei, Honor, Xiaomi, Oppo – names that are now, if not exactly household, pretty recognisable to most people out there, …

How Yboo gave its founders the appiest days of their lives

How Yboo gave its founders the appiest days of their lives

Martyn Gould is one half of the dynamic duo behind the app that calculates the best mobile deals Martyn Gould, the founder and CEO of Yboo, is an energetic and cheery man. It’s a good thing too, …

5G launch reaction: consumers, dealers and analysts

5G launch reaction: consumers, dealers and analysts

Mobile News gathers the views from the street and the industry on EE's 5G debut On May 30, EE became the UK’s first network to launch 5G, via the new OnePlus 7 Pro 5G device. On a sunny …

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Speakers’ Corner: Providers can aid those in need by embracing ‘vulnerability by design’

Speakers’ Corner: Providers can aid those in need by embracing ‘vulnerability by design’

Considering vulnerable users is key, says communications ombudsman Jonathan Lenton (picture below) at Ombudsman Services Vulnerability. It’s a hot topic in the communications sector and it’s …

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 …

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