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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 …

Xiaomi may face IPCom patent damages claim worth millions

Xiaomi may face IPCom patent damages claim worth millions

The patent has been fought over before and was at the centre of legal battles with HTC and Nokia in Germany Xiaomi could be hit with a lawsuit for millions of pounds in damages if a threatened …

O2 revenue pushes past £6bn as operator invests £1bn to drive growth

O2 revenue pushes past £6bn as operator invests £1bn to drive growth

Customer base continues to stand at 25 million, with 13.5 connected to 4G O2 has announced that total revenue for the full financial year of 2018 grew 5.4 per cent to £6.007 billion following …

O2 confirm 5G network to launch in UK capital cities this year

O2 confirm 5G network to launch in UK capital cities this year

O2 to build a 5G Economy partnership in the UK with British businesses O2 has announced that it will launch its 5G network later this year in the UK's four capital cities. Belfast, Cardiff, …

Samsung unveils folding smartphone the Galaxy Fold for £1,800

Samsung unveils folding smartphone the Galaxy Fold for £1,800

The Fold will retail at £1,800 in May featuring in black, silver, green and blue Samsung has showcased its folding smartphone the Galaxy Fold alongside the S10 range which includes a 5G …

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BT to add Allison Kirkby to the board

BT to add Allison Kirkby to the board

Kirkby has held positions at operators in Sweden and Denmark and will join the board in March BT Group has announced that TDC Group CEO Allison Kirkby will be joining the BT Board as a …

Nice Network bids for further growth with Formica tie-up

Nice Network bids for further growth with Formica tie-up

Nice Network is aiming for £4 million in turnover and plans to double headcount Unified communications firm Nice Network has struck a partnership with Formica Group as it targets further …

Nice deal for Darlington FC

Nice deal for Darlington FC

Nice Network rebranded last year after 32 years of trading as CCS Unified communications firm Nice Network, formerly known as CCS, has struck a deal to become Darlington Football Club’s latest …

CityFibre extend investment in Huddersfield

CityFibre extend investment in Huddersfield

Extension comes five years after CityFibre first brought fibre infrastructure to the town CityFibre has begun work on a £30 million full fibre network expansion in Huddersfield. The expansion …

Features

Fixed wireless access set to offer attractive early use case for 5G

Fixed wireless access set to offer attractive early use case for 5G

The tech could provide a fibre alternative, alongside other 5G uses such as IoT and broadcast Some 1.5 billion people worldwide will be signed up to 5G in five years’ time, according to fresh …

Apple may rate good value over volumes as market slows down

Apple may rate good value over volumes as market slows down

As the tech giant revises its revenues, it looks to be turning its attention to new revenue streams When Apple CEO Tim Cook announced on January 2 that the Cupertino-based juggernaut had revised …

Time for a change

Time for a change

Mobile News looks back at the industry’s key appointments and departures over the past 12 months Another year goes by which means another 12 months of new arrivals and departures. As we look to …

Xiaomi thinks big in UK, but can it make 10pc dreams a reality?

Xiaomi thinks big in UK, but can it make 10pc dreams a reality?

The Chinese vendor hopes to make a big splash through attractive pricing, but faces a tough market Xiaomi is aiming to ship two million smartphones in the UK to take 10 per cent of the country’s …

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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