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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 …

The IMO boss plans to take the prepay device market by storm

The IMO boss plans to take the prepay device market by storm

Nigel Whitehead (pictured above) reveals how PC World and a consultancy job proved to be the biggest challenge of his career “Within the next five years, I’ll be happy if someone sits down …

TalkTalk agrees £175m sale of B2B business to Daisy Group

TalkTalk agrees £175m sale of B2B business to Daisy Group

Daisy will take control of 80,000 clients from TalkTalk from July 2018 TalkTalk has agreed to sell its direct B2B business to the Daisy Group in a deal reportedly worth £175 million. It is …

Honor sells over one million Honor 10 smartphones

Honor sells over one million Honor 10 smartphones

The Honor 10 saw sales double what the Honor 9 sold in its first week of launch Honor has announced today (May 24) its recently launched flagship the Honor 10 has sold over one million units …

HTC unveils flagship U12+

HTC unveils flagship U12+

Latest device features a dual camera that has taken second spot on the DxOMark rating in front of the Huawei P20 and Google Pixel 2 and behind the P20 Pro HTC has unveiled its latest flagship …

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TalkTalk broadband worst in customer service for second year running in Ofcom report

TalkTalk broadband worst in customer service for second year running in Ofcom report

Virgin Media had the most satisfied customers TalkTalk has come last in regulator Ofcom's customer service report for the second year running. The report was released today (May 3) and covers …

Openreach trumped by smaller players with twice as many fibre broadband connections

Openreach trumped by smaller players with twice as many fibre broadband connections

Minnow broadband network builders connected 998,500 homes according to an industry report Alternative UK fibre broadband providers have connected up to one million homes with pure fibre broadband, …

Gamma 2017 revenue grew 11pc to £213.5 million

Gamma 2017 revenue grew 11pc to £213.5 million

Gross profit is up 14 per cent from £98.8m to £113m, while EBITDA rose 27pc to £39.6m Gamma saw strong financial growth for its 2017 fiscal year with revenue up 12 per cent to £238.4 million …

BT guarantees broadband speeds of 100Mbps in two new services

BT guarantees broadband speeds of 100Mbps in two new services

Ultrafast Fibre 1 and 2 offer customers speeds up to 152Mbps and 314Mbps respectively BT is guaranteeing customers minimum ultrafast broadband speeds of 100Mbps in its two new …

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The IMO boss plans to take the prepay device market by storm

The IMO boss plans to take the prepay device market by storm

Nigel Whitehead (pictured above) reveals how PC World and a consultancy job proved to be the biggest challenge of his career “Within the next five years, I’ll be happy if someone sits down …

Make do and mend mentality is a boon for insurance sales

Make do and mend mentality is a boon for insurance sales

Consumers holding onto expensive devices longer has lit a fire under the insurance industry The device insurance market is on fire. Ten years ago, only three per cent of customers had an …

Meet the CEO who is turning around Kondor’s ailing profits

Meet the CEO who is turning around Kondor’s ailing profits

The distributor is undergoing a renaissance masterminded by charismatic new boss Beatrice Lafon (pictured above)  “We’re probably among the most profitable accessories distributor in the …

O2 to stock Moroccan blue LG G7 ThinQ

O2 to stock Moroccan blue LG G7 ThinQ

It costs £619 prepaid while pay monthly prices start at £37 per month with a £9.99 upfront O2 has opened pre-orders for the LG G7 Thin Q Moroccan blue which it holds exclusive rights to stock …

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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

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

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