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UK01 the new kid on the MNO block

So who’s heard of UK01? Probably not many people, but that’s all about to change. UK01 is a new mobile network run by Mapesbury Communications. They are one of the 12 winners of a low power GSM Guard Band license that Ofcom auctioned a few years ago. It’s not been plain sailing, becoming a Mobile […]

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WiMax discourse from Mr Operator coming shortly

We’ve a huge, huge piece on WiMax coming from Mr Operator. Suffice to say, he is not impressed. Some highlights I plucked from his piece this morning: “Over at Intel, someone else (possibly at the same long lunch) piped up and said “Great idea guys, here’s several Billion dollars, hop to it”. And lo, the […]

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PUMB your GSM

In the past few days we have heard about the Blyk model spreading around the world but now it seems that a variant on the Blyk model has been setup to rival this not only in the UK and all over the world as well! Pumbby works on the basis of paying users a small […]

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Deutsche Telekom to buy Sprint?

According to German paper Der Spiegel, Deutsche Telekom is considering going shopping and acquiring US carrier Sprint Nextel, with a view to merging it with its own T-Mobile USA. It’s a fascinating rumour but I’m not entirely convinced that this isn’t just an idle ‘what if?’ scenario from some Deutsche Telekom exec. Granted, for anyone […]

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Ofcom gives green light to mobiles on UK planes

If you’ve been reading the news about Emirates and Qantas’ launches of in-flight mobile access and wondering when such mile-high talk and text would be coming to the UK, Ofcom has the answer. The regulator has announced that it will permit mobiles in aircraft as long as the airline has the backing of either the […]

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China Unicom readies Olympics content for foreign visitors

China Unicom has leapt firmly on the Olympics bandwagon, announcing a slew of new content in time for the sports extravaganza later this year. According to Xinhua, the mobile operator will launch foreign language services and an international business centre. Xinhua also adds that China Unicom will also provide English, Korean and Japanese hotline services […]