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Roundup of the month: 5 things you may have missed

This month has flown by and as usual a lot has happened in the fast-paced mobile industry. Perhaps the biggest and most contentious story has been the very public tussle between the FBI and Apple, concerning access to a locked iPhone used in the San Bernadino terrorist attacks which devastated the US last year. But aside from the big stories dominating the […]

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News Operators

News: Three and O2 merger might propel Virgin Media into the big time

In the wake of recent developments regarding the merger of Three and O2, Virgin Media has hinted this week that the firm might take advantage of any forced sale of mobile spectrum. Three’s owner Hutchison and O2’s Telefonica also met recently with regulators in Brussels, as well as rival UK operators and interested parties. Virgin’s parent […]

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Who will reign at Mobile World Congress?

Each year Mobile World Congress kicks off on the Sunday before the main show starts, with lots of high-profile events where new devices and technologies are revealed. Samsung has traditionally booked large venues at the show to launch their latest products and this year is no exception. Both Samsung and Huawei will be revealing new flagship […]

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In-Flight Wi-Fi Adoption Boosted by Budget Airlines, to Reach More Than 10,400 Aircraft by 2020

Did you fly somewhere exotic over the holidays? Moreover, did the airline provide in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity? Just a few years ago, the thought of using a mobile phone onboard seemed like it would never become a reality but today, several thousand aircraft and dozens of airlines have installed Wi-Fi. This month, an annual report from Route Happy reveals that in-flight web access is growing among […]

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Happy New Year! A look to the mobile tech of 2016

Happy New Year from the team! What a year it’s been, and now on the first day of 2016 it’s time to take a brief look at what developments and trends we can look forward to in the mobile industry during the coming year. Mobile tech in 2016 First off, one of the first events of […]

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Get ready for LiFi

We recently published an article about 5 things you might have missed last month, in which one of the items we covered was the recent demonstration of a working LiFi system. Several people have since expressed an interest in finding out more about the new networking technology – so what exactly is it? In the next few years […]

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Operators Opinion

Opinion: Richard Goold on Google’s Project Fi

Since Google announced its Project Fi initiative, there has been a lot of chatter about what it means for the mobile operators, and whether Google’s efforts will disrupt the market for the better. Today’s post is by Richard Goold of Moorhouse, who has 8 years experience as a management consultant including 5 years in executive leadership roles […]

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Traditional signaling service takes the connected world back to the future

There aren’t many people outside of network specialists who are really aware what goes on behind the scenes in mobile operators’ networks. With the advent of 3G and 4G, networks have evolved beyond all recognition, but some of the more established signalling protocols have defied expectations and are still important to operator’s infrastructure and back-end networks. In this post, Robin […]

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News Operators

Aeromobile is off to a flying start in 2015

Over the past few years, you may have noticed talk of being able to use your mobile phone on a plane. Despite what seems like many years of discussion on the topic, you might not realise that some airlines have already installed special mobile network technology onboard, enabling you to get online before you reach your destination. One company in particular, Aeromobile, […]

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Carphone Warehouse to launch iD mobile network in May

Do we really need another mobile phone operator in the UK? Carphone Warehouse believes we do, as it’s much-rumoured mobile network is about to be launched. Called “iD”, the new service will arrive in May and in fact be powered by Three’s network under the bonnet. So why is it so special? The company says […]

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What does Sky’s entry into mobile mean for consumers?

The past few months have witnessed the start of a huge shakeup in the UK mobile and telecoms industry, as BT buys EE and Hutchison Whampoa (owner of Three) makes a bid for O2. Sky recently announced the creation of its own mobile brand as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), piggybacking on the O2 mobile network, […]

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2015: what can we expect from the mobile industry…?

As you are tucking into your mince pies and what remains of last week’s turkey, it’s a good opportunity to reflect on the year that was 2014. It was certainly an interesting year with plenty of developments in the mobile industry from smartphones to tablets, wearables to networks and much more. There are only a few days left […]