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Operators

We’re getting there with BT’s Quad-play and Google’s Project Fi

I am pleased to see the mobile operator trend toward commoditisation. Long term readers will recognise that I have a rather binary view on the mobile operator industry: Either innovate, or get out of the way. Sadly — and yes, I’m using broad brush strokes here — we’ve seen next to zero innovation in recent […]

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Operators

Infinity is almost here

I’m pretty sure that BT doesn’t get a lot of online orders at 230am most days. Last night however I thought I would see how the march towards BT Infinity was coming on. The last time I looked the scheduled date for availability in Hook, Hampshire was June. June! Anyway. I was up soothing the […]

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Opinion

Vodafone + BT Openzone = Umm?

I am a Vodafone customer. Three SIMs: one mobile phone, and two iPads. The latter (apparently) come with BT Openzone access as standard (look, it says it on the website). They’re all registered to the same account and therefore, when I’m in a 2G area or, better yet, out and about with my laptop, and […]

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Opinion

BT Business Mobile: The UK’s most embarrassing network choice

One of the commenters on Shaun’s post over at PDA-247.com about my Vodafone rants this week highlighted the sad and ridiculous reality of our mobile network marketplace. The reader, tTeabag, comments thus: My company moved over to BT Business Mobile and on my first business trip to Europe after the change over I was staggered […]

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News

BT shows off dual-mode ToGo

The rumours were true: BT has gone for another bite of the dual mode cherry, using an HTC smartphone, pictured here, called the BT ToGo. The dual-mode device will come bundled as part of BT’s Total Broadband Anywhere package – which covers home broadband, as well as mobile minutes, texts and 10 MB of mobile […]

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BT to relaunch Fusion with own-brand HTC?

Interesting news out of BT: according to a report in The Telegraph BT is set to debut an own-brand smartphone from HTC today. The Telegraph reckons it will run “off BT’s Home Hubs in residential settings, and switch across to the Vodafone mobile network when out and about”Interesting news out of BT: according to a […]

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News

Vodafone does five-year backhaul deal with BT

Vodafone has announced that it’s struck a five year deal with BT which will see BT’s wholesale arm providing connectivity between Voda’s base stations and its own network. According to the two companies, the deal comes off the back of predicted demand for high bandwidth mobile applications like photo sharing and downloading music. The deal […]

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Operators

Operators ask to dodge termination fees

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has referred the question of wholesale mobile termination rates – the fee each operator charges another to connect a call on their network – to the Competition Commission after appeals by BT and 3. The appeals come after Ofcom changed the controls on mobile termination rates early last year, which it […]

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C&W inks five-year union with Orange over FMC

More news on the convergence front – Cable and Wireless has signed a deal with Orange to provide national roaming services to its fixed mobile convergence (FMC) customers. The five year deal will let customers use Orange’s mobile network when they’re outside the office and then switch back to using IP over a Cable and […]