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Instant messaging services now outpace SMS

This is the news that mobile phone networks worldwide have been dreading for over a decade – SMS is being replaced. Commonly known as “text messaging” SMS has been a constant for the networks for the best part of 15 years, being a major source of company revenues. However, smartphones are now the most common…

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A blip or the beginning of the end for Apple?

Most companies would be absolutely delighted with a net profit of $9.5 billion in a single quarter, however most analysts have cottoned onto the fact that although these figures are phenomenal they also represent the first dip in profits numbers by Apple in over a decade. With many people jumping on Apple’s back, making noises…

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Telecoms most optimistic market for job growth in UK

These are the findings of the annual Barclays Job Creation Survey (2013) that have discovered that out of all the markets in the UK currently, the telecoms sector is the most optimistic. 64% of companies within the marketspace responded that they expect to create full-time positions within the next year, up from 51% the year…

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Three Italia to be bought out by Telecom Italia

This isn’t exactly surprising news for anyone following the telecoms situation in Italy, but Three hasn’t have a great deal of success since entering the Italian market, prompting speculation that they could soon be bought out. That speculation has only increased recently, since Telecom Italia confirmed that contact had been made between the two companies,…

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Telecoms – Bringing Brothers Back Together

The world’s richest brothers, Mukesh and Anil Ambani, have joined forces for the first time in nearly a decade since their fathers death, seeing them join separate telecoms businesses to share 4G speeds. The deal is said to be worth $200m and will be focused on the India telecoms market. The Ambani brothers are both…

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Looking at EU Apple

The EU are currently looking into the contracts imposed by Apple on the networks that sell their products. This has come about due to informal complaints made to the EU’s competition commissioner regarding the technology giant and how they conduct their business. It isn’t currently unknown which of the telecoms operators have voiced their concerns…

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Google’s Eric Schmidt due to visit Myanmar for telecoms chat

Back in January, we brought you the news behind Myanmar’s expected growth in the telecoms industry. Imagine how interesting it was to then read this morning that Google’s former chief executive Eric Schmidt is due to visit the booming country next week. His trip there will see him talking with governmental officials at a technology…

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China set to become leading M2M provider

Based on the findings of Pyramid Research, they believe that China is set to become the number 1 powerhouse in M2M technology, with a number of their leading telecoms businesses at the forefront of the charge. M2M (machine to machine) allows wireless networks to communicate with a number of devices at once. It is fundamentally…

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BSkyB expand UK broadband business

The news has broken in the past week that BSkyB, the media giant, is set to become the 2nd largest player in the UK broadband market (subscriber numbers considered) after agreeing a deal to purchase Telefonica’s rival business. Estimated at just under £200m with add-ons taken into account, the deal will see BSkyB take their…

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4G auction raises £1 billion less than expected

Today was the day that Ofcom, the telecoms regulator for networks in the UK, auctioned off the 4G service which was previously only made available with new network EE, through an exclusivity deal. However, when George Osborne had predicted that the auction would raise the Treasury an estimated £3.5 billion, he hadn’t envisioned that the…