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Vodafone Sale of Verizon Approved

We’d previously written about the pending sale of Vodafone’s 45% share in Verizon estimated at approximately £80 billion or $130 billion, and just a few days ago that sale was approved by the US regulators, the FCC. The Federal Communications Commission have now rubber stamped the deal, prompting Vodafone shareholders to make decisions about how they’d like…

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Jump Ship If Your Network Raises The Price

The UK for the past few years has been rife with the argument surrounding rising electricity prices and the cost of living going up. This has even been the main bone of contention that the Labour party use as their angle to ensure the Conservative party don’t come out smelling of roses from any Parliamentary…

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Should businesses still consider using Blackberry Smartphones? [Guest Post]

When Blackberry first hit the shelves back in 1999, millions of users were wowed by the fact that there was a mobile handset that could send email in addition to making calls and text. As well as consumers buying it, it proved to be a big hit with business users. After all, this was the…

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4G Licenses Rumoured To Be Coming To Chinese Networks

Rumours have been circulating over the past few days that the Chinese authorities will allow their major networks to start using the 4G spectrum for customers. These rumours have gathered prominence after it was revealed by a company insider that China Mobile’s departments for 4G have been “unusually busy” lately. Liu Dalong, director of the…

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Following Super Typhoon Haiyan calls from the UK to the Philippines increased by 300%

Studying our data, we saw that callers from the UK using both the DialToSave InstantTalk and CreditTalk services to phone the Philippines made 300% more calls on Friday November 8th, hours after Typhoon Haiyan, compared to the average call numbers for the previous 4 Fridays. This trend continued on until Saturday November 9th, which compared…

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EE Launch World’s Fastest 4G

Speaking at the Huawei Global Mobile Broadband Forum in London, CEO of EE Olaf Swantee announced the launch of the company’s LTE-A signal, (theoretically) capable of 300Mbps download speeds. The launch has only so far been limited to Tech City in London, with the aim of rolling the service out commercially in mid-2014 when LTE-A…

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Golden Age of Telecoms Nearly Over For All But A Few Remaining Markets

For the past 20 years the telecoms industry has seen its “golden age”, even growing fast enough to catapult its most powerful figure, Carlos Slim, to the head of the Forbes Rich List. This growth is now beginning to slow and industry analysts Ovum predict that by 2018 the market will see its first decline.…

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Alcatel-Lucent Employees Protest Companies Plans To Cut 10,000 Jobs

Alcatel-Lucent have been a company in decline since 2006 according to Michel Combes, CEO of the ailing business. That was the last time the company made any money, prompting the company to announce that they will be cutting 10,000 jobs in an effort to reduce costs by €1 billion. This has sparked protests by company…

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Vodafone and Verizon involved in third biggest corporate deal ever – $130b

It’s been a long running feud in the telecoms world, with Vodafone being 45% major shareholders in Verizon. The heads in charge had calmed the storm that was brewing some time ago, based around an unknown answer to a very important question regarding total control. The answer has now been given and it comes in…

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BlackBerry to be sold for $4.7b

The mobile phone manufacturer owned by parent company RIM is to be sold after announcing that they expect to make a loss of just under $1b for the 2nd quarter of 2013 and will be restructuring the business, starting with an exodus of up to 40% of it’s current workforce. The company swooping in on…