Mobile phones banned from Britain’s cabinet

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Entry of mobile phones and Blackberry has been banned for the members of David Cameron’s new cabinet by the prime Minister herself.  While holding the meeting, the PM made it clear that he would continue the Labour tradition of holding cabinet meetings in different parts of the UK and the cabinet would normally meet every Tuesday morning at 0900 …

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Orange- T-Mobile joint venture named Everything Everywhere

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The name of the new joint venture between Orange and T- Mobile has been decided and it reflects that the company now is the biggest operator in the market. The name Everything Everywhere is the symbol of the extreme scale of the operator. The company has been advertised with “Britain’s biggest communications company” tag and in is press announcement, …

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Microsoft’s KiN expected to lead to Windows Phone comeback

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Kin, a new Windows Phone has been launched by Microsoft Corp. targeting young consumers who are regular social networkers. The analysts are anticipating if this will phone be able to provide the much-needed boost to the beleaguered operating system. The launch also witnesses partnerships with Verizon Wireless, Vodafone and Sharp Corp. The design of Kin has been finalized to provide …

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Vodafone to support British Gas Smart Meters

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: For the roll out of smart metering in the UK, Vodafone UK is working with British Gas. Both the companies have entered into a multi million pound contract. Under the contract, Vodafone will provide nearly 1 million GPRS connections within household meters. This will help families to monitor the energy they use, leading to cost savings and reduced CO2 …

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Vodafone announces the closure of navigation services (Sweden)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: The free navigation service provided by Google and Nokia has taken a toll on Vodafone which has announced the closure of its navigation business. Wayfinder, a Swedish navigational software firm was bought by Vodafone in December 2008 at a price of $30 million (19.8 million pounds). The closure will result in the loss of 95 jobs across Sweden, Romania …

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Virgin to offer 100Mb per second broadband service (Britain)

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: 100Mb per second broadband service will be launched by Virgin Media this year to extend its speed advantage over rivals BT and British Sky Broadcasting. A narrowing of full-year pre-tax losses for 2009 from continuing operations from £860.2m ($1.3bn) to £337.5m has also been reported by the company. 28,600 new cable subscribers signed up the network which is the …

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O2 fastest mobile internet provider in London

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: O2 has emerged as the quickest provider of mobile phone web page access in London compared to four other operators. 1.7 seconds on average was taken by the testers to access a page on the web when using O2’s mobile internet. For over 60 days, the speeds of five networks were compared at 150 locations and concluded that the …

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BT monopoly to be ended to deliver superfast broadband

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: In order to deliver superfast” broadband to the majority of Britain’s homes by 2017, the Conservatives claimed to loosen the grip of BT on the local telephone network besides using a parts of the BBC license fee. According to shadow chancellor George Osborne, the Conservatives would support changes to the regulatory framework, adding that private investors being allowed to …

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OFT seeks to examine Orange/T-Mobile deal

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: European Commission has been asked by Office of Fair Trading (OFT), Britain’s consumer watchdog to let it examine the planned merger of the UK arms of France Telecom’s Orange and Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile, raising prospects of at least a delay to any deal. A 50-50 joint venture was agreed between T-Mobile and Orange grabbing top spot with a market …

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Service line won’t be affected due to delays to fixed line award, says Vodafone Qatar

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: Corporate governance issues has again led to the delay, this time until the first quarter of the  next year,  in the official award of Qatar’s second fixed line license to Vodafone Qatar. In September 2008, the British-Qatari joint venture was declared the winner of the second national operator (SNO) license, with commercial fixed line services originally mooted for 2009, …

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