Phones 4u calls in administrators after losing EE contract

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According to a recent publication in Telecompaper, UK retail chain Phones 4u has gone into public administration and did not open its doors on 15 September. The move follows Vodafone deciding to stop selling through Phones 4u two weeks ago. The Guardian reports that mobile network EE is undestood to have decided to also pull out on 12 September, after …

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P3 to test UK mobile network performance

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The consulting and testing firm P3 communications announced the launch of a regular mobile network benchmark in the UK. Based on voice and data measurements, the benchmark is designed to analyze and objectively compare the performance of all UK mobile networks from the end-user’s perspective. It will focus on voice and data services on LTE smartphones. Measurements will be conducted across the big metropolitan areas, the …

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Dhiraagu upgrades mobile network, implements 4G LTE (Maldives)

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Dhiraagu, the Maldives communications provider has rolled out works to upgrade its mobile network and implement 4G LTE services. Dhiraagu will install new equipment as part of the second stage of the field work in its upgrade project. The operator will upgrade its mobile network in greater Male’ area from 17 to 21 August 2014. Dhiraagu will be fully completing …

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My Mix Vip tariff by M:tel (Bosnia)

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Bosnian  operator m:tel has introduced the My Mix Vip tariff, which includes calls, SMS and mobile internet, plus the possibility of purchasing a mobile phone for BAM 1. The monthly subscription for the service is BAM 150 and the plan comes with 1,000 minutes to all networks in Bosnia, 5,000 minutes of calls to the m:tel fixed and mobile network, …

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Beeline upgrades network (Russian Federation)

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Vimpelcom, Russian mobile operator working under the Beeline brand, has introduced Dual Carrier-HSPA+ (DC-HSPA+) technology on 85% of its network in the city of Irkutsk, supporting speeds up to 42 Mbps. The operator also introduced the DC-HSDPA technology on its 3G network in the Belgorod region, with an average broadband speed of 8-14 Mbps there, as reported by sources.

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Ericsson, SoftBank demo Mobility-based Policy (Japan)

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Ericsson and Japanese mobile operator SoftBank are developing a Mobility-based Policy for congested network environments. The policy is designed to allow operators to dynamically allocate the best radio resources on a per-user, per-terminal basis. Ericsson’s Mobility-based Policy creates a direct connection between Ericsson SGSN-MME and Ericsson Service-Aware Policy Controller. This connection enables mobility management information from the SGSN-MME to go …

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Moldova grants 8 licences

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Anrceti, the Moldova’s telecommunications authority issued decisions to grant 8 licences for the right to use radio spectrum available in the frequency bands 800 MHz, 900 MHz and 1800 MHz by the three mobile providers Orange Moldova, Moldcell and Moldtelecom for the provision of public terrestrial cell mobile services. These decisions were issued based on applications from the three providers …

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Israel proposes stricter mobile coverage, quality rules

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The Israeli Ministry of Communications has issued stricter 2G and 3G network coverage and quality requirements. According to Bezeq, owner of the Pelephone mobile network, the ministry proposal would see an amendment to operator licenses toughening the coverage and quality requirements. The operators have until 31 August to submit comments on the proposal. Bezeq said it intends to object, as the …

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Some 23% of Android phone users consume over 300 MB a day

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According to research from Strategy Analytics, around Some 23% of US Android smartphone users consumed more than 300 MB of data a day on Wi-Fi and mobile networks. The company’s AppOptix consumer telemetry platform analysed over 1 million individual application sessions on more than 1,500 Android smartphones in the first half of the year. Categorized as power users, consumers of …

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New business tariff line by MTS Ukraine

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MTS Ukraine, the mobile operator has launched its new ‘Smart Office’ tariff line to business subscribers. The new plans are available both for large corporate subscribers and for SMEs and include unlimited intra-company calls and mobile internet services. There are six options available. ‘Smart Office 20′ includes unlimited calls within the corporate network and unlimited internet, on-net calls at UAH …

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London mayor wants 5G in the capital by 2020

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According to a report published in the Telegraph, London Mayor Boris Johnson wants the city to have 5G by 2020, the Telegraph reported. Johnson made the statement ahead the formal launch of the city’s first long term infrastructure investment plan. Johnson said the 5G mobile network will be deployed in collaboration with the University of Surrey. The mayor will also …

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Czech network sharing dialogue between O2, T-Mobile & Vodafone (Czech Republic)

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According to a press released issued by Vodafone Czech Republic on its website, it intends that it intends to participate in three-way discussions on possible sharing and consolidation of 2G, 3G and 4G LTE mobile networks with rival Czech mobile operators T-Mobile and O2. The UK-backed operator indicated that analysis of potential business model of network sharing/consolidation will be conducted by …

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