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Mobile Wars: Qualcomm’s actions may have led to the death of WiMax

Mobile Wars: Qualcomm’s actions may have led to the death of WiMax The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is suing Qualcomm for alleged unfair patent licensing policies that harmed competitors by illegally forcing them out of the market. The semiconductor manufacturer is also in trouble for entering into exclusive deals with Apple, such as allegedly bribing it not to make ... Read More »

Networks Predict Customer Service Boost in 2017

 Networks Predict Customer Service Boost in 2017 The UK mobile consumer is more powerful than ever, and changes to what they expect from and how they manage their mobile tariffs will impact how operators communicate with them in 2017. Three’s director of customer strategy Danny Dixon explains: ‘Your existing customer base is the core of your business and the best ... Read More »

Galaxy Note 7 recall refuseniks face new action

Galaxy Note 7 recall refuseniks face new action Galaxy Note 7 owners in the US who have ignored the global recall of Samsung’s smartphone face a fresh effort to make them return their devices. Mobile network Verizon told Fortune magazine that it planned to divert calls made via the phones so that they reached its staff instead. It follows dozens ... Read More »

Three becomes first UK network to stock Huawei Mate 9

Three becomes first UK network to stock Huawei Mate 9 Manufacturer’s “smartest and fastest device yet” has gone on sale today Three has become the first UK mobile operator to begin selling the Huawei Mate 9 smartphone. It is available in ‘space grey’ both in-store and online from today. The Mate 9 (pictured) available on a £41 per month, two-year contract with unlimited ... Read More »

Operators reveal 2017 network upgrade predictions

Operators reveal 2017 network upgrade predictions The UK’s networks and Ofcom reveal to Mobile their predictions and targets for this year. Consumer expectations of 4G are changing, with EE’s MD of channels and trading, Ettiene Brandt, telling Mobile: ‘4G has crossed over from a “nice to have” to being essential, and that’s because of changes to how people are using ... Read More »

2017 Telecom Trends

2017 Telecom Trends The telecom industry is at the forefront of leading the transformation the world is witnessing. With the evolving technologies and surging demand of data, solution providers will be addressing the needs of expanding infrastructure developments. The key trends consolidating in 2017 are: Network Infra Innovation: Getting more from existing networks and reducing operational cost is on the ... Read More »

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2017

Best smartphones to look forward to in 2017 We’re all addicted to our smartphones. We’re constantly downloading apps to run on them, trying to figure out how to get their batteries to last as long as possible, and working to make the most of the storage capacity we have. While we all love and spend tons of time with the ... Read More »

MVNO BLOG: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments

MVNO BLOG: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments UK MVNO giant Lycamobile Group and Malaysia’s Enabling Asia Tech have reportedly approached Thai state-backed telecoms company TOT regarding possible partnership deals, as the south-east Asian country seeks to grow its virtual sector. According to The Nation, which cites TOT’s senior executive vice president for mobile, Rungsun Channarukul, Lycamobile seeks ... Read More »

MVNO Samatel ends mobile services in Oman

MVNO Samatel ends mobile services in Oman Mobile operator Samatel has abandoned its operations in Oman, terminating mobile services in the Sultanate from 14 January 2017. The MVNO was launched in 2010, but has now terminated its mobile services, advising customers to port their umber to another operator as soon as possible, the Times of Oman reports. It launched on ... Read More »