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Ofcom has decided to revise down its proposed price increase to the spectrum licence fees it annually charges mobile operators.

In October 2013 the regulator announced a price hike that would have seen operators annual licence fees increase almost five-fold across the board. Continue reading

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Commuters will benefit from improved WiFi speeds as part of the government’s plan to spend £90 million to boost internet use and phone signal on trains. Some of the development will be funded by the £53.1 million fine imposed on Network Rail by the Office of Rail Regulation for late running trains. Continue reading

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After a £15 Million investment to upgrade in service, O2 have turned on its 4G network in Belfast and Lisburn. The £15 Million investment including the modernisation of its 2G and 3G networks, as well as the rollout of 4G.

£5 million more will be spent to extend this to other areas by the end of this year, including the city of Londonderry. Continue reading

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Passengers travelling on the Eurotunnel will be able to make and receive mobile phone calls and surf the internet from today.

The service which was launched in partnership with Vodafone, EE, O2 and equipment supplier Alcatel-Luncent, has been introduced to mark the 20 anniversary of the first cross-channel journey via the tunnel. Continue reading

This new service will be available at forecourts and platforms across 137 London Underground stations, with more due to be connected over this summer.

Virgin Media will be connecting a further six London Underground stations to its Wi-Fi network during this week, taking the total number of WI-FI enabled stations to 137 since launch in June 2012.

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O2 will upgrade a quarter of its 2G and 3G cell towers by the end of the year, and will spend around £16 million to bring 3G data coverage to an additional 200 areas.

The upgrade work will be covered on an area-by-area basis with key components refreshed or replaced, such as fibre connections, radio equipment, remote monitoring and device antennas. Continue reading

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Mobile operators EE, Three, Vodafone and O2 will work in partnership with the Information Commissioners Office (IOC) to try and stop spam text messages and punish those companies that are sending spam text messages.

The falling cost of sending bulk SMS messages is helping criminals to take advantage of consumers trust of a highly personal medium, according to industry organization GSMA (GSM Association).

The operators are keen to keep text message inboxes free from spam. Continue reading

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Apple’s iPhone 5S has maintained its position as the UK’s most popular handset for the fifth month running, with the Samsung Galaxy S4 in second place and Apples iPhone 5C in third. Between then Apple and Samsung hold 7 of the top 10 positions  Continue reading

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Google has set the 25th to 26th of June for its annual I/O developers conference, which has served as the launching point for new Nexus hardware and updates to Android OS. This year’s event will take place at San Francisco’s Moscone Centre.

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