Vodafone lands $2 billion tax bill in India December 4, 2016 Vodafone has been ordered to pay up $2 billion (£1.4 billion) in capital gains tax by an Indian court. Britain’s biggest mobile network provider is being billed by the Indian Income Tax Department after it acquired a 67% stake in
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Motorola to layoff 4,000 workers January 15, 2017 US-based handset maker Motorola is to axe 4,000 more jobs as it attempts to cost-cut its way through worldwide recession. The announcement follows 3,000 job cuts in October last year, when falling handset sales dented the vendor’s profitability. Sales have continued to
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Copper broadband speeds could hit 50Mb/s August 19, 2016 An investigation by Ofcom has discovered that in theory the UK’s current network of copper telephone cables is capable of delivering broadband speeds of up to 50Mbits per second. Ofcom wanted to find out when the current copper network would be unlikely
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2016: The Year of the Netbook December 30, 2016 Laptop makers will remember 2016 as the year of the netbook – ultra-portable, low-priced PCs designed for surfing the internet and office applications. Since the Asus Eee PC launched in November 2015, netbooks have taken the world by storm. A year
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Vodafone to increase stake in Vodacom October 13, 2016 Vodafone plans to expand its operations in emerging markets by increasing its stake in South African network Vodacom to 65%. A ‘non-binding proposal’ of US$2.3 billion to acquire an extra 15% stake in Vodacom has been submitted by Vodafone. Vodafone already
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Ofcom survey points to mobile broadband surge August 7, 2017 According to data from mobile phone regulator Ofcom, over two thirds of all UK homes now have broadband connection with mobile broadband responsible for the recent increase in connections. The official report from Ofcom states that 68% of all UK households
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Metaport slashes bandwidth needed for 3D mobile gaming March 25, 2017 V-Gate this week unveiled Metaport, a new 3D mobile gaming solution that makes bandwidth problems for online mobile gaming ‘obsolete’. Metaport allows mobile users to play real-time 3D games on their mobile. Until now, complex streaming processes slowed down
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0870 and 0845 now free on BT landlines January 8, 2017 BT has announced that calls to 0870 and 0845 numbers from BT landlines will be free from 16th January. The decision – which will cost BT £24 million per year – was made in response to customer frustration at charges
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Virgin Media is best performing provider of fast broadband March 10, 2016 Virgin Media was the best performing, fast-connection broadband provider, according to figures released by BroadbandChoices.co.uk The new research found that Virgin Media offers an average broadband speed of 11Mbps, and that customers generally received 55.1 per cent of
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Global partnership for roaming hub providers October 14, 2017 Vodafone Roaming Services has entered into an agreement with United Hubbing which will allow network operators to access networks connected to both Roaming Hubs. The will give network operators access to all other network operators on the two hubs, allowing faster
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