3G iPhone: cheap version of original July 16, 2016 Apple’s new 3G iPhone is in reality just a cheaper-to-make version of the original iPhone with a few added features. This is the conclusion of expert electronics analyst, iSuppli, who took the iPhone to pieces to work out how much each unit
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LG and Samsung to increase sales of high price handsets January 22, 2016 According to reports in the Chinese media, this year both Samsung and LG are aiming to significantly increase sales of high-price mobile phone handsets. Samsung Electronics is aiming for shipments of handsets costing above US$200 to reach 50
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242 million mobile subscribers in India March 6, 2016 India’s mobile telephony industry is growing even faster than the mobile industry in China. Five years’ ago there were 13.8 million subscribers in India. At the beginning of 2016 there were 242 million. It is estimated that, by 2012, India will
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Real world messaging service launches in Second Life October 4, 2015 Italian IT solutions provider Italtel has partnered with Telecom Italia to create a ‘First Life’ communicator for user within popular on-line world Second Life. Second Life boasts a population of hundreds of thousands as well as it’s own economy. First
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Ofcom demands clarity on telecom charges February 28, 2016 Communications regulator, Ofcom, has produced draft guidelines for telecom and internet firms, regulating the additional charges companies can demand from customers. The regulator devised the new rules in response to complaints from customers about additional charges for paying bills by cheque
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Watch Eastenders on holiday for £1,200 an episode July 1, 2017 Question: You’re on holiday abroad – why not take your laptop to the poolside and enjoy an episode of Eastenders, handily downloaded via your mobile broadband connection? Answer: Because at £1,200 an episode, the download will probably cost more than
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3 UK announces 3G HSDPA service August 16, 2015 3 UK is launching its 3Turbo high-speed 3G HSDPA service on 3 September, giving customers ultra-fast mobile broadband on a selection of HSDPA-enabled mobile phone handsets. The company is also releasing a new USB modem for laptops. 3 is also introducing
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New Community website from PlusNet August 6, 2015 PlusNet, the UK ISP, will shortly be launching its new Community site. The site has been at the testing stage for the last three months and has proved to be a success. Customers will be able to enjoy a faster and more functional website containing forums, blogs,
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Government to develop broadband strategy November 27, 2015 The government has agreed to develop a strategy for rolling out next-generation broadband networks, which will consider best practice from high-speed broadband pilot schemes and outline the business benefits of investing in high-speed networks. The agreement was made at a broadband summit
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Partnerships between telecos and systems integrators must be encouraged August 13, 2015 A new report on global managed service contracts for the first six months of 2015 from consultancy firm Ovum reveals that telecoms network operators offering global managed services are still majoring on connectivity. The report concluded that they have not got closer to
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