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O2 and Vodafone mast sharing deal to be finalised by 2018

Monday, 10 July 2017 10:21:17 Europe/London

A mast sharing agreement between O2 and Vodafone is set to be completed by the end of 2017.

Now two years after its initial promised completion date, Project Beacon saw 18,000 network masts combined into a single grid - boosting population cover to 97 per cent (1 per cent shy of its original target)....

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iPhone owners have spent $14 billion on phone repairs since 2007

Thursday, 29 June 2017 10:44:55 Europe/London

Many iPhone owners can probably say that at some point they've dropped their handset, damaging it so badly that it needed to be sent off for a repair.

Since it's release 10 years ago iPhone users have spent some $14 billion on repair bills for the popular devices.

Broken iPhone

A report by SquareTrade called 'iPhon...

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EE saw more mobile data being used at Glastonbury 2017 than ever before

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 09:31:49 Europe/London

This year’s Glastonbury festival saw 54 terabytes of data being used during the five day event - a 100 per cent increase over last year's festival.

EE have attributed this sharp increase in data consumption to services such as Facebook Live, Instagram stories and Snapchat stories. According to the ne...

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Ericsson and Vodafone partner up to trial new 4G and 5G technologies

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 09:57:55 Europe/London

Smartphone and the Internet ofThingsVodafone has teamed up with Ericsson to develop new technologies designed to improve its 4G offerings, and also ease the way to 5G across the South of England.

Using a combination of ‘Massive MIMO’ and ‘Carrier Aggregation’ technology, Vodafone and Ericsson will use the technologies for both commerci...

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Ofcom fines Three £1.9 million for emergency call failure

Monday, 19 June 2017 09:36:26 Europe/London

Mobile network Three has been fined £1.9 million by Ofcom after it failed to ensure that its subscribers could contact the emergency services at all times.

Following a temporary service loss in Kent, Hampshire and parts of London on October 6, an investigation was launched by Ofcom into Three's netwo...

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According to a study from smartphone case manufacturer Peli, almost 50 per cent of mobile users would rather suffer a cracked screen than let a family member see their Internet browsing history.

Smartphone with a cracked screen

Peli also discovered that over three quarters (76.5pc) respondents damage their smartphones while running ...

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LG has announced the launch of a ruggedised handset called the LG X Venture - a competitor to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 Active.

The new handset will be an AT&T exclusive and will be limited to the United States - sorry Brits!

LG X Venture

The X Venture will come water and dust resistant thanks to it's IP68 ra...

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Could selfies lead the way to cheaper life insurance?

Monday, 8 May 2017 11:50:27 Europe/London

According to reports from USA Today several life insurance companies are testing a new technology called Chronos from Lapetus Solutions Inc.

Chronos uses selfies in a bid to gauge the life expectancy of the selfie's subject, which then decides whether the policy is approved and the pricing structure...

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From 15th June EE will let you use your phone abroad for free

Thursday, 4 May 2017 09:40:58 Europe/London

EE has announced that its customers will be able to use their current tariffs while abroad for free.

From 15th June, subscribers on pay monthly and pay as you go plans will be able to take advantage of the new rules set in place across 47 European countries including Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, ...

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O2 has partnered with Oxbotica, an Oxford-based artificial intelligence specialist in a bid to help further the development of autonomous vehicles here in the UK.

Working together under the DRIVEN consortium which has recently been given an £8.6 million government grant, O2 and Oxbotica are looking t...

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