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Huawei captures nearly 9% market share in Great Britain

The latest smartphone OS data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reveal that in the three months ending April 2017, Android and iOS continued to increase their share of most markets. In urban China, Android captured 83.4% of smartphone sales, up 4.3 percentage points from 79.1% a year earlier. However, Android failed to achieve growth in the US, falling 5.9 percentage points…

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BT adds sports app to business broadband plans

Small and medium sized business customers who take one of the Infinity (FTTC/P) broadband packages from BT Business will now also receive access to the operator’s BTSport TV app for the duration of the contract. But it’s only for personal use, not for commercial or business broadcasting. The app itself offers video streaming access so that users can watch exclusive sport including…

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iD Mobile improves postpaid offer with rollover, roaming

UK MVNO iD Mobile announced a new postpaid offer available from 15 June. Available with a handset or as Sim-only, the plan includes automatic data rollover, bill capping and inclusive roaming in 50 destinations worldwide. READ MORE: UK Mobile Users Customer Satisfaction: Two UK MVNOs beats all others operators The company run by Carphone Warehouse also extended its returns period…

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‘After four days in Dubai, I came home with a £17,727 phone bill’

Everyone knows you can expect a steep mobile phone bill if you make calls, send texts or use data while abroad. But Orange customer Daniel Jeffery couldn’t believe it when he was handed a bill for almost £18,000 after returning from a four-day trip to Dubai.   Mr Jeffery, who works in recruitment and was on a work trip, said he wasn’t…

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EE and Vodafone rated UK’s worst mobile phone providers

EE and Vodafone have been voted the two worst mobile phone providers when it comes to customer experience, while Giffgaff has been ranked as the best. This is according to a report from consumer group Which?, which surveyed 4,026 members of the public on their mobile provider experiences. The population sample awarded both EE and Vodafone customer scores of 50%…

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TalkTalk Business adds mobile UC app to Hosted Voice

TalkTalk Business has added a multi-platform mobile application to its Hosted Voice product in preparation for a near tipping point in workplace mobility. The company cited a report by The Work Foundation which says that within three years 70% of people will work away from the office just as much as they work at their desk. In preparation for this…

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84% of UK SMB’s Unaware of GDPR Regulations

Eighty-four per cent of UK small business owners and 43% of senior executives of large companies are unaware of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation, according to Shred-it’s seventh annual Security Tracker research, conducted by Ipsos. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an important new piece of legislation, which will replace existing European data protection laws from May 2018….

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UK business broadband & phone provider XLN Wi-Fi hits 20,000 hotspots

UK business broadband and phone provider XLN announced that its Wi-Fi service passed the new milestone of 20,000 public hotspots in the UK. Rapid expansion of the network has continued since launch in October 2016, driven by customer demand and growing end-user adoption, the company said in a press release. READ MORE: Top 10 Telecom Companies in United Kingdom (UK) From…

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SEE Enterprise to connect to 40 more BT exchanges

UK operator SSE Enterprise Telecoms said it will extend its high performance Ethernet services by ’unbundling’ an additional 40 BT exchanges in prime business areas around the UK. The operator has also been confirmed as one of a small number of service providers in BT Openreach’s recently announced Dark Fibre Access trial. If the trials go well, SSE Enterprise Telecoms…

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Sky Mobile to implement roam-like-home in 36 destinations from 1 June

Sky Mobile is the latest in a series of mobile networks to expand its free international roaming offering Starting from June 1, Sky Mobile customers will be able to use their monthly allowance in 36 different European destinations. The change to Sky’s terms and conditions applies to all contracts, and affects phone call minutes, text messages, and mobile data usage….

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