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Vendors, shoppers at six London street markets to benefit from Passpoint Wi-Fi roaming

Passpoint Wi-Fi removes the need for users to find and authenticate each time they want to get online Six London street markets — Church Street, Berwick Street, Strutton Ground, Tachbrook Street, Maida Hill and Rupert Street markets — will soon have access to outdoor, free-to-use public...

Report: U.K. government should play active role in 5G readiness

A new report from Britain's National Infrastructure Commission concluded the infrastructure needed to support future "5G" networks is lacking – and the government should take an active role in both ensuring basic mobility as well as 5G readiness. The NIC was formed last year to look...

UK smartphone users not satisfied with mobile data services

According to a study by Vasona Networks, smartphone users in the United Kingdom believe their mobile operators are not meeting their mobile data expectations and they are willing to go elsewhere to get the coverage they expect. The survey found two-thirds of broadband users in...

UK eyes Internet tax to fund rural broadband

Aiming for 100% coverage with super-fast broadband by next general election in 2020 Authorities in the United Kingdom are looking to deliver broadband access to what it calls the final 5% of the population who live in areas so remote or rural they do not...

Mobile internet use nearing 50%

BBC News | August 31, 2011 Almost half of UK internet users are going online via mobile phone data connections, according to the Office for National Statistics. Read the full article here via BBC News

Mobile ad firm Blyk names insider Eric Kip as CEO

Reuters | August 29, 2011 | Tarmo Virki Blyk, a pioneer in the mobile-telephone advertising business, said on Tuesday it has appointed its chief commercial officer, Eric Kip, to take over as chief executive, replacing co-founder Pekka Ala-Pietila. Read the full article here via Reuters

Rural Broadband Working Group to bring millions of MBs of free mobile broadband to rural areas

Three | August 30, 2011 | Press Release August 30th 2011: Three and the Countryside Alliance today announces the launch of a project aimed at getting people online in rural areas of poor or non-existent broadband. Called the Rural Broadband Working Group, the initiative will see...

Vodafone explores cooperation with Greek telecoms operator

Reuters | August 29, 2011 | Nicola Leske Telecoms giant Vodafone said on Monday it was exploring the possibility to cooperate with Wind Hellas, Greece's third-biggest telecoms operator. Read the full article here via Reuters

Sony Ericsson boosts 2011 Xperia™ family with new experiences and new software

Sony Ericsson | August 25, 2011 | Press Release 25 August 2011, London, UK – Sony Ericsson today announced new functionality and features to its 2011 Xperia™ smartphone range with a comprehensive software upgrade from October 2011. Consumers with 2011 Xperia™ smartphones will benefit from...

Third of adults ‘use smartphone’ says Ofcom report

BBC News | August 3, 2011 Nearly one in three adults in the UK now uses a smartphone, according to a report by the telecoms regulator Ofcom. Read the full article here via BBC News

Third of adults 'use smartphone' says Ofcom report

BBC News | August 3, 2011 Nearly one in three adults in the UK now uses a smartphone, according to a report by the telecoms regulator Ofcom. Read the full article here via BBC News

Nokia Helps Companies Tag Advertising in U.K. to Get Phone Users Tapping

Bloomberg | August 3, 2011 | Diana ben-Aaron Nokia Oyj (NOK1V) is offering companies advertising with embedded tags that can be read by some mobile phones as it tries to gain a lead in the technology over rivals such as Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Google...

British smartphone use soaring, led by teens: survey

Reuters | August 3, 2011 | Paul Sandle Teenage Britons are spending more and more time using smartphones to make calls, send texts and use social networking sites, and more than half of those that own the devices claim to be addicted to them, regulator...

Tate and Vodafone begin new partnership by launching Tate Debates

Vodafone | July 25, 2011 | Press Release Tate and Vodafone today announced a new partnership to develop online and mobile technologies for Tate’s galleries and website. The partnership launches with Tate Debates, a weekly online discussion on Tate’s blog to encourage people to share...

British Library offers e-classics app for iPad

Reuters | August 3, 2011 | Alice Baghdijan Frankenstein, Oliver Twist and Robinson Crusoe could all be lurking on your iPad if you download a new application launched by the British Library this week which provides access to over 45,000 historical and antiquarian titles. Read the...

Sony Ericsson broadens Research and Development capabilities in China

Sony Ericsson | July 27, 2011 | Press Release Beijing, Wednesday 27th July 2011: Sony Ericsson today announced the opening of its global Research and Development (R&D) operation center in Beijing. The new center demonstrates Sony Ericsson’s expansion of its R&D capabilities and its commitment...

Vodafone Spain secures spectrum to deliver new services for customers

Vodafone | July 29, 2011 | Press Release Vodafone Spain has been awarded a total of 60 MHz (2x30 MHz) of new spectrum in the Spanish government’s auction, enabling the Company to provide its customers with enhanced mobile internet services across the country, including in...

Vodafone to receive £2.8 billion dividend from Verizon wireless in January 2012

Vodafone | July 28, 2011 | Press Release Vodafone today announces that the Board of Verizon Wireless has approved the payment of a $10 billion (£6.1 billion) dividend. As a 45% shareholder in Verizon Wireless, Vodafone’s share of the dividend will be $4.5 billion (£2.8...

Vodafone Turkey to Acquire Koc.net

Vodafone | July 28, 2011 | Press Release Vodafone Turkey today announced that it has agreed terms with the Koç Group to acquire  Koç.net1 for a cash consideration of TRY30 million (£11 million2).  Koç.net provides fixed voice and data services to enterprise customers and will...

Vodafone launches world’s first prepay phone with Facebook® built-in

Vodafone | July 27, 2011 | Press Release Vodafone today announced the world’s first designated prepay phone specifically designed to put the Facebook experience into the heart of the handset, allowing people to easily share and connect with their friends when they’re on the move. The...

Result of Annual General Meeting

Vodafone | July 26, 2011 | Press Release The Annual General Meeting of Vodafone Group Plc was held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1 on Tuesday 26 July 2011. View the results of polls on all 23 resolutions. The number of...

Action urged on mobile notspots

BBC News | July 26, 2011 The upcoming 4G mobile auction should be used as an opportunity to upgrade the UK's mobile infrastructure, says an advisory group. Read the full article here via BBC News

Interim Management Statement for the Quarter ended 30 June 2011

Vodafone | July 22, 2011 | Press Release Group service revenue +1.5%(*), excluding mobile termination rate cuts +3.9%(*) Strong service revenue growth in India +16.8%(*), Turkey +32.1%(*) and Vodacom +7.8%(*); resilient performance from Germany +0.2%(*) and UK +1.7%(*) Conditions in southern Europe remain challenging: Italy -1.5%(*), Spain...

Ofcom cuts rural broadband prices

BBC News | July 20, 2011 Rural broadband bills could fall after telecoms regulator Ofcom moved to cut the wholesale price that BT charges other internet providers. Read the full article via BBC News

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