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18

Dec

2014

Government and UK mobile networks agree a £5 billion coverage deal

No sign of mandated national roaming in ‘landmark deal’ for mobile phone users

Author: The Fonecast

Sajid Javid MP, the UK Government Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, has announced what’s described as a “landmark deal” with the ‘big four’ mobile networks to improve coverage.

It follows a three-week consultation period that involved the government proposing mandated ‘national roaming’ as one of the options to improve rural coverage in areas where some networks provided service but others didn’t.

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18

Dec

2014

Ofcom appoints Sharon White as Chief Executive from March 2015

Author: The Fonecast

UK communications regulator Ofcom says Sharon White will become its new Chief Executive from late March next year.

She’s currently Second Permanent Secretary at HM Treasury, where she is responsible for managing public finance.

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17

Dec

2014

BlackBerry launches 'Classic' smartphone

New QWERTY device has a touchscreen as well

Author: The Fonecast

BlackBerry has launched a new smartphone that’s designed as a potential upgrade for BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Curve users. The new BlackBerry Classic - which has a physical QWERTY keyboard and trackpad - promises 60% more screen space, a 50% longer battery life and a faster browser than the BlackBerry Bold 9900.

Specifications include a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor, 16GB of expandable storage, a 2 megapixel front-facing camera and an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera.

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15

Dec

2014

BT enters exclusive negotiations with Deutsche Telekom and Orange about buying EE

Author: The Fonecast

BT Group plc says it’s entered into an exclusivity agreement with Deutsche Telekom and Orange, allowing it to negotiate a possible acquisition of EE’s UK mobile business.

It originally responded to press speculation with a statement last month.

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12

Dec

2014

'Orange Wednesdays' cinema deal to end in February 2015

Author: The Fonecast

EE’s ‘Orange Wednesdays’ two-for-one cinema ticket deal will end next year.

The offer, which was launched by Orange ten years ago before becoming known as ‘EE Wednesdays’ after Orange and T-Mobile merged, is due to close on 25th February 2015.

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