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Predictions for 2016: Network Function Virtualisation, 4G throttling and video calling

Mark Windle, head of marketing at OpenCloud, predicts that this year’s reduction in the number of traditional telecoms operators in some countries will provide an opportunity for other operators to innovate and capture market share in 2016.

He says next year will be a year of rapid change for telecoms… whether it’s MVNO disruption, competitive tariff pricing or simply defence from the ‘dark art’ of hacking.

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Predictions for 2015: operators face churn, the SIM loses its grip, and cloud and VoLTE finally arrive

Mark Windle of OpenCloud writes:

In 2014, operators focussed on rolling out LTE, but some have lost sight of the bigger picture. 2015 will see traditional telecoms services delivered over multiple access technologies, of which LTE is just a part. As next year fast approaches, our predictions take a step back and look at how the industry will adapt to the changing landscape.

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The week's UK mobile industry news, including BlackBerry, TalkTalk, 4G data and much more

Podcast - 19th November 2014

Time for another podcast presented by Iain Graham, James Rosewell and Mark Bridge. They begin this week's programme by talking about the latest enterprise-friendly developments from BlackBerry.

Next comes a new survey from Ofcom about the UK's 4G data speeds, followed by news about TalkTalk's MVNO deal with Telefonica, the growth of WiFi in the home and a report from AVG about social media sapping smartphone performance.

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Three Wholesale partners with OTT service Nextplus to provide mobile numbers without a SIM

Three Wholesale partners with OTT service Nextplus to provide mobile numbers without a SIM

Three Wholesale, the business-to-business arm of Three UK, has partnered with ‘Over The Top’ service Nextplus to provide mobile numbers without a physical SIM card.

It’s the first time Three Wholesale has powered an OTT service provider.

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EE announces WiFi voice calling service, with 4G VoLTE launch planned for next year

EE announces WiFi voice calling service, with 4G VoLTE launch planned for next year

EE says it’s planning to allow UK customers to make voice calls over WiFi connections “with a higher quality and greater degree of reliability than unmanaged VoIP services”.

Calls will be available via the standard dialler on the customer’s smartphone, with SMS messaging also available.

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