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BT signs 10-year deal with Telefonica to support 4G services for O2 UK

BT is building a new high-capacity transmission network as part of a ten-year deal to support O2’s forthcoming 4G mobile phone service in the UK.

The deal between BT Wholesale and Telefónica UK will give O2 the network capacity it needs for 4G.

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Growth for Android and Windows Phone in the UK

Figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech show that Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform is gaining market share in the UK, although Android and Apple still dominate.

The first quarter of 2013 saw Windows-based devices accounting for 7% of smartphone sales in the first quarter of 2013, up from 2.9% a year ago.

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Shazam appoints new CEO as Andrew Fisher becomes Executive Chairman

Mobile music discovery and interactive advertising business Shazam has appointed Rich Riley as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Former CEO Andrew Fisher, who led the company since 2005, has been appointed to the newly created position of Executive Chairman.

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Carphone Warehouse plans Best Buy buy-out

Carphone Warehouse is planning to take over the European business that bears its name, which is actually a 50/50 joint venture set up with US-based retailer Best Buy in June 2008. It’s agreed to pay £471 million for the 50% of CPW Europe it doesn’t already own.

This 50% share in Carphone Warehouse was originally sold for around £1.1 billion as part of Best Buy’s European expansion.

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Hanging on the Telephone

Podcast - 30th April 2013

It feels like many people are hanging on to mobile advertising as the future of mobile marketing.

Yet there's much more to mobile marketing than the banner ad. In this podcast a panel of experts considers the latest trends and innovation that could change the future of marketing.

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