The UK government has arranged a series of mobile alert tests to make sure members of the public can receive information in an emergency. It’s running trials in North Yorkshire, Glasgow and Suffolk with EE, O2 and Vodafone.
Two different technologies are being tested: location-based SMS text messaging and cell broadcast messages.
Virgin Media Business has launched a mobile phone service for its business customers.
The new virtual mobile network, called Business Mobile, runs on the EE 4G network.
BlackBerry has announced a new handset that’s equipped with the company’s biggest-ever smartphone screen.
The BlackBerry Z30 has a 5-inch AMOLED display and runs version 10.2 of the BlackBerry 10 OS on a 1.7GHz processor.
Nomad Digital, which specialises in providing wireless communications for buses and trains, has been chosen to install Eurostar’s new e320 fleet with WiFi for passengers.
It’s been contracted by Siemens to provide WiFi on ten new trains before they’re delivered.
Podcast - 18th September 2013
We start this week's show with news about the European Commission's plans to end mobile roaming charges completely from next year.
We're also talking about the future facing Twitter and Dell, Vodafone's security challenges in Germany, app development, wireless charging, mobile payments and Nokia's Android-based smartphones.