Mark Bridge writes:
With the school term over and August just a few days away, UK telecom regulator Ofcom has published a new guide to help travellers avoid ‘bill shock’ after using their mobile phones, tablets and laptops abroad.
UK-based microprocessor designer ARM Holdings has published quarterly results that show revenue up 26% year-on-year.
Revenue reached £171.2 million, while pre-tax profit was up 30% to £86.6 million. The company also said it had generated a record £96 million in cash.
Wireless technology business Qualcomm Incorporated has announced results for the three months up to 30th June.
Revenue was up 35% year-on-year to $6.24 billion (£4.06 billion), while net income increased 31% to $1.58 billion.
Carphone Warehouse Group plc has published an interim management statement for the first quarter of its financial year, which ran until 29th June.
Like-for-like sales at its CPW Europe business were up 10.6% year-on-year, while total connections were up 6.0% to 2.11 million.
Refunds offered to all customers
Less than five months after the public launch of its Help at Hand mobile care service, O2 UK has decided to close the m-health service down.
O2 Help at Hand was launched online and in shops on 5th March, having previously just been available via the NHS and local authorities. Customers received a mobile phone that offered GPS tracking, could automatically detect if the user fell and also had an ‘emergency’ button to contact a 24-hour support centre.