The GSMA has published a response to the UK government’s suggestion that ‘national roaming’ could be mandated to reduce areas of poor mobile phone coverage.
A consultation period was launched on 5th November and ended yesterday.
Indiegogo campaign raises three times as much as the original target
A crowd-funded campaign by Finnish mobile company Jolla to produce a new tablet device has raised more than three times as much money as it needed.
As a result, the company is planning to add the option of 3G HSDPA mobile data connectivity to the forthcoming Jolla Tablet. In addition, it’ll introduce a split-screen user interface and the ability to handle MicroSDHC memory cards of up to 128GB.
Mobile phones are now used at home more than anywhere else
A new report reveals that 95% of people in the UK say they “wouldn’t struggle” without a landline at home.
In addition, more than half of all respondents said they used their mobile phones more at home than anywhere else.
The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld complaints about a promotional message from UK virtual network Lycamobile.
A link on Lycamobile’s web site referred to “Unlimited Data, now with 4G”, while an advertisement on the site said “£15 per month ... unlimited data now with 4G”.
Earlier this week BT announced it had been contacted by shareholders in two UK mobile network operators about a possible transaction in which BT could acquire their UK mobile business. It revealed one of those companies was O2 but didn’t name the second network.
Deutsche Telekom and Orange, which jointly own UK network EE, have now confirmed they are the other network having talks with BT.