O2 says it's the first UK network to take advantage of Ofcom's new rules about redeploying old GSM frequencies. It's now reusing its 900MHz spectrum in London for 3G services, which is apparently delivering a 50% increase in capacity to the existing 2100MHz 3G network.
O2 has also deployed so-called 3G900 services in Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester.
A majority share in Phones 4U has been sold to private equity firm BC Partners by owners Providence Equity Partners. Control of the UK retail chain had been bought by Providence from founder John Caudwell in 2006.
Although the deal needs regulatory approval, it’s expected to be finalised next month.
The LG Optimus 3D will launch exclusively at The Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy this spring. It’ll later be available to other UK retailers.
The phone, which was announced at Mobile World Congress in February, has an auto-stereoscopic 4.3-inch display that avoids the need for 3D glasses.
Last night's Mobile News Awards ceremony at the London Hilton on Park Lane saw major wins for some of the industry's best known names.
Vodafone's Sure Signal femtocell won the Innovative Product award, the HTC Desire won Innovative Handset, Best Buy's 'Walk out working' picked up the Innovative Service award and 20:20 won Innovative Distributor.
Chinese telecoms company ZTE Corporation has announced its 2010 annual results today. Revenue was up 21% year-on-year, with net profit up over 32%.
Revenue from international operations has now grown to account for the majority (54%) of ZTE’s total operating revenue.