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Over half of the world's mobile phone sales will come from Chinese companies next year

Figures from ABI Research show that mobile phone producers based in China will account for over 50% of mobile handsets in 2015.

Chinese manufacturers were responsible for 38% of handset shipments last year, with growth in low-cost smartphones boosting this market share.

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Industry-wide UK mobile payments service prepares for launch

Payments Council confirms its mobile payments service will be called Paym

A new industry-wide mobile payment service says its final testing is on track and it’ll announce a launch date next month.

Once the Paym service is launched, consumers will be able to transfer money to someone else’s bank account by using their mobile phone number instead of a sort code and account number.

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Last week at The Fonecast: 10th March 2014

Bye-bye Barcelona, hello Hanover

Mark Bridge writes:

As one show closes, so another show opens.

It’s now more than a week since we bid a sad farewell to Mobile World Congress 2014 – I imagine hotel rooms for 2nd to 5th March 2015 are already being booked – but there’s now CeBIT in Germany to look forward to. Prime Minister David Cameron kicked things off last night with a speech that talked about UK-German partnerships, more funding for research around the ‘Internet of Things’ and the development of 5G technology.

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David Cameron talks about UK/German mobile technology partnerships as CeBIT opens

In a speech opening the CeBIT international IT and telecom trade show in Hanover, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said the UK should be working more closely with Germany on 5G mobile technology, the Internet of Things and the ‘digital’ European single market.

He’s announced £45 million of new funding for research in areas linked to the ‘Internet of Things’ and new collaboration between the University of Dresden, London-based King’s College University and the University of Surrey to develop 5G.

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Vodafone plans embedded SIMs for Volkswagen and Audi

Vodafone has agreed a European deal with Volkswagen and Audi in Europe to provide in-car connectivity, starting with new Audi models from next year.

These vehicles will have an embedded SIM chip that’s been developed specifically for the automobile industry and is designed to work at temperatures from -40° to +85° Celsius. 

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