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Government in discussions about national 'roaming' for UK mobile networks

Government ministers are talking to mobile network operators about the possibility of allowing ‘roaming’ between UK networks, according to news reports.

It means that ‘black spot’ areas of poor coverage would be reduced.

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A week of mobile news: 5G technology, takeovers, tablets, tax and trackers

Podcast - 18th June 2014

We open this week's podcast with news about the European Commission and South Korea working together on 5G mobile technology.

There's a quick look at Samsung's new tablet, some acquisition deals to talk about, a tax investigation, research into wearable devices and plenty of other mobile industry news as well.

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European Commission investigates taxation of Apple, Starbucks and Fiat

The European Commission has opened three investigations to examine whether tax authorities have made appropriate decisions about corporate tax paid by Apple in Ireland, Starbucks in the Netherlands and Fiat Finance and Trade in Luxembourg.

It’s launched the investigation following media reports that suggest that some companies have received significant tax reductions through ‘tax rulings’ issued by national tax authorities.

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Mobile industry news... including new smartphones, new tablets and a new satellite broadband service

Podcast - 11th June 2014

This week's podcast begins with Ofcom's plans to cut the wholesale cost of inter-network mobile phone calls. But what benefit will consumers see?

Iain, James and Mark then move on to discuss luxury smartphones, a new handset on the high street, mobile broadband for aircraft passengers, government monitoring, the growth of smartphones - and 4G-equipped donkeys.

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Vodafone admits that government authorities in some countries have direct access to its network

Vodafone has published its first Law Enforcement Disclosure report, which explains how the company responds to official requests for assistance in 29 countries.

Not only is it Vodafone’s first such report, it’s also thought to be the first of its kind published anywhere in the world.

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