Podcast - 26th November 2014
In this week's podcast we're talking about the potential purchase of the O2 UK mobile network by BT.
We also discuss new tablets from Nokia and Jolla, the end of a patent battle, mobile payments via instant messaging, app development for the Apple Watch and plans to make even more spectrum available for mobile broadband in the UK .
A new survey from testing services company P3 communications has ranked EE as the ‘best in test’, noting that it offered the best national data performance.
Three was ranked second overall but had the best voice performance in the test.
EE is named in some news reports as a potential alternative acquisition
BT has responded to news reports about its possible acquisition of the O2 mobile network from Telefónica UK.
The speculation was first published on a website in Spain, with suggestions that Telefonica could receive a 20% share of BT as part of the multi-million pound deal.
UK communications regulator Ofcom has confirmed its plans to make more radio spectrum available for mobile broadband services.
Following a recent consultation it now aims to release part of the 700MHz frequency band to mobile network operators.
Wireless charging specialist Powermat Technologies has appointed Thorsten Heins as its new Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board.
Mr Heins was CEO and President of BlackBerry before leaving the company when it reorganised a year ago.