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Podcast - 19th November 2014

Time for another podcast presented by Iain Graham, James Rosewell and Mark Bridge. They begin this week's programme by talking about the latest enterprise-friendly developments from BlackBerry.

Next comes a new survey from Ofcom about the UK's 4G data speeds, followed by news about TalkTalk's MVNO deal with Telefonica, the growth of WiFi in the home and a report from AVG about social media sapping smartphone performance.

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TalkTalk signs a new UK MVNO deal with Telefonica

TalkTalk signs a new UK MVNO deal with Telefonica

Telecoms business TalkTalk has set up a  new multi-year MVNO agreement with Telefónica UK, the company behind O2.

TalkTalk’s current virtual network agreement is with Vodafone.

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Three Wholesale partners with OTT service Nextplus to provide mobile numbers without a SIM

Three Wholesale partners with OTT service Nextplus to provide mobile numbers without a SIM

Three Wholesale, the business-to-business arm of Three UK, has partnered with ‘Over The Top’ service Nextplus to provide mobile numbers without a physical SIM card.

It’s the first time Three Wholesale has powered an OTT service provider.

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UK mobile phone specialist Phones 4u goes into administration

UK mobile phone specialist Phones 4u goes into administration

Over 5,500 jobs at risk

UK mobile phone specialist Phones 4u and a number of its associated businesses - including MVNO Life Mobile - have gone into administration today.

The company says it follows the decisions of Vodafone and then EE not to renew their network agreements, which represented over 90% of all connections it made.

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Microsoft cuts its mobile staff, Apple finds a new partner and Yahoo! makes an acquisition

Podcast - 23rd July 2014

We start this week's podcast with news that thousands of Microsoft's ex-Nokia employees are losing their jobs.

Other topics for discussion include the new Apple and IBM partnership, Yahoo's acquisition of Flurry, regulating mobile games, improving rural mobile coverage, BT's new phone service and some management movements.

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