BT has announced a new business mobile phone service called BT One Phone. It combines the features of a conventional fixed-line PBX switchboard with mobile technology.
The new service follows the creation of a joint venture earlier this year between Sweden’s OnePhone Holding and BT.
Podcast - 16th July 2014
This week's mobile industry podcast begins with a quick look at the UK government's emergency legislation affecting fixed-line, mobile phone and broadband traffic.
We then talk about Microsoft's plans, a new virtual network from the Post Office, Samsung's renamed app store, budget 4G smartphones, a wearable phone for children and some misleading advertising.
The Post Office says it’ll launch its own UK mobile phone service in the autumn as a ‘virtual’ network using EE’s service.
Initially the service will be available from 50 branches, online and over the phone, before a national rollout into all 11,500 branches later this year.
The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Telefónica’s O2 Ireland business by Hutchison 3G, which operates the Three network.
However, Hutchison has been required to make commitments that’ll see it helping some competitors.
A customisable Braille mobile phone has been announced by London-based business OwnFone.
The device has up to four pre-programmed memory buttons that can be printed with braille or raised text.