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Ofcom moves closer to the next UK radio spectrum auction

Communications regulator Ofcom has invited potential bidders to comment on its proposals to auction spectrum in the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands.

This auction is expected to take place in around 12 to 18 months’ time, raising in excess of £50 million.

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The new HTC camera, EE TV, an ethical smartphone, Ofcom complaints, mobile payments and M2M

Podcast - 15th October 2014

This week's podcast begins with news about the new 'quad play' television service offered in the UK by EE.

We also talk about HTC's new camera, an ethical smartphone, a complaint from Ofcom, mobile payments, machine-to-machine connections and yet another online security breach.

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Ofcom works with Google and London Zoo to showcase 'white space' wireless trials

Ofcom works with Google and London Zoo to showcase 'white space' wireless trials

Ofcom has announced details of a ‘white space’ wireless technology trial with Google and London Zoo.

White space technology takes advantage of the unused gaps in radio spectrum that has been allocated for TV transmissions. Its power and frequency gives it a greater range than Bluetooth and WiFi connections.

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Three UK is fined £250,000 by Ofcom for poor complaint handling

Three UK is fined £250,000 by Ofcom for poor complaint handling

Ofcom has fined Three UK £250,000 for failing to comply with its rules on handling customer complaints.

The communications regulator found Three had closed some complaints without ensuring they were fully resolved and had failed to log other customer calls as complaints. As a result, Three hadn’t made these customers aware of their right to independent dispute resolution.

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A split for HP, a separation for eBay and a billion dollar disagreement for Samsung

Podcast - 8th October 2014

We begin this week's podcast with stories that go beyond the mobile industry, as HP plans to split into two companies and eBay prepares to separate itself from PayPal.

We're also talking about the Microsoft/Samsung legal case, a new Tesco tablet, BT's updated text relay service, a new way to avoid buying a stolen iPhone... and #Hairgate.

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