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500 million 4G LTE Advanced connections expected worldwide by 2018

The adoption of LTE Advanced, which promises data speeds that are around three times faster than standard 4G connections, is expected to grow dramatically over the next five years.

According to a report from ABI Research, the number of LTE-A subscriptions worldwide will reach 500 million by 2018, which would be a compound annual growth rate of 295% since 2013.

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Gavin Patterson to become BT CEO as Ian Livingston gets government role

BT CEO Ian Livingston is to step down from his role in September, having been asked to become the UK government’s Minister of State for Trade and Investment.

Gavin Patterson, who’s currently chief executive of BT Retail, will take over as chief executive of BT Group plc.

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Huawei introduces the world’s slimmest smartphone

Huawei has announced what it’s describing as the world’s slimmest smartphone. The Huawei Ascend P6 is just 6.18mm deep, compared with 7.6mm for the iPhone 5.

It runs Android on a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and has a 4.7-inch HD screen.

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iZettle moves its mobile payment service beyond Europe by launching in Mexico

Mobile payment business iZettle has launched its service in Mexico today and has appointed former Visa executive Luis Arceo as Managing Director of its Mexican operations.

It’s the first time iZettle has ben available outside Europe.

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Communication Workers Union reaches agreement about O2 UK outsourcing

The Communication Workers Union has reached an agreement with Telefonica after the O2 UK network planned to outsource thousands of jobs to Capita.

A CWU strike ballot that was due today has now been withdrawn.

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