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Deutsche Telekom is selling T-Mobile USA to AT&T

Big news from the USA. Network operator AT&T has agreed to acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a deal that's worth around $39 billion. In addition, Deutsche Telekom will end up owning around 8% of AT&T.

The joint venture will be the country's largest mobile network, approaching 130 million customers.

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London Olympics mobile phone ban is nothing to be exercised about

Mark Bridge writes:

"It's political correctness gone mad, innit?"  The terms and conditions for booking tickets to the London 2012 Olympic Games include a warning that certain items are banned. Food, flasks of drink, umbrellas, musical instruments and mobile phones are all on the prohibited list.

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By 2016, mobile music streaming will be more important than music ownership

A new study from ABI Research predicts that within five years streaming cloud-based services will be a more important method of accessing music than owning albums, songs or tracks. It says this shift away from music ownership will be driven by the growing use of mobile phones as music players.

Around 5.9 million people are expected to be subscribers of mobile music streaming services at the end of this year...

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This week at The Fonecast: 20th March 2011

Mark Bridge writes:

The last seven days have seen the UK mobile industry coming to terms with Ofcom's plans to cut mobile termination rates from next month. Some think the reductions should have been larger and faster-acting, others say they'll mean higher call charges for prepay customers. The reality will become more obvious from 1st April.

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Three UK changes its adult content filter from opt-out to opt-in

Three UK is changing the way it blocks age-sensitive content accessed via its mobile network.

Previously it's followed a similar policy to the UK’s other major networks, filtering websites to protect users who may be under 18. Commercial web content that would be classified as '18+' in other formats (e.g. magazines, films and games) has been restricted until the customer provides proof they're at least 18 years old.

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