Rob Orr - Samsung’s former Vice President of European Telecoms Operations and the temporary ‘head of mobile’ when Simon Stanford left - has been appointed by Virgin Media Business as its new Director of Large Sales.
He’ll report directly to MD Peter Kelly.
Sundar Pichai, senior vice president in charge of Google’s products, has told an audience at Mobile World Congress that the search and advertising business is planning to launch a US-based virtual mobile network.
Rumours have previously suggested Google has been talking to Spring and T-Mobile about a possible partnership.
EE is reported to be discontinuing its Orange and T-Mobile tariffs for new connections and upgrades, according to Mobile News.
Although existing customers can continue with their Orange and T-Mobile deals, they’ll now need to move to an EE tariff if they want to upgrade.
Podcast - 27th February 2015
We're taking a look back at the biggest mobile industry news stories from February 2015, including allegations that the UK's security service tried to breach SIM card security by hacking into one of the world's biggest SIM producers.
We also talk about the planned BT and EE merger, the creation of two new UK virtual networks, some acquisitions in the mobile payment arena and a new Ubuntu smartphone.
Google has acquired the technology from mobile wallet company Softcard, which it will be combining with its Google Wallet service in the USA.
It means that customers buying an Android phone from AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless will have the Google Wallet NFC payment app pre-installed.