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VoLTE adoption and 4G device shipments are increasing as LTE coverage expands

At the end of last year there were over 230 million LTE-related mobile subscriptions worldwide, according to ABI Research. That’s 3.3% of all mobile subscribers.

This figure is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 36.6% between 2014 and 2019, resulting in more than 2 billion 4G subscriptions by the end of the forecast period.

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EE says sales of 4G mobile contracts have now overtaken 3G

New 4G WiFi devices and tablet set for launch

Mobile network EE says it’s signed up 3.6 million 4G customers in the UK, with sales of 4G tariffs now overtaking 3G sales.

It’s also completed the second phase of its 4G rollout, bringing 4G coverage to more than 2,588 villages and small towns as part of its expansion. In addition, the company says 47 major train stations and 22 airports are now 4G-enabled.

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Takeovers, tablets, taxes and testing... all from the perspective of the mobile industry

Podcast - 21st May 2014

This week's podcast begins with news about the creation of Dixons Carphone plc. We then move on to talk about patent-related legal action, customised Braille phones and the health concerns of children using smartphones.

There's also time to discuss tablet shipments, potential protests and foreign network sales.

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New Microsoft Surface Pro 3 promises to be 'the tablet that can replace your laptop'

New Microsoft Surface Pro 3 promises to be 'the tablet that can replace your laptop'

Microsoft has announced the third generation of its own-brand tablet devices, which were first launched in June 2012.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has a 12-inch Full HD display and runs Windows 8.1 Pro on a choice of Intel Core processors.

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Samsung moves closer to Apple as tablet sales pass 41 million for Q1 2014

New estimates from ABI Research show that 41.3 million branded tablets were shipped worldwide in the first calendar quarter of 2014.

Apple and Samsung accounted for 71% of the total, putting them well ahead of their competitors.

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