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Ofcom trebles the annual licence fee for UK mobile networks

UK communications regulator Ofcom has decided that the annual mobile fees for mobile operators will treble, following a government direction that the fees should reflect ‘full market value’.

Ofcom has concluded that mobile operators should pay a combined annual total of £199.6m per year for the 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum bands.

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Making mobile websites work better

Making mobile websites work better

Device detection and responsive design explained

Mark Bridge writes:

James Rosewell shows me a colourful roll of paper that's the width of an iPhone but well over three metres long. When I look closer, I can see it's a printed copy of the Wall Street Journal's mobile website. That's a lot of scrolling to do... and a pretty unfriendly user experience for anyone reading the news online. Why does it work so badly?

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Rob Orr moves from Samsung to Virgin Media

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.

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Doro launches a pocket-size version of its Liberto 820 smartphone

Doro launches a pocket-size version of its Liberto 820 smartphone

Doro Liberto 820 Mini revealed at Mobile World Congress 2015

Easy-to-use mobile phone pioneer Doro has revealed its latest smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2015.

The new device is called the Doro Liberto 820 Mini and uses Doro’s own user interface on top of Android v4.4.2, although customers also have access to the Google Play Store.

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EE reported to be dropping its Orange and T-Mobile tariffs

EE reported to be dropping its Orange and T-Mobile tariffs

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.

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