European roaming charges reinstated after Brexit
UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has proposed new rules that would ensure UK customers are told about any roaming charges when using their mobile phones abroad. Its consultation will close on 28th September 2023.
Podcast - 9th July 2014
We have a varied collection of mobile industry news stories in this week's podcast, including new rules affecting airline passengers with smartphones.
We also talk about BlackBerry giving up its European research centre, Vodafone installing fibre-optic broadband, Samsung's profits, spending on mobile advertising, M2M adoption and WiFi on trains.
Vodafone Ireland has signed a joint venture agreement with Irish energy company ESB to provide fibre optic broadband from 2015. It’s a €450 million project that’ll offer speeds of between 200Mbps and 1000 Mbps.
ESB began looking for a ‘fibre-to-the-building’ network partner in September 2012, eventually choosing Vodafone after a competitive tender process.
Simon Stanford, Vice President of Mobile & IT for Samsung UK and Ireland, has left the company.
He’d been with Samsung for almost five years, taking over the ‘Head of Mobile’ role in 2010 when Mark Mitchinson left.
Podcast - 18th June 2014
We open this week's podcast with news about the European Commission and South Korea working together on 5G mobile technology.
There's a quick look at Samsung's new tablet, some acquisition deals to talk about, a tax investigation, research into wearable devices and plenty of other mobile industry news as well.