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Voice over IP, Ready for Business?

Voice over IP, Ready for Business?, Lance Spencer, Product Development Director of Tiscali Business Services, says the decision to implement VoIP shou

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Meltdown

Meltdown , Martin Hatcher, Chairman of MTV Telecom talks to Comms Business Magazine about his concerns for the channel – “there are only so many ways

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Ready For Business

Ready for Business , According to George Zeremba of alwaysON, Virtual IP telephony is delivering and the days of the PABX are numbered. Here Zeremba e

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Openwave tops 1bn

Shipments of Openwave’

s mobile browser have hit the 1bn mark. The browser features in 100+ phones from more than 20 manufacturers including Siemens,…

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M&S trials MS smartphones

M&S has signed with Microsoft for a wireless email pilot, initially providing 20 executives with Windows smartphones (Qtek 8010s) to access their Outl

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Motorola plans dual-mode

Cisco and Motorola are jointly developing a dual-mode mobile phone with built in Wi-Fi wireless networking to provide internet telephony over a compan

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Nokia: The start of the next phase

Jorma Ollila is to step down as CEO of Nokia next June, although he will remain as non-executive chairman. He will also become chairman of oil giant R

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AOL nibbles at mobile

The world’s biggest internet provider AOL has acquired fancy mobile accessories specialist Wildseed. AOL said it is paying an undisclosed sum to add W

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Christmas starts early for 3 …

3 is reportedly planning a Christmas push which includes new tariffs and services – and a chain of retail outlets, with “up to 20” new stores.  They w

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Bates for Benefon

Jonathan Bate has resigned as head of Siemens UK and VP of Siemens Northern Europe to become CEO at the GSM/GPS specialist Benefon.Bate brings over 16

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Bango floats for £7m

Mobile content specialist Bango raised around £7m from its successful AIM flotation. The money is primarily for expansion and extended customer suppor

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Enter the iPod phone

The new version 4.9 of Apple’s iTunes music directory apparently includes coding that will enable it to sync with an “iPod Phone” – as the instruction

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Break the barriers…

Research into the buying habits of British music fans indicates that a number of barriers need to be overcome before the mobile phone can begin to com

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£14bn O2 takeover bid “called off”

A proposed £14bn takeover bid for O2 has been called off at the last minute, according to press reports. It would have been the largest takeover of a

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Fonebak pays “up to £4.2m” for Intec

Fonebak plc has taken over Intec Group in a deal that could be worth a total of £4.2m. Fonebak is a leader in the recycling and repair of mobile hands

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3 signs 270,000 fans

As the Barclays Premiership kicks off, 3 has announced over 270,000 registrations for its football service including video highlights, text alerts, cl

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Goldenballs goes

Vodafone has decided not to renew David Beckham’s contract to promote Vodafone Live! Estimated to cost Vodafone £

1m a year, the deal had been running…

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Dormandy departs

Alexis Dormandy, Orange’

s recently appointed chief marketing officer, has left the job after a difference of opinion with UK chief Bernard…

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Vodafone to disable VoIP?

Vodafone Germany plans to disable calls from VoIP providers from July 2007. VoIP is widely regarded as a threat to the networks’

voice revenues,…

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Ringtone vendors ripped off

The music and ringtone business is being ripped off to the tune of £75m per year, according to software company QPass. It seems people grab free previ

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