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DM of the Month – Matt Rowland, Fone Logistics

Nomination - "Efficient, reliable and knowledgeable, Matt is always prepared to help resolve any queries. We have received no end of help from Matt ov

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Coming Soon: Looking Forward to 2006

It’s that time of year again – time for looking forward and trying to anticipate the changes that will affect how, where, when and why we’ll be doing

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Keeping the customer loyal – Why should the users care who supplies their mobile?

The mobile industry is going through “interesting times”, as the ancient Chinese curse puts it. With increased choice and fewer points of differentiat

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WiFi plus 3G on one bill from Orange

Orange’s new Business Everywhere package gives business users access to Wi-Fi and 3G services in one bill.The deal sets no minimum ‘use or lose’ requi

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Bulk messaging from Carphone Warehouse

Messaging Solutions from Carphone Warehouse is a new service for its growing base of business customers. Based on SpinVox software, it enables the use

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Vodafone aims to be one-stop shop for mobile email

Vodafone is the middle of a whole series of enterprise-oriented announcements. The most interesting is probably an own-brand push mobile email service

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RIM revises new-subscriber numbers

BlackBerry maker RIM has missed its expectations for Q3 and Q4 new-user subscriptions. It is now expecting to total no more than 654,000 new users for

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Mobilising Brand Value: Not as easy as it looks

Revamping existing content for the mobile is simple, surely? No, says Graham Baines. High quality content that works across all networks and handsets

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Graham keeps Unique on track

During 20 years in the music business rubbing shoulders with rock stars, Graham Jelfs successfully combined business with pleasure. He’s still doing s

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Messaging futures look bright

The future for SMS is bright, according to a report from Portio Research. It will remain the most widely-used messaging format for some years to come,

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2006 to be a “watershed”

Informa Telecoms’ annual Mobile Industry Outlook 2006 report highlights a growing optimism within the mobile sector. The survey, of more than a thousa

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Inaugural mobilemarketing awards

Most innovative use of mobile in marketing - The Light Agency for Sainsbury’s Shop scan and save.Best use of mobile in brand building - Poke London &

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Exclusive Soap for Mobile Users

Brick-it is the first soap series to be made exclusively for mobile phones. It launches at the end of January with a new five-minute episode available

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3G spend higher for operator portals

3G raises adoption of applications and increases overall data services spending, according to Telephia. A report from the market analysts shows that 3

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Smart looks at possible partners

Smart Telecom has been formally awarded Ireland’s fourth and final 3G licence last week, beating Eircom in the process. Smart says it will not raise a

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Tesco looks for MVNO entrance

Supermarket giant Tesco is planning to enter the Irish mobile phone market, probably with O2 providing the network.Tesco is reported to have talked to

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Eircom GETS OK for Meteor takeover

The Competition Authority cleared Eircom’s €420m takeover of Meteor, the country’s third mobile phone operator. Eircom moved quickly to complete the a

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3 Ireland gets new MD

3 Ireland has a new managing director to replace the recently departed Stephen Pilkington. Robert Finnegan was most recently CEO of Sentrio Technologi

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Lowry denies 1995 deals

Former Minister Micheal Lowry has again denied interfering with or influencing the awarding of mobile phone licences, this time during a 90-minute app

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Swiss bow out of Eircom deal

Swisscom has bowed to pressure from the Swiss government and ended negotiations to buy Eircom. The principal Swiss telco has considerable incentive to

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