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Behavioural ad platform Phorm loses support

Shares in controversial behavioural advertising platform, Phorm, were in freefall this week after incumbent UK carrier BT moved to distance itself from the technology.

Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse kiss and make up

Vodafone, the world’s biggest carrier by revenues is back together with UK retailer Carphone Warehouse after a three year split, as it tries to boost its share of the UK market.

O2 UK users get more wifi coverage

UK mobile operator O2 has expanded wifi coverage for its customers by including access to BT Openzone hotspots for the first time.

Vodafone brings femtos to Europe

European carrier Vodafone said Tuesday that it will make femtocells available in the UK from next week – July 1.

UK sets out Digital Britain plan

On Tuesday, the UK government published its Digital Britain white paper, setting out the importance of the digital economy to Britain’s economic future.

3 tempts consumers with £0 per month contract

The UK’s plucky mobile disruptor, 3 UK, launched a £0 per month contract on Wednesday, hoping to lure prepay users from other networks with the promise of free Skype calls.

3 claims INQ platform a roaring success

The operator-run handset shop incubated by Hutchison Whampoa is claiming a success from its low cost 3G handset strategy which uses social networking to encourage data usage.

UK mobile broadband performance 75% slower than advertised

A five-month research project by customer experience management specialist Epitiro has found that real-life UK mobile broadband speeds reach, on average, only 24 per cent of the headline data rates advertised by carriers as maximum available throughputs.

3 offers 15GB for £15 on one month contract

Just as O2 UK takes the wind out of the iPhone 3G’s sails, by announcing plans to charge extra for tethering, Hutchison Whampoa-owned rival 3 UK looks keen to scrap with a low commitment mobile broadband offering.

Hutch to intro Twitter handset

The handset unit that emerged from the incubator of Hong Kong’s Hutchison Whampoa is onto its second device and is sticking with the social networking theme with the Twitter phone.

BT offers free broadband upgrade

UK fixed line incumbent BT is to double the headline broadband speeds for millions of consumers and businesses with a free upgrade, the company announced this week.

O2 left out of UK N97 launch

Telefonica’s British operation O2 will be the only carrier not to offer Nokia’s new flagship the N97 when it launches in the UK on June 19th. While the Carphone Warehouse will be selling the handset with contracts to O2’s network, the N97 will not be available in O2’s stores, or from its online shop.

3, BT unite to make calls cheaper

The UK’s mobile underdog, 3 UK, and incumbent fixed line carrier BT formed an unlikely alliance this week in a bid to kill off the termination rate and bring mobile prices down for consumers.

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