Monthly Archives: February 2013

LG launches the Optimus F7 4G smartphone

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February 27, 2013
lg optimus f7 at MWC2013

LG have launched a new 4G mid-range smartphone the Optimus F7 4G smartphone, but as we reported earlier today (LG say yah boo sucks to UK 4G networks), LG aren’t going to commit to delivering any 4G handsets this end of the year. So it’s unlikely we’ll see this device in the UK. However...
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EE is now in nine more towns and cities in the UK bringing the total to 37

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February 27, 2013
EE is now in nine more towns and cities in the UK bringing the total to 37

EE, is continuing its roll out of 4G with the announcement today that 4G is available in nine new towns and cities across the UK, bringing the total number of towns and cities covered by their 4G network 37, just four months after the launch of the service. EE are switching on 4G in...
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LG says UK 4G network just not up to scratch

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February 27, 2013
LG says UK 4G network just not up to scratch

TechRadar’s cub reporter John McCann had an interview with mobile handset maker LG at Mobile World Congress and they were less than complementary about the current state of the 4G network in the UK. According to LG’s UK Product Manager Shaun Musgrave the company’s latest flagship 4G handsets won’t be coming to the UK...
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Huawei reveals the “fastest” 4G phone the Ascend P2 smartphone at 2013 Mobile World Congress

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February 26, 2013
Huawei reveals the “fastest” 4G phone the Ascend P2 smartphone at 2013 Mobile World Congress

The race for the fastest 4G device is on and the opening salvo at the 2013 Mobile World Congress was fired by Huawei with its Ascend P2 device. The 4G and 3G networks are already fighting over who has the fastest network – every one knows its EE despite Three deludedly thinking a 3G...
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Orange to launch their first 4G phone, the Lumo, but not in the UK

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February 26, 2013
Orange to launch their first 4G phone, the Lumo, but not in the UK

Orange – part of EE – is to launch a home grown 4G phone the Orange Lumo but it’s unlikely to see the light of day in the UK The new 4G phone is still some way off. Orange have said it will be available in select markets from H1 2013 – ie they’re...
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Ofcom spreads the 4G love

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February 21, 2013
Ofcom spreads the 4G love

The 4G auction is finally over and the results are in, and as expected there’s no surprises. Well apart from the surprise the Government got when it opened the envelopes and discovered this time the mobile operators had decided to bid low – very low compared to the £22.5 billion 3G bun fight. The...
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4G services dropping in price worldwide

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February 13, 2013
4G services dropping in price worldwide

4G operators are reducing their prices and increasing data allowances to attract more users to the benefits of 4G. A new study by ABI Research shows that 73% of countries have reduced the price of their 4G services by an average of 30% in the last six months. The good news is world wide...
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4G smartphone subscribers to hit 6.3 million by 2015

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February 12, 2013
4G smartphone subscribers to hit 6.3 million by 2015

UK smartphone penetration is up to 43% and is predicted to hit 75% by 2016 according to new research by analysts Portio Research. Unfortunately Portio were unable to predict the number of 4G devices but estimates from other surveys point to around 10% of the smartphone market will be 4G so we’re at around...
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4G to be ten percent of mobile market by 2017 says Cisco

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February 12, 2013
4G to be ten percent of mobile market by 2017 says Cisco

Cisco’s annual Visual Networking Index (VNI) predicts a 13-fold increase in mobile Internet traffic over the next four years. Cisco predicts the majority of the growth will come from an increase in mobile phones and through connected devices.   According to the report, by 2017, mobile Internet connections will exceed the world’s population (currently...
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