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Who is going to Mobile World Congress next month?

Showcasing Fixed Mobile Convergence Mobile World Congress 2017 Fixed Mobile Convergence Mobile World Congress. If you are thinking of going to Mobile World Congress in Barca next month let me know and we can hook up. I’ll be there with Netaxis where we will be showcasing a load of nifty stuff including our Fixed Mobile […]

Netaxis Solutions UK

Announcing Netaxis Solutions UK

Netaxis Solutions UK Thought I’d share some news with y’all. Last week we set up Netaxis Solutions UK, This is a joint venture between me and Netaxis in Belgium, a business I worked with last year on a consultative basis. Quite exciting really. Netaxis are an engineering based company that partners with telecoms network operators.They […]

FMC solution overview

A Solution to The Fixed Mobile Convergence Dilemma.

A simple FMC redirect server could be the answer Classically a FMC solution that works with mainstream Hosted Platforms employs SIP soft clients running on smartphones and relies on either wifi or the mobile data network for connectivity. The Netaxis solution uses the mobile voice channel offering more reliable connectivity with less drain on the handset […]

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samsung Galaxy S7 Edge rain test

Testing the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge waterproofness The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is officially far more waterproof than the Oneplus 2. It’s handily chucking it down in Lincoln so I went outside in the rain to test the S7 Edge. Most of the video is pointing at me and to the sky – just so […]

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New toy – juice power pad

Juice power pad for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Bought a new toy yesterday. It’s a juice power pad. I was in the EE shop for a second day in a row having previously been in to buy the new phone – Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge which so far is a hit btw. The reason for […]

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Galaxy S7 Edge First Impressions

Galaxy S7 Edge waterproof phone I need a waterproof phone for the Coast to Coast sponsored walk. The new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is a bit of a result. It feels great in the hand and the camera would appear to be top notch. I did um and ah a bit before buying it as […]

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Virgin Media Broadband Problem

Virgin Media Broadband Problem s R Us I’m having a Virgin Media broadband problem. Took a skeet on my router and no WAN IP address was present. I haven’t bothered logging a fault as their website tells me there know about it – see featured image above. It’s been down since I got back from […]

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20GB Mobile Bundle

20GB Mobile Bundle Saga

to PAC or not to PAC – the 20GB Mobile Bundle I found a new 20GB mobile bundle. My mobile deal with EE is out of contract. I took a look expecting to be able to get a much better deal than one year ago. Pricing didn’t seem radically different to a year ago. I […]

mwc trip prep

MWC trip prep

MWC trip prep Getting my MWC trip prep in today before I set off tomorrow. I’ll probably do some reports from the show floor, fwiw, although the bars and restaurants may be more interesting. A few other mobile posts here.

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Mobile operator fraud case study

A Mobile Operator Fraud case study but it could apply to any type of network In this article this week’s guest editor Manuel  Basilavecchia of Netaxis describes a mobile operator fraud – in other words a telecom fraud that impacted a mobile operator. He describes the type of traffic pattern (destinations) and fraudster behaviour. For obvious reasons […]

oneplus 2 review

In which I take a look at my new Oneplus 2 one week in

Oneplus 2 review – is the upgrade worth going for? I took delivery of my new Oneplus 2 last Wednesday. Initial thoughts: Screen already chipped – wtf?? I like the fingerprint recognition – works really well Took a while to figure out how to close down the camera app V cool button for selecting priority […]

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12.1-YOG4PAS2QL has just destroyed my battery life

The new reduced 12.1-YOG4PAS2QL battery life As I was fiddling about on my laptop last night in front of The Apprentice, earphones in listening to music and concentrating intensely on my laptop screen to avoid all contact with aforementioned TV programme which I detest intensely, an offer of a firmware update for my Oneplus One came in. 12.1-YOG4PAS2QL. I […]

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How do I decide which is the best mobile phone?

Best mobile phone? Unless you got religion it ain’t easy. I’ve been thinking about getting a new phone. My Oneplus One is not really that old, maybe a yearish and it is still in good nick. Problem is that it keeps freezing when I try answering inbound calls. I end up having to call people […]

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Mobile Unified Communications Network Architecture

Mobile Unified Communications Network Architecture – an Operator Perspective

Introduction to Mobile Unified Communications Network Architecture Vodafone Group Solutions Architect Juan Hernandez presents us with an authoritative look at mobile Unified Communications Network Architecture Unified communications (UC) is a hot topic in the industry. Although the provided services may be pretty much the same in different market niches, the way in which such services […]

Wholesale Mobile Access

Wholesale Mobile Access – a tonic for our industry?

Wholesale Mobile Access – a primary concern of the Competition and Markets Authority in its review of the proposed BT/EE transaction. It has been an exciting couple of months for those of us with an interest in the regulation of the telecommunications industry. We’ve had the publication of the much anticipated first “consultation” in Ofcom’s Strategic […]

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Supermarket scanner screen surprise

Supermarket scanner thrills and spills The beauty of modern mobile intergalactic communication devices is that they have cameras. This means that when a photographic opportunity comes along (that doesn’t require lightning reflexes) a device can be whipped out and the moment captured. Such an opportunity presented itself at Waitrose over the Bank Holiday weekend. Entering the high […]

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WebRTC and the mobile reseller opportunity

The WebRTC opportunity for mobile sales dealers So far in the ipcortex WebRTC week we’ve talked a lot about the impact that WebRTC will have on how we might communicate, as well as exploring some of the technical aspects of the technology. One thing that we’ve not really touched upon is the way that WebRTC will […]

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Samsung Galaxy S6 promo on Twitter

Samsung Galaxy S6 promo – twitter spam This one caught my eye. A Samsung Galaxy S6 promo tweet. They are everywhere. https://twitter.com/tescomobile/status/585034282181079042 I replied and got a reply back: @tref Hey Tref, what do you think of the new S6? — Tesco Mobile (@tescomobile) April 7, 2015 They obviously didn’t read my reply. I stopped […]

4g data usage

EE4g shock to the data usage system

4g data usage significantly higher than 3g I’ve been using 4G since O2 launched their service. You may recall I was a trialist. Then I did the test trip around London comparing EE, Vodafone and O2 4g. For the last few months I have only been using 3g. I handed my SGS4 down and bought […]

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5g network

5g – ever given it any thought?

The 5g network – all of a sudden I’m quite looking forward to it I write a regular column for the Institute of Telecoms Professionals Journal, a worthy tome that should be read by engineers everywhere. Usually they chuck a subject over and I hastily scribble something down just before the deadline. Normally the subject […]

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Mobile data bandwidth in channel tunnel

Channel tunnel mobile data rate impressed Over in gay Paree for a few days to settle my daughter into the next six months of her year abroad adventure. yesterday was a freezing 11 hours traipsing around prospective flatshares. Couple of things I noticed both here and on the way over. In the Channel Tunnel I […]

Telco musical chairs with O2 as the prize.

When the music stops… So the latest, as far as I can gather, is as follows: BT are buying EE and not O2 Sky and TalkTalk are now interested in buying O2 with a rumour that so are Liberty Global (Virgin). Hutchinson (3) were also rumoured a couple of days ago to be interested. Vodafone […]

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BT branding strategy with EE?

Will BT keep the EE brand? Picked up this little gem from Twitter. It’s a good question because it opens up a discussion regarding BT’s strategy post acquisition. Assuming it all goes through. @RQ171 @bt_uk @EE so will my bt broadband fibre optic be as cheap as EE current broadband? — Fraz فراست (@FMLDNCAPO) December […]

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The future UK telecoms landscape

Future UK telecoms landscape – UK telecoms in period of massive change. The twittersphere is going wild following the news that BT has tabled a bid for EE. Mostly with messages like this one: Worst news ever @EE 12 years ago vowed to never be a @BTCare customer again. Looks like I’ll be moving my […]

TalkTalk, Vodafone & Telefonica

Of Mergers and MVNOs Interesting mix of news this week as TalkTalk ditch Vodafone’s MVNO in favour of Telefonica O2 whilst at the same time Vodafone are rumoured to be looking at buying TalkTalk. I’m not going to dwell much on the subject. The web will be awash with industry experts analysing the subject, holding […]

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A week with Oneplus One CyanogenMod in the UK

After I got my Samsung Galaxy S4 back from the menders, again, the screen was fixed but the microphone seems to have been totally jiggered. At least broken enough to not be able to rely on it for phone calls. A little research and the Oneplus One CyanogenMod jumped out of the web page at […]

VoIP BYOD

VOIP BYOD

Those who build or sell VoIP systems need to begin coping with BYOD, because soon enough it will inevitably be on your system’s spec sheet. Trefor.net welcomes VoIP Week contributor Paul Hayes, ProVu Communications Ltd.’s Product Development Director Whether you’re a developer of IP PBX or a provider of hosted VoIP telephony services, you need to […]

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