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Mobile operators expressed their disappointment after regulator Ofcom pushed through a five-fold increase in the fees for existing phone spectrum bands yesterday in a move that will net the Treasury a windfall of almost £250m a year.

SMS is still voted the top function of a handset that people can't live without

Government to start trials of text-message disaster alerts in Yorkshire, Suffolk and Glasgow

Trials will be voluntary with 50,000 messages sent

Apple’s Phil Schiller introduces the iPhones 5S

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C first look: Apple unveils faster smartphone – and a cheaper one too

iPhone gets a little brother as flagship product powers up

O2 and Vodafone launched their 4G services today as Three says it will offer theirs for free in December

The battle for 4G: Vodafone and O2 switch on 'super-fast' mobile services as 3 promises to offer theirs for free

Rivals to EE playing catch-up on coverage, while Three says those willing to wait until its December launch would not need to pay an additional premium, regardless of their price plan

Review: HTC One Mini

The HTC One has been a critical success – can its Mini Me version do as well? David Phelan finds out

Vodafone launches 4G network with sports and music offering in bid to secure customers

Vodafone will join O2 and EE offer extra-fast 4G mobile networks, Three has yet to announce when it will launch

Battersea Power Station in London at the launch of EE, Britain’s first 4G mobile network, last November

Battle of the bands: how the new 4G networks will differ

Mobile companies will use different airwave frequencies to offer 4G and this will impact on their service

O2 enters the 4G fray with £26 a month tariff set for August 29 launch

4G networks offer faster download speeds and better access to streaming music and video

4G growth pushes EE closer to London float

Markets brace for £10bn float of surging mobile giant EE this year

4G demand pushes EE closer to £10bn float

The strongest-ever quarterly earnings from the UK’s largest mobile phone group, Everything Everywhere, today boosted the chances of its £10 billion flotation on the London stock market taking place by the end of this year.

Huawei have announced the launch of their new phone, the Ascend P6. At just 6.18mm, the P6 is the world’s slimmest phone.

Huawei announces world's thinnest phone - the Ascend P6

New handset to launch in the UK in June will be just 6.18mm thick

Government says internet companies are 'turning a blind eye' to online child abuse images as Maria Miller calls on Google, Yahoo and BT to take action

Internet chiefs will today be accused by the Government of turning a blind eye to the number of child abuse images that can be accessed online.

EE were the first network to introduce 4G services to the UK

New 4G networks could disrupt television signals

High-speed mobile networks are being rolled out across the nation this month

EE launched their 4G network in late 2012

EE is the best network for London, whilst Vodafone drops to last place

New reports from independent tester RootMetrics measures network downloads, coverage, and reliability across the capital.

The Business Matrix: Wednesday 22 May 2013

Peppa to bring home more bacon

Telecom giants in position for £1bn ambulance chase

The biggest corporate names in telecoms and technology are believed to be eyeing up a £1bn deal to provide secure radio networks for the emergency services.

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