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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.

3G security flaw leaves smartphone users at risk of hackers

People using smartphones and other mobile internet devices can be tracked by hackers exploiting a flaw in their 3G connections, security experts have said.

Superfast 4G services to become available this month

Superfast 4G services will be available in 10 cities across the UK by the end of the month, the owner of Orange and T-Mobile said today.

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Britain's three main mobile operators and the media regulator Ofcom have reached a crucial truce over much-delayed plans to roll out fourth-generation super-fast mobile broadband, known as 4G.

Mobile firms' truce opens the way to super-fast broadband

Top three operators and watchdog seal key deal that will bring forward the roll-out of 4G in 2013

Mobile 4G crunch talks to be held

Crunch talks will be held tonight between mobile phone operators and regulators in a move that could result in superfast 4G services being launched within weeks.

Mobile phone stores are 'misleading' on prices, says Which?

The vast majority of mobile phone stores are misleading customers about the possibility of price increases on so-called fixed contracts, according to a watchdog.

Mobile firms could pay £5bn in latest auction of airwaves

A new era of faster mobile internet access was signalled yesteray as the communications regulator, Ofcom, said it was ready to kick off the £5bn sale of another chunk of the nation's airwaves later this year.

Airwaves auction could raise £5bn

A new era of faster mobile internet access was signalled yesterday as the communications regulator Ofcom said it was ready to kick off the £5bn sale of another chunk of the nation's airwaves later this year.

Potentially hundred of thousands of customers have been without any service since yesterday afternoon, although today O2 confirmed that it had restored its 2G service to customers.

O2 claim to have restored full 3G service to mobile network

Mobile phone company O2 - the latest victim of a technology system crash -  say they have fixed the problems with their service as the focus switches to compensation for affected customers.

Rivals join forces to fight Everything Everywhere

The mobile rivals O2 and Vodafone have announced far-reaching plans to share their phone networks as they look to cut costs and fight back against market-leader EverythingEverywhere.

Vodafone and O2 to save 'hundreds of millions of pounds' by sharing networks

The mobile rivals O2 and Vodafone have announced far-reaching plans to share their phone networks as they look to cut costs and fight back against market-leader EverythingEverywhere.

Vodafone and Telefonica join forces to deliver 4G

Two of the world's largest mobile network operators are to join forces in a bid to speed up the delivery of super-fast 4G services to UK households.

Vodafone pays its chief executive an eye-watering £14m for hitting targets

Vodafone's chief executive, Vittorio Colao, will pull in a pay package totalling £14m for 2012, inevitably risking fresh criticisms over executive pay.

Court orders ISPs to block Pirate Bay website

Internet service providers in the UK have been ordered to block the Pirate Bay file-sharing website.

UK ISPs must block The Pirate Bay, High Court rules

The High Court has ordered five internet service providers to block access to the world's largest illegal file-sharing website The Pirate Bay.

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