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O2’s services resume after day-long downtime

O2 users began experiencing troubles yesterday, as the UK network experienced exceptional downtime. Fortunately, the day-long outage has come to an end as customers report the ability to go online and services return to normal. A staggering 32 million UK residents were directly affected as a result of the interruption, …

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Three confirms plan to buy O2 for over £10 billion

Hutchinson Whampoa, the parent company of UK mobile network, Three,  has confirmed that it is hosting “executive negotiations” with Telefonica to acquire O2 for £10.25 billion. This news comes just a few days after rumors of a potential purchase began to fly around. In a statement from Hutchinson, a company …

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Windows 8 to provide native mobile networking

One of MSDN’s most recent blogs goes into detail about Microsoft’s efforts to vastly improve wireless connectivity in Windows 8 to the point of even providing native connectivity support for 3G and 4G networking. As it stands now, specialized applications from hardware providers are required for mobile connectivity. The idea …

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