Year: 2013

Business

Mobiles growth to push UK ad spend to $24bn by 2016

Global advertising spend is set to hit a new record high in each of the next three years, marking the “strongest sustained period of growth in 10 years”, according to a leading media-buying agency. Zenith Optimedia said soaring use of smartphones and tablets is leading to increasing media consumption, while growing confidence in the world […]

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Technology

Sainsbury's launches mobile network in partnership with Vodafone

Sainsbury’s is set to become the third supermarket to launch its own mobile phone network (after Asda and Tesco), with a newly announced Mobile by Sainsbury’s. Read More: Compare providers and find the best deals with our Mobile Phone Deals page The new network is in reality an MVNO (a mobile virtualnetwork operator) that has […]

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Business

TalkTalk is lifted by TV and mobiles

TalkTalk, the broadband provider, saw the first quarterly rise in customers over the past three months as it moves from traditional phone provider to all-singing, all-dancing internet, TV and mobile supplier. The chief executive, Dido Harding, said: “We have returned our total customer base to growth for the first time in three years, an important […]

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Business

Mobiles earn out of Africa

Africa is the world’s biggest emerging market but also its most dangerous, as the uprising in Mali and the hostage-taking in Algeria have underlined in recent days. Despite these risks, foreign companies are rushing to take advantage of the boom, which is being driven by cheap mobile communications. Read More: Compare providers and find the […]

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