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Stats What do Mobile readers think of Ofcom’s spectrum auction rule change?

The month in numbers

£50 on average wasted per customer per year on unused data

52% of video views now on mobile devices, up 16% YoY

Following the 140,000 strong petition, should mobile phone shops shut on Boxing Day?

1,000 UK contact centre jobs created by EE in 2016

£539m spent on mobile devices during  black Friday

54th Britain’s 4G coverage national ranking according to a National Infrastructure Commission report

Source: mobiletoday.co.uk December 2016

PEOPLE

GOOD MONTH ID Carphone Warehouse’s Three-based MVNO has grown to 450,000 customers.

GREENTECH DISTRIBUTION The device distribution, testing, repair and recycling specialist rankqs ninth in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100.

FITBIT The Fitbit Flex took three out of five top spaces on Amazon’s top-selling Black Friday sports promotions.

Ups & downs THREE Its auction proposals ignored by Ofcom – unless its latest lobbying attempt succeeds – its network capacity squeeze shows no sign of easing.

OFCOM Its spectrum rules coupled with its four-player-market demand sees the regulator hoisted by its own petard.

BROADBAND PROVIDERS, MOBILE OPERATORS AND CUSTOMERS ‘Snooper’s charter’ comes into force requiring every piece of user data to be kept 12 months

BAD MONTH

Movers A look at who has changed role recently MIKE MCTIGHE

DEAN KING

GEORGE AITKEN

BRIAN HUMPHRIES

WAS:

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OFCOM BOARD MENBER

O2 TERRITORY MANAGER

VODAFONE RETAIL PERFORMANCE MANAGER

DELL EMC PRESIDENT

NOW:

OPENREACH CHAIRMAN The first-ever chairman of Openreach, following its separation from BT at the hands of Ofcom.

NOW:

SAMSUNG HEAD OF RETAIL SALES AND TRAINING A vast knowledge of retail operations gives Samsung a knowledgeable addition to their retail team.

NOW:

FUSE UNIVERSAL, HEAD OF MARKETING AND COMMS George will provide Vodafone’s internal training and comms portal.

NOW:

GLOBAL ENTERPRISE DIRECTOR Beginning 1 February, Humphries will fill the role vacated by Nick Jeffery upon his appointment as UK CEO.

www.mobiletoday.co.uk December 2016

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Mobile December 2016