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Stats 10 years on, is the iPhone in decline?

The month in numbers

£52.58b Predicted value of cloud storage business by 2020

50% of damage to mobile phones caused simply by dropping

Phone repair factors ranked by importance

£1,400 Average annual comms services spend by SMEs

£2.7m

EE hit by Ofcom fine for billing errors

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Number of smart devices predicted in each family home by 2020

1 in 4 Customers would leave a shopping mall with bad mobile reception

-0.1%

Christmas 2016 High Street sales compared with 2015

Source: mobiletoday.co.uk January 2017

PEOPLE

GOOD MONTH SMALL BUSINESSES A million promised help with digital engagement from Do It Digital, eBay, Google and the Federation of Small Businesses

EX-PHONES 4U EMPLOYEES Awarded 90 days’ pay at the end of a two-year redundancy case

THREE ‘Make the Air Fair’ campaign aimed at pressuring Ofcom on spectrum ownership hits 100,000 signups

Ups & downs B2B MOBILE SALES Panasonic’s report says increased device lifespan cutting annual business device spend by 33%

AVAYA Files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US with debts in the area of £4.8b

QUALCOMM Share price plummets as yet another anti-trust investigation is announced, this time by the American FTC

BAD MONTH

Movers A look at who has changed role recently JON FRENCH

MATT BIRD

CLODAGH MURPHY

OLIVER SCHULTE

WAS:

WAS:

WAS:

WAS:

MICROSOFT ASIA PACIFIC GM

TALKTALK OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

ECLIPSE MD

BULLITT GROUP CEO OF MOBILE

NOW:

NOW:

HMD WESTERN EUROPE VP The ex HTC EMEA VP is back in Europe and looking to oversee Nokia’s attempted return to Western European markets.

LINKUK GM Bird will oversee the city rollout of its street units, providing free calls, device charging, Wi-Fi and local data to users

TIMICO COO Joining from rival KCom’s Eclipse subdivision, Murphy will now oversee cloud service provider Timico and its 15,000 clients.

NOW:

NOW:

HMD CHIEF STRATEGY & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Schulte joins a long list of industry heavyweights who’ve turned up at HMD.

www.mobiletoday.co.uk January 2017

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