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O2 to dump i-mode mobile internet service – report

O2 to dump i-mode mobile internet service – report

LONDON (Thomson Financial) – O2, the mobile phone company owned by Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica, is understood to be dumping its i-mode mobile internet service in the UK, due to low take-up and a lack of attractive handsets, says the Guardian, without citing sources.

Telefonica has spent 10 mln stg on the product, but it has brought just 260,000 users in the UK. However, the service has performed well in Ireland, the paper says, where it will continue to be run.

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