Three to offer 4G mobile connections at 3G rates

Announcement made as four main carriers move into their third week of bidding for 4G spectrumMobile carrier Three has thrown down the gauntlet on 4G pricing to its bigger UK rivals, announcing it will offer the superfast mobile connections at the same price as its existing 3G service when it gets them in autumn.The announcement, […]
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EE rebranding is a missed call

EE looks more like a dull-but-worthy European quango than a consumer brand – why don’t they just unite under the Orange banner?Eek, they’re not really going to call themselves EE are they? Well, it’s an improvement on the cumbersome Everything Everywhere; and maybe these things don’t raise an eyebrow in telecoms territory also occupied by […]
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EE switches on UK’s first 4G mobile broadband service

Newly rebranded owner of Orange and T-Mobile says fourth-generation mobile broadband will be five times faster than 3GEE, the UK’s largest mobile network and owner of the Orange and T-Mobile brands, has switched on the country’s first 4G service and is promising to roll it out to 16 cities before Christmas.With EE locked in a […]
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4G mobile internet to be launched by Everything Everywhere

Ofcom expected to allow owner of T-Mobile and Orange networks to sell service, giving them advantage over rivalsThe UK could be getting its first taste of 4G superfast mobile internet within months with the telecoms regulator Ofcom expected to announce on Tuesday that it will allow Everything Everywhere, the owner of the T-Mobile and Orange […]
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Ex-chief leads £8bn bid for Everything Everywhere

Tom Alexander in talks with buyout firms KKR and Apax to raise funds for deal that could involve France Telecom in joint ventureFormer Everything Everywhere chief executive Tom Alexander’s daring £8bn bid for his ex-employer, the UK’s largest mobile phone company, could take the form of a joint venture with France Telecom.Alexander has been in detailed […]
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Smartphones help boost Everything Everywhere

• 71% of contract customers own smartphones• Nearly 500,000 pre-pay customers defect in Q1 • … but 151,000 contract customers sign up• 90% of new customers take broadband tooEverything Everywhere, the UK’s largest mobile phone operator, has turned the rise in smartphone owners to its advantage by curbing the revenue falls suffered at the end […]
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Project Oscar hopes to bring mobile wallets to Europe

Vodafone, O2 and Everything Everywhere have applied to the European commissionto form a company that would create a mobile wallet platformThe transformation of mobile phones into wallets could come as early as this summer after the UK’s three largest networks submitted plans to Brussels for a joint venture they hope will allow them to make […]
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Phone hacking: mobile networks took almost six years to tell customers

Executives from O2, Vodafone and T-Mobile tell Leveson inquiry they feared prejudicing police investigationMobile phone companies did not notify customers their phones had been hacked by the News of the World for almost six years, the Leveson inquiry has heard.Some of the nearly 200 victims identified by some of the country’s biggest mobile phone networks […]
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4G mobile internet promised across UK

• Ofcom wants super-fast spectrum to reach 98% of homes• Airwaves sale will raise up to £3bn for Treasury• Critics warn of higher prices for consumersSuperfast mobile broadband will be rolled out from Britain’s cities to the most remote villages, with at least 98% of the population receiving a signal indoors, thanks to the biggest […]
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