T-Mobile offers ‘free’ roaming in Mexico and Canada; may have grabbed No.3 operator spot

T-Mobile US today unveiled its latest ‘Uncarrier Amped’ initiative, offering calling, texting and 4G data services within Mexico and Canada at no extra charge. The new offering came as the operator released preliminary Q2 results that show it’s likely to …

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FCC chair opposes further auction restrictions for AT&T, Verizon Wireless

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Tom Wheeler, wants the regulator to reject a request made by T-Mobile US for low-band spectrum to be set aside for smaller carriers in the next spectrum auction, while the Justice Department argues …

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BT and EE proclaim competition benefits of “UK digital champion”

BT and EE ramped-up the charm offensive as the companies’ planned £12.5 billion deal goes through an assessment by the UK’s competition authorities, arguing that the merged company will create a “true UK digital champion”. Speaking at an event at BT …

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Google unveils updated payments push

Google unveiled Android Pay, stating that the new payment service is “bringing together mobile carriers, payment networks, banks and retailers to deliver you choice and flexibility”. “We believe the same partnership model that fuelled Android’s growth from a single device …

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German operators commence 4G spectrum battle

Europe’s first auction of radio frequencies in the sought-after 700MHz band kicked off today (27 May) in the continent’s largest market of Germany. However, anyone expecting the kind of long-running, high-stakes drama seen recently in the US will probably be …

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Drillisch bolsters German MVNO play

Drillisch saw its status as the emerging competitive threat to Germany’s incumbent mobile operators boosted by two deals. The MVNO has taken over 301 shops and 300 employees from Telefonica Deutschland, one of the conditions attached to the operator’s acquisition …

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T-Mobile US growth, currency fluctuation push up Deutsche Telekom revenue

Deutsche Telekom reported a 13 per cent increase in first-quarter revenue to €16.8 billion owing to a weak euro and strong growth from T-Mobile US, in which it has a 66 per cent stake, although net profit fell by 57 …

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Sprint holds third spot but Q4 loss widens

Sprint is focusing its efforts on “attracting more quality customers, retaining our customers through a better customer experience and continuously improving the network,” as it takes on T-Mobile in the battle of the challengers in the US market. The company …

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AT&T hits out at Dish in US spectrum spat

AT&T joined the chorus of critics following the recent blockbuster US spectrum auction, warning that frequencies should go to companies that are willing to deploy networks – “not speculators or stockpilers”. The criticism was aimed at Dish Network, which participated …

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