EE sees revenue growth in Q2 – just

EE trumpeted a “return to growth in operating revenue” during the second quarter of 2015, up a slim 0.1 per cent to £1.51 billion. Growth was up 2.2 per cent year-on-year when excluding regulatory impacts. Olaf Swantee, the company’s CEO, said: …

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Ofcom hits EE with £1M fine

Ofcom imposed a £1 million fine on UK operator EE over its failure to comply with regulator rules on handling customer complaints. The fine, which is one of the largest handed out by the UK watchdog, is further evidence of the …

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Operators and vendors predict long life for 2G

LIVE FROM LTE WORLD SUMMIT 2015: Executives from operators and vendors this week agreed that 2G technology is likely to live on into a fruitful old-age alongside 4G (LTE), while 3G is much less loved in comparison. Pierre Francois Dubois, VP …

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Operators highlight differing drivers for virtualisation

LIVE FROM LTE WORLD SUMMIT 2015: Executives from EE, Orange Group, Vodafone Netherlands and Zain Jordan talked up the benefits virtualisation will bring to operator networks, but it’s clear that each player sees different roles for the technology. Speaking in a …

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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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Ofcom head says switching must get easier for mobile users

In her first speech since becoming chief executive of UK telecoms regulator Ofcom, Sharon White made clear where her priorities lie: customer service is key for the new Ofcom head, who is six months into the job. “People legitimately expect …

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Docomo, EE and Nokia stress role of LTE on path to 5G

Nokia, EE and NTT Docomo see 5G as an evolution of 4G, with many of the proposed technology changes able to be deployed alongside existing technology implementations. Speaking at an event in London yesterday, Phil Twist, VP of networks marketing …

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BT/EE deal faces more in-depth inquiry by UK competition regulator

As expected, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) fast-tracked fixed incumbent BT’s bid for EE, the country’s largest operator, for a more in-depth phase 2 review. The regulator found that the transaction meets the test for reference because it gives …

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EE steps into IoT with new strategy, devices

EE, the UK’s biggest 4G operator, is to expand connectivity beyond users’ smartphones to include a range of devices in their home, workplace, car or when they exercise. The operator’s Connected Strategy will see it develop its own products (the …

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