BT submits EE takeover case to UK regulator; expects completion by March 2016

BT today formally submitted its argument to gain regulatory approval for its proposed acquisition of EE, claiming the deal will “be good for competition, investment and innovation in the UK”. BT made the submission to the UK’s Competition and Markets …

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UK operators to cap stolen mobile bills

Under a “voluntary agreement”, five mobile players in the UK – EE, O2, 3, Virgin Media and Vodafone – will introduce protection measures for consumers from huge bills run-up on stolen mobiles, following government action. This “will protect around 27 …

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UK operators to cap stolen mobile bills

Under a “voluntary agreement”, five mobile players in the UK – EE, O2, 3, Virgin Media and Vodafone – will introduce protection measures for consumers from huge bills run-up on stolen mobiles, following government action. This “will protect around 27 …

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Sky in wholesale access talks with O2 — report

Pay TV provider Sky is reportedly in talks with Telefonica to buy access to its O2 mobile network in the UK. Sources told Bloomberg that the broadcaster has also discussed a similar deal with Vodafone as it looks to position …

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EE claims European record in 4G network growth

EE has announced its 4G customer base has reached 7.7 million, up from 5.7 million since the start of last year. The UK operator claimed this sets a new European record for 4G growth.

EE buys mobile airtime distributor Mainline Digital Communications

EE has acquired UK mobile airtime distributor Mainline Digital Communications. The two have been partnering for several years in the business sector, and EE already had a 26% share in the company.

UK government capitulates to operators over rural mobile coverage

The UK Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced it has reached what it calls a “landmark” agreement with operators EE, O2, Vodafone and Three on how to tackle coverage issues in rural Britain. However, the agreement seems a far-cry from the original tough talk from the Culture Secretary Savid Javid.

UK workers worst-served by office wifi – report

A research study conducted by Taiwanese networking equipment vendor ZyXEL has claimed UK workers are among the least well-served when it comes to office wifi availability at European businesses. According to the report, ensuring employees can connect their own devices to office wifi is key to increasing productivity and job satisfaction.

UK regulator Ofcom announces new chief

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom announced that Sharon White, currently a senior civil servant at the treasury, will replace Ed Richards as its chief executive in March next year. Richards announced in October his intention to step down from the role …

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