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EE, Vodafone and Three take different approaches to Wi-Fi calling in the UK

In the UK, the next generation of Wi-Fi calling-- where the service is embedded in the smartphone and accessed via the normal phone dialer-- is offering operators a way to take back control by enabling them to provide voice services in areas where they have little or no coverage due to poor signal strength.  Special report

EE, Vodafone UK and Three UK choose different paths for Wi-Fi calling

The next generation of Wi-Fi calling-- where the service is embedded in the smartphone and accessed via the normal phone dialler-- is offering operators a way to take back control by enabling them to provide voice services in areas where they have little or no coverage due to poor signal strength. 

Can Giffgaff, Wifog and other new MVNOs become the next Virgin Mobile?

What does it actually take to become a successful MVNO? Network operators, MVNOs and enablers of MVNOs likely have different answers to that question. The overwhelming message appears to be that to succeed MVNOs need to find a business model that works for all parties concerned.

BT preparing to join UK LTE fight

BT revealed plans to enter the UK's increasingly busy LTE market, with a service for business users due to launch in a matter of weeks.

Operators can spend tons on marketing, but even satisfied customers can still leave

Operators know in their hearts that both existing and potential subscribers probably hate them, because customers invariably find something to grumble about when it comes to any kind of supplier. Mobile phone users watch heart-warming TV campaigns with a cynical sneer and remain convinced that the operator is just out to get them--or at least a sizeable part of their wallet.

EE boosts pre-tax earnings, brings jobs home to UK

EE scraped a double digit increase in earnings before interest depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) in 2013, as a cost cutting program offset declining revenue.

How far is France's Free Mobile prepared to go?

The last thing Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom and even Iliad need is to kill the golden goose of LTE. No one in the industry will thank Iliad if LTE suffers due to its rather audacious approach.

3 UK CEO: Britain could manage with 3 mobile networks

Joining other leading European executives in calling for telecoms market consolidation, 3 UK CEO David Dyson said the UK could operate with just three mobile networks under the right circumstances.

3 UK adopts stealth approach to LTE launch

If you are a 3 UK customer and have recently bought an LTE device such as an iPhone 5s, you may find yourself unexpectedly able to access LTE networks, depending on where you live.

UK government puts pressure on operators to lower mobile bills

Bosses of the UKs four mobile network operators were summoned to meet Prime Minister David Cameron this week as the UK coalition government attempts to prove it is making efforts to bring down the cost of living amid soaring energy prices.