EE faces a customer backlash after introducing a service that lets subscribers pay to skip to the front of the queue when calling customer service centres.
Vodafone UK stepped up marketing for its latest 'Red' contract tariff that includes data sharing for families, amid criticism from some analysts that its LTE prices are still too high for the competitive UK market in spite of efforts to bundle in free content.
There were more than 6 million LTE subscriptions in the UK by the end of March 2014, according to latest estimates by UK regulator Ofcom.
BT Business has launched new '4G' mobile plans that it said come with LTE data speeds and unlimited access to BT's 5 million Wi-Fi hotspots at no extra cost for small and medium-sized businesses.
EE said customers are now able to use their mobile phones to pay for travel on London buses for the first time if they have handsets enabled with the 'Cash on Tap' service.
UK regulator Ofcom scaled back plans to increase fees for 2G and 3G spectrum use, a move that was previously described by analysts as a tax of £4.5 billion (€5.6 billion/$7.5 billion) on the UK mobile industry over 20 years.
UK-based mobile operator EE doubled its LTE subscriber base to 4.2 million in the first half of 2014, and said it remains on track to meet its target of 6 million LTE subscribers by the end of the year.
Huawei and Qualcomm are working to push eMBMS technology by using it to broadcast live TV over a fully loaded wireless network in Europe. The companies said the test is intended to show broadcasters how much more efficient eMBMS is when compared with standard unicast streaming.
UK-based EE is set to become the latest European mobile operator to carry out a live trial of LTE Broadcast technology over its LTE network, following similar moves by KPN in the Netherlands and Vodafone in Germany.
BT plans to construct miniature mobile networks in the buildings of its business users as it makes its return to the UK mobile market for the first time since selling O2 in 2001.