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EE says Wembley Stadium LTE carrier advanced demo a first for UK

EE said it achieved a UK first when it delivered a data rate of 400 Mbps to a single device during a demonstration of LTE carrier aggregation conducted in conjunction with Qualcomm

Ofcom opens consultation on revised spectrum licence fee hike

Ofcom set out a new proposal for revised 2G and 3G licence fees in the UK, in a further twist to an ongoing saga that has now seen the regulator revise its initial proposed increase for a second time.

Report: Altice readying bid for Bouygues Telecom

Altice is reportedly stepping up its plans to buy the country's third-largest operator in a move that would further consolidate France's telecoms market.

BT raises £1B for EE takeover as rivals step up challenges

BT this week made further progress in its bid to buy mobile operator EE for £12.5 billion (€16.8 billion/$19 billion), raising £1 billion in a share placing on Thursday to help fund the deal.

RootMetrics: In the UK, EE and Three top network tests as Vodafone and O2 lag behind

EE won five out of six categories outright in the RootMetrics Mobile Network Performance Review for the second half of 2014, and tied for first place with Three UK for network reliability testing.

EE's network still ahead on quality, but Three is gaining ground

Three UK remains alone in defending a mobile-only strategy, continuing to question the appetite of UK consumers for so-called quadruple-play services. While some believe that mobile-only is no longer a viable approach and see converged offerings of fixed and mobile services as the way forward, it must not be forgotten that a merger of Three and O2 would create the UK's largest mobile operator by subscribers (31.5 million).

Vodafone slows revenue decline in Europe during Q3

Vodafone Group slowed the rate of organic revenue decline in Europe to 2.7 per cent in its financial third quarter to end-December, and noted that the UK market returned to revenue growth during the three-month period.

BT agrees to buy EE for £12.5B

BT has agreed to definitive terms to buy mobile operator EE from existing owners Orange and Deutsche Telekom for £12.5 billion (€16.7 billion/$19 billion), bringing to an end the first phase of a process that is set to turn the former UK incumbent into the market's biggest converged provider of fixed and mobile telecoms services.

TalkTalk talks up quad-play success, but warns on costs

TalkTalk was quick to praise the success of its new quad-play strategy after reporting year-on-year revenue growth of 4.2 per cent in its financial third quarter (calendar Q4), but the UK-based operator also indicated that the cost of acquiring new subscribers for combinations of its mobile, broadband and TV products would hit earnings in the full year.

Operators continue to have mixed feelings about quad-play

Quad-play or multi-play strategies got another airing this week, as one operator hailed its success in bundling fixed, mobile and TV services together and another raised doubts again over the appetite that consumers are likely to have for such service bundles.