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BT retains EE brand as it unveils new structure

BT unveiled a new group structure following the closure of the EE acquisition on Friday, and confirmed that it will retain the EE brand for the consumer mobile market.

BT's new technology chief to help with EE integration

BT appointed a new chief of technology who brings with him experience of integrating networks from his time in the cable industry-- experience that will prove useful as BT integrates its network with that of EE, the UK telco said.

Mixed reactions to BT/EE as Three/O2 faces a battle ahead

On the whole, reactions to the news that BT has been given the go ahead to buy UK mobile operator EE were fairly muted, indicating that many had believed approval to be a "shoo-in". The proposed merger between Three UK and O2 UK is expected to face a tougher battle.

Report: O2 and Three set to face tough EC conditions for UK merger

The European Commission (EC) is this week expected to impose tough conditions on the proposed merger of Three UK with O2 UK, in what could be a major hurdle to reaching a deal.

BT to close EE deal in January after winning approval from the CMA

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) cleared BT's planned £12.5 billion (€16.5 billion/$17.9 billion) acquisition of EE from Orange and Deutsche Telekom, saying the merger is not expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition in any markets in the UK.

Report: BT to keep EE brand after merger

BT intends to retain the EE brand for its main mobile service once it has completed a £12.5 billion (€16.69 billion/$18 billion) acquisition of the UK mobile operator, according to a report in the Financial Times.

Vodafone extends 4G roaming to 73 destinations

Vodafone said its UK 4G subscribers will now be able to roam onto 4G networks in 73 destinations after the operator added Morocco, Turks and Caicos and Uruguay to the list.

EE, Three UK joint venture MBNL extends Ericsson managed services contract

Ericsson said it will remain the provider of managed services to Mobile Broadband Network Ltd (MBNL), an infrastructure joint venture between EE and Three UK, for a further three years and noted that its contract has been expanded to also cover design, planning and deployment services.

Spotlight on mobile ad blocking as former Vodafone executive joins Shine

Shine Technologies' announcement that former Vodafone Europe CEO Philipp Humm is joining its board underscores how mobile ads are becoming an increasingly thorny issue for operators.

Bouygues Telecom launches VoLTE on a limited basis

Bouygues Telecom is offering voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services to some of its clients ahead of a wider launch in 2016.