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EE forms global LTE Broadcast alliance with Verizon, KT and Telstra

EE unveiled a new alliance that will see the BT-owned UK mobile operator collaborate with U.S.-based Verizon, Australia's Telstra and Korea Telecom (KT) on the development and promotion of LTE Broadcast technology based on evolved multimedia broadcast multicast service (eMBMS).

Verizon, Telstra, kt and EE launch LTE-Broadcast Alliance

Four mobile network operators – Verizon, Telstra, kt and EE – announced the launch of the LTE-Broadcast Alliance, which aims to increase global device support for LTE-Broadcast (LTE-B) services. The goal is to ensure that LTE-B is available in every top- and mid-tier device launched in 2017.

EE pledges to extend 4G coverage to 95% of UK landmass by 2020

EE, the UK-based mobile operator recently acquired by BT, has pledged to cover 95 per cent of the UK landmass with its 4G network by 2020 in an effort to reduce the number of mobile broadband "not spots" around the country.

Vodafone UK, EE perform poorly in Which? customer service poll as MVNOs shine

Vodafone and EE are not coming up to scratch when it comes to the quality of their customer services, with the latest in a regular poll by Which? placing them in joint 10th position for overall customer satisfaction and ranking them just ahead of international calls provider Lebara.

EE regulatory strategy director talks up importance of network density

EE director of regulatory strategy Inge Hansen called on the UK government to ease planning restrictions covering deployment of fresh infrastructure, arguing that moves to free up additional spectrum alone will not enable operators to match future mobile data demand.

BT picks new CFO for EE integration

BT announced it has appointed Simon Lowth as its new group finance director with effect from July 4, replacing Tony Chanmugam following a handover period.

UK MNOs give cautious thumbs up to government plans to ease infrastructure restrictions

Telefónica UK, Three UK and EE gave a cautious welcome to UK government plans, announced this week, to offer greater freedom and flexibility in the deployment of mobile infrastructure.

EE partners with MTV for new music service

EE teamed up with MTV to offer a prepaid music subscription service to its customers, following the ongoing trend of mobile operators partnering with content providers in order to attract users and compete with over-the-top (OTT) services.

EE hits 4G user target of 14M by end-2015

EE marked the end of its time as a standalone company by saying it almost doubled the number of 4G subscribers over 2015 to reach its target of 14 million by the end of the year.

CK Hutchison seeks to calm fears over post-merger network sharing deals

CK Hutchison stepped up efforts to convince regulators and rivals that its plan to buy O2 UK and merge it with Three UK will not have a detrimental impact on existing mobile network-sharing arrangements between the market's current four players.