Bouygues Telecom is offering voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services to some of its clients ahead of a wider launch in 2016.
EE CEO Olaf Swantee launched a strategic review into whether or not the mobile operator should allow its smartphone customers to restrict some forms of mobile advertising on their devices.
While operators in the U.S. are showing more interest in offering Wi-Fi calling, their counterparts in the UK are eyeing the benefits of offering native Wi-Fi calling as well. Special Report
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
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.
A new report from UK consumer champion Cable.co.uk said mobile coverage in the UK remains patchy, with subscribers in East Anglia and Northern Ireland the most likely to experience a loss of signal.
BT received provisional clearance to acquire mobile operator EE, after the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) decided that the move would not substantially lessen competition in any market in the UK.
It is good that arguments for and against consolidation, including the proposed mergers of BT and EE, of O2 and Three, and the possible structural separation of BT's network from its downstream operations in the UK are being based on extensive evidence and analysis. Nevertheless, that still does not make it easy to make sense of all the facts and figures being selectively presented for and against the proposed changes, and from which markedly differing conclusions are being drawn by protagonists and antagonists respectively.
EE said 4G customers now represent more than 52 per cent of its total mobile customer base, noting that it has doubled the number of 4G customers over the last 12 months.
It has been widely speculated this week that Deutsche Telekom is considering selling its mobile unit in the Netherlands in a deal that could be worth almost €5 billion ($5.7 billion). Although not confirmed, one reason for a potential sale would likely be that T-Mobile Netherlands is one of the few pure-play mobile operators in the German company's portfolio.