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.
The UK's Post Office, a retailer of mail, financial and fixed line services, is planning to enter the wireless market as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) after reaching a wholesale agreement with network operator EE.
Weve, the mobile marketing and payments venture set up by Vodafone UK, EE and O2 UK, is on the lookout for a new CEO just over a year after appointing David Sear as its permanent CEO.
UK operator EE said it has reached a new tipping point after sales of LTE contracts exceeded 3G contract sales for the first time. It said it now has a total of 3.6 million LTE subscribers.
Operators know in their hearts that both existing and potential subscribers probably hate them, because customers invariably find something to grumble about when it comes to any kind of supplier. Mobile phone users watch heart-warming TV campaigns with a cynical sneer and remain convinced that the operator is just out to get them--or at least a sizeable part of their wallet.
Weve, the mobile marketing and payments venture set up by Vodafone UK, EE and O2 UK, posted a lost of around £25 million (€30.6 million/$42 million) in its first financial year but said revenue grew steadily in 2013 with new services set to boost business further this year.
UK mobile operator EE said its LTE customer base reached 2.9 million in the first quarter of 2014, keeping the company on track to exceed 6 million LTE users by the end of this year.
UK authorities are teaming with the GSM Association (GSMA) and the country's mobile operators to tackle spam text messages through a real-time reporting service.
UK regulator Ofcom achieved its objective of maintaining a competitive market with a number of competing providers in the first major sale of radio spectrum in over 10 years, according to a report by the National Audit Office on the country's LTE spectrum auction in February 2013.
Vodafone took a further step forward in its LTE strategy by announcing it has reached 500,000 LTE subscribers in the UK, and is also extending LTE roaming services to more of its markets across the globe under its £7 billion (€8.5 billion) Project Spring investment programme.