Latest RootMetrics report ranks EE as the top overall operator in the UK in the second half of 2015.
Objections by UK and EU regulators to the proposed merger of O2 UK and Three UK fail to take into account the new and expanding ways that innovation and competition may occur, and also wrongly equate rising ARPUs in markets where consolidation has taken place to consumer price increases alone.
CK Hutchison's plan to buy O2 UK from Telefonica and merge it with Three UK has received support from a somewhat unexpected ally: the CEO of Virgin Media, Tom Mockridge.
Ofcom CEO Sharon White said the merger of Three UK with O2 UK threatens to drive up mobile prices for consumers, and has asked the European Commission to block the proposed deal.
French billionaire and entrepreneur Xavier Niel reportedly approached UK regulator Ofcom to discuss a potential entry to the market by snapping up any mobile infrastructure CK Hutchison relinquishes in its bid to acquire O2 UK.
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.
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.
The European Commission's (EC) competition commissioner said investigations into the tax arrangements of companies including Google and Apple is warranted to ensure fair levels of competition in the region's digital market.
O2 is to sell AT&T-branded smart home products and services in the UK from this summer as part of a broader plan to build an entire ecosystem for connected services within the home that are managed by smartphones, tablets and computers.
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.