The leading UK operators have renamed their mobile payments joint venture "Weve" and are teaming up to offer customers specialised services. The JV, previously known as Project Oscar, will launch commercially as Weve early next year, offering customers of the three operators tailored services such as news, apps and m-payments.
Collaborations between European operators to drive the launch of contactless payments and other mobile services based on near field communications (NFC) technology sprang up all over Europe in 2011, as operators spooked by the announcement of Google Wallet stepped up efforts to secure their piece of the pie. A year later and progress so far can only be described as "limited."
Three UK is open to becoming a customer of the mobile payments joint venture launched by its rivals, on the condition that it would join on the same terms as the three founding operators.
The European Commission (EC) is ready to approve the UK mobile commerce joint venture established by Vodafone, Telefónica's O2 UK and Everything Everywhere, according to multiple reports.
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Everything Everywhere, O2 UK and Vodafone could shake up the mobile advertising market in the UK if their proposal to form a data-driven ad network is approved. The mobile advertising plan was
The UK mobile payments joint venture formed by Everything Everywhere (EE), Vodafone and Telefónica's O2 is talking with 3UK about possibly including 3UK in the venture. 3UK has challenged the
3UK will formally call upon the European Commission (EC) to block the mobile commerce joint venture formed by its UK rivals, Vodafone, O2 UK and Everything Everywhere. The company, which has been