EE expanded the range of smartphones capable of accessing its Wi-Fi calling service with the launch of two new own-brand devices that CMO Pippa Dunn said offer premium-level features at low prices.
Carphone Warehouse and Google this week unveiled separate plans to launch mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), yet despite the fanfare that greeted Google's Project Fi some analysts have hailed Carphone's iD as the more interesting MVNO story.
Vodafone UK, EE and Three UK defended their contract terms after consumer group Which? said UK mobile users are collectively paying £355 million (€493 million/$523 million) per year too much for their contracts.
EE has launched Wi-Fi calling services designed to enable users to make calls and send texts via their home or office Wi-Fi networks where mobile coverage is poor.
For the past three years, FierceWireless contributor Joe Madden has been saying that 2015 will be "the year" when you will see small cells ramp up. Indeed, several things are happening to support that theory.
Vodafone said customers in some of its European markets will be able to add bank cards to the Vodafone Wallet service and use smartphones to pay for goods and services at contactless terminals from the second quarter of 2015.
Telefónica and Hutchison Whampoa Group face a "fraught" battle with competition authorities as they seek approval to merge their UK businesses, a leading Ovum analyst warned.
The UK government said it has plugged another potential source of bill shock after brokering a voluntary deal with EE, O2 UK, Three UK, Virgin Media and Vodafone UK to cap costs accrued on stolen devices.
BT could start selling SIM-only consumer 4G mobile services as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) this week, with reports saying that the former UK incumbent will initially focus on its 7.6 million broadband customers.
BT's rivals are pressuring Ofcom to break up the former incumbent as part of the regulator's latest review into the UK's digital communications market, which Ofcom opened on Thursday (Mar. 12).