Three UK CEO David Dyson warned that BT could use its financial clout to outbid rival mobile operators in future spectrum auctions in the country, and called on regulator Ofcom to ensure a level playing field.
BT Mobile, the mobile virtual network operator launched by the former UK incumbent last year, has extended its service range beyond SIM-only deals and now offers three new contracts together with the latest 4G smartphones.
Nokia and Ericsson this week went head-to-head with separate announcements regarding miniaturised 4G base stations, with Nokia promising kit the size of a "back pack", and Ericsson the deployment of a "briefcase" sized package by Vodafone UK.
The UK Post Office's mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) is shutting down, the beleaguered publicly owned company has said.
EE took another step towards meeting recently announced LTE network coverage goals by contracting satellite network operator Avanti Communications Group (Avanti) to provide cellular backhaul services in the UK.
BT provided more clarity on the cost of EE's plan to cover 95 per cent of the UK's landmass with 4G by 2020, saying that it would spend a total of £6 billion (€7.6 billion/$8.7 billion) in the first phase of a plan to extend fibre and 4G coverage beyond 95 per cent of the country by 2020.
EE unveiled a new alliance that will see the BT-owned UK mobile operator collaborate with U.S.-based Verizon, Australia's Telstra and Korea Telecom (KT) on the development and promotion of LTE Broadcast technology based on evolved multimedia broadcast multicast service (eMBMS).
Four mobile network operators – Verizon, Telstra, kt and EE – announced the launch of the LTE-Broadcast Alliance, which aims to increase global device support for LTE-Broadcast (LTE-B) services. The goal is to ensure that LTE-B is available in every top- and mid-tier device launched in 2017.
EE, the UK-based mobile operator recently acquired by BT, has pledged to cover 95 per cent of the UK landmass with its 4G network by 2020 in an effort to reduce the number of mobile broadband "not spots" around the country.
Vodafone and EE are not coming up to scratch when it comes to the quality of their customer services, with the latest in a regular poll by Which? placing them in joint 10th position for overall customer satisfaction and ranking them just ahead of international calls provider Lebara.