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Mobile overtakes home broadband uptake globally – ITU

Reports published by both the ITU and Ofcom have given an update on global and UK-centric connectivity, with the former stating that worldwide mobile broadband subscriptions have overtaken the number of households connected to internet for the first time.

BT acquisition of EE gets a provisional green light

The UK competition authority has provisionally approved the acquisition of mobile operator EE by fixed-line giant BT, which will create the country’s dominant communications provider.

Ofcom boss openly favours four operator market

In a speech Ofcom boss Sharon White has made it clear that her preference is for the UK to have four mobile network operators, which indicates she is not in favour of the O2/Three merger.

Ofcom triples UK mobile license fees

Ofcom has set its annual mobile spectrum license fees 13 per lower than it mooted in February, but analysts say the new level is still likely to be met with protests from the operators.

BT counters criticism with fibre and G.fast pledge

BT’s CEO Gavin Patterson has called for regulators to impose tough new minimum levels of broadband, fibre coverage and service, to help it preserve Britain’s lead as the G20’s most digitised economy.

BT rivals renew demands for Openreach split

A group of BT’s competitors have allied themselves with several professional bodies to send an open letter to the FT, calling for Ofcom to recommend a competition investigation into BT.

Ofcom review to consider break up of BT

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has completed the first phase of its strategic review of digital communications and revealed a major focus is whether or not to separate Openreach from BT.

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