UK

UK broadband slower than advertised

UK communications watchdog Ofcom published the results of its research into fixed line broadband speeds in the UK on Tuesday, and it makes disappointing reading.

3 rents out ad space on laptop users’ screens

Mobile operators are getting ever more inventive about where they can sell advertising, with UK disruptor 3 this week opening up its mobile broadband dashboard to advertisers.

T-Mobile UK buyout looks unlikely

An announcement by UK telecoms watchdog Ofcom that is happy with the status quo of the UK mobile market means an acquisition of T-Mobile UK by one of its market rivals looks less likely, according to analysts.

Orange UK takes locks off music

UK mobile operator Orange has revealed plans to revamp its music store, taking the increasingly popular DRM-free approach to music distribution.

O2 UK – a data king with patchy 3G coverage

Mobile operator O2 UK may be asserting it authority as the country’s data king by inking exclusivity deals with both Apple for the iPhone and Palm for the Pre, but 3G coverage maps released by the UK watchdog this week may take some of the wind out of its sails.

Behavioural ad platform Phorm loses support

Shares in controversial behavioural advertising platform, Phorm, were in freefall this week after incumbent UK carrier BT moved to distance itself from the technology.

Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse kiss and make up

Vodafone, the world’s biggest carrier by revenues is back together with UK retailer Carphone Warehouse after a three year split, as it tries to boost its share of the UK market.

O2 UK users get more wifi coverage

UK mobile operator O2 has expanded wifi coverage for its customers by including access to BT Openzone hotspots for the first time.

Vodafone brings femtos to Europe

European carrier Vodafone said Tuesday that it will make femtocells available in the UK from next week – July 1.

UK sets out Digital Britain plan

On Tuesday, the UK government published its Digital Britain white paper, setting out the importance of the digital economy to Britain’s economic future.

3 tempts consumers with £0 per month contract

The UK’s plucky mobile disruptor, 3 UK, launched a £0 per month contract on Wednesday, hoping to lure prepay users from other networks with the promise of free Skype calls.

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