UK

O2 UK beefs up its data network

Anticipating increased demand for mobile data services, and perhaps seeking to offset criticism over congestion, O2 UK has announced plans build out 1,500 new network sites in 2010.

UK looking at white space broadband

UK communications regulator Ofcom is taking a lead from the US and examining the potential of rolling out wireless broadband technology into the unoccupied radio waves used as buffers between TV channels – the so called “white spaces”.

Apple goes Orange in UK November 10

Californian manufacturer Apple is preparing to unleash its iconic handset on the mass market, with UK mobile carrier Orange set to sell the device from November 10.

UK paves way for broadband boost

The UK has put into action plans to bring enhanced mobile broadband coverage to as much as 90 per cent of the country and give many households access to fixed line broadband.

3UK bundles Spotify with Android

The UK’s smallest but most disruptive mobile operator, 3UK, said Monday it has struck a partnership with online music service Spotify, bundling the offering with the Android-based HTC Hero.

Orange, T-Mobile set to corner MVNO market

UK mobile operator Orange is looking to MVNOs to boost its revenues, this week striking a deal with pan European Mobile Virtual Network Enabler (MVNE) Transatel.

BT to expand fast fibre offering

UK incumbent BT said Friday that it is to more than double the availability of its fastest fibre broadband service, delivering speeds of up to 100Mbps to around 2.5 million UK homes and businesses.

Will iPhone damage Vodafone’s 360 strategy?

Does Vodafone UK’s iPhone deal have negative implications for its recently announced 360 platform and serve as an acknowledgement that third parties have the power?

Orange UK gets hands on iPhone in UK

Telefonica O2 better hope the soon to be released Palm Pre sells well in the UK, as the carrier is about to lose its exclusivity deal on the Apple iPhone.

UK merger raises prospect of single network

The UK moved one step closer towards a single mobile network market on Tuesday as European telecom giants Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom announced plans to merge T-Mobile UK and Orange UK into a 50:50 joint venture.

Franco-German alliance in battle of Britain

Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom are to build a super-network in the UK, after announcing plans to merge their respective mobile operations, T-Mobile UK and Orange UK, into a 50:50 joint venture.

3UK introduces mobile hotspot

The UK’s disruptive mobile operator, 3 UK, has unveiled plans to bring a mobile hotspot device to the country later this month.

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