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Three UK steps up legal action against Ofcom’s 5G limitation

Back in July, Ofcom imposed a new limitation restricting the amount of the 5G spectrum that mobile providers can buy to 37 percent. A lot has snowballed since then, with UK mobile companies Three gearing up a legal challenge to Ofcom’s decision and Vodafone saying this legal action will “unnecessarily …

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Three’s database was breached, 130,000 customer accounts accessed

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It looks like Three has suffered from a security breach as the UK-based mobile network has confirmed today that the accounts of over 130,000 customers were breached recently. Three people were reportedly involved in the breach, using official employee logins to access the mobile network’s database of customers, with 133,827 …

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Three expands free data roaming to 24 more countries

Three has announced that it will be expanding its ‘Feel at Home’ data roaming service to another 24 countries this year. The service essentially gives customers free data roaming abroad, avoiding those nasty charges, which will be completely scrapped across the EU in 2017. Three will begin allowing customers to …

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Three and O2 merger denied by European anti-trust head

Europe’s antitrust commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, has rejected the bid by British mobile operators O2 and Three, to merge together into one giant entity. Citing “significant competition concerns,” with regards to the move, Vestager was also backed by British regulator OfCom, which agreed that it would be bad for consumers. Although …

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Regulator slams Three’s O2 buyout, demands Commission do more

The move by mobile network Three, to try and buyout other major UK network, O2, looks to have hit a snag, as the British antitrust regulator has raised concerns about a recent European Commission investigation into the merger. It described the remedies to cited problems as “materially deficient,” and wants …

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Sky to launch its own 4G mobile network in the UK

Sky is planning to become a cellular network provider, with its own 4G network set to launch in 2016. The company’s Chief Executive believes that Sky has proven that it is capable of launching new services at scale, so launching a new network service could pay off. Jeremy Darroch, Sky’s …

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Three confirms plan to buy O2 for over £10 billion

Hutchinson Whampoa, the parent company of UK mobile network, Three,  has confirmed that it is hosting “executive negotiations” with Telefonica to acquire O2 for £10.25 billion. This news comes just a few days after rumors of a potential purchase began to fly around. In a statement from Hutchinson, a company …

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Three and EE announce calls and texts over WiFi service

To help combat the growing trend of users taking to third party apps for their main methods of communication, both Three and Everything Everywhere (EE) have announced new services that allow customers to use their WiFi connection to send text messages and make calls, in the same manner as software …

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Three kills off unlimited tethering

Mobile Network, Three, has just recently upgraded its customers to 4G for free and up until now, there didn’t appear to be any drawbacks to the deal. However, now the network has decided to pull unlimited tethering from its current tariffs, which was a key benefit to the popular ‘One …

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Ofcom wants to quadruple 4G license fees

If you thought 4G data prices were bad now, wait until you hear this: Ofcom, the UK communications regulator wants to quadruple the price of licensing 4G signal bands for networks. If the network is going to be paying 4 times more, it’d be safe to assume customers would also …

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4G is expanding in the UK

EE, The company that scored itself a major head start in the 4G race, is expanding it’s coverage to 12 smaller towns – but it isn’t the only one. O2 and Vodafone are also bumping up their network coverage to five more cities starting today. The latest towns added to …

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O2 to launch 4G services in August

At present, you only have one choice if you want to experience 4G speeds on your mobile – Everything Everywhere.  While many shops around the country will happily sell you a 4G enabled device on a 4G plan, coverage is still fairly limited and only covers the largest towns and …

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4G auction revenue falls short

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The auction of the 4G mobile spectrum which was epxected to raise upwards of £3.5 billion for the treasury has fallen short of its aims, only generating £2.3 billion – just over 10 per cent of what was paid by mobile providers back in 2000 for portions of the 3G …

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UK mobile providers team up to speed 4G release

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Considering the back and forth arguing of the different mobile providers in the UK about how the 4G auction should be completed, you’d be forgiven for not believing that they’ve now banded together to speed up the release of the 4G spectrum: but that’s exactly what’s happened. Vodafone, Everything Everywhere …

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UK 4G arriving by summer 2013

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Finally the big mobile operators have begun to shake hands over how the auction for 4G services will take place this year, with the agreement between them all expecting to be signed tonight – presumably because none of them want to give Everyone Everywhere (EE) too much of a lead …

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Controversial Three Strikes law halves piracy in New Zealand

A controversial ‘SkyNet’ three strikes law against internet piracy in New Zealand came into force on the 1st September 2011 which has halved online piracy according to the Record Industry Association of New Zealand. From August to September 2011 when the new law took effect, the number of times the …

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