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In-depth probe for Vodafone/Three merger

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has referred the anticipated joint venture between Vodafone Group Plc and CK Hutchison Holdings Limited concerning Vodafone Limited and Hutchison 3G UK Limited for an in-depth investigation, on the basis that, on the information currently available to it, it is or may be the case that this merger […]

April 4, 2024By Colin Mann

VMO2 warns of rivals’ price rise ‘double whammy’

Research from UK multiplay telco Virgin Media O2 claims that millions of consumers who have mobile phone contracts with rival telcos EE and Three are set to receive a price rise so-called ‘double whammy’ on bills this year in a move costing Brits tens-of-millions of pounds. Both operators have millions of customers on classic bundled […]

April 3, 2024

CMA has Vodafone/Three merger concerns

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has suggested that a proposed Vodafone/Three merger, which seeks to combine two of the four UK mobile network operators, could lead to higher prices for customers and affect investment in UK mobile networks. The CMA launched its initial Phase 1 investigation in January 2024 after it was notified […]

March 22, 2024By Colin Mann

Report: Mobile connectivity programme behind schedule

The UK government’s plans to extend 4G mobile connectivity and broaden consumer choice in rural areas are behind schedule, according to a National Audit Office (NAO) report. Launched in March 2020, the Shared Rural Network (SRN) is a joint programme funded by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) and the UK’s four mobile […]

February 22, 2024

CMA probes Vodafone, Three merger

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an investigation into the proposed merger between Vodafone and Three. The UK’s competition watchdog will assess whether the deal could harm consumers by leading to reduced choice or higher prices. The investigation follows an October 2023 consultation which provided an early opportunity for interested third parties to […]

January 26, 2024

Report: EE leads in 5G coverage

In a competitive telecom landscape, where operators strive to meet the ever-increasing consumer demand for fast, accessible, and reliable 5G networks and services, MedUX, a specialist in international fixed and mobile network testing and benchmarking, has released research on 5G performance in the UK’s capital. The report reveals that EE not only leads in 5G […]

January 17, 2024

EE, Three, VMO2 launch 4G on Elizabeth Line

EE, Virgin Media O2 and Three have announced the arrival of 4G on TfL’s Elizabeth line, with four central London stations stretching from the West End to the City now live with 4G services. The Elizabeth line is TfL’s newest train line, having opened in May 2022, and becomes the fourth to receive underground mobile […]

December 20, 2023

Three free MMA events on Fubo Sports

Fubo Sports, the live, free-to-consumer TV network from FuboTV, the sports-first TV streaming platform, will feature an action-packed weekend with three exclusive MMA events, including Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) 54 and 55, as well as former NFL star Shawne Merriman’s Lights Out Xtreme Fighting (LXF) 12. Exclusively on Fubo Sports, the network’s MMA weekend […]

November 16, 2023

CMA consults on Vodafone/Three merger

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is providing an early opportunity for interested third parties to comment on the impact that the proposed merger between mobile telcos Vodafone and Three could have on competition in the UK, in advance of launching a formal investigation once it has received the information it needs from the […]

October 11, 2023By Colin Mann

CommScope helps to support increased Three network data usage

Three UK and Three Ireland both utilised CommScope’s newly-developed 6-beam antennas to support an increase in mobile data demand at some of the largest events in the UK and Ireland over the summer months. With the traffic growth being delivered by increased usage on both 4G and 5G networks, both Three UK and Three Ireland […]

October 4, 2023