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Bank: Court creates O2/Three confusion

In May 2020, the General Court of the European Court of Justice ruled that a UK telco merger between O2 and Three, previously blocked in 2016, should be annulled. A note from Jerry Dellis and analysts at investment bank Jefferies says that the implication is that the evidence bar for EC competition authorities attempting to […]

October 24, 2022

Report: Vodafone/Three UK merger faces hurdles

Following the news that Vodafone has held talks with CK Hutchison, owner of Three UK, to bring together their UK businesses, a report from data and analytics company GlobalData highlights that any potential merger faces several hurdles. Emma Mohr-McClune, Service Director of Consumer at GlobalData, commented: “The proposed joint venture (JV), to be owned 51 […]

October 10, 2022

Three Sweden selects Net Insight’s time synchronisation

Mobile operator Three Sweden (‘Three’) has selected Net Insight for synchronising its 5G network. The companies have worked in close cooperation and after extensive field evaluation of Net Insight’s 5G time sync solution, Three has placed an initial order for Nimbra Time Nodes. Time synchronisation is mission critical for Three’s 5G rollout and Three and […]

July 1, 2022

Data: Champions League final drives record peak on Three

As Real Madrid won their fourteenth Champions League title on May 28th, Three UK’s network experienced a record-breaking night of its own with a new all-time data peak. The 5G network saw data peak at 1068 Gbps between 21:00 and 21:15 during the match as record numbers connected to watch the Champions League final. In […]

May 31, 2022

Report: UK 5G usage overtakes 3G

Findings from UK mobile telco Three’s report, Mobile Britain 2022, showing how Brits have been swiping, sharing and connecting, reveals a 5G boom in the last year, with usage increasing by 385 per cent on Three’s superfast network. 5G data carried on Three’s network is now more than double that of 3G – overtaking it […]

April 13, 2022

Discovery launching new FTA channels in NZ

Discovery’s new free-to-air channels. eden and Rush will launch on March 21st in New Zealand. Glen Kyne, Senior Vice President and General Manager ANZ said: “We’re delighted to launch two new free-to-air channels in New Zealand, delivering on our promise to bring more great entertainment to Kiwi audiences. eden and Rush combine the best of […]

March 2, 2022

Survey: Brits keen to stick with Zoom parties

As the government declares its intention to remove all remaining Covid-19 restrictions in England, data reveals that Brits significantly increased their use of livestreaming and video calling apps to share important life events – or ‘milestone moments’ – during the countrywide lockdowns, and intend to keep doing so even now that restrictions are coming to […]

February 23, 2022

BT, BAI high-speed Wi-Fi for London Underground

BT has announced the signing of a multi-million pound contract with BAI Communications (BAI), to deliver a core part of the company’s data centre requirements as it works with Transport for London (TfL) to enable high-speed mobile and Wi-Fi coverage on the London Underground. BAI has been awarded a 20-year concession with TfL to deliver […]

January 28, 2022

UK to boost rural mobile connectivity

People in rural Scotland, Wales and the North East of England will enjoy huge improvements in their mobile coverage thanks to what the UK government is calling a world-first £1 billion mobile connectivity programme. This scheme is a major part of the government’s plan to level up all parts of the UK and will bring […]

June 29, 2021By Colin Mann

Analyst: Virgin/O2 merger competition boost

Having received provisional clearance by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the proposed merger of Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media and Telefónica-owned O2 will bring together one of the UK’s four nationwide mobile networks and the UK’s only DOCSIS cable broadband network. According to Gary Barton, a Principal Analyst at data and analytics company GlobalData, […]

April 23, 2021By Colin Mann