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Proposed merger of Three and O2: No immediate effect on customers

Monday, January 26th 2015

On Friday both companies confirmed that Hutchison Whampoa, which owns Three, has entered into exclusive talks with O2 owner Telefonica about a potential acquisition of the company’s O2 UK...

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Consumers, not regulators, hold power in net neutrality debate

Friday, January 23rd 2015

Net neutrality, where all internet data and traffic should be treated equally, is already a prominent issue in the United States and is now becoming more widely discussed in the UK. On Monday the...

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‘Common sense’ approach needed to eradicate mobile not-spots

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

Andrew Miller, chair of the commons science and technology committee, said there needed to be more “clarity of thinking” between mobile operators and planning officials up and down the country to...

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Government missed chance at UK mobile industry reform - Phone Co-op

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

Vivian Woodell said the plan to reduce not-spots, announced by culture secretary Sajid Javid last week, did nothing to address the dominance of Vodafone, O2, Three and EE in the market. The four...

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Not-spot solution a 'stitch-up' between government and mobile networks - Phone Co-op

Monday, December 22nd 2014

Culture secretary Sajid Javid last week announced a ‘binding agreement’ with Vodafone, O2, Three and EE to improve the UK’s mobile coverage. The four network operators will invest £5bn over...

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Concerns over national mobile roaming security risks unfounded, says ISPA chair

Thursday, November 27th 2014

James Blessing, chair of the Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA), said fears that allowing users to switch onto other networks when their own isn't available would make them harder to...

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Vodafone: Building developers now prioritising indoor mobile coverage

Tuesday, November 18th 2014

Dr Rob Matthews, senior community manager at Vodafone, told Cable.co.uk: “What we’re finding more increasingly now is where you’ve got developers of new buildings and they start to look at...

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Ofcom data speed report relies on old information - Vodafone, O2

Monday, November 17th 2014

The regulator last week published its own research into the performance of 3G and 4G networks in five major UK cities. But a Vodafone spokesperson highlighted that Ofcom’s testing took place six...

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Vodafone: Innovation will eliminate not-spots

Monday, November 17th 2014

Dr Rob Matthews, senior community manager at the operator, said different solutions for connectivity suit different areas. Dr Matthews's comments come as Vodafone last week unveiled...

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Providers respond to minister’s rural mobile challenge

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Sajid Javid told the Conservative Party Conference that it was “simply not good enough” that some areas of the countryside still lacked a decent mobile signal. But mobile providers said...

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