Telstra delivers on its promise ahead of schedule – opens 4G network to MVNOs

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Last year, Australian telecommunications giant Telstra promised to open its 4G network to MVNOs as of June 2016. In a refreshing outcome, the company has delivered on its promise ahead of schedule. 

Telstra's 4G network reaches 92 percent of the Australian...

By Ryan Daws, 28 April 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Connectivity, Consumers, Industry, MVNO, Networks, Operators, Spectrum.

Hutchison offers £3bn of its network to woo EU regulators in O2 takeover

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Regulators are concerned about Three’s £10bn pound bid for O2 due to a reduction of players in the market; which could lead to less competition and increase consumer prices. The deal, if approved, would also leapfrog Three from the smallest mobile operator in the UK, in terms of subscribers, to the biggest in one fell swoop.

Hutchison, who owns Three in the UK, has...

By Ryan Daws, 07 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Europe, Industry, MVNO, Networks, Operators, Regulation.

UK watchdog clears BT and EE for controversial merger

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BT announced its £12 billion plan to acquire the country's biggest mobile network operator back in February. The planned merger between EE and BT has been the subject of much discussion as to whether it would lessen market competition, but the deal overcame its biggest hurdle today after gaining watchdog approval. 

In a 15-page...

By Ryan Daws, 28 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, Mobile, MVNO, Regulation.

Shareholders approve £12.5 billion union of BT / EE

As if there would be any doubt, BT's shareholders have agreed to the telecommunication giant's £12.5 billion deal to acquire EE from Deutsche Telekom. Of course this is by no means a confirmation the union will go ahead as it will first face an uphill battle against regulators to provide their blessing for the disruptive union. 

EE is currently the largest mobile operator in the UK, and the deal would allow BT to offer the first true quad-play packages of broadband, mobile, TV, and...

By Ryan Daws, 30 April 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Connectivity, Industry, Infrastructure, MVNO, Networks, Regulation.

Three's 800MHz and VoLTE rollout increases coverage and call quality

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Hutchison-owned mobile operator, Three, has announced their rollout of low-frequency 800MHz spectrum and VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE) technology which will begin in September 2015. The announcements will benefit customers and MVNOs which use Three's network with increased rural coverage and higher-quality voice calls.

Three's current LTE network uses the 1800MHz frequency...

By Ryan Daws, 23 April 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Connectivity, Consumers, Infrastructure, MVNO, Networks, Operators, Spectrum.