Tag Archives: BT 4G network

CMA Approves BT’s Acquisition of EE

The provisional findings of an inquiry by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) into the proposed acquisition of 4G network EE have been positive, increasing the likelihood that the acquisition will go ahead. An inquiry into the proposed merger was necessary for a number of reasons. While the two companies are both strong in the … Read More

BT Launches £5 4G Sim Only Deal

As expected BT has re-entered the mobile market this week, launching what it describes as the UK’s best value 4G mobile plan for its broadband customers. The 4G sim only ‘bring your own phone’ plans combine 4G on the EE network with unlimited access to more than 5 million BT WiFi hotspots. The best value … Read More

BT to Launch 4G This Week

BT Mobile will re-enter the consumer mobile market this week as it launches its own 4G mobile network, almost 15 years after it sold off its mobile arm O2 to Telefonica. The BT Mobile network will be an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator), running on the EE 4G network, and a rental agreement was signed … Read More

4G Provides a Boost to Vodafone Revenue

Vodafone UK has struggled in recent years, with the last time Vodafone posted a growth in core mobile revenues at group or UK level being 2012. However, it would seem that consumers’ insatiable appetite for data on its 4G network is reversing the network’s fortunes. Vodafone almost managed to reverse a continual slide in revenue … Read More

BT to Buy UK’s Biggest 4G Network EE

The telecoms landscape in the UK is set to alter dramatically now that telecoms group BT has paid £12.5 billion to buy the country’s first and largest 4G network, EE. The takeover of EE will more than treble BT’s retail customers from 10 million to over 34 million. It will be even larger than it … Read More

Next Generation 4G Tops Speeds of 410Mbps

A trial of next generation 4G category 9 by Huawei, EE, and Qualcomm has apparently achieved download speeds of over 410Mbps, indicating that we’re only just starting to see the potential of 4G. The trial of LTE category 9 technology is thought to be the first successfully completed trial of its kind in Europe. It … Read More

EE 4G Network Continues to Grow

Other 4G networks might be starting to close the performance gap to EE, but it is still the UK’s largest 4G network, and today it reported hitting 5.6 million customers during the third quarter of the year. EE – the first network to launch 4G – picked up an additional 1.4 million 4G subscribers during … Read More

Are BT’s 4G Plans Delayed?

Back in May we looked at the possibility of BT returning to the consumer mobile market and the likelihood that it will undercut other 4G networks. This week the Telegraph reported that BT is facing delays with their mobile plans, but a spokesman for the group insists that they are still on track. So what … Read More

BT Expected to Start 4G Price War

A 4G price war is predicted when BT launches its own mobile network within the next year. Following its radical approach to TV sport, which has included offering free access to live Premier League football on BT Sport as part of a broadband subscription, other 4G network operators are expecting a tough challenge from the … Read More