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“Vodafone doesn’t have real 5G” snipes O2 CEO

Mark Evans, CEO of Telefonica-owned O2, has taken a jab at Vodafone, claiming that the company doesn’t offer “real 5G”. The UK’s 5G market is becoming increasingly crowded and competitive, with each player looking for an edge over the pack. This has led to some fighting talk, with major execs openly criticising their competition.  Speaking […]

Three launches partnership offer with netgem.tv

Streaming technology service provider netgem.tv has announced a deal with UK telco Three to give customers an exclusive offer. Through Wuntu, Three’s rewards app, customers can sign up for netgem.tv’s on-demand service starting at £3.99 (€4.63) per month. For that £3.99, customers will receive netgem.tv’s HD TV streaming box to their doorstep, and access to […]

Netgem teams up with Three for ‘disruptive’ offering

Technology company Netgem and mobile operator Three UK have teamed up to launch what they describe as a “customer-facing disruptive entertainment proposition” , exclusive for Three mobile customers​ and available via the operator’s Wuntu loyalty app. Three customers will be extended an exclusive deal on Netgem’s NetBox HD, offering Freeview Play, Amazon Prime Video and […]

Ofcom sells 4G and 5G spectrum in £1.36bn auction

Ofcom has sold two bands of 4G and 5G spectrum to the owners of the UK’s main mobile operators – EE, Three, O2 and Vodafone – in an auction that has raised £1.356 billion (€1.55 billion). The two auctioned bands were: 2.3 GHz, which is usable by current mobile phones and will help improve existing […]

Ofcom: EE best UK mobile operator for video streaming

EE is the leading UK mobile operator for watching YouTube content, according to new research by Ofcom. The UK broadcast regulator’s Smartphone Cities report said that a test clip successfully streamed in high definition in 97% of attempts on EE’s 4G network, compared with 87% on Three, 86% on Vodafone and 85% on O2. The […]

Virgin Media CEO calls for Three-O2 mobile green light

Virgin Media CEO Tom Mockridge has spoken out in favour of the EC giving a green light to mobile operator Three’s owner CK Hutchison taking over rival O2, owned by Telefónica. “‎Any competition concerns can be addressed without blocking the proposed O2-Three transaction,” said Mockridge in a statement. The EC is currently considering the deal, […]

Three enters exclusive takeover talks with O2

Hutchison Whampoa, the parent company of UK mobile operator Three, has entered exclusive negotiations with Telefónica about buying its UK subsidiary O2 for a total of £10.25 billion (€13.42 billion), it has confirmed. The news follows reports earlier this week linking Sky and O2, with the UK satellite TV provider having reportedly held discussions about […]

At800 scales back UK DTT service disruption efforts

At800, the UK body set up to test for interference from 4G networks on DTT in the UK, has scaled back plans to pre-emptively curb service disturbances, claiming that disruption to Freeview will be “less widespread than initially estimated.” Announcing at800’s new approach to at a press briefing in London, CEO Ben Roome said that from […]

ODG to deliver ITV content to Three

On Demand Group is to distribute commercial broadcaster ITV’s content to mobile operator Three’s customers. The deal will see shows delivered to Three UK’s mobile SVOD and catch-up service. Series including X-Factor, Coronation Street, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! and Secret Diary of a Call Girl will be available via Three’s tv:ondemand mobile […]

ITV to deliver first mobile catch-up service with Three

UK commercial broadcaster ITV has struck its first mobile TV catch-up deal with mobile operator Three UK. Seachange International-owned On Demand Group has been chosen by ITV to deliver the latter’s content to smartphones via Three’s mobile network. Under the terms of the deal, Three’s customers will be able to watch a selection of the […]