Vodafone and Three UK have announced plans to merge their UK operations. Both of the companies have found it increasingly difficult to offer services and say a merger will address this issue.
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UK broadband and mobile customers are going to be hit with price hikes this spring as operators attempt to keep up with their costs. Those who can are urged to look for cheaper deals elsewhere.
Vodafone and Three UK could merge as talks between the two companies get underway. Vodafone has complained multiple times this year about thin profits when 5G upgrades are factored in.
Martin Lewis from MoneySavingExpert.com has released a new report urging Ofcom to strengthen rules around EU roaming. The report highlights that providers aren't being as clear as they could be.
Vodafone CEO Nick Read has said that three mobile networks in the UK, instead of four networks, would be healthier. He believes this would increase investment in mobile infrastructure.
Three UK has revealed in a report that 5G usage grew on its network by 385% between 2020 and 2021. With such growth, it managed to overtake 3G, which is where the company gets its name from.
Vodafone and EE have announced delays to their EU roaming fees. Vodafone will introduce the charge at the end of January while EE will now charge it from March. Three has plans to introduce it in May.
Three and EE have partnered with BAI Communications to partake in a 4G and 5G-ready network that will serve the London Underground. Passengers will have connectivity across the network by 2025.
The UK government has announced that 2G and 3G connectivity will be switched off by 2033. This is the end date for the switch off but networks could choose to end support earlier than this.
Three UK has said it will give £200-worth of Xiaomi accessories to anyone who buys the Xiaomi 11T Pro when it becomes available for pre-order on September 24th. The offer will end on October 14th.
Three has said that it's bringing back roaming charges for people visiting EU countries. Customers will have to pay £2 per day in these countries from May 23 if they renew a contract after Oct. 1.
Three UK has announced that its customers are now able to upgrade their Google One storage to 100GB for the next three months under an offer that it's running. 100GB typically costs £1.59 per month.
O2, Three, and Vodafone have come to an agreement regarding the Shared Rural Network. The firms will build 222 mobile masts in under-served areas, which will be shared by all three.
EE has come out as the best mobile carrier around the UK in RootMetrics' latest report. The authors did over half a million tests around the country to find out which carriers were most reliable.
Three is offering disadvantaged school children free unlimited data upgrades to help them engage in remote learning. The data is being provided in partnership with the UK Department for Education.
The four big mobile carriers in the UK have revealed that they do not plan to bring back roaming fees when the country begins its new relationship with the EU in just a matter of days.
Ofcom has revealed which broadband and mobile companies customers prefer the most. It said Tesco Mobile score best in the mobile category and Plusnet did the best in the broadband category.
The UK government has come to an arrangement with several mobile operators, including EE and O2, that will allow customers to access nine victim support websites without using up their mobile data.
The UK government and several mobile operators have announced the Shared Rural Network which aims to provide 4G mobile coverage in rural areas around the country. It will cost £1 billion.
Three is set to kick off its wider 5G mobile rollout across the U.K. by the end of this month. Prior to that, the telecom firm is showcasing its 5G service at the London Fashion Week.
The UK government has finally come to the decision that it will allow Huawei hardware to be used in 5G networks but with several restrictions. Only 35% of a network will be able to use Huawei tech.
The UK government is expected to come to a decision tomorrow over whether or not it should allow Huawei hardware in the 5G networks, following pressure from the U.S. to exclude the Chinese firm.
Three has taken the first step in rolling out its 5G network. Customers in London can now sign a 12-month contract to get a SIM and router which delivers 5G Broadband to customers homes.
Three has announced that when it begin its roll out of 5G next month it will do so without speed caps or raising the costs of its contracts, SIM only or PAYG plans. It plans to serve 25 areas by 2020.
The UK's major mobile carriers plan to introduce changes earlier next year that will cut bills for people whose contracts have ended. Three is the only big firm not to have joined in.
Three has launched its 5G Nokia-backed cloud core network. It's described as a crucial element of the overall 5G network that Three wants to start rolling out around the UK from next month.
A new report suggests that Chinese phone-maker Huawei is going to partner up with four of the UK's largest mobile phone carriers to develop 5G networks and technology in the nation.
The mobile carrier, Three, has announced that its 5G network will go online in August in more than 20 towns and cities around the UK. In July, it'll unveil pricing for its 5G products.
Huawei and Three have shown off new 5G home broadband technology that can reach speeds of up to 2 Gbps. The two firms want to deliver 5G in urban areas and train stations too, starting next year.
Ofcom has finally concluded its 5G spectrum auction, announcing which companies have won what. O2, Vodafone, and EE have all come out of it pretty well while Three failed to make big gains.
Three has announced a new show on YouTube called Binge Club. The first topic of the spoiler-filled show will be Stranger Things 2. It'll air just days after the season premieres on Netflix.
Three has introduced its digital empowerment programme, Discovery, to Scotland. The programme's one-to-one sessions will be accessible to anyone at Three stores in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Three has announced 'Go Binge' which will allow customers to stream TV and music from various sources, including Netflix, without using up their data allowance. No pricing was announced.
Three has been fined £1.9 million because of a single point of failure in its emergency call system. Ofcom found that the flaw could have led to people not being able to call the emergency services.
Microsoft is working with numerous global carriers "to provide seamless eSIM connectivity" for the new generation of Always Connected Windows 10 PCs, with 'silicon support' from Intel and Qualcomm.
Three has gained the backing of 100,000 people for its MakeTheAirFair campaign which aims to push the regulator, Ofcom, to limit companies to owning a total of 30% of the mobile spectrum.
Three UK CEO hits-out over European Commission intervention which ruled that mobile network Three may not merge with rival O2 to become Europe's best mobile network.
Three UK has announced pre-orders for the new Samsung Galaxy Note7. While stocks last, Three are also bundling in a Galaxy VR headset. There is an upfront cost of £149 then £35 per month.
Google today announced its first international carrier for Project Fi: Three. According to the company, the service will now offer high-speed data in over 135 destinations in over a dozen countries.
Three has announced that it will conduct a 24-hour trial of opt-in ad-blocking on its network one a day during the week commencing June 13. The move has drawn criticism from online ad proponents.