Network operator Everything Everywhere is deploying a mobile contactless transport ticketing service in the UK, which could lead to a nationwide roll out across select bus and rail services in 2013.
Everything Everywhere could be the subject of a takeover bid by private equity house KKR, which also owns British retailers Boots and Pets at Home. The bid is being masterminded by former EE CEO Tom Alexander, who is said to have held discussions with KKR and private equity group Apax, the Financial Times reported.
Everything Everywhere (EE) has partnered with Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) on an international M2M project they claim will offer vending machine owners an opportunity to increase revenue and reduce costs through remote stock monitoring, increased customer interaction and multiple payment methods.
China Telecom has introduced its own MVNO into the UK market, becoming the first Chinese operator to launch a service outside China. CTExcelbiz is running on Everything Everywhere’s network and offer a customised service to the UK’s Chinese population.
The UK parent of T-Mobile and Orange, Everything Everywhere, said Wednesday that it has completed its signal sharing project, dubbed Smart Signal Share. Wireless devices such as smartphones, tablets and dongles, will now switch seamlessly between the two networks, depending on which signal is strongest.
3UK’s CEO David Dyson has suggested that the operator could strike an agreement with Everything Everywhere to launch LTE using the T-Mobile/Orange JV’s spectrum in advance of the UK’s 4G auction.
Everything Everywhere, the company formed by the merger of Orange and T-Mobile in the UK, has posted a drop in service revenue of 2.5 per cent to reach £1.5bn in its first quarter earnings statement.
UK operator Everything Everywhere is campaigning for permission to launch 4G services before its domestic competitors. To support its plea to regulator Ofcom, the operator has commissioned research that outlines the “significant economic and social benefits” that will come about by bringing 4G to the UK.
Following on from the discussions at last month’s Westminster e-Forum, Everything Everywhere has continued to argue its case to be allowed to roll out 4G on its existing 1800MHz spectrum. The company held an event for analysts at its offices in Paddington, where CEO Olaf Swantee, senior public policy advisor Kip Meek and head of network strategy David Salam went over the benefits that will accrue to the UK as a whole if they’re allowed to proceed.
The UK’s mobile operators have hit out at Ofcom’s latest proposals to allow Everything Everywhere to use its existing 1800MHz spectrum to offer LTE services ahead of its competitors. Earlier this month, Ofcom accepted an application from Everything Everywhere, allowing it to use its existing spectrum, which would see the firm offering 4G mobile services in the UK by the end of 2012.
Everything Everywhere will be in a position to offer LTE service in the UK ahead of its competitors if regulator Ofcom’s new proposals get the go-ahead. The operator, formed by the merger in the UK between T-Mobile and Orange, could offer 4G mobile services in the UK by the end of 2012, after Ofcom accepted an application to use its existing spectrum to deliver LTE services.
The UK Competition Commission has brought forward the deadline for when mobile operators will be forced to slash mobile termination rates (MTRs) for connecting calls from other networks or fixed lines. UK regulator Ofcom said in March 2011 that MTRs should be cut from just over 4p a minute in 2010 to less than 0.65p a minute by 2015. Operators Everything Everywhere and Vodafone lodged an appeal with the Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) against this decision that, with support from Telefonica.
Mobile operator T-Mobile UK has announced what it claims is the country’s first “truly unlimited” mobile phone plan. The operator’s “Full Monty” deal allows unlimited internet browsing, unlimited SMS messages and unlimited phone calls with no fair usage restrictions.
UK operator Everything Everywhere, the company formed by the merger of Orange and T-Mobile in the country, has revealed that talks are ongoing for plans to divest some of its 1800MHz spectrum ahead of Ofcom’s spectrum auction later this year.
UK regulator Ofcom has announced revised plans to promote competition in the country ahead of the country’s 4G spectrum auction.