O2 has staked its claim to be the first UK operator to switch on a 3G network over 900MHz spectrum in London. Taking advantage of recent licensing changes, this latest rollout in London follows on the heels of similar deployments in Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester; the London deployment is expected to deliver a 50 per cent increase in capacity and a 30 per cent increase in speed.
Nokia Siemens Networks, the telecoms equipment vendor, has revealed that it will be upgrading Hutchinson’s UK’s network, which operates under the brand name 3, to deliver HD Voice calls. The upgrade, the vendor said, will provide 3’s subscribers with improved quality voice calls.
UK regulator Ofcom has announced its intention to hold the country’s largest ever single auction for mobile spectrum services in early 2012. In a move likely to be welcomed by 3UK, the regulator has decided to impose strict caps on the amount of spectrum any one bidder can acquire.
The newly inaugurated handset design unit that emerged from the incubator of Hong Kong’s Hutchison Whampoa this week, has shown off the first fruits of its labour. Unfortunately, all we could get our hands on was an image of the forthcoming device. INQ Mobile has not yet confirmed any other info. We know that the [...]
UK mobile operators 3 UK and T-Mobile said Tuesday they have signed an agreement to combine their 3G access networks, leading to almost complete population coverage for 3G services across the country. The operators claim the deal is the world’s largest known active 3G network sharing agreement and will give both carriers an improvement to [...]
UK mobile operators 3 UK and T-Mobile are hammering out the details of a 3G network sharing agreement that could see the two operators merge their radio access networks (RAN). Ovum analysts Elsa Lion and Matthew Howett revealed that there is no agreement in place as yet and there is no guarantee that the deal [...]
Announcing the departure of a CEO is turning into something of a bandwagon and 3 UK became the latest company to jump on it on Thursday. The UK 3G operator said that Bob Fuller is to retire as he turns 60 at the end of June. Fuller has been with 3 UK for four years, [...]
UK 3G operator, 3 UK, expanded the reach of its X-Series service on Wednesday, offering its users unlimited internet access for £5 per month. The tariff gives new and existing customers the chance to experience the X-Series on any of the operator’s most recently launched handsets. Subscribers can use Windows Live Messenger, eBay, Yahoo Search, [...]
UK mobile operator 3 UK beefed up its mobile music offering on Monday through a partnership with Groove Mobile. 3 UK’s marketing director, Graeme Oxby said that the partnership will allow 3 subscribers to download music simultaneously from their phone to their PC and vice versa as well as providing full track downloads direct to [...]