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Nationalise BT and free fibre broadband: Labour's plan doesn't stand a chance

Published 19 Nov 2019 11:01 CET | United Kingdom

The UK's Labour party has proposed nationalising BT in order to offer free broadband over FTTP nationwide from 2030. While the plan appears highly unlikely to be implemented, ...

UK mobile market keeps its four operators, but M&A unlikely to stop

Published 11 May 2016 16:06 CET | United Kingdom

The European Commission has blocked the consolidation of the UK mobile market, rejecting the proposed merger of the number four, 3 UK, and the number two mobile player, O2. ...

Why the UK 4G auction raised so little

Published 22 Feb 2013 12:58 CET | Netherlands, United Kingdom

The British 4G auction raised much less than the government hoped, with proceeds reaching only GBP 2.3 billion versus the government's estimate of GBP 3.5 billion. This is ...

Everything Everywhere finally finds a purpose

Published 12 Sep 2012 21:44 CET | United Kingdom

UK mobile operators T-Mobile and Orange have announced plans to launch the name of their joint venture, Everything Everywhere, as a consumer brand. The EE brand will be used ...

Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom intensify their cooperation

Published 14 Nov 2011 16:02 CET | United Kingdom

Everything Everywhere, the UK joint venture of Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom, is working on a partial refinancing of its shareholder loans to the 50-50 parent ...

Fujitsu makes some surprising choices with UK FTTH network

Published 18 Apr 2011 12:59 CET | United Kingdom

Fujitsu has unveiled a striking plan for the UK market. The company wants to roll out a FTTH network in rural areas, or the 5 million locations that make up the 'final third' ...

BBC can enforce Net Neutrality through sheer market power

Published 19 Nov 2010 15:56 CET | United Kingdom, World

The debate over net neutrality, hitherto an American affair, has moved on to Europe. British Minister for Communications Ed Vaizey said in a speech that ISPs should have more ...

T-Mobile, Orange drive European consolidation

Published 08 Sep 2009 14:38 CET | United Kingdom

Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom have agreed to merge their UK units T-Mobile UK and Orange UK into a 50-50 joint venture. The new company will become UK market leader ...