Last week was a good one for 4G in the UK. Not only did Vodafone and O2 launch their 4G networks… and not only did EE pass the milestone of 100 towns and cities with 4G coverage… but Three UK confirmed its plans for a 4G launch.
In a blog post, Three said it’ll begin its 4G rollout in December 2013.
Breaking up is profitable to do
Mark Bridge writes:
So – we take a short break at the end of the August ‘silly season’ and one of the year’s biggest mobile-related rumours becomes fact. At least we’re back in time to report on the final stages of the Vodafone/Verizon deal. Yes, it looks as though Big Red will be picking up something like $130 billion for its 45% stake in Verizon Communications… possibly within the next few hours. Just don’t mention the tax, okay?
Three UK has announced a deal called ‘Feel At Home’ that’ll see customers being charged at their standard tariff rate when they visit certain countries.
The service is available automatically when customers use their mobile phones in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy and Sweden.
Hong Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa Limited has published unaudited financial results for the first half of 2013.
The company, which has assets including port operations and mobile phone networks, reported profit up 23% year-on-year to HK$12.4 billion (£1.05 billion) for the six-month period.
The UK government has confirmed the parts of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that’ll benefit from its £150 million Mobile Infrastructure Project.
Cornwall, Northumberland, Strabane, Aberdeenshire and Powys are among the areas that will be targeted by the project.