No sign of mandated national roaming in ‘landmark deal’ for mobile phone users
Sajid Javid MP, the UK Government Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, has announced what’s described as a “landmark deal” with the ‘big four’ mobile networks to improve coverage.
It follows a three-week consultation period that involved the government proposing mandated ‘national roaming’ as one of the options to improve rural coverage in areas where some networks provided service but others didn’t.
UK communications regulator Ofcom says Sharon White will become its new Chief Executive from late March next year.
She’s currently Second Permanent Secretary at HM Treasury, where she is responsible for managing public finance.
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BT Group plc says it’s entered into an exclusivity agreement with Deutsche Telekom and Orange, allowing it to negotiate a possible acquisition of EE’s UK mobile business.
It originally responded to press speculation with a statement last month.
EE’s ‘Orange Wednesdays’ two-for-one cinema ticket deal will end next year.
The offer, which was launched by Orange ten years ago before becoming known as ‘EE Wednesdays’ after Orange and T-Mobile merged, is due to close on 25th February 2015.