UK carrier EE claims fastest 4G sign-up rate outside South Korea

The British carrier EE, which got a headstart on its rivals in offering high-speed 4G/LTE mobile broadband, said on Tuesday that it now has over 2 million 4G subscribers. What’s more, takeup seems to be accelerating – it took 10 months to score a million, and only 4 months to score the second million – and EE claimed it has the fastest 4G sign-up rate outside South Korea. The company, a joint venture of Deutsche Telekom and Orange, also said its LTE services would cover 70 percent of the UK population by the end of this month.

Why a Dish takeover of T-Mo actually makes sense

Dish Network is reportedly considering making a bid for T-Mobile in a move that could result in a bidding war against Sprint. While federal regulators might be inclined to put the kibosh on a Sprint/T-Mo tie-up, a Dish acquisition could make the nation’s fourth-largest carrier even more disruptive.

Does the internet of things need its own internet?

Mobile operators believe their networks will enjoy a second life as the backbone of the internet of things, but a French startup Sigfox begs to differ. It’s building a dedicated network in France designed to connect objects and machines, not people.

Sprint luring hotels, supermarkets into the 4G modem business

Hotels, airlines and grocery stores already link everything imaginable to their loyalty card programs. Why not 4G, as well? Sprint wants to make it easy for the hospitality and retail industries to become mini-virtual operators renting and selling mobile data modems to their customers.