The UK’s only LTE carrier – for now – has diversified its offerings by introducing a range of new plans. But with other carriers set to join the 4G fray, only time will tell whether it got its pricing right.
Vodafone has made a “preliminary approach” to Germany’s top cable provider, but no bids have been revealed yet. Reports suggest Liberty Global might also be interested.
It appears that LTE subscriber numbers at EE — a carrier that still has a monopoly on 4G in the UK — are increasing at an accelerating pace. But rivals are set to launch their 4G offerings soon.
British privacy advocates have reacted with horror to the idea of EE and market research firm Ipsos Mori selling anonymized customer data. On balance, they shouldn’t worry so much.
We’d have to go all the way back to 2010 to find the last rumored merger between Verizon and Vodafone, but the latest crop of rumors are taking speculation to a new extreme.
Mere weeks after Verizon strongly denied reports that it was planning to take over Vodafone, the U.S. carrier is now rumored to be planning a buyout of Voda’s share in Verizon Wireless.
The UK’s second-largest mobile carrier, O2, has become the latest to sign a deal with Virgin Media in order to give its customers free internet access on the London Underground.
Verizon has unsurprisingly scotched Tuesday’s rumor of a record-breaking takeover – in concert with rival carrier AT&T, no less – of Vodafone. Voda’s shares have dropped a couple percent in response.
The shift away from subsidies is happening in earnest, as the growing popularity of expensive smartphones makes it less viable for carriers to mask the real cost of the handset.
Germany’s largest mobile operators, Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone, both support Joyn now. However, the service’s success depends on all carriers signing up, as has happened in Spain and South Korea.