UK mobile operator 3 UK has discussed the option of pooling its 800 MHz spectrum with that of rival operator EE, and also suggested it could launch commercial LTE services ahead of schedule this year.
Verizon Wireless will pay a $7 billion dividend to parent companies Verizon Communications and Vodafone by the end of June, diffusing a potential source of tension between the two parents as speculation continues to burble that Verizon will buy Vodafone's 45 percent stake in the joint venture.
Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam hinted that Verizon Wireless will not pay a dividend to its owners this year and will instead focus on paying off debt coming due, according to a financial analyst who had a meeting this week with McAdam.
Verizon Communications has been talking to financial analysts about the price it may be willing to pay to buy Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless as a way to spur talks between the two telecom giants, according to a Bloomberg report.
Verizon Communications' planned bid for Vodafone Group's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless faces a sizable hurdle.
BT has opened the bidding for a new mobile partner in a move that could see the UK's former telecoms monopoly back together with its former mobile unit, O2 UK, according to a report in the Financial Times .
Verizon Communications has hired advisers in advance of a possible $100 billion cash and stock bid for Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless, according to a Reuters report.
Flipping the way mobile voice and data are priced is a bold and yet essential move. Mobile operators can now benefit from and embrace increasing use of all kinds of in-house and OTT services and applications.
Vodafone is expanding its Vodafone Red plans to its 14 European markets, "together with the addition of new and compelling customer options." The plans are the operator's answer to over-the-top providers, but how innovative are they really?
Telefónica Czech Republic has thrown down the gauntlet to rival operators with a range of cheaper tariffs and a stop on phone subsidies, as the operator rattles cages over new conditions proposed this week for the country's LTE spectrum auctions.