Three delays mobile payment platform launch (UK)

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Three leading telecom operators in UK had come together to offer customers a common platform for mobile payment services. As reported earlier, mobile operators Everything Everywhere, O2 and Vodafone revealed plans to offer consumers a common platform, enabling them to pay for goods and services using their mobile handset. However, according to reports, mobile operator Three has opposed these plans, …

EditorThree delays mobile payment platform launch (UK)

Three asks for reduction in wholesale data roaming fee (UK)

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Mobile operator 3 UK has written a letter to culture minister Ed Vaizey requesting a lower fee for wholesale data roaming. According to reports, the letter says that although the European Commission’s ‘Roaming III’ proposals that are due to be voted on will reduce the cost of data year-on-year, by 2014 they will still see a retail rate tantamount to …

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Three raises concern over joint mobile payment service (UK)

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UK based company, Three, has objected to the joint venture by network operators O2, Everything Everywhere and Vodafone which seeks to offer users a single system of paying for goods and services via mobile phones, citing unfair competition. Three met with the European Commission (EC) regarding the joint venture and has reportedly said that it will provide a more in-depth …

EditorThree raises concern over joint mobile payment service (UK)

Voluntary code-of-practice for UK networks

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­A number of the UK’s internet providers and mobile networks have signed up to a voluntary code-of-practice that will govern how they advertise their internet services to customers. Together these companies – BSkyB, BT, O2, TalkTalk, Three, Virgin Media and Vodafone – account for 90% of all fixed-line broadband customers and 60% of all mobile customers in the UK. In …

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SmarTone, 3 win Hong Kong spectrum auction

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Hong Kong has completed its auction of 20MHz in the 850 and 900MHz bands, raising a total of US$250.59 million. The Office of the Telecommunications Authority announced that SmarTone has acquired frequency rights in the 832.5-837.5 MHz band paired with the 877.5-882.5 MHz for US$112.34 million. 3 Hong Kong acquired rights to the 885-890 MHz band paired with 930-935 MHz …

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