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Massive Merger of Orange and T-Mobile to Everywhere



 
 
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Old August 21st 12, 09:28 AM posted to uk.telecom.mobile,uk.telecom.broadband
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Everything Everywhere Gets Ofcom OK For 4G

Another mobile phone rip-off in the making??

Everything Everywhere will launch 4G in a rebrand that will see the
end of the Orange and T-Mobile brands, Sky sources say.

http://news.sky.com/story/975163/eve...fcom-ok-for-4g

The company that owns Orange and T-Mobile will launch superfast mobile
internet in October, according to sky sources.

Telecoms regulator Ofcom approved an application by mobile operator
Everything Everywhere (EE) to use its existing spectrum to deliver 4G
ahead of the upcoming auction.

A well-placed source at EE told Sky News the launch of the next
generation of mobile broadband would be part of a rebrand in October,
which will see the company renamed to incorporate its new 4G business
model.

All new customers will join EE after the rebrand, the source said -
not Orange or T-Mobile.

The source added that from around March 2013 the Orange and T-Mobile
brands will be dropped and all existing customers will be migrated to
EE.

In response to the comments, an EE spokesperson said: "We have always
planned to launch our 4G service by the end of this year and that is
still on track."

They did not give any further details.

Ofcom gave EE the go-ahead to launch 4G - which is seen as crucial for
video, gaming and downloading from your phone - any time after
September 11 this year.

It said that allowing EE to use its existing 1800 MHz spectrum in this
way will "deliver significant benefits to consumers".

Other mobile operators will get the chance to bid for lower frequency
4G spectrum in an auction process due to begin towards the end of
2012.

Rival mobile company Vodafone said in statement that it was "frankly
shocked that Ofcom has reached this decision".

"The regulator has shown a careless disregard for the best interests
of consumers, businesses and the wider economy through its refusal to
properly regard the competitive distortion created by allowing one
operator to run services before the ground has been laid for a fully
competitive 4G market," the statement said.
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Old August 21st 12, 09:36 AM posted to uk.telecom.mobile,uk.telecom.broadband
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Everything Everywhere Gets Ofcom OK For 4G


Don't take sky-insiders word for it, take OFCOM's

http://media.ofcom.org.uk/2012/08/21/ofcom-allows-everything-everywhere-to-use-existing-spectrum-for-4g
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Old August 22nd 12, 10:29 AM posted to uk.telecom.mobile,uk.telecom.broadband
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Everything Everywhere Gets Ofcom OK For 4G

Another mobile phone rip-off in the making??

This much was inevitable when the merger of Orange & 121 was agreed in the
first place.

surprisingly mobile costs have continued to fall, albeit slightly, but
expect them to ramp up, along with network profits, in the medium term.


BTW few 4G phones about and one make won't work on the EU system...


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Old August 22nd 12, 10:00 PM posted to uk.telecom.mobile,uk.telecom.broadband
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On Wed, 22 Aug 2012 10:29:07 +0100, R. Mark Clayton wrote:

BTW few 4G phones about and one make won't work on the EU system...


Even the next generation of iPoo devices won't support 4G.

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Old August 23rd 12, 01:25 AM posted to uk.telecom.mobile,uk.telecom.broadband
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"Deux" wrote in message
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On Wed, 22 Aug 2012 10:29:07 +0100, R. Mark Clayton wrote:

BTW few 4G phones about and one make won't work on the EU system...


Even the next generation of iPoo devices won't support 4G.


The original iPoo did not have 3G or wi-fi and claimed it was more
sophisticated than my then phone (which had both!)

Mine also had a user accessible battery, slot for memory expansion, better
camera, FM transceiver and a lot of other features that either were not
present on the iPoo or cost extra...


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Old August 23rd 12, 01:42 AM posted to uk.telecom.mobile,uk.telecom.broadband
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R. Mark Clayton wrote:
"Deux" wrote in message
m...
On Wed, 22 Aug 2012 10:29:07 +0100, R. Mark Clayton wrote:

BTW few 4G phones about and one make won't work on the EU system...

Even the next generation of iPoo devices won't support 4G.


The original iPoo did not have 3G or wi-fi and claimed it was more
sophisticated than my then phone (which had both!)

Mine also had a user accessible battery, slot for memory expansion, better
camera, FM transceiver and a lot of other features that either were not
present on the iPoo or cost extra...


Its called I-Bling for the ME generation

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Ineptocracy

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to
lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the
members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are
rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a
diminishing number of producers.
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Old August 23rd 12, 07:36 AM posted to uk.telecom.mobile,uk.telecom.broadband
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Going back to the original, I at least am already starting to see
the effects of the merger. Overlaid sites - i.e. those on the
same site that have similar coverage - are being taken out
resulting in poorer coverage in places and occassional network
busy - something that I have almost never experienced in 10 years
or more of Orange.

I suppose it was to be expected. It will be interesting to see if
the same thing happens with Cornerstone.


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Old August 23rd 12, 08:59 AM posted to uk.telecom.mobile,uk.telecom.broadband
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On 23/08/2012 07:36, Woody wrote:

I suppose it was to be expected. It will be interesting to see if
the same thing happens with Cornerstone.


What's Cornerstone?
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Old August 23rd 12, 09:32 AM posted to uk.telecom.mobile,uk.telecom.broadband
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Someone Somewhere wrote:

On 23/08/2012 07:36, Woody wrote:

I suppose it was to be expected. It will be interesting to see if
the same thing happens with Cornerstone.

What's Cornerstone?


http://www.mobilemastinfo.com/networ...-consolidation



 




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