UK’s first 5G network taster goes live in six cities tomorrow

The UK’s first 5G consumer mobile network is launching tomorrow in six cities. Mobile network operator EE will switch on the next-gen cellular connectivity in select locations in London, Cardiff

UK phone giant EE hit by another security lapse

For the second time this week, U.K. phone giant EE has fixed a security lapse, which allowed a security researcher to gain access to an internal site. The researcher, who goes by the pseudonym Six, fo

UK phone giant EE fixes bug that let customers gift data for free

EE, the largest phone network in the UK, has fixed a website bug that allowed customers to add an unlimited amount of plan data to their accounts for free. The bug allowed any customer to modify code

BT Buys Its Way Back To Being A Major UK Carrier As $19BN EE Merger Gets Cleared

A major piece of consolidation in the UK comms network landscape has today been green lit by the Competition and Markets Authority, with the body approving the £12.5 billion ($19BN) acquisition of

Now Another U.K. Carrier Is Eyeing Mobile Ad Controls

U.K. carrier O2 is the latest tech firm to throw its hat into the ad-blocking ring, telling Business Insider it's actively testing a technology that can block mobile ads at the network level.

U.K. Carrier EE Looking At Giving Users Control Over Mobile Ads

The momentum against increasingly intrusive ad tech is continuing to gain strength, with major U.K. carrier EE stepping into the debate with an announcement that it's launching a strategic review on w

$19BN BT-EE Network Merger Gets Provisional Green Light From U.K. Competition Watchdog

The U.K. competition watchdog has given a provisional green light to the $19 billion acquisition of mobile carrier EE by incumbent telco BT.

BT Confirms New BT Mobile 4G Service On EE’s Network

Ahead of closing its deal to buy EE for £12.5 billion, BT is laying the groundwork for its new mobile business and quad-play strategy, today: the company has now officially launched BT Mobile —

UK’s BT Agrees To Buy Mobile Carrier EE For $19B

Major consolidation moves are underway in the UK mobile market. As expected, UK carrier BT has agreed to buy mobile carrier EE for £12.5 billion ($19 billion). BT has been talking to EE since Novemb

BT In Talks To Acquire UK’s First 4G/LTE Carrier, EE, For £12.5BN

UK telco BT has confirmed it is in talks to acquire mobile carrier EE for £12.5 billion -- the largest of the U.K.'s carriers, and the first to roll out a 4G/LTE network, back in fall 2012.

U.K.’s First-To-LTE Carrier, EE, Passes 2M 4G Subscribers Just 4 Months After It Bagged 1M

It took a long time coming, but LTE/4G in the U.K. is finally achieving some significant momentum -- with first-to-the-plate carrier EE announcing today that subscribers for its LTE network have passe

This Week On The TC Europe Podcast: 4G In Europe, Twitter’s New French Office And European Exits

It’s already the second episode of our weekly radio show! This is the TechCrunch Europe Podcast, wherein we European writers discuss tech news, as well as what’s happening in our startup s

London ‘Tech City’ Cluster Gets Double-Speed 4G Networks Courtesy of EE

Back in April we were told that London's highest concentration of tech companies in the East - dubbed Tech City by the UK government - would be getting <a href="

Facebook Home Hits The Rocks In Europe, With UK And France Launch Of HTC First Delayed Indefinitely

More signs today the HTC First might also be the last smartphone to ship with Facebook Home pre-installed: UK carrier EE confirmed today that the first Facebook Home phone won't be launching in the UK

East London Tech City Startups To Get Access To Network Of 4G Hotspots In June

The Tech City high tech cluster in London's East End is getting an extra helping of high speed mobile connectivity from June. Carrier EE, which owns and operates the U.K.'s first and still only LTE/4G

U.K.’s First 4G Network Now Has 318k LTE Adopters 5 Months After Launch — “On Track” For 1M By Year’s End

EE, the U.K.'s first and still only 4G network operator, has broken out 4G-specific customer numbers for the first time -- confirming that after five months of 4G trading it has hit a total of 318,000

U.K.’s First & Only 4G Network Reaches Half The Population Five Months After Launch, Says EE

The first -- and still, the only -- 4G network in the U.K. is now available to half the U.K.'s homes and businesses. Carrier EE said today it has switched on the network in 13 more towns and cities to

U.K.’s First 4G Network Not Overrun With LTE Early Adopters — Just 201k Total 3G & 4G Postpaid Adds In Q4

Being first to 4G may not be quite the advantage EE may have hoped. The U.K.'s first 4G network was up and running at the end of October last year but its Q4 results show the network it picked up only

U.K.’s First 4G Network To Reach 55% Of The Population By Summer, Another 27 Towns & Cities To Be Switched On By June

4GEE, the U.K.'s first -- and still its only -- 4G network, owned by carrier EE, is continuing to grow its coverage footprint. Currently the network reaches less than half (45 per cent) of the U.K.'s

U.K.’s First 4G Network Arrives In Nine More Towns — EE Says Network Now Reaches 45% Of U.K. Population 3 Months After Launch

4GEE, the U.K.'s first and still it's only 4G/LTE network just got a little larger. Carrier EE has switched on 4G services in nine more towns, bringing the total number of towns and cities connected t
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