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EE and Virgin Media fined for overcharging customers

EE and Virgin Media have been fined a total of £13.3 million for overcharging almost 500,000 mobile and broadband customers who wanted to leave their contracts early. An investigation by Ofcom found that around 400,000 EE customers ended up overpaying up to £4.3 million, while almost 82,000 Virgin Media customers were overcharged just under £2.8 million. The regulat...
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BT to be fined £42m for breaching contracts with telecoms providers

BT will be fined £42m for a serious breach of Ofcom’s rules, after the company reduced compensation payments to other telecoms providers for late installations. Ofcom investigation finds BT cut its compensation payments for delays in connecting high-speed business lines These important networks underpin the UK’s communications infrastructure BT has admitted failings, and agreed to compe...
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Faster 4G mobile broadband coming to the UK this year

"But Vodafone says Ofcom's approval of a Everything Everywhere's application to use existing bandwidth shows a "careless disregard" for consumers." Faster mobile broadband is coming to the UK this September after Ofcom approved an application by Everything Everywhere to use existing bandwidth for its 4G network. The company, which owns Orange and T-Mobile, will be able to use its existing ...
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Orange, T-Mobile merge to create UK’s largest carrier

Summary: Decreasing revenue and heavy competition trigger the UK's biggest mobile merger, which will give the new joint venture the lead position in the UK with more than 28 million customers Orange and T-Mobile are to merge their British operations to create the UK's largest mobile carrier, their parent companies said on Tuesday. The as-yet-unnamed joint venture will have a combined customer ...
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Orange and T-Mobile UK merge to crush O2 and Vodafone

Orange and T-Mobile are to merge. Currently the third and fourth biggest mobile phone providers in the UK, the two companies are being combined by Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom to form the UK's largest, as-yet-unnamed network, like some kind of Power Ranger-style megazord phone network. Deutsche Telekom owns T-Mobile, which employs 6,500 workers in the UK, and France Telecom owns Oran...
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