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3 UK warns of uncertain future over LTE auctions

3 UK has warned that it will likely be swallowed up if it fails to secure LTE spectrum in the country’s auctions planned for the first quarter of next year.

3 UK goes against grain with unlimited data tariff

Operator 3 UK bucked the trend among its mobile industry peers by introducing a tariff with an unlimited data allowance.

Skype trumpets co-operation, not competition, with operators

Russ Shaw, VP of Mobile at Skype, used his keynote presentation at today’s event to position the company as a partner for mobile network operators, rather than a competitor intending to capture lucrative voice revenue.

3 trumpets UK network upgrade

3 UK says that “phase one” of its £400 million network upgrade has been completed, with the company increasing its base station tally to 12,400 from 7,500, bringing “new coverage to rural areas” and adding “crucial capacity” to cities.

ZTE pushes low-cost Android device for growth

Chinese vendor ZTE today unveiled its first Android smartphone for the UK market, a move the company hopes will set it on its way to becoming the country’s number four device vendor, and the world’s number three, by 2015. Available exclusively on the 3 UK network, the ZTE Racer will be offered on a prepay basis for £99.99.

3 UK in a bullish mood following regulatory boost

3 UK, the smallest UK mobile operator, plans to aggressively pursue market share following the recent decision by the UK regulator to slash mobile termination rates (MTRs).

Report: All UK ops to offer iPhone

The Telegraph reports that Apple’s iPhone will soon be available from all five UK operators after T-Mobile and 3 have discovered a loophole that sees both companies only offering the phone to its most high-value customers.