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My device of 2013: EE’s 4G Huawei MiFI hotspot

I’ve been meaning to get this one blogged for a little while. I was giving some thought over the Christmas period to my best device of 2013. (And I should point out: Although I’ve used the word ‘device’, I also mean the accompanying service.) EE’s 4G service has been nothing short of phenomenal. I’ve been […]

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Working on EE’s 4G mobile hotspot: I’m having a great time

I’m writing this in Richmond, United Kingdom. Some people think that Richmond qualifies as “London” but I fear those people are misguided. It’s nine miles from the Houses of Parliament or 10.7 miles from Threadneedle Street (for the Bank of England). It’s not London. BUT it’s got 4G. Richmond is one of those lucky areas […]

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This Huawei E589 MiFi unit on EE is absolutely motoring

I’ve had this Huawei E589 MiFi unit from EE for almost a week now and I have to say, I’m using it at every opportunity. I am specifically interested in the 4G capabilities of the device and, of course, the EE network. I’ve been thoroughly impressed at both though. In an effort to give the […]

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The Huawei E589 MiFi from EE: Ultra, ultra quick 4G!

I have just recently taken delivery of the latest MiFi unit from Everything Everywhere — or EE as they’re now known. The team there kindly sent me one out to test as I’ve recently joined their advocate programme (see below). The MiFi unit is Huawei’s E589 and is much larger than the ones I’m accustomed […]

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Everything Everywhere (“EE”) launch press release: Read it in full

Now and again I like to publish press releases in full when I feel the situation warrants it. I think the launch of the UK’s first 4G network qualifies, particularly since the release reveals some rather interesting offerings. First, though, have a read: – – – – – EE TO LAUNCH SUPERFAST SPEEDS, EXCITING NEW […]

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Everything Everywhere, O2 and Vodafone’s m-commerce JV has a green light

It’s not often that you see the PRs of three major operators playing nicely. Today, however, the stars have aligned. Here’s a statement from all three of them about their upcoming m-commerce JV. I just hope this doesn’t go the way of the Wholesale Application Community (“WAC”) which spent a lot of money and went […]

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Everything Everywhere is hunting for a Social Media Data Manager

For those of you reading who’re seriously into social media — I know there’s quite a few of you — you might be interested to have a look at the job spec for Everything Everywhere’s new Social Media Data Manager role. It pays £40k, plus car allowance, plus bonus, plus flexible benefit options — and, […]

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Informa’s Thomas Wehmeier weighs in on Everything Everywhere 4G: “A Major milestone for UK mobile market”

Informa Telecoms & Media’s Principal Analyst, Thomas Wehmeier, reckons the news today from Ofcom is rather positive: Ofcom’s decision to allow Everything Everywhere to use 4G LTE in its 1800MHz spectrum is a major milestone for the UK mobile market. The timing of today’s ruling now opens the door to the arrival of 4G in […]

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Morgan Mullooly of Analysys Mason gives us a viewpoint on the EE/Ofcom/Vodafone spectrum debacle

Further to my earlier post, here’s some rather useful perspective from Analysys Mason’s spectrum specialist Morgan Mullooly. Ofcom’s decision is really rather startling – if not completely unexpected. Although Ofcom gave an initial informal knee- jerk head-nod to the proposal [to permit EE to use its 1800MHz spectrum for LTE] when it was first raised, […]

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Vodafone UK is “shocked” at the “careless disregard” of Ofcom on 4G spectrum

The team at Vodafone UK are seriously annoyed. Enough to use some rather emotive language when describing the behaviour of the industry’s regulator, Ofcom. What’s Ofcom done wrong this time? They’ve allowed Everything Everywhere (i.e. T-Mobile and Orange) to use their existing 1800 MHz spectrum for 4G services. The short story being that, theoretically, Everything […]

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Orange: The next mobile phone account I’m about to ditch

I’ve got an Orange contract account.  I’ve been perfectly happy with the service.  But I can’t tell the difference, nowadays. I think it was earlier this year when I suddenly realised that there was no direct benefit to me whatsoever operating multiple mobile operator accounts. For the longest time it’s been rather useful if I […]

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Good luck to Everything Everywhere’s Conor Maples

Conor Maples has led the Everything Everywhere charge into social media and done a phenomenal job of it. He’s got another role now — focusing only on social media (rather than a mix of PR/social) so he’s saying goodbye to his @conorfromorange account: Dearest Twitter, the time has come for me to say goodbye to […]