Three UK Claims Huge Public Support to Urge Ofcom to Curb BT’s Spectrum Dominance

Three UK Claims Huge Public Support to Urge Ofcom to Curb BT’s Spectrum Dominance Image Credit: Three

ThMakeTheAirFair campaign, backed by Three, TalkTalk, CityFibre, Federation of Communication Services, Gamma and Relish, announced that more than 100,000 people are supporting a 30% cap on the amount of the airwaves that a mobile network can own.

Three has launched the campaign last year October that calls on consumers to help it fight for the 30 per cent spectrum cap before next year's auction, targeting to limit the amount of wireless spectrum owned by BT and its wireless subsidiary, EE.

Recently, the National Infrastructure Commission released a report which ranked Great Britain as 54th in the world in terms of 4G coverage, and the current imbalance of spectrum ownership only serves to worsen the issues that millions of consumers face on a daily basis, said Three in a statement.

In a separate news, EE has been fined £2.7m by Ofcom for overcharging tens of thousands of customers. Ofcom found that users who called its 150 customer services number while roaming within the EU were incorrectly charged as if they had called the US. EE said it has refunded most the effected customers.

Dave Dyson, CEO, Three UK
Our research, conducted in partnership with YouGov, has shown that over 60% of UK consumers fear that reduced competition between service providers will lead to increased prices. Ofcom needs to act on these concerns. UK mobile customers face higher prices, slower speeds and worse coverage in future. Ofcom has the power to change this and we want Sharon White to act decisively and put customers first.


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