The BPI is celebrating this morning after securing an expansion of the UK’s regime for blocking music piracy sites and apps.
British operator EE drops its entry-level 4G prices
It may be early days for 4G mobile networks in the UK, but there’s already a price war brewing between operators as they compete for customers.
The 4G market in the UK has so far been dominated by EE since October last year but now O2 and Vodafone are rolling put their own 4G networks.
UK mobile operator EE says it has now signed up 500k subscribers for its 4G network, having added 182k since the end of April as it tries to reach 1m by the end of 2013.
Hailed by the BPI at the start of the year as one of the key pieces of technology for digital music in 2013, 4G has so far underwhelmed in the UK.
EE added 201k net contract customers in Q4 2012, down from 313k a year before, meaning customers aren’t exactly flocking to 4G.
Is 4G mobile networks a big opportunity for music? The BPI hopes so.