3 UK accuses rivals of dragging feet

20 Jun 2003

Hutchison Whampoa [Berlin:HWHH.BE]-owned 3 UK, has said that its larger rivals are trying to slow down the expansion of 3G technology whilst wringing cash out of existing networks. 3 UK and its sister company 3 Italia were the first to launch 3G services in Europe, a move that has been questioned by incumbents in the UK which are keeping a close eye on the success of the fledgling cellco’s services before committing to their own 3G launch dates.

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