U.K. operator Three UK has bucked the industry trend by launching an all-you-can-eat data plan for its pre-paid customers, at a cost of £15 ($24) a month. At the same time, reports the Financial Times, 3 CEO Kevin Russell is demanding that the regulator brings in new rules that allow the smaller mobile operators a better chance of buying spectrum when the next auction finally comes around.
Greek mobile operator Cosmote has turned to Chinese vendor ZTE for what both companies are claiming is the world's fastest 3G dual-carrier HSPA+ USB modem. The MF680 offers downlink speeds of 42 Mbit/s, and 5.76 Mbit/s on the uplink. (See Cosmote Offers ZTE HSPA Modem.)