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The strongest-ever quarterly earnings from the UK’s largest mobile phone group, Everything Everywhere, today boosted the chances of its £10 billion flotation on the London stock market taking place by the end of this year.

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EE says it is on track for a million 4G customers this year

"4G is going to replace bad broadband," declared Olaf Swantee, the chief executive of the mobile giant EE, as he claimed that the signal from his new super-fast 4G phone network is so strong that customers are not bothering with wi-fi – even in the home.

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Chancellor's 4G cash prospects improve as seven bidders sign up

George Osborne's hopes of raising at least £3.5bn from the auction of super-fast 4G mobile spectrum got a big boost yesterday when seven telecoms companies were approved as potential bidders by the regulator Ofcom.

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