EE vows to contest Three mobile mast lawsuit

EE vows to contest Three mobile mast lawsuit

EE has said that it will ‘contest vigorously’ a lawsuit from Three relating to the two firms network sharing agreements.

It’s been reported by a number of media outlets that Three is taking its rival to court to the tune of £167m. It has been claimed that the CK Hutchison owned brand is taking legal action on the basis that EE has not granted Three access to all the sites it agreed to as part of the mast sharing agreement.    

The Mobile Broadband Network Ltd joint venture was set up by T-Mobile and Three which Orange was added to when it merged with T-Mobile back in 2010. One of the conditions of the merger between Orange and T-Mobile being agreed was that Three should be able to access 3,000 of the combined entity’s phone masts.

Speaking to Mobile an EE spokesperson said: ‘We are surprised that Three has taken the step of issuing proceedings, as we are in active discussions with them.  We strongly reject the allegations, and we will contest them vigorously.’

Three declined to comment on an on-going court case.



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