Nov 9, 2020

Lycamobile gives month of free service to NHS staff

covid-19
networks
Joanna England
2 min
The carrier will provide free calls, texts and data in a new deal, open till Jan 31st, 2021
The carrier will provide free calls, texts and data in a new deal, open till Jan 31st, 2021...

The mobile phone service provider, Lycamobile, is extending its discount plan for NHS workers until 2021.

The plan, which includes unlimited data, free UK call minutes, texts and international talk time to more than 40 countries for the first month, has been extended following the commencement of a second lockdown. 

NHS staff will be given a 20% discount on services for their second month of the plan, which will continue thereafter. Workers will have until January 31st to claim their free month of service and the ongoing 20% discount, by opting for an auto-renewed service. 

The move comes following company consensus that the NHS has been a source of national pride throughout the recent pandemic, with staff putting forward a heroic effort to save lives and help stem the spread of the virus. 

During the first lockdown, Lycamobile’s NHS discount played an essential role in helping nearly half a million key workers access to stay connected with their loved ones, both nationally and internationally.  

In a formally released statement, the service provider said, “NHS staff will still be working tirelessly to provide critical care to their patients during these difficult times. Lycamobile wants to ensure they can stay connected with friends and families across the country and internationally, without having to worry about long contracts, running out of data, or surprise bills.” 

Allirajah Subaskaran, Chairman and Founder of Lycamobile, said: "NHS staff spent countless hours assisting our country through this pandemic and have been instrumental in protecting us and our loved ones during these difficult times. Extending our offer is our way of saying thank you and showing gratitude for their heroic work."

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May 17, 2021

Legend: Mike Sievert - The Un-Carrier Approach to Innovation

Leadership
5G
mobileoperators
NorthAmerica
2 min
From a distant third to a contender for the throne, T-Mobile’s rise can largely be traced back to the visionary strategic direction of Mike Sievert, the co

This is a time of sweeping, generational change for the telecommunications sector. Times like these call for bold disruptive leadership if enterprises expect to grow, evolve and capitalise on a future that’s more connected than ever before. 

For T-Mobile, that leadership comes in the form of Mike Sievert, the man behind the rise of the US’ most dynamic and disruptive mobile operator from a distant third to the country’s second-largest mobile network operator, and the fastest-growing company in the industry.

 “There is no doubt that we are the leading growth company in wireless.” - Mike Sievert, CEO, T-Mobile

Sievert made the step up from T-Mobile COO to the CEO role in May of last year, just a few months before the company’s wildly successful “un-carrier” approach and merger with Sprint, put it ahead of AT&T. 

Over the course of his eight year career at T-Mobile (he got his start at Procter & Gamble, before moving on to hold leadership roles at IBM and Clearwire) Sievert has been a relentless disruptor of the wireless industry status quo. Now, he’s leveraging the company’s merger with Sprint to carry the un-carrier forward into the 5G era. 

"We’re going to be able to offer Sprint and T-Mobile customers… the best value and the best network simultaneously. That’s unprecedented in this industry." - Mike Sievert, CEO, T-Mobile


T-Mobile’s 5G network is the largest 5G carrier in the US, with a low and mid-band-focused network that covers more than 280mn people - a fact which prompted AT&T and Verizon to throw down almost $69bn between them at the latest 5G spectrum auction in hopes of catching up. Sievert is in no way content to rest on those laurels, however. In an interview with CNBC last year, he made it clear that, “We intend to cover 99% of the country. Not just with low band 5G like standalone T-Mobile but with broad and rich 5G that’s transformational.”

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