Three hits EE with £167m lawsuit over mast-sharing agreement
Three have started legal proceedings against EE over claims that they have lost £167 million through their network sharing agreement.
Court papers filed by Three state that EE has so far only enabled Three to make use of 1,301 mobile mast sites during the last six years - less than half stated in the original agreement between the two mobile network operators.
Three, owned by CK Hutchison had existing agreements with T-Mobile which enabled Three to use their 3G infrastructure. the allowance of Three to use T-Mobile's masts was one of the conditions that had to be met before Orange and T-Mobile were allowed to merge together to form EE.
An estimated £127.9 million has already been lost by Three who have calculated an estimated loss of £39 million in the future.