UK fixed-line operator Thus Group Plc is planning an entry into mobile services, offering BlackBerry-based push email and mobile data apps to customers in the SME and low-end corporate markets.

The Glasgow-based carrier runs a nationwide MPLS network and targets customers "from prosumer through to small corporates," according to product director Nigel Stevens. The upper limit of its target market is imposed by the fact that it is UK-specific and so doesn't pursue multinational organizations with global WAN requirements. - Read more