Xavier Niel buys Orange Switzerland

French entrepreneur acquires group from Apax Partners

Car fuel cell pioneer looks for spark

State initiative poised to help rev up Intelligent Energy project

A businesswoman in Canary Wharf

Phone deal to give 90% of UK mobile cover

Government and operators set 2017 as target in legal commitment

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The trouble with dribbles

City has little appetite for another jumbo placing of Lloyds shares


BlackBerry Classic: hands-on review

Upgrade is a reminder that the keyboard king has not kept up

Classic Blackberry phone

BlackBerry taps keyboard addiction

Classic phone launch aims to push buttons in Chen turnround drive

Analysts and investors cheer BT’s EE bid

Proposed £12.5bn deal is backed by observers and shareholders

BT and EE: washing up

Deal will succeed or fail on how much operating costs can be squeezed

BT harks back to the future with EE offer

Telecoms group returns to mobile telephony after 13 years

BT-EE talks alter mobile landscape

Deal could spark further consolidation in UK telecoms and media

BT in exclusive talks on £12.5bn EE deal

Move will combine UK’s largest fixed-line and wireless networks

Credits for BT romcom will roll for ages

EE and O2 have thrown themselves at BT’s photogenic leading man

Premier League comes to Friday night TV

League adds extra 14 matches to its 3-year packages as BT, Sky and others set to kick off bid battle

Court rules for Deutsche Telekom investors

Judges find IPO prospectus was ‘objectively false’

UK alarm over emergency call switch to 4G

System uses technology that other countries believe is not ready

Telecom Italia: stewing nicely

Group can afford to wait for a good offer for Brazilian arm

UK turns into nation of online shoppers

British consumers spend more money per head than those in any other developed country

India ban threatens Xiaomi’s expansion

Chinese smartphone maker told to cease sales and imports in India

US wireless: tough call

AT&T and Verizon’s appeal to value investors at risk

European telecoms positive on outlook

Industry body says infrastructure investments and improved regulation will soon start to pay off


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