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      Merger of O2 and Three calls for serious scrutiny

      British consumers might be forgiven for wondering what problem the proposed £10bn merger of the mobile providers O2 and...

    2. beyondbrics

      January 23, 2015

      Brazilian telecoms: let the battle begin

      January is normally a quiet month for dealmaking in Brazil as executives collapse on a beach somewhere for their long...

    1. January 23, 2015

      Li Ka-shing’s $50bn of investments in the UK

      Li Ka-shing is no stranger to investing in the UK, making his first acquisition in the country 20 years ago. His companies...

    2. January 23, 2015

      Mobile merger set for poor reception from users if prices rise

      British phone users face the prospect of higher prices following the proposed merger of two of the UK’s four mobile...

    3. January 22, 2015

      Telefónica poised to sell O2 to Hutchison Whampoa for £10bn

      Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa has entered into exclusive talks to buy the British mobile business of Telefónica for...

    4. January 21, 2015

      Tech companies link up with schools to boost computer lessons

      Tech companies such as Google and O2 are to help schools drive up the standard of computing lessons in primary classrooms,...

    5. January 21, 2015

      Telefónica seeks O2 engagement

      Telefónica wants to find a partner for its British mobile business after being left at the altar by BT for the bigger and...

    6. December 16, 2014

      Analysts and investors welcome BT’s move for EE

      Shares in BT rose to a near decade-long peak of more than £4 as investors gave the British telecoms group their blessing to...

    7. December 15, 2014

      BT harks back to the future with potential £12.5bn offer for EE

      The last time BT’s shares were trading this high was 14 years ago. Tellingly, that was also the last time BT had a mobile...

    8. December 15, 2014

      BT-EE talks alter mobile landscape

      BT’s decision to enter exclusive talks to buy EE, the UK mobile operator co-owned by France’s Orange and Germany’s Deutsche...

    9. December 15, 2014

      BT in exclusive talks on £12.5bn EE deal

      BT has entered exclusive negotiations to acquire EE for £12.5bn, in a deal that would combine the UK’s largest fixed line...

    10. December 15, 2014

      Credits for BT romcom will roll for ages as investors eye returns

      The best Hollywood romcoms leave audiences guessing to the last which couple will make it down the aisle. That makes the...

    11. December 9, 2014

      BT board to meet on bidding for O2 or EE

      The board of BT is meeting on Tuesday to help choose whether to proceed with an offer to buy O2 or EE, as the company takes...

    12. December 8, 2014

      UK investment boosts 4G phone coverage

      4G phone coverage in Britain’s cities is set to improve with a £100m investment in new wireless infrastructure during the...

    13. December 4, 2014

      Orange chief says BT poised to decide on bid for EE or O2

      BT should decide whether to buy a mobile operator in the UK before Christmas, says the chief executive of Orange, which is...

    14. December 1, 2014

      Sky hires advisers amid battle for dominance of UK telecoms

      The battle for dominance of the British telecoms and media market has accelerated after Sky hired advisers to explore...

    15. November 28, 2014

      Vodafone looks at options as market shifts to ‘quadplay’

      Vodafone is looking at options for the future of its British mobile business including combining with a rival group, as it...

    16. November 26, 2014

      EE owners confirm sale talks with BT

      Deutsche Telekom and Orange have confirmed that they have held talks with BT to sell EE, their UK mobile business, which...

    17. November 25, 2014

      Gambler aiming to take BT back to the future

      Gavin Patterson looks every inch the gambling man. The BT chief executive with an easy grin and mane of swept-back hair has...

    18. November 24, 2014

      BT gets set to shake up the telecoms market one more time

      BT eyes mobile purchase Little more than a decade after BT spun off its mobile phone business, it is thinking about buying...

    19. November 24, 2014

      Internet data rules expected to cost taxpayer tens of millions

      Taxpayers are expected to have to foot a bill totalling tens of millions of pounds to enact Theresa May’s proposals to...

    20. November 24, 2014

      BT in £10bn move to reclaim dominant position

      BT eyes mobile purchase BT is in talks to acquire either the EE or O2 wireless operators in a £10bn bet to become a fixed...

    21. November 20, 2014

      Telefónica keeps options open on British business

      Telefónica would consider options about the future of its British business if the convergence between the mobile and fixed...

    22. November 18, 2014

      Lex in-depth: European telecoms

      Europe telecoms: Time to consolidate? The door is open. Europe’s telecoms need only step through it. Jean-Claude Juncker,...

    23. November 5, 2014

      Sajid Javid outlines plans to boost rural mobile phone coverage

      Poor mobile phone reception in the British countryside is to be tackled under government plans that could force telecoms...

    24. September 18, 2014

      Blow to Phones 4U debt-for-equity swap

      Plans for a debt-for-equity swap by the bondholders in Phones 4U have been dealt a blow after the retailer’s administrator...

    25. September 17, 2014

      Phones 4U bondholders seek debt-for-equity swap

      Bondholders in Phones 4U have proposed plans for a debt-for-equity swap that would keep the retailer in business as the...

    26. September 13, 2014

      Telecom companies warn costs to rise on Yes vote

      The chief executives of six telecoms companies operating in the UK on Saturday issued a highly unusual joint letter...

    27. September 8, 2014

      Amazon to launch Fire phone in the UK and Germany

      Amazon will launch its Fire mobile phone in the UK and Germany this month, as the company begins to challenge Apple and...

    28. September 7, 2014

      Amazon in talks to sell Fire phone exclusively through O2 in UK

      Amazon is in advanced talks to sell its new Fire phone exclusively through Telefónica’s O2 in the UK, as it challenges the...

    29. August 6, 2014

      Vodafone and O2 make progress on 4G

      Vodafone and O2 will be able accelerate the rollout of superfast 4G networks across the UK under an agreement to use the...

    30. August 1, 2014

      Mobile operators win cut to sharp rise in UK licence fees

      The UK’s telecoms regulator has reduced a proposed sharp rise in the licence fees levied on mobile phone operators after...

    31. July 9, 2014

      British Telecom secures court victory on call pricing

      BT will receive a multimillion pound windfall from British mobile operators that have been resisting paying extra for...

    32. June 17, 2014

      Amazon in smartphone talks with carriers

      Amazon is in talks with European carriers for the rights to sell its long awaited smartphone, which will be revealed at an...

    33. May 8, 2014

      Merkel backs EU telco consolidation

      German chancellor Angela Merkel has thrown her support behind calls to ease restrictions on consolidation in Europe telecoms...

    34. April 30, 2014

      Virgin Media eyes sale of non-cable UK broadband arm

      Virgin Media is lining up the sale of its non-cable broadband business in the UK as the telecoms-to-TV group aims to...

    35. April 20, 2014

      MusicQubed phases in US growth

      MusicQubed, a British start-up backed by Sir Richard Branson and Universal Music, has appointed financial advisers to help...

    36. April 2, 2014

      Telefónica to connect European Tesla cars to internet

      Telefónica will connect all Tesla cars in Europe to the internet, in the latest of a string of deals as telecoms providers...

    37. February 5, 2014

      MasterCard creates contactless pay system

      MasterCard will create the UK’s most comprehensive contactless payments platform backed by the major mobile telecoms groups...

    38. FT Data

      February 5, 2014

      Tube strike factoids: 10 things to know

      (c) Getty Images By Henry Foy Ten things to know about the 48 hour London tube strike that began last night: 1. 3.4m people...

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