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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. December 8, 2013

      Will.i.am, O2 Arena, London – review

      The people of Britain have clasped will.i.am to their collective bosom, buying 9.4m copies of his singles and elevating him...

    15. November 21, 2013

      Tube plans poised to make London a 24-hour city

      Boris Johnson’s boast that London is the “greatest city on earth” might be backed up by its cosmopolitanism, banking clout...

    16. beyondbrics

      November 6, 2013

      PPF's Telefonica Czech Republic deal: more to come?

      By Tim Gosling of bne PPF Group has sealed a deal to buy a majority stake in the Czech Republic’s largest mobile operator...

    17. October 10, 2013

      Ofcom backs higher spectrum licence fee for mobile operators

      British mobile operators will need to pay almost five times more for some of the airwaves used for calls and data services...

    18. October 10, 2013

      BT strikes mobile partnership with EE

      BT will revive its consumer mobile operations by launching services under a partnership deal struck on Thursday with EE, the...

    19. September 8, 2013

      EE reaches 1m 4G subscribers target four months early in UK

      EE, the British telecoms operator, has signed up more than 1m subscribers to its superfast 4G services four months ahead of...

    20. August 28, 2013

      Fight for 4G customers in the UK has just begun

      The launch of rival 4G services in the UK this week is the culmination of years of industry infighting, political lobbying...

    21. August 14, 2013

      Telefónica wins deal to provide smart meter technology in UK homes

      The majority of the £2.8bn contract to provide the technology behind the national rollout of 53m “smart” utility meters...

    22. August 7, 2013

      Vodafone plans sports and music offering in bid to secure 4G customers

      Vodafone will bet on the attractions of content such as music and sports to win customers in the growing battle for the UK’s...

    23. July 24, 2013

      Rising demand for mobile internet lifts results

      Surging demand for mobile internet underpinned good results this morning from the UK’s largest mobile operator EE and phone...

    24. July 5, 2013

      UK to speed tax breaks for sport stars

      International sports stars such as Novak Djokovic, Tiger Woods and Usain Bolt could benefit from fast-track tax exemptions...

    25. June 24, 2013

      Hutchison Whampoa buys Telefónica’s Irish O2 business

      Hong Kong’s Hutchison Whampoa has bought Telefónica’s Irish mobileI phone operator O2 for €850m and announced plans to merge...

    26. June 15, 2013

      English polo: hopes high for sun and spectators

      The start of this year’s English polo season has been dominated by a particularly British concern. It has not been the...

    27. June 9, 2013

      Mobile operators to launch app adverts at 17m phone users

      More than 17m UK customers will start receiving targeted advertising through apps on their mobile phones and tablets, as the...

    28. June 5, 2013

      Groups pushed to act on harmful web content

      Internet service providers and telecoms companies are being hauled in by Maria Miller, culture secretary, to address claims...

    29. June 3, 2013

      Put the workplace revolution on hold

      How fast does the pattern of work change? All my life I seem to have been reading predictions by management gurus that we...

    30. May 22, 2013

      Capita wins £1.2bn outsourcing contract

      Shares in Capita pushed through the £10-mark for the first time in the FTSE 100 outsourcing group’s history after it won a...

    31. April 28, 2013

      Radio evolution engineer

      Andrew Stead, O2 I run a team at O2 , the mobile operator, trying to work out how mobile networks might be used three or so...

    32. April 24, 2013

      BT seeks mobile partner in 4G push

      BT has begun the search for a mobile phone partner to support a renewed drive into the sector, setting up a potential...

    33. April 12, 2013

      O2 urges users towards flexible contracts

      O2, the UK’s second largest mobile operator by subscribers, will aim to move the majority of its customers away from...

    34. March 26, 2013

      Three mobile wins 1m new customers

      Aggressively priced mobile data packages from Three, the UK mobile operator owned by Hutchison Whampoa, have boosted its...

    35. February 26, 2013

      O2 seeks ‘tailored rights opportunities’

      O2 , the UK mobile operator owned by Telefónica, has said it will make mobile content a key selling point when it rolls out...

    36. February 20, 2013

      4G sale falls short of forecasts by £1.2bn

      Just £2.3bn has been raised from the sale of airwaves needed to carry superfast 4G mobile services – much less than the...

    37. February 17, 2013

      Race to put more WiFi hotspots on the map

      There is a joke that the only reason why customers visit a well-known coffee chain is for the free WiFi and toilets....

    38. January 31, 2013

      Owner of O2 arena in bidders’ sights

      An Australian shopping centre operator, a Los Angeles bank chief executive and a Qatari quasi-sovereign wealth fund are...

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