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    1. June 15, 2015

      EU’s Margrethe Vestager hits out against telecoms consolidation

      Margrethe Vestager, EU competition commissioner, has thrown down a marker of her intent to curtail consolidation in Europe’s...

    2. June 11, 2015

      Dunstone says merger wave puts UK mobile and broadband at risk

      Sir Charles Dunstone, one of Britain’s best-known telecoms entrepreneurs, has warned that the wave of mergers in the sector...

    1. June 8, 2015

      Emergency services’ £1bn contract tender in disarray

      A £1bn government contract to provide emergency service communications has been thrown into disarray after one of only two...

    2. May 26, 2015

      Ofcom warns on holding back spectrum to address competition fears

      Ofcom could address competition concerns caused by the mergers of telecoms groups in the UK by holding back spectrum for...

    3. May 26, 2015

      Sajid Javid caught up in seven-hour 02 network failure

      Business secretary Sajid Javid was among the many O2 customers to suffer a seven-hour network failure on Monday, prompting...

    4. May 11, 2015

      Hutchison Whampoa: a crowd for 3

      Three plus two equals five. So, naturally, Hong Kong-listed Hutchison Whampoa has assembled five partners to help fund the...

    5. May 8, 2015

      Tesco set to put mobile business up for sale

      Tesco is poised to put its mobile business on the block, as chief executive Dave Lewis intensifies his sales of the...

    6. May 3, 2015

      O2 sale to break up telecom advertising partnership

      A high profile three-year shared attempt by British telecoms groups to break into the lucrative mobile advertising market...

    7. March 30, 2015

      Dealmakers have fastest start since 2007

      Global dealmaking is off to its fastest start since 2007, with the value of mergers and acquisitions struck in the first...

    8. FT Alphaville

      March 25, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Philadelphia cream cheese and Cadbury chocolate is on the menu for 3G. The...

    9. March 24, 2015

      Hutchison Whampoa agrees to buy O2 for £10.3bn from Telefónica

      Hutchison Whampoa, a company which bled money in its 3G telecoms business for years, will create Britain’s largest mobile...

    10. March 23, 2015

      Hutchison Whampoa and Telefónica set to close £10.5bn deal for O2

      Hutchison Whampoa will finalise a deal to buy O2 in the UK from Spain’s Telefónica for close to £10.5bn to create Britain’s...

    11. March 12, 2015

      Ofcom urged to break BT’s grip as telecoms sector faces shake-up

      The UK telecommunications regulator faces renewed calls to break BT’s hold on the national broadband network after the...

    12. February 25, 2015

      Telefónica promises sharper focus will bring return to growth

      Telefónica’s profits declined sharply in the fourth quarter after the Spanish telecoms group was singed by the impact of...

    13. February 16, 2015

      Vodafone aims to power up UK business

      Vodafone will demand tough remedies from the UK’s competition watchdog overseeing BT's £12.bn acquisition of EE as part of a...

    14. February 5, 2015

      BT and EE: crossing the t’s

      A big acquisition is part bravado, part dull detail. The former has come easy to BT Group’s chief executive, Gavin...

    15. February 4, 2015

      BT seals £12.5bn deal to buy EE

      BT has finalised the £12.5bn deal to buy EE, Britain’s largest mobile network, from Deutsche Telekom and France’s Orange...

    16. February 2, 2015

      Three chief Dyson questions consumer appetite for ‘quad play’

      Doubts have been cast on the consumer appetite for so-called “quad-play” services in the UK by the chief executive of Three,...

    17. February 1, 2015

      Dixons Carphone to launch mobile services in the UK

      Dixons Carphone, the electrical retailer, is to launch mobile services in the UK that will also offer internet connectivity...

    18. January 29, 2015

      Sky to start selling mobile phone contracts with Telefónica

      Sky will start selling mobile phone contracts from 2016, following its arch-rival BT into the market for “quadplay” bundles...

    19. January 25, 2015

      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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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