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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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    Polo season gets under way in England...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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....

  26. 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...

  27. January 10, 2013

    The power of a titter on Twitter

    Most corporate Twitter feeds are pretty staid affairs – yet another marketing channel in 140 characters. But not all....

  28. December 20, 2012

    Bidders set up 4G war rooms to plot tactics

    Game theorists and auction specialists have begun to gather this week in secret “war rooms” from which telecoms groups will...

  29. December 12, 2012

    Mumford & Sons, O2 Arena, London

    They arrived on stage with their hair straggly and their shirt-sleeves rolled up, looking as if they’d spent a hard day at...

  30. December 2, 2012

    Big tours add satisfaction to live music

    Big name tours from the likes of the Rolling Stones and Rihanna helped stoke up a “surge” in demand for live music in the UK...

  31. November 19, 2012

    John Paul Jones and Supersilent, Village Underground, London

    Pity the poor Led Zeppelin fan. The rock titans rolled the years back at the O2 Arena five years ago, but only 20,000 of the...

  32. November 12, 2012

    Businesses encourage worker involvement

    The heads of some of Britain’s largest businesses are to launch an initiative to persuade others to take employee engagement...

  33. November 6, 2012

    Weve targets personalised mobile services

    Weve’s cramped new offices in London’s West End do not look much like those of a telecoms group. Certainly not one that has...

  34. October 4, 2012

    Telefónica – till debt do us part

    Even mañana arrives eventually. Given the hefty debt pile at Telefónica – a net €58bn at the end of June compared with its...

  35. October 3, 2012

    Telefónica prepares for German IPO

    Telefónica has begun preparing the part flotation of its German business in a move to raise as much as €1.5bn for the...

  36. October 3, 2012

    UK 4G – a generation later

    Sighs of relief all round. On a day when government tendering processes were looking sticky – witness the debacle over West...

  37. October 2, 2012

    Operators declare peace over 4G

    High-speed 4G mobile services are set to become widespread across the UK by next June after telecoms operators agreed to...

  38. September 23, 2012

    Talks in the balance over 4G services

    Attempts to bring superfast 4G mobile broadband services to Britain could still be held up by litigation as crunch talks...

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