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    1. October 19, 2014

      Change is in the air after Xavier Niel’s failed bid for T-Mobile

      If $15bn deals could be done with chutzpah alone, then Xavier Niel, the French telecoms billionaire, would be the proud new...

    2. October 13, 2014

      Xavier Niel’s Iliad drops bid to take control of T-Mobile US

      Iliad, the French telecoms group controlled by billionaire Xavier Niel, has withdrawn its offer to acquire a majority stake...

    1. September 1, 2014

      Iliad in talks with potential allies over fresh offer for T-Mobile US

      Iliad, the French low-cost telecoms operator, is in talks with several potential partners about making a fresh offer for a...

    2. August 28, 2014

      Bouygues: Hang ups

      Bouygues, the French construction-to-telecoms conglomerate, faithfully reflects the dismal performance of its domestic...

    3. August 25, 2014

      Gloves off now that Sprint’s courtship of T-Mobile US is over

      Within the space of three weeks, Sprint and T-Mobile US have gone from potential allies to enemies in a price war that...

    4. August 20, 2014

      What next for M&A now the bubble has burst?

      Tuesday August 5 was a bad day for all those hoping the mergers and acquisitions boom had further to run. Investment bankers...

    5. August 8, 2014

      T-Mobile US’s Legere gives Sprint a run for its money

      John Legere, the provocative chief executive of T-Mobile US, is not the sort of man to be fazed by the failure of a mooted...

    6. August 8, 2014

      Telecom triopolies set the watchdogs’ alarm bells ringing

      There are some circumstances in which it is unquestionably better to have four than three. Attempting to play bridge, mixed...

    7. August 8, 2014

      Letter from Lex: let’s call a halt

      It was a week to feel the pain of the M&A banker. In the space of a few hours on Tuesday, the bonuses promised by two huge...

    8. August 7, 2014

      Deutsche Telekom rejects Iliad’s $15bn offer for T-Mobile US

      Deutsche Telekom rejected Iliad’s $15bn takeover offer for its US mobile business, as it revealed an increase in profits of...

    9. August 6, 2014

      Iliad prepares to sharpen T-Mobile US pitch

      France’s Iliad is preparing to step up its pitch for a $15bn takeover of T-Mobile US with fresh overtures to its largest...

    10. August 6, 2014

      Sprint: could have been worse

      When a stock has been driven by merger speculation, a challenge can be: how to re-evaluate the company’s fundamentals when...

    11. August 6, 2014

      T-Mobile tie-up plan falls foul of regulators

      Not for the first time, Deutsche Telekom has good reason to curse a US regulator determined to make sure the country has at...

    12. August 6, 2014

      SoftBank’s Son has his work cut out after rare defeat with Sprint

      When Masayoshi Son clashes with regulators, as the Japanese telecommunications billionaire often does, it is usually his...

    13. August 6, 2014

      Wall Street’s dark day for M&A

      Tuesday, August 5 2014 is likely to go down as one of the darker days in the history of Wall Street’s mergers and...

    14. August 6, 2014

      Wall St steadies but nerves remain frayed

      Wednesday 21:00 BST. US stocks steadied after the previous day’s sharp sell-off but there was evidence of heightened risk...

    15. August 6, 2014

      Sprint abandons pursuit of rival carrier T-Mobile US

      Sprint, the US mobile phone operator, has abandoned its takeover pursuit of rival carrier T-Mobile US, bringing to an end a...

    16. August 5, 2014

      T-Mobile set to say no to Iliad’s $15bn offer

      Iliad’s $15bn offer for T-Mobile US is set to be rejected, as the American telecoms group’s shareholders – including...

    17. August 1, 2014

      Iliad founder sets off on $15bn US odyssey

      Xavier Niel, the French billionaire who controls Iliad, only last year dismissed the idea of trying to replicate the success...

    18. July 31, 2014

      Iliad makes surprise bid for control of T-Mobile US

      Iliad, the French telecoms group, has made a surprise bid for control of T-Mobile US that values the third-largest US...

    19. July 1, 2014

      FTC claims T-Mobile USA made millions from bogus charges

      T-Mobile USA made hundreds of millions of dollars from “bogus charges” that customers never authorised, the US Federal Trade...

    20. May 22, 2014

      Dish Network ponders options after AT&T deal for DirecTV

      When AT&T announced its $49bn agreed bid for DirecTV this week, the deal appeared to leave Dish Network and the company’s...

    21. May 13, 2014

      AT&T and Sprint bet on regulatory change

      AT&T’s negotiations on a near-$50bn bid for DirecTV, like Sprint’s desire to buy T-Mobile US, look likely to test US...

    22. May 8, 2014

      Revitalised T-Mobile US grabs market share

      After stalling last year, the US mobile market is growing again, spurred in large part by sales of connected tablets and the...

    23. May 8, 2014

      Deutsche Telekom earnings hit by push for US growth

      Deutsche Telekom reported a drop in first-quarter core earnings despite a year-on-year rise in revenue, as it increased...

    24. April 29, 2014

      Sprint’s strength lifts telecoms sector

      Investor focus on the US telecoms sector ratcheted higher on Tuesday after strong results from the country’s third-largest...

    25. March 25, 2014

      SoftBank’s punt on Alibaba poised to come in

      SoftBank, the Japanese telecoms group led by the acquisitive Masayoshi Son, holds stakes in at least 1,300 other companies....

    26. March 11, 2014

      Son promises Sprint/T-Mobile price war

      Masayoshi Son, chief executive of Japan’s SoftBank, has promised to launch a “massive price war” in the US mobile market if...

    27. March 6, 2014

      Deutsche Telekom to focus on US growth over free cash flow goal

      Deutsche Telekom slashed its outlook for 2015 free cash flow as it set out plans to spend more money to win customers in the...

    28. February 25, 2014

      T-Mobile: think pink

      T-Mobile USA boss John Legere is known for two things; teasing his rivals and whipping the also-ran cell phone service into...

    29. February 24, 2014

      Mobile operators turn to machines for growth

      Major mobile operators that find their traditional roaming, messaging and voice businesses under threat are turning to...

    30. February 11, 2014

      Sprint Nextel’s fourth-quarter loss tops $1bn

      Sprint Nextel reported a fourth-quarter net loss of more than $1bn reflecting the costs of its network upgrade and...

    31. February 2, 2014

      Antitrust officials deliver blow to Sprint/T-Mobile deal hopes

      Investors’ hopes of a near-term merger between Sprint and T-Mobile US are fading following warnings from senior US antitrust...

    32. January 29, 2014

      AT&T under pressure on growth concerns

      AT&T, which together with Verizon dominates the US mobile market, came under pressure on Wednesday after forecasting profits...

    33. January 28, 2014

      AT&T boosted by mobile data services

      Strong demand for mobile data services and expanded wireless margins helped AT&T, the largest US telecoms group, report...

    34. January 7, 2014

      AT&T to roll out sponsored content to subscribers

      AT&T plans to become the first major US mobile operator to allow companies to offer sponsored content and other free...

    35. January 6, 2014

      T-Mobile US to buy Verizon spectrum in $3.3bn deal

      T-Mobile US will improve its coverage in as much as half of the American mobile telecoms market after acquiring and swapping...

    36. December 27, 2013

      Textron lifts off after closing Beechcraft deal

      Textron shares traded at their highest levels in more than five years after the maker of Cessna planes confirmed that it...

    37. December 23, 2013

      T-Mobile shares hit six-year high on Sprint bid speculation

      T-Mobile shares reached their highest level in more than six years on growing speculation about a bid by Sprint. Shares in...

    38. December 19, 2013

      Oracle shares boosted by hopes of a revival

      Oracle shares jumped 5.78 per cent to close at $36.60 a day after the number two software maker’s better than expected...

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