Three-owner Hutchison Whampoa is in talks to buy Britain’s second-largest mobile phone operator O2 for up to £9bn, according to reports. The Hong Kong conglomerate owns the UK’s smallest network, Three, which has 8 million customers but bought O2 in Ireland in 2014 to combine with Three Ireland and Orange Austria in 2012.
BT’s mobile ambitions suffered a blow on Thursday, as regulators indicated they are likely to factor in its £12.5bn takeover of EE in new price controls designed to curb its dominance of the superfast broadband market. The warning came as part of a new Ofcom test of whether BT abuses its ownership of the national […]
Vodafone’s UK CEO Jeroen Hoencamp announced the network won’t be pushing for 400Mbps mobile broadband but wants to make services more reliable instead. Vodafone is already achieving a more stable network than its competitors because it uses low band spectrum that has been designed to penetrate buildings better, offering “great indoor coverage,” according to Hoencamp.
According to a new global index, Ireland has shot up the broadband leagues to become the seventh fastest internet country in the world. The global State Of The Internet index pointed out that Ireland’s average broadband speed is 14 megabits per second (Mbs), which is the fourth best in Europe and the seventh best in […]
French telecoms group Orange hopes to close a deal to sell its stake in UK mobile operator EE soon and will look the potential for further consolidation in the French telecoms market once the deal is done, its boss said on Tuesday. There are four telecoms operators in France, locked in a price war that […]
UK MOBILE OPERATOR EE has announced that it gained more than 5.7 million new customers to its 4G network throughout 2014. The figure includes 1.7 million added in the last two months of 2014, and takes EE’s 4G customer base to 7.7 million, beating its year-end target of six million. The company stated that it […]