Hutch to introduce low cost operator in Austria

Hutchison Whampoa will introduce a new low cost player in Austria in a bid to increase its market share, according to Reuters. The move will see Hutchison positioning a recently acquired niche player, Eety, as an independent brand, alongside its …

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Hutchison finalises O2 UK deal with Telefonica

Hong Kong conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa, parent of 3 UK, entered into an agreement to acquire Telefonica’s O2 UK, the country’s second-largest mobile operator, for £10.25 billion – subject to EU regulatory approval. Some £9.25 billion will be paid at closing, with …

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UK operators to cap stolen mobile bills

Under a “voluntary agreement”, five mobile players in the UK – EE, O2, 3, Virgin Media and Vodafone – will introduce protection measures for consumers from huge bills run-up on stolen mobiles, following government action. This “will protect around 27 …

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UK operators to cap stolen mobile bills

Under a “voluntary agreement”, five mobile players in the UK – EE, O2, 3, Virgin Media and Vodafone – will introduce protection measures for consumers from huge bills run-up on stolen mobiles, following government action. This “will protect around 27 …

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3 Austria gets Android carrier billing

Hutchison Whampoa’s 3 group has successfully integrated Google Play direct carrier billing into the network of its Austrian subsidiary, 3 Austria. The company has already rolled out the system in Sweden, Ireland and Hong Kong, allowing apps and other digital goods such as books, music, games as well as the music streaming service Music All Access to be paid for via the mobile bill.