Ofcom head says switching must get easier for mobile users

In her first speech since becoming chief executive of UK telecoms regulator Ofcom, Sharon White made clear where her priorities lie: customer service is key for the new Ofcom head, who is six months into the job. “People legitimately expect …

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BT/EE deal faces more in-depth inquiry by UK competition regulator

As expected, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) fast-tracked fixed incumbent BT’s bid for EE, the country’s largest operator, for a more in-depth phase 2 review. The regulator found that the transaction meets the test for reference because it gives …

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Hutchison plans to sell one-third stake in O2/3 UK entity for £3.1B

Hutchison Whampoa is recruiting five heavyweight investors to help fund its proposed £10.25 billion ($15.4 billion) acquisition of O2 UK. The five investors will pay £3.1 billion for a 33 per cent stake in Hutchison 3G UK Holdings, which was …

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O2 to buy out partners in UK m-commerce firm Weve

O2 is to become the sole owner of Weve, the operator-owned m-commerce firm in the UK that tried and failed to get into mobile payments. The news was first reported by the Financial Times. Weve was set up as a …

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Hutchison on verge of O2 deal – reports

Hong Kong conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa, owner of 3 UK, the smallest mobile network operator in the UK, is said to be closing in on a £10.25 billion deal to land Telefonica-owned O2, the second largest mobile player. Exclusive talks between …

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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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Ofcom proposes 10% fee cut for UK operators

Ofcom, the UK telecoms regulator, opened up a consultation period about whether or not annual licence fees for 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum should take into account the coverage agreement operators signed with the UK government, although its latest proposal already …

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Hutch, VimpelCom set to restart stalled merger talks in Italy – report

Hutchison Whampoa and VimpelCom are back in contact about merging their respective Italian units, according to Il Giornale. Executives from the two companies held an initial meeting at the London offices of Deutsche Bank earlier this week. The two companies …

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