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Sky to enter mobile sector

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UK pay-TV operator Sky is set to add a range of mobile voice and data services to its customer offering for the first time following agreement of a new partnership with Telefónica UK which will see it become a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). Under the terms of the multi-year deal, Telefónica UK will give Sky wholesale access to 2G, […]

AT&T to buy Nextel Mexico’s wireless assets

AT&T, the second-largest US mobile-phone carrier, is set to buy NII Holdings’ Mexican wireless assets for $1.875 billion in its third deal to expand south of the US border. The acquisition includes companies that operate under the name Nextel Mexico, spectrum licences, network assets, retail stores and about 3 million customers. The purchase price doesn’t include an unspecified amount of […]

Telefónica confirms £10bn Hutchison O2 UK deal

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Telefónica has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Hutchison Whampoa in relation to Hutchison’s potential acquisition of O2 UK, Telefónica’s subsidiary in the UK, for £10.25 billion (€13.5bn) in cash. The agreement includes an initial amount of £9.25 billion which would be paid at closing of the transaction and an additional deferred payment of £1 billion. The exclusivity period will […]

Google mobile service

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Google is planning to start an MVNO business on T-Mobile US or Sprint’s network. Reports in the US claim the project codenamed Nova and headed by Google Executive Nick Fox, is set to launch this year. The WSJ reported Google has already struck deals with both Sprint and TMUS to buy wholesale access to the third and fourth largest mobile […]

Sky link to O2?

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Sky is talking to Telefónica about a link with the telco’s UK MNO foreshadowing a complete quad-play proposition. The talks come as BT confirms exclusive negotiations to buy 02 rival EE, having previously targetted O2. According to an FT report, Sky and Telefónica have been talking since late last year, as Sky has assessed its mobile options. Hutchison Whampoa, which […]

UK ISPs commit to Open Internet

The Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG) has confirmed that all of the UK’s leading Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have now signed up to a voluntary Code of Practice in support of the Open Internet. The Open Internet Code was launched in 2012, building on previous work on the transparency of traffic management. EE, Virgin Media and Vodafone have recently signed up […]

Coverage boost for UK mobile users

UK consumers and businesses set to benefit from guaranteed £5 billion investment into UK’s mobile infrastructure in what is being described as a landmark deal with the four mobile networks to improve mobile coverage across the UK, As part of its long-term economic plan, the UK Government has secured a binding agreement with the mobile networks EE, O2, Three and […]

BT’s EE bid raises regulatory concerns

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BT’s £12.5 billion (€15.8bn) offer for the possible acquisition of UK mobile business, EE from Deutsche Telekom and Orange has raised a number of regulatory issues, which according to Matt Howett and James Robinson, analysts at consultancy firm Ovum, are not insurmountable given current market dynamics. They note that the competition issues raised by BT’s acquisition attempt of EE will […]

BT confirms exclusive EE negotiations

UK telco BT has announced that, further to its statement on November 24th 2014, it has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Deutsche Telekom and Orange in relation to BT’s possible acquisition of all of their UK mobile business, EE, a move that significantly enhances its ability to provide a quad-play offering. The period of exclusivity will last several weeks […]

TeliaSonera, Telenor merge operations in Denmark

TeliaSonera and Telenor have entered into an agreement to merge their Danish operations into a new joint venture where the parties will own 50 per cent each. The new joint venture will create a robust mobile operator that is able to increase investments in networks to the benefit of our customers. “We are making a necessary and natural move by […]

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