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EU blocks proposed Three and O2 merger

Hutchison (owners of Three) badly wanted to grab O2. Following disapproval by UK competition watchdogs, they tried everything to change minds. They added guarantees that prices for O2 and Three customers would be frozen for five years. They’d also promised £5 billion of investment and to open their …

BT’s £12.5bn takeover of EE cleared by competition watchdog

BT & EE are joining hands to put all our media and comunication consumption in one place. Although the Three & O2 deal was not allowed as they were giants in the same field and would land up reducing customer choice, this merger is not thought to be …

Vodafone and O2 to merge networks in the UK

Two of the UK’s largest mobile operators are to join forces, sharing their 2G, 3G and 4G mobile broadband networks. A new company will be formed in which both O2 and Vodafone will have equal shares. This will take control of all 18,500 sites across the UK. Ronan …