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O2 and Three customers could have their bills frozen for years

The O2 and Three merger has been going through a bit of a rough patch recently, with both Ofcom the European Commission raising concerns over the potential deal. They’re basically worried that a new amalgamated network would mean a worse deal for the customer, with less choice, higher …

Hutchison Whampoa rumoured to be closing O2 deal tomorrow

Remember back in January when we revealed that Hutchison Whampoa were in talks to buy O2? It’s now looking like the deal has been sealed, and further details will be revealed in the morning. Three owners, Hutchison Whampoa, are set to announce the deal in just a few …

Sky partnering with O2 to enter the mobile market

Sky (BSkyB) this morning have announced that they will be entering the mobile market in a deal with O2. The deal should see the Sky network powered by O2 but have no impact on O2 customers allowing Sky to offer Phone, TV, Broadband and now Mobile packages. This …

BREAKING – O2 sell to Three owners for £10bn

Sources have confirmed to the Financial Times that Telefónica (O2 UK) is about to be purhcased by Hutchison Whampoa (Three) for “more than £10bn”. The move comes after rumours of the deal surfaced earlier this week. According to the newspaper there’ll be an official announcement tomorrow (January 23rd) …

BT in talks to buy O2

If you’ve watched football on TV recently you’ll no doubt be aware that BT aren’t afraid of splashing their cash. They’ve already upset Sky TV by grabbing a big chunk of Premiership matches and viewers t’boot. So, if you’re gunning for the “quad play” market (broadband, TV, home …

O2 to make mid-contract swapping easier with O2 Refresh

You know how it is. You’re on the bus with your Samsung Galaxy S2 or HTC Desire S and some flash Harry steps on with the latest HTC One, iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S4. It’s a pain, but we’re all resigned to either waiting our turn for …

MWC – ZTE Open hands-on

Following our earlier story we now have more details and (of course) up-close hands-on shots of the Firefox-powered ZTE Open. It’s to be launched across Spain, Venezuela and Colombia in “mid-2013″ and, although the specs aren’t something you’d perhaps get excited about it’s intentionally aimed at those switching …

O2 and Voda to share network infrastructure

Telefónica UK (O2) and Vodafone UK are to begin “pooling” their two networks – both 900MHz – to create “one national grid running each operator’s independent spectrum.” They’re doing this partially to ensure that 4G coverage can be rolled out as quickly as possible, but also to improve …