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UK merger raises prospect of single network

The UK moved one step closer towards a single mobile network market on Tuesday as European telecom giants Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom announced plans to merge T-Mobile UK and Orange UK into a 50:50 joint venture.

Franco-German alliance in battle of Britain

Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom are to build a super-network in the UK, after announcing plans to merge their respective mobile operations, T-Mobile UK and Orange UK, into a 50:50 joint venture.

3UK introduces mobile hotspot

The UK’s disruptive mobile operator, 3 UK, has unveiled plans to bring a mobile hotspot device to the country later this month.

BT squeezes more speed out of copper

Don’t write off plain old copper just yet, is the message from UK incumbent carrier BT and analysts supporting the firm’s move to boost broadband speeds for the bulk of its subscribers.

UK broadband slower than advertised

UK communications watchdog Ofcom published the results of its research into fixed line broadband speeds in the UK on Tuesday, and it makes disappointing reading.

3 rents out ad space on laptop users’ screens

Mobile operators are getting ever more inventive about where they can sell advertising, with UK disruptor 3 this week opening up its mobile broadband dashboard to advertisers.

T-Mobile UK buyout looks unlikely

An announcement by UK telecoms watchdog Ofcom that is happy with the status quo of the UK mobile market means an acquisition of T-Mobile UK by one of its market rivals looks less likely, according to analysts.

Orange UK takes locks off music

UK mobile operator Orange has revealed plans to revamp its music store, taking the increasingly popular DRM-free approach to music distribution.

O2 UK – a data king with patchy 3G coverage

Mobile operator O2 UK may be asserting it authority as the country’s data king by inking exclusivity deals with both Apple for the iPhone and Palm for the Pre, but 3G coverage maps released by the UK watchdog this week may take some of the wind out of its sails.

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