Carphone Warehouse

Numericable in bid for Virgin Mobile as French consolidation gathers pace

Carphone Warehouse, which earlier this week announced plans to merge with UK high street consumer electronics retailer Dixons, has announced that it is in discussions to sell Omer Telecom, the holding company which owns Virgin Mobile France, to French cable player Numericable. In April this year Numericable’s parent Altice struck a deal to acquire French mobile operator SFR, which it intends to merge with Numericable.

Carphone Warehouse and Dixons to merge

UK mobile phone retailer and service provider Carphone Warehouse has agreed to merge with electronics giant Dixons, marking a push into the high street when many shops are closing down.

Carphone Warehouse launches UK m-commerce services

UK retailer Carphone Warehouse (CPW) has begun deployment of its mobile payment service, based on the SimplyTap application developed by the Mobile Money Network (MMN). The service allows users to make purchases from participating retailers using alphanumeric codes, QR codes and image recognition, as well as online transactions from an in-app marketplace.

Fortune favours the brave

Charles Dunstone, CEO of Carphone Warehouse spoke at the Google Think Mobile event about accidental origins.

Best Buy to launch location aware in-store mobile service

US electronics giant Best Buy, which co-owns a retail business with Carphone Warehouse, is to launch a location-based in-store service for smartphone owners, allowing them to receive and process discount coupons and special offers from their handset while in the firm’s retail

TalkTalk to launch MVNO in UK

UK internet service provider TalkTalk, which recently demerged from the Carphone Warehouse, said Monday it had struck a deal with Vodafone wholesale over the launch of an MVNO.

BT scores managed services deal for O2

UK carrier BT must be feeling like its gone back to 2001, as it announces a five year, multi-million pound managed services agreement to run O2’s mobile and fixed core networks.

Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse kiss and make up

Vodafone, the world’s biggest carrier by revenues is back together with UK retailer Carphone Warehouse after a three year split, as it tries to boost its share of the UK market.

O2 left out of UK N97 launch

Telefonica’s British operation O2 will be the only carrier not to offer Nokia’s new flagship the N97 when it launches in the UK on June 19th. While the Carphone Warehouse will be selling the handset with contracts to O2’s network, the N97 will not be available in O2’s stores, or from its online shop.

Carphone buys up Tiscali UK

UK retailer the Carphone Warehouse has snapped up internet service provider Tiscali UK for £236m in cash, ending years of speculation.

Carphone founder resigns in share scandal

One of the co-founders of UK retailer the Carphone Warehouse has tendered a surprise resignation over the improper use of his shares. David Ross, who owns 19.4 per cent of the company he founded with school friend Charles Dunstone, used 136 million of his 177 million shares as security against personal loans without telling anyone […]

Carphone considers splitting up

UK-based retail outfit Carphone Warehouse is considering demerging its distribution and telecoms businesses, to better develop the individual units. As the company announced its six month results to the end of September, chief executive Charles Dunstone said, “The structure of the Group may now no longer be appropriate for the optimal development of the two […]

Carphone Warehouse outlines expansion plan

UK-based mobile phone retailer the Carphone Warehouse gave more details on its expansion into the consumer electronics market this week, under a £1.1bn deal with US retailer Best Buy. As the UK company announced its second quarter results on Tuesday, Carphone’s chief executive, Charles Dunstone, revealed that the new venture, known as Best Buy Europe […]

Comes With Music goes live

UK high street mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse is taking pre-orders for Nokia devices pre-loaded with the Finnish handset maker’s Comes With Music platform. Nokia announced the subscription service – which unlike some rival offerings allows users to keep their music – in December 2007 and has been eagerly signing deals with leading record labels […]