BT has opened the bidding for a new mobile partner in a move that could see the UK's former telecoms monopoly back together with its former mobile unit, O2 UK, according to a report in the Financial Times .
Verizon Communications has hired advisers in advance of a possible $100 billion cash and stock bid for Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless, according to a Reuters report.
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Vodafone is expanding its Vodafone Red plans to its 14 European markets, "together with the addition of new and compelling customer options." The plans are the operator's answer to over-the-top providers, but how innovative are they really?
Telefónica Czech Republic has thrown down the gauntlet to rival operators with a range of cheaper tariffs and a stop on phone subsidies, as the operator rattles cages over new conditions proposed this week for the country's LTE spectrum auctions.
The Czech telecommunications regulator, or CTO, announced new conditions for a spectrum auction following the regulator's unusual move last month to cancel the auction over concerns that bids were too high.
EE intends to sign up more than 1 million subscribers to its LTE network by the end of this year, as the UK mobile operator makes the most of its diminishing lead on rival operators by also promising to double average LTE speeds to 20 Mbps.
Vodafone is negotiating a wholesale VDSL2 service arrangement with Deutsche Telekom to deliver a new TVG service over the German incumbent's copper-based last mile network.
Vodafone's shares slipped more than 3 per cent after the company and Verizon Communications denied a report about plans to break up the UK-based operator.
TeliaSonera said it will push forward with developing the future potential of its Spanish subsidiary Yoigo after failing to attract high enough offers in a prospective sale. The company was in negotiations with Vodafone and France Telecom, with unnamed inside sources suggesting that the Swedish telco was hoping its Spanish unit could fetch around €1 billion, according to Reuters .