UK operator EE turned up the heat on its rivals by detailing plans to launch the UK's first sub-£100 (€119/$165) LTE smartphone, and confirming it has taken Vodafone's place as the mobile virtual network operator for incumbent BT.
Orange may well have had an "oh no" moment when Vodafone revealed it had clinched a deal to buy Spanish broadband provider Ono for €7.2 billion, subject to the usual regulatory approvals. The purchase raises a number of questions for Orange's Spanish operations, not least with regard to its fixed-line strategy. It's still not fully clear what Orange will do about its fibre-to-the-home rollout plans. Orange and Vodafone had agreed to jointly roll out FTTH to up to 6 million homes, and initially committed to half that number between them
Swisscom has once again shot down any hopes that Italian broadband provider Fastweb could be available to potential buyers--at least for now.
UK authorities are teaming with the GSM Association (GSMA) and the country's mobile operators to tackle spam text messages through a real-time reporting service.
It's been some week in the European telecoms market as mobile operators scramble to consolidate and in the process buy up fixed assets to shore up their mobile businesses. First Vivendi opts for Altice's bid for SFR, and then Vodafone secures Ono. What could be next?
Vodafone's $10 billion deal to buy Spanish cable operator Ono could complicate any plans AT&T may have for acquiring Vodafone, according to financial analysts.
British telecom giant Vodafone agreed to pay €7.2 billion ($10 billion) to acquire Spanish cable operator Ono, which counts 1.2 million subscribers and 7.2 million homes passed.
As was widely anticipated, Vodafone confirmed on Monday it has agreed to buy 100 per cent of Spanish broadband provider Ono for €7.2 billion ($10 billion) on a debt and cash free basis.
Vodafone has reportedly reached a verbal agreement with the owners of Ono to buy the Spanish broadband provider for €7.2 billion ($9.9 billion) including around €3.4 billion in debt, even though Ono shareholders approved plans on Thursday to carry out an initial public listing.
AT&T CFO John Stephens said it would "surprising" for federal regulators to approve a deal for Sprint to merge with T-Mobile US so soon after they quashed AT&T's bid to buy T-Mobile.