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Analysts see Vodafone as safe haven, risks for others after Brexit vote

Jefferies analysts weighed up the risks for investors in UK-based telecoms operators following the country's decision to leave the European Union (EU), as economists, politicians and civilians started to consider the potential impact on the country's industry and economy.

Report: Hutchison, VimpelCom pave way for new mobile player in Italy

CK Hutchison and VimpelCom offered to divest sufficient network assets and spectrum to create a new mobile operator on the Italian market in order to secure regulatory approval of the proposed merger of their respective businesses in Italy, Reuters reported.

EC delays decision by 15 days on CK Hutchison's planned Italian deal

The European Commission has given itself more time to decide whether or not to allow the proposed merger of Wind Italy and Three Italy to go ahead and extended the deadline for a decision by 15 working days from Aug. 18, 2016 to Sept. 8.

Three UK CEO calls for Ofcom to level spectrum playing field to address BT dominance

Three UK CEO David Dyson warned that BT could use its financial clout to outbid rival mobile operators in future spectrum auctions in the country, and called on regulator Ofcom to ensure a level playing field.

Report: Telefónica favours keeping O2 UK after failed Hutchison sale

Telefónica could now decide to keep O2 UK rather than seek a new buyer or list the unit on the stock market according to Bloomberg.

Reports: Sky could play key role in future O2 UK, Wind Italy deals

The Sky group could play a pivotal role in future deals both for O2 in the UK and Wind in Italy, according to reports.

Report: O2 UK CEO considers £8.5B MBO for former CK Hutchison target

O2 UK could be the subject of an £8.5 billion (€10.7 billion/$12.2 billion) management buyout following the collapse of CK Hutchison's bid for the mobile operator, according to the Telegraph.

Three is no longer a magic number in EU telecoms

Unless you have, as the well-worn saying goes, been holidaying in Mars in recent days you will no doubt be aware that there is one unhappy businessman in Hong Kong. Li Ka-shing, the chairman of CK Hutchison, has been foiled in his attempt to create a new mobile monster after the European Commission decided to block his plan to buy O2 UK and merge it with Three UK.

EC blocks proposed O2/Three UK merger; CK Hutchison considers legal challenge

The European Commission (EC) confirmed it will block CK Hutchison's plan to buy O2 UK and merge it with Three UK, citing competition concerns as its reason.

EE pledges to extend 4G coverage to 95% of UK landmass by 2020

EE, the UK-based mobile operator recently acquired by BT, has pledged to cover 95 per cent of the UK landmass with its 4G network by 2020 in an effort to reduce the number of mobile broadband "not spots" around the country.