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BT's plan to buy EE raises questions about O2's future

BT's announcement this week that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Deutsche Telekom and Orange over a potential acquisition of EE was generally given the thumbs up by analysts and industry players, although one question now being asked is what a successful deal might mean for rival mobile operator O2 UK and its parent company Telefónica.

Ofcom confirms Sharon White as new CEO

Ofcom said Sharon White has been appointed as the new CEO of the UK communications regulator with effect from late March 2015, confirming previous reports.

BT enters into exclusive talks on £12.5B deal to buy EE

BT has entered into exclusive negotiations with Orange and Deutsche Telekom regarding the sale of EE, ending weeks of speculation over whether the former UK incumbent would choose to buy, EE or its rival O2 UK. The purchase price of £12.5 billion (€15.7 billion/$19.6 billion) would be split equally between Orange and Deutsche Telekom.

Vodafone and JCDecaux sign global agreement to roll out small cells

Vodafone signed a global agreement with outdoor advertising company JCDecaux to deploy small cells on street furniture and billboards to further enhance its network performance.

Report: Civil servant Sharon White seen as favourite to head Ofcom

Sharon White, the first woman to be appointed as a permanent secretary at the UK Treasury, is tipped to be in line to replace Ed Richards at the helm of UK communications regulator Ofcom.

Three UK exceeds 3M LTE users

Three UK said 3.1 million customers are now using its LTE services, representing more than a third of its total customer base of 8 million users.

Portuguese consumers show appetite for 'quad' and 'quintuple' play

As the quad-play debate takes grip across Europe, latest figures from Portugal show that a growing number of consumers there are signing up for bundles of three, four, or even five telecoms services combined within a single plan.

Report: BSkyB hires advisers in reaction to BT merger moves

BSkyB (Sky), apparently spooked by the recent flurry of merger speculation sparked by BT, has reportedly hired investment bank Lazard to explore possible deals that could also allow the broadcasting group to take part in consolidation of the UK telecoms market.

EE pledges to cover 1,500 rural UK communities with micro network by 2017

EE plans to deploy small cells to close wireless coverage gaps in 1,500 rural villages in the UK, following a trial of what the operator called a world first technology in a community comprising 129 homes and businesses.

UK ministers to meet telecoms bosses over mobile coverage plans

Further light could be shed this week on UK government plans to improve nationwide mobile coverage during a meeting between ministers and telecoms bosses expected to take place before Wednesday.