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Report: Vodafone Group propping up UK business as fierce competition, high network costs, take toll

Vodafone UK is relying on handouts from its parent group to cover infrastructure investments, because the highly competitive nature of the market means it doesn't make enough to cover its own costs.

Hutchison mulls IPO for merged O2-Three, but deeper EU probe looms

A future combined O2 UK and Three UK could eventually become a listed company, although the proposed deal to merge the two mobile operators continues to hang in the balance with reports suggesting it will now be subject to a full-scale investigation by the European Commission (EC).

University of Surrey's 5GIC opens doors with £70M investment

The University of Surrey has officially opened the much-anticipated 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) as part of efforts to ensure that the UK and Europe maintain a leading role in the development of 5G technology.

Analysts: Telenor, TeliaSonera's Danish dilemma could impact similar deals in UK and Italy

Telenor and TeliaSonera's decision to abandon a planned merger of their Danish operations is a sign that the European Commission (EC) is toughening its stance on mergers that reduce the number of operators in individual markets, analysts and industry experts said.

Vivendi cements position as Telecom Italia's largest shareholder

French media company Vivendi strengthened its hold on Telecom Italia by further increasing its stake in the Italian operator in early September.

Vivendi chief says Telecom Italia stake rise would be a long-term play

Vivendi CEO Arnaud De Puyfontaine said the company may make further investments in Telecom Italia in future, but that such a move is not currently on the French media company's radar.

Spain plans 2.6 GHz spectrum auction in coming weeks

Spain plans to launch an auction of frequencies in the 2.6 GHz band in the coming weeks to enable the market's four mobile network operators to further improve 4G network coverage.

Three Group Europe's H1 EBITDA boosted by UK and Ireland

Three Group Europe said underlying EBITDA improved in the first six months of 2015, with strong contributions made by its operations in the UK and Ireland.

GSMA nears agreement with Apple, Samsung et al on eSIM standard

The GSMA is closing in on an agreement that could see the mobile industry move collectively towards using a standardised embedded SIM (eSIM) as opposed to today's SIM cards.

Telecom Italia rebrands all services under TIM

Telecom Italia has now rebranded its fixed, mobile and Internet services under the TIM brand on the 20th anniversary since the erstwhile mobile-only brand was first launched.