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Hutchison says sale of Three or O2 to new MNO is a 'red herring'

CK Hutchison lost no time in responding to an open letter written by the CEO of the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that clearly opposed the company's plan to buy O2 UK, describing the proposed remedy of selling Three UK or O2 to a new MNO to gain approval for the merger as a "red herring".

CK Hutchison seeks to calm fears over post-merger network sharing deals

CK Hutchison stepped up efforts to convince regulators and rivals that its plan to buy O2 UK and merge it with Three UK will not have a detrimental impact on existing mobile network-sharing arrangements between the market's current four players.

Virgin Media CEO lends support to O2/Three UK deal

CK Hutchison's plan to buy O2 UK from Telefonica and merge it with Three UK has received support from a somewhat unexpected ally: the CEO of Virgin Media, Tom Mockridge.

Liberty-owned MSO Virgin Media to cut 900 jobs

John Malone-controlled British MSO Virgin Media has announced plans to lay off 900 workers over the next two years. The cable company said it is reorganzing to focus on network expansion, but did not indicate where the cuts would come from.

BT TSO leadership shift complete as Watson replaces Selley in CEO slot

BT has named Howard Watson as the CEO of its Technology, Service and Operations (BT TSO) unit. He will also serve as Group Chief Information Officer.

Vodafone UK's LTE strategy showing glimmers of success: analysts

Vodafone UK's alternative approach to the sale of LTE services finally appears to be showing signs of success, according to a new research report from CCS Insight.

Virgin Media extends TiVo agreement through 2018

TiVo's momentum with cable operators continues, with the UK's biggest MSO, Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media, committing to using the tech company's set-tops through 2018.

UK operators agree £100 limit on stolen device call costs

The UK government said it has plugged another potential source of bill shock after brokering a voluntary deal with EE, O2 UK, Three UK, Virgin Media and Vodafone UK to cap costs accrued on stolen devices.

Zegona raises £30M to kickstart 'buy-fix-sell' telecoms strategy

Zegona, a UK-based company established by former Virgin Media executives to execute a 'buy-fix-sell' strategy in the European telecoms, media and technology (TMT) sector, on Monday kicked off a plan to raise £30 million (€42 million/$44 million) ahead of the company's planned listing on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange on Mar. 19.

BT raises £1B for EE takeover as rivals step up challenges

BT this week made further progress in its bid to buy mobile operator EE for £12.5 billion (€16.8 billion/$19 billion), raising £1 billion in a share placing on Thursday to help fund the deal.