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Dish enters the battle for Sprint with $25.5bn offer

The American satellite TV group Dish has entered the race to merge with Sprint Nextel, the mobile-phone business that comes with precious wireless spectrum rights, tabling a $25.5bn (£16.65bn) bid that could thwart an earlier offer by Japan’s SoftBank.

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British people would rather go cold and dirty than lose connection to the internet, a new study suggests.

EE aims to outpace rivals as it doubles the speed of its 4G network summer

The phone giant EE, Britain's first operator of a super-fast 4G mobile service, has vowed to double the speed of its network by the summer just as rivals such as O2 and Vodafone finally launch their own services.

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Everything Everywhere extends EE 4G network to 80 new UK locations

Mobile phone network EE plans to extend its 4G internet service to 80 new UK locations by June.

Internet speeds vary widely even within same city

Broadband internet speeds vary dramatically even within the same city, a report shows.

David Cameron: Had to soften his position more than his opponents
did. Although he claims to be ‘delighted’ at the deal, he will anxiously await the reaction of the brooding Tory press.

Websites lead growing backlash over Leveson deal

Devil of Leveson compromise is in the detail, as several media organisations signal they will not be signing up to new regulatory system

Labour set to cut red tape strangling small business

The Labour Party will up its attempts to win over British business with a report this week that recommends vastly improved broadband access, establishing export hubs and cutting red tape.

TiVo claims its broadband and TV tie-up gives it an edge over BSkyB

The boss of TiVo, the American company behind Virgin Media’s search-and-recommend TV set-top box, today claimed that BSkyB is struggling to match his technology.

Moaning about your broadband? It could be worse - you could be in France or Italy

Ofcom 'scorecard' shows UK generally performs well among five major European economies

Review: Sky Hub SR101 broadband router

On the Buttons: Sky's latest broadband helper is stylish and easy to set up - and it's free to new Sky subscribers

Sky buys O2's broadband accounts

Sky is to become the UK's second-largest broadband provider after agreeing a deal today to buy rival O2's half a million customer accounts.

The Business Matrix: Tuesday 26 February 2013

Kingspan profits buck cool market

Mark Leftly: Tesco's new signing exhibits star quality

Outlook Liv Garfield's ascension to the board at Tesco is one of the more interesting corporate appointments of the year. A few years shy of 40, the mother of two (amazing how I wouldn't even think of writing 'father of two') is surely on the cusp of the big time.

Money Insider: Cheap money scheme has ripped heart out of savings

On 1 August last year the Bank of England's Funding for Lending scheme was launched with the aim of providing cheaper loans and mortgages to individuals and businesses. Six months on, there's no doubt that mortgage rates have fallen as planned, but the side effects of this initiative have been nothing short of disastrous for UK savers.

Full-service TalkTalk starts to walk the walk

TalkTalk, the broadband provider, saw the first quarterly rise in customers over the past three  months as it moves from traditional phone provider to all-singing,  all-dancing internet, TV and mobile supplier.

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