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Orange and T-Mobile are to continue operating both brands in the UK after agreeing to merge, and yesterday revealed the parent company will be called "Everything Everywhere" in what the chief executive labelled "a statement of ambition".

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Tesco claims to beat O2 and Orange with &#163;20 monthly iPhone deal

Tesco is to enter the increasingly crowded market for Apple's iPhone next week when the grocer will launch a mini price war on the smartphone. The supermarket group, which secured the rights to the phone last month, will start selling the 3G and 3GS iPhone models on Monday, offering a annual contract for just £20 a month. Customers will have to pay £222 for the basic 3G 8GB handset however.

OFT to fast-track Orange and T-Mobile merger through EU

UK watchdog likely to cede competition inquiry to European commission to speed up the process

Orange dashes hopes of Christmas iPhone price war

02's rival to sell phone from next week but prices will stay high until new year

Tom Alexander: Orange boss heads for pole

The racing fanatic oversaw two key deals in September, and explains to Nick Clark why the future looks bright

France Telecom deputy replaced following spate of suicides

France Telecom, the communications company shaken by a series of work-related suicides, tried to quell rising public anger yesterday by replacing its deputy chief executive.

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