The strongest-ever quarterly earnings from the UK’s largest mobile phone group, Everything Everywhere, today boosted the chances of its £10 billion flotation on the London stock market taking place by the end of this year.
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Wednesday 30 September 2009
Tuesday 29 September 2009
Monday 28 September 2009
France Telecom's Orange will start selling the popular Apple iPhone in Britain later this year, it said on Monday, when the exclusive contract held by Telefonica's O2 will expire.
Friday 25 September 2009
A top business executive has blamed the massive volume of work-related emails, including on smartphones, for the stress on workers today.
Tuesday 15 September 2009
France's national phone company has held a mass emergency meeting to discuss a wave of staff suicides blamed on redundancies and cuts.
Thursday 10 September 2009
Richard Moat, boss of T-Mobile UK, needs to learn that timing is crucial in business. After a 16-year career at Orange, Moat agonised earlier this year about a change of company before finally deciding that the opportunity to run T-Mobile in Britain was too good to pass up. Just four months into his new post, the merger of Orange and T-Mobile here will see him lose the top role to his old boss at his former employer.
Wednesday 09 September 2009
Outlook Radio (and telephone) silence so far from Vodafone and O2 over the deal between Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom to merge their UK operations. Both are threatened by the combination of T-Mobile and Orange leapfrogging them and both are thought to have offered Deutsche cash for the former business. Yet neither seems to be prepared to come up with a higher offer in order to break up the party.
Wednesday 09 September 2009
In the short term, T-Mobile and Orange customers will probably find that this deal makes little difference to the service they receive, though it is possible we might see High Street outlets begin to close in the areas where there is the greatest overlap. We may also begin to see the two businesses compete less aggressively on price as they come together.
Tuesday 08 September 2009
A tie-up between Orange and T-Mobile in the UK will catapult two of the sector's smaller players into lead position in the UK market with a share of 37 per cent.
Monday 22 December 2008
Work began on Sunday to fix submarine cables under the Mediterranean suspected of being cut by a ship's anchor, disrupting Internet and international telephone service in parts of the Middle East and south Asia.
Sunday 09 November 2008
Orange, the mobile phone operator, is to bring back all its offshore call centres from India to the UK as part of a drive to improve services for its 15 million customers.
Saturday 02 August 2008
Tuesday 01 July 2008
France Telecom's shares shot up by 7 per cent yesterday as the group walked away from a controversial friendly takeover of the Nordic group TeliaSonera because the two companies could not agree a price.
Friday 06 June 2008
Vodafone is risking further wrath from shareholders over the lack of dividend payments from its Verizon Wireless stake with yesterday's $28.1bn (£14.4bn) takeover of Alltel, the US rural mobile company.
Thursday 05 June 2008
Tom Alexander, the new boss of Orange, yesterday claimed he would make the mobile phone company the UK's "best-loved communications business", with new investments in customer service and network upgrades.
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