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As the world's top players, minus Apple, gather in Barcelona, Gideon Spanier assesses the mood
The Chancellor's plan to reduce the deficit relied on a hefty windfall from the sale of the 4G spectrum. But it hasn't worked out that way. So where does that leave the public finances?
George Osborne's hopes of raising at least £3.5bn from the auction of super-fast 4G mobile spectrum got a big boost yesterday when seven telecoms companies were approved as potential bidders by the regulator Ofcom.
Demand could see UK auction raise more than £2 billion
But are we throwing away money – and a chance to be green? Tom Bawden finds out
Deauville, traditionally known as Paris's "21st arrondissement", has seen several recent enhancements including the O2 Sofa Bar at the Barrière casino and the revamped Manoirs de Tourgeville. Flights, operating four days a week, begin on 24 June.
As O2 becomes the latest firm to venture into the protection market, Chiara Cavaglieri looks at the pros and cons of cheap deals
02's rival to sell phone from next week but prices will stay high until new year
Shoppers will flock to 1,250 stores across Britain today in search of the new 3G iPhone, Apple's combined music player, phone and internet browser. Many will be disappointed.
Want a flashy handset and a low-cost contract? There is a way, says James Daley