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City analysts have accused Orange and T-Mobile of “dithering” after they axed plans for a £10 billion flotation of EE.

The Business Matrix: Wednesday 8 January 2014

Intel earphones to monitor hearts

Walk the line: Waverley Station in Edinburgh

Simon Calder: At last! A new way to get to Waverley

The man who pays his way

Vodafone sponsored London Fashion Weekend at Somerset House last February

Vodafone toasts 100,000 4G UK subscriptions since launch

Manchester, Glasgow and Liverpool to join list of company's 4G-enabled locations

Brand new: Thomas Cook's logo on a high street store

Simon Calder: Will Thomas Cook's new look entice you to book?

The man who pays his way

4G growth pushes EE closer to London float

Markets brace for £10bn float of surging mobile giant EE this year

4G demand pushes EE closer to £10bn float

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.

European telecoms firms raided in antitrust investigation

EU watchdog launches inquiry after complaint from US-based competitor

EE snaps up 500,000 customers as it ups the pressure on its 4G rivals

The mobile giant EE has signed up 500,000 customers for its super-fast 4G service in seven months, raising the pressure on rivals including Vodafone, which has pushed back its 4G launch until late summer.

EE says it is on track for a million 4G customers this year

"4G is going to replace bad broadband," declared Olaf Swantee, the chief executive of the mobile giant EE, as he claimed that the signal from his new super-fast 4G phone network is so strong that customers are not bothering with wi-fi – even in the home.

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Welcome to France? Kent villagers hit by data 'roaming' charges after phones connect to French mobile networks

Locals told to switch off the data roaming option on their phones to avoid costly charges

Three of the seven are new entrants seeking to snap up some of the 4G airwaves

Chancellor's 4G cash prospects improve as seven bidders sign up

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.

James Moore: Chancellor won’t get hammered in auction

It's a risky thing to set a target price for an auction as the Government has done with the sale of bandwidth for 4G mobile phone broadband services.

The 10 Best new smartphones

From vast HD screens to free data storage, high-quality cameras to neat functions, these handsets have it all...

Mid-contract phone and broadband price hikes inspected

Customer concerns over mid-contract price hikes imposed by phone and broadband companies are to be investigated by the telecoms watchdog.

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Britain's three main mobile operators and the media regulator Ofcom have reached a crucial truce over much-delayed plans to roll out fourth-generation super-fast mobile broadband, known as 4G.

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Want to change the world? Just sign here

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A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

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Which animals are nearly extinct?

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Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

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Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
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