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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.

Mobile firms' truce opens the way to super-fast broadband

Top three operators and watchdog seal key deal that will bring forward the roll-out of 4G in 2013

Everything Everywhere gets head start on 4G

Orange and T-Mobile's rivals reacted with fury yesterday after Ofcom's decision to give the networks a significant head start on offering super-fast 4G mobile internet to their customers.

Fury at head start for T-Mobile/Orange 4G

Orange and T-Mobile's rivals reacted with anger yesterday after Ofcom's decision to give the networks a significant head-start on offering super-fast 4G mobile internet to their customers.

The Business Matrix: Saturday 18 August 2012

Qataris buy 20% stake in BAA 

Mobile phone stores are 'misleading' on prices, says Which?

The vast majority of mobile phone stores are misleading customers about the possibility of price increases on so-called fixed contracts, according to a watchdog.

Fireworks explode over the Golden Gate Bridge on Sunday

Frisco looks back at the Golden era as its bridge turns 75

Still golden, after all these years, San Francisco's most celebrated landmark turned 75 at the weekend with a display of pomp, pageantry, and fireworks so extravagant that they could be seen from space.

Thomson tells its passengers: don't get off at Port Said

British tourists are warned to stay clear of the Med's 'worst' destination. But is it really that bad?

100 jobs lost in Everything Everywhere phone shops

Union leaders expressed dismay today at news of almost 100 job losses in mobile phone shops.

Nuclear body's bid to run trains

Passenger trains could be run by the organisation responsible for cleaning up after Britain's nuclear-power industry.

£20m fund to invest in creative industries

Budding British fashion firms will soon be eyeing up a £20m fund that will invest in up-and-coming businesses across design, creative and media industries.

Ofcom moves to tackle 'bill shock'

Telecoms watchdog Ofcom has set out an action plan to tackle the issue of "bill shock" where mobile phone customers on contracts are surprised by unexpected costs in their bills.

Network Rail admits crash guilt

Network Rail will admit health and safety breaches over the Grayrigg rail crash in Cumbria that killed a woman and injured more than 80 people five years ago.

Bid to scrap mobile roaming charges fails

A bid to scrap all mobile phone "roaming" charges by 2014 was defeated today, as a war of words broke out between the European Commission and Vodafone over a continued crackdown on the sector.

Computer crash brings misery to air passengers

Flights were delayed and passengers faced queues of up to two hours after check-in computers crashed at Scotland's busiest airport. A hardware fault caused the computers to go down at Edinburgh Airport at about 7am yesterday.

O2 revenues dip after battle over tariffs

The mobile operator O2 has suffered its steepest fall in quarterly revenues since it launched in the UK a decade ago.

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