Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom have announced that their T-Mobile UK and Orange UK businesses are now a single operation.
Tom Alexander, the former CEO of Orange UK, is the Chief Executive of the new joint venture. Richard Moat, former CEO of T-Mobile UK, is Chief Financial Officer and Deputy CEO.
Ofcom has published proposals to reduce mobile termination rates (MTRs). These are the wholesale charges paid by telecoms companies when their customers call mobile phones on other networks.
The existing MTR rules expire at the end of March next year, so Ofcom has proposed new rules that would run from 1st April 2011 until 31st March 2015.