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O2 and Virgin Media to merge in UK

O2 and Virgin Media to merge in UK

Two of the world's communications giants have agreed to merge their UK operations. Liberty Global will combine its Virgin Media UK broadband network with Telefonica's O2 UK mobile business.
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Ofcom delays its 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz auction

In October, Ofcom revealed more information about its plans to auction the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz radio spectrum it had received from the Ministry of Defence.

It planned to start the auction process in December 2015 but is now delaying this until 2016.

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Looking back at February: from security scares to multiple MVNOs

Podcast - 27th February 2015

We're taking a look back at the biggest mobile industry news stories from February 2015, including allegations that the UK's security service tried to breach SIM card security by hacking into one of the world's biggest SIM producers.

We also talk about the planned BT and EE merger, the creation of two new UK virtual networks, some acquisitions in the mobile payment arena and a new Ubuntu smartphone.

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Three UK says operating profit has trebled since last year

Three UK says operating profit has trebled since last year

Hong Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa Limited has published unaudited financial results for the first half of 2013.

The company, which has assets including port operations and mobile phone networks, reported profit up 23% year-on-year to HK$12.4 billion (£1.05 billion) for the six-month period.

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Telefonica agrees to sell O2 Ireland to Hutchison Whampoa’s Three brand

Network operator Telefónica has agreed to sell its Telefónica Ireland business, which trades as O2, to the Three subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa.

The deal is worth €850 million (£722 million), with €780 million paid when the deal is completed and a further €70 million paid if financial targets are met.

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