New Hutchison/Vodafone network would be biggest UK operator
Vodafone Group plc and CK Hutchison Group Telecom Holdings Limited have agreed to combine their UK telecommunication businesses, respectively Vodafone UK and Three UK. The merger will create a large new network operator to compete with Virgin Media O2 and EE.
Mobile phone customers from the UK have been warned about the increasing cost of making calls in Europe.
The UK's post-Brexit trade deal with the EU opened the door for mobile operators to reintroduce 'roaming' charges when customers travel abroad.
Tesco Mobile rated top for mobile satisfaction in 2019
Ofcom, the UK's communications regulator, has published its annual customer satisfaction ratings for mobile networks.
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.
The European Commission has blocked the proposed merger of Telefonica UK’s O2 network with Hutchison’s Three.
It said it was concerned that the deal would have harmed innovation, reduced consumer choice and caused prices to rise.