Ofcom and UK telcos commit to bring more women to tech roles

UK media and telecom regulator Ofcom has teamed up with the UK’s biggest telecoms companies to sign a new pledge, committing to help get more women build technology careers across the industry. Noting that the telecoms sector has been historically male-dominated, Ofcom together with BT Group, Openreach, Sky, TalkTalk, Three, Virgin Media O2 and Vodafone […]

Vodafone and Three UK confirm merger

Vodafone and Three’s owner CK Hutchison have agreed their long-anticipated UK merger. Vodafone will hold a 51% stake in the combined company, with CK Hutchison Holdings taking 49%. Vodafone CEO Margherita Della Valle, whose ascension to the top role in the international fixed and mobile service provider has been seen as instrumental to seeing the […]

Vodafone-Three deal reportedly expected ‘within days’

Vodafone and UK mobile operator Three owner CK Hutchison are in the ultimate stages of agreeing a merger deal and an announcement could be made tomorrow or at the beginning of next week, according to a report by Reuters. According to the news service, under the terms of the agreement Vodafone will have a 51% […]

Vodafone and Three owner ‘close to finalising deal’

Vodafone and Three-owner CK Hutchison are very close to securing an agreement to merge their UK telecom businesses, according to a report in the Financial Times. According to the FT, citing unnamed sources, the pair are close to agreeing a £15 billion merger of Vodafone UK and Three, with the deal expected to be announced […]

Reports suggest Vodafone is closing in on UK merger with Three UK

Telco giant Vodafone is just weeks away from formalising a merger between its UK business and rival network Three, according to reports in the media. The two parties have been in discussion for around six months, with Three UK CEO Robert Finnegan recently saying that the CK Hutchison-owned business is “unsustainable” without the merger. Vodafone’s […]

Vodafone and Three confirm they are in UK merger talks

Vodafone and Three-owner CK Hutchison Holdings (CKHH) have confirmed that they are in discussions about a possible combination of Three UK and Vodafone UK. The envisaged transaction would involve both companies combining their UK businesses, with CKHH owning 49% and Vodafone 51% of the combined business. The relative ownership would be achieved through a differential […]

Paramount+ forges alliance with mobile network Three in the UK

Streaming platform Paramount+ has joined forces with 5G network Three UK to give customers access to more than 8,000 hours of its key entertainment titles. Three UK will become the streaming service’s first major mobile partner in the UK, as Paramount+ continues to grow its direct-to-consumer distribution. Paramount+ said its service would be available to […]

Vodafone confirms merger talks with Three

Vodafone has confirmed it is in talks with CK Hutchison over a merger of its business with UK mobile operator Three. The British group said that the merger would aid in the acceleration of 5G roll-out to the country while expanding broadband connectivity.  The merged entity would be 51% owned by Vodafone, with Hutchison owning […]

Stranger Things and Champions League cause record data consumption at Three

UK mobile operator Three experienced record traffic last weekend, it has said. The operator said that it saw data peak at 1068 Gbps between 21:00 and 21:15 on Saturday evening as Brits tuned into the Champions League final, which was available to view for free on YouTube and on the BT Sport app. In March, […]

“Vodafone doesn’t have real 5G” snipes O2 CEO

Mark Evans, CEO of Telefonica-owned O2, has taken a jab at Vodafone, claiming that the company doesn’t offer “real 5G”. The UK’s 5G market is becoming increasingly crowded and competitive, with each player looking for an edge over the pack. This has led to some fighting talk, with major execs openly criticising their competition.  Speaking […]