Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

An initially positive start to the quarter for stocks in Europe and the United States fizzled out as a mostly disappointing batch of economic reports (...)

.Niek Jan van Damme, managing director of Deutsche Telekom in Germany. His company would have issues with a Liberty Global and Vodafone merger.  Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Deutsche Telekom would protest against a merger between Liberty Global and Vodafone in Germany, arguing that the two rivals would control too much of (...)

Vodafone Ireland saw growth in the consumer contract and enterprise mobile businesses and in fixed line subscriptions but said this was offset by a decline in prepaid mobile

Service revenue declined by 0.1 per cent at Vodafone Ireland during the first quarter, the group said on Friday. Vodafone Ireland saw growth in the co(...)

The European Commission has been setting caps on roaming prices since 2007 and says that retail prices for cross-border calls, texts and data have fallen by more than 80 per cent

The EU reached a preliminary deal on Tuesday to abolish mobile roaming charges across the 28-country union by June 2017 and to require telecom operato(...)

T-Mobile US’s chief executive, John Legere, would reportedly take the top role at the combined company, and Dish’s Charlie Ergen would be chairman. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Shares in T-Mobile US surged as much as 6.4 per cent after a report that the fourth-largest US wireless company is in talks to merge with Dish Netw(...)

In London, Royal Mail fell 4.9 per cent after chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne said the state would sell its 30 per cent stake in the postal operator. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

European markets slid to their lowest level in a month after talks failed to resolve the Greed stalemate and a broad sell-off of ex-dividend stocks(...)

Spain’s Telefonica said it will sell British telecom giant O2 to Hong Kong group Hutchison Whampoa for £10 billion in a deal that could create Britain’s biggest mobile phone firm. (Photograph: JOHN D MCHUGH/AFP/Getty Images)

Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa agreed to acquire Telefonica SA’s O2 unit, creating the UK’s biggest wireless provider by customers and marking a mil(...)

A bull figure in front of the Dax board at the Frankfurt stock exchange. As Europe’s biggest exporter, Germany has benefited from quantitative easing’s deliberate weakening of the euro

Germany’s Dax index broke through, and closed above, the 12,000 barrier for the first time yesterday as German equities emerged as the main beneficiar(...)

Barely a week after the Obama administration strongly reaffirmed its commitment to net neutrality in the US, the EU appears to be contemplating a radi(...)

Visitors at the Mobile World Congress. FCC commissioner Michael O’Rielly criticised his agency’s new net neutrality rules during a speech at the event.  Photographer: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg

The subject of net neutrality continued to court controversy at Mobile World Congress, with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commissioner Micha(...)