Telefonica reported a 36 per cent decline in fourth-quarter operating profit after writing down the value of its Venezuelan business to account for lower exchange rates.  Photo: Reuters

Telefonica reported a 36 per cent decline in fourth-quarter operating profit after writing down the value of its Venezuelan business to account for lo(...)

 Li Ka-shing: a week before his interest in O2 was revealed, his Hutchison Whampoa conglomerate added to its portfolio of UK holdings with a £2.5 billion takeover of Eversholt Rail.  Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

If Li Ka-shing pulls off his £10-billion-plus bid for Britain’s largest mobile phone operator, O2, it will be the legendary Hong Kong investor’s bigge(...)

Traders work at their screens in front of the German share price index DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt yesterday. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Markets rose amid hopes that the European Central Bank’s (ECB) €1.14 trillion stimulus plans will spark economic growth in the region.Analysts said t(...)

Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to buy Telefonica’s British mobile unit O2 for up to £10.25 billion

Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to buy Telefonica’s British mobile unit O2 for up to £10.25 billion, as Asia’s richest man makes his bolde(...)

There was an interim, pre-smartphone stage when people began organising their social lives via Facebook, using a quaint interface known as a web brows er

Farewell, then, to O2. Over the coming months it is becoming Three. “As an O2 customer, the only changes you will see is the Three logo replacing the (...)

Each defendant was charged with conspiring together to defraud the Vodafone Store at Donegall Place in Belfast by dishonestly using false details to purchase six mobile phones to a total value of £3,300. When the charge was put to each defendant, they all replied “guilty”.

Six young people from London have been warned they face jail after they each admitted a string of conspiracy charges linked to the purchase of mobile (...)

Networks EE, owned by Orange and Deutsche Telekom , Telefonica’s O2, Vodafone and Hutchison’s Three will extend guaranteed voice and text coverage to 90 percent of the country by 2017

Britain’s mobile phone network operators have agreed to spend £5 billion improving basic service coverage in rural areas where consumers cannot get a(...)

Vodafone is looking at options for the future of its British mobile business. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Vodafone is looking at options for the future of its British mobile business, including the combination of a rival group, in reaction to the takeover (...)

Ronan Dunne: chief exceutive of Telefónica UK

Summits, summits everywhere.The One Young World summit, a global get-together of young high achievers, takes place this week at Convention Centre Dubl(...)

Vodafone argues competitive disadvantage. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Vodafone Ireland has brought a legal action against communications regulator ComReg arising from concerns about the effect on its competitive inter(...)