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(...)

Robert Finnegan:  discovered his inner rock star. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times
Finnegan’s awake

Robert Finnegan, chief executive of the mobile operator Three Ireland, discovered his inner rock star at the 3Lounge in the Aviva stadium following th(...)

Chief executive of Three Ireland Robert Finnegan said: “Three is investing €300 million to build a state of the art superfast network.”  Photograph: Mark Maxwel

Former 02 Ireland customers will have access to 4G for the first time in June as the merger of the company by Three nears completion. There’s been pl(...)

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 (...)

Carphone Warehouse: new data centre to power its own mobile service. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Carphone Warehouse will invest €6 million in a new data centre to power its own mobile service. The mobile phone retail chain will begin o(...)

Vodafone: busy recruiting

It’s not quite as bold as moving from Liverpool to Manchester United, but it isn’t far off it. Gary Healy, the senior executive in charge of regulator(...)

Operating costs at Eircom totalled €814 million for the year, up €87 million on the previous 12 months.

Eircom, which yesterday reported a six per cent drop in yearly revenues to €1.28 billion, has denied recent speculation that it held discussions over (...)

Three has hired Nokia to upgrade its older 2G and 3G networks.

Three, which recently closed a deal for up to €850 million to buy O2 Ireland, has struck a deal with Nokia as part of what it says is a €300 million i(...)

Three Ireland completed its €780 million takeover of O2 Ireland from Telefónica last month, in a move that makes it the second-biggest telecoms provider in the State. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Three Ireland has said it is working to ensure suppliers of O2 Ireland are paid monies owed to them, after a system glitch left some out of pocket in(...)

Mobile market: the European Commission approved the acquisition of Telefónica Ireland (O2 Ireland) by Hutchinson 3G (H3G). photograph: steve parsons/pa wire

The merger of the second- and fourth-largest mobile network operators in Ireland will now go ahead after the European Commission approved the acquisi(...)