0
Wireless

Tesco wants full control of Tesco Mobile - report

Wednesday 9 March 2016 | 10:47 CET | News
Tesco is planning a major push in the UK mobile market by acquiring the stake it does not already own in MVNO Tesco Mobile from O2, reports The Telegraph. O2 and Tesco have been operating the 50/50 JV since 2003. Tesco is looking to take full control of Tesco Mobile and agree a long-term agreement with Hutchison for capacity on the merged O2/Three networks, according to unnamed industry sources. Tesco is understood to have confirmed its intentions at a closed meeting with EU regulators about the proposed takeover of O2 by Hutchison. The latter is expected to welcome the sale of O2's interest

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: 3 UK / Hutchison Telecom / O2 / Tesco Mobile
Countries: United Kingdom
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Tesco Mobile launches Rocket Packs pre-paid tariffs

Published 14 Jul 2016 11:05 CET | United Kingdom
UK MVNO Tesco Mobile is renaming its standard pay-as-you-go tariff as the Rocket Packs tariff from 12 July. For new customers, ...

Tesco Mobile outsources customer services to Capita

Published 29 Jun 2016 10:54 CET | United Kingdom
Capita has been selected by UK MVNO Tesco Mobile to provide customer management services. The contract is worth around GBP 140 ...

EU set to veto Hutchison, O2 UK deal - report

Published 27 Apr 2016 11:15 CET | United Kingdom
EU competition regulators will block Hutchison's GBP 10.3 billion acquisition of O2 UK from Telefonica, reports Reuters citing ...

Tesco Mobile scraps European roaming charges

Published 26 Apr 2016 22:26 CET | United Kingdom
UK MVNO Tesco Mobile is scrapping European roaming charges for customers with the launch of 'Home from Home'. This will allow ...

Telefonica should stay: UK mobile market grows 9.3% in 2015

Published 22 Apr 2016 08:43 CET | United Kingdom
While the UK looks increasingly likely to remain a market of four mobile operators, Telefonca may do better to hold on to O2, ...

EU to block Hutchison, O2 UK deal within weeks - report

Published 18 Apr 2016 21:40 CET | United Kingdom
Hutchison's plan to take over Telefonica's UK mobile phone business is set to be formally blocked by EU regulators within weeks, ...

Tesco Mobile customer base up 5% to 4.6 million

Published 13 Apr 2016 15:32 CET | United Kingdom
UK MVNO Tesco Mobile now has 4.6 million customers, up by 5 percent over the last 12 months. The customer numbers were announced ...

CMA expresses concerns about Three/O2 UK merger

Published 11 Apr 2016 11:03 CET | United Kingdom
The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has written to the European Commission outlining its concerns about the proposed ...

Hutchison agrees network deals with Sky, Virgin - report

Published 07 Apr 2016 10:53 CET | United Kingdom
Hutchison is understood to have agreed capacity deals with Sky and Virgin Media worth GBP 3 billion for space on the extended ...

O2 Business reveals results of paperless initiative

Published 21 Mar 2016 17:50 CET | United Kingdom
O2 UK's Business division has revealed the results of its paperless initiative. Phase launched in June 2015, followed by phase ...

O2 UK offers Samsung Galaxy S7 with Refresh tariff

Published 21 Mar 2016 10:58 CET | United Kingdom
O2 UK has commissioned a project with urban explorer and photographer Andrew Marland to promote the launch of the Samsung Galaxy ...

Hutchison offers plan to keep 3, O2 separate after takeover

Published 17 Mar 2016 10:01 CET | United Kingdom
CK Hutchison has confirmed plans to keep the 3 and O2 UK businesses separate after its takeover of O2, in order to gain ...

Hutchison steps up concessions for O2 deal - report

Published 15 Mar 2016 15:07 CET | United Kingdom
CK Hutchison is stepping up its offer to allay competition concerns about its proposed takeover of O2 UK, the Financial Times ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

22 Apr Orange Q1 2021
22 Apr Tele2 Q1 2021
22 Apr AT&T Q1 2021
22 Apr Intel Q1 2021
22 Apr VeriSign Q1 2021
22 Apr Snap Q1 2021
22 Apr Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Q1
22 Apr FCC meeting
23 Apr Telia Q1 2021
25 Apr Vodafone Qatar Q1 2021
26 Apr SBA Communications Q1 2021
27 Apr Siminn Q1 2021
27 Apr Alphabet Q1 2021
27 Apr AudioCodes Q1 2021
27 Apr Mediaset FY results
27 Apr Juniper Networks Q1 2021
27 Apr Sequans Q1 2021
27 Apr Corning Q1 2021
27 Apr Calix Q1 2021
27 Apr A10 Networks Q1 2021
27 Apr Microsoft fiscal Q3
27 Apr A1 Telekom Austria Q1 2021
27 Apr America Movil Q1 2021
27 Apr F5 Networks fiscal Q2
28 Apr Yandex Q1 2021
28 Apr SK hynix Q1
28 Apr MaxLinear Q1
28 Apr Oooredoo Q1 2021
28 Apr ZTE Q1 2021
28 Apr Ribbon Communications Q1 2021
::: More Calendar Items