UK

Vodafone calls on the UK to cancel its 5G auction, after costly Huawei ban
Vodafone UK would prefer that 5G spectrum was allocated on a mandated award system
Nokia and Openreach deploy next generation fibre access network to connect millions in the UK
Nokia’s fibre solution enables Openreach to significantly extend its full fibre network capacity and coverage
BT considers selling off Openreach
Reports in the UK press suggest that such a deal could raise around £20 billion for BT Group
Vodafone to pay shareholder dividend, despite O2 and Virgin Media merger
Vodafone Group’s CEO said that it had more than enough financial headroom to pay the dividend and invest in capital expenditure projects across Europe
Virgin Media and O2 announce £31bn mega merger in the UK
The deal will see the pair invest around £10 billion in UK connectivity over the next 5 years
O2 could delay UK’s 5G spectrum auction by up to 18 months, as it threatens legal action
The UK is set to auction off much needed 5G spectrum by the end of the year
Telefonica confirms it is in talks to merge O2 with Virgin Media in the UK
Telefonica has now confirmed that it is actively involved in early stage discussions with Liberty Global over the potential merger of their UK based assets
UK telecoms market set for significant shakeup as O2 and Virgin Media discuss potential merger
While discussions are at an early phase, the deal has the potential to have a huge impact on the UK’s connectivity market
Huawei UK appoints former BT exec to its board
Sir Michael Rake will serve alongside fellow non-executive directors on the Huawei UK board