O2 purchase by Three confirmed for £10.25bn as operator consolidation continues | Technology | The Guardian:
The owner of the mobile network Three has confirmed it is in exclusive negotiations to acquire O2 UK from Spanish telco Telefonica.
The deal for £10.25bn in cash, including an initial amount of £9.25bn followed by a deferred £1bn, blocks Sky’s reported bids for the network and will make the combined Three and O2 operator the biggest in the UK with a 41% share of the market.
I remain convinced that cellular networking is a dying breed and unless these companies change their business model and product, they will continue to buy each other out until only one remains and by then it will be too late.
Best network for iPhone: best 3G and 4G for iPhone – How to – Macworld UK:
So we can confidently say that Three is the UK’s best mobile network of 2014. Both on 3G and 4G Three completed more tests than did any other network. Three was the fastest network with excellent average and peak scores in our speed tests up and down the country.
A very good runner up to Three in the UK’s best mobile network of 2014 category was EE.
Since switching to Three from EE, I have been very impressed with their consistent performance and coverage but what stands Three out from the rest for me is the unlimited data package.