Earlier this week we heard that British Telecom were looking to buy UK mobile carrier O2, and then it emerged that BT were also in talks with EE about a possible deal, and now it would appear that the owner of UK mobile carrier Three is also looking at the two companies.
Three is owned by Hutchison Whampoa, and according to a recent report, the company is now interested in buying either O2 or EE, and BT can expect a rival bid if it makes a play for one of the UK mobile carriers.
Three is the UK’s fourth largest mobile carrier, EE is the largest, and Three owns O2 in Ireland, so the company may be interested in buying O2, and it already owns the brand in another country.
It will be interesting to see what happens, but it looks like the UK’s mobile phone market is headed for a shake up with two companies looking to take over some of the largest carriers.
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