Three UK and Vodafone merger being considered

Michail, 15 May 2022

Vodafone Group and Three UK are in talks of a merger according to a recent report from the Financial Times. Based on information from people close to the matter, the two telecoms are looking to form a larger network in a bid to take on the UK’s other two dominant players – EE and Virgin Media O2. Vodafone is the UK’s third-largest mobile operator while Three currently occupies the fourth spot.

Three UK and Vodafone merger being considered

The proposed merger is yet to be commented on by either Vodafone or Three. Analysts suggest that neither firm has the capital to directly buy out the other so a joint-venture is the most likely outcome. It remains to be seen how and if the financial aspects will be worked out. The combined entity will accelerate 5G network rollout in the UK in a bid to benefit consumers. The new report also mentions that a similar merger plan was discussed last year though it ultimately fell through.

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Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 20 May 2022
  • vuv

Australia around merged those 2 back in 2009

  • ThreeStinks
  • 16 May 2022
  • nw}

I did the same thing! Went to Vodafone because I couldn't stand Three. Their customer service was abysmal, they tried to charge me a year's contract for a SIM that never even left the envelope (I requested for it to be cancelled same day bu...

  • Skunkos
  • 16 May 2022
  • mpf

Disgrace!!! Paid early upgrade fee £187 during April (22nd) bombarded with misinformation texts telling me Upgrade mobile phone be delivered, IM STILL WAITING!!!! FFS!!!

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