Whilst this may only affect a small proportion of our readers, it is definitely of interest to those based in the UK.
The Office of Fair Trading had previously paused the merger of T-Mobile and Orange, wanting time to investigate the deal. They have now withdrawn that, and allowed the merger to take place.
T-Mobile Orange have had to give up a quarter of the 1800MHz bands they own (30MHz of 120MHz) freeing up some space for potential 3G or LTE.
This now leaves the UK with a dominant (and as yet unnamed) mobile operator (about 36% of the market) whilst Vodafone and O2 have 27% and 25% respectively.
I for one hope weâ€™ll see better data plans on Orange (500MB is not Unlimited!) but maybe with the majority share weâ€™ll see some price rises.
What do you think of this merger? Anyone still using T-Mobile or Orange with a smartphone?
Via The Register.