Telecoms sector

Business news, analysis and updates on key trends related to the UK’s telecommunications sector.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Call tracking providers link as Iovox acquires WannaSpeak

Iovox, the inbound and outbound call tracking solutions provider and France-based telecoms provider, WannaSpeak combine to offer 'unrivaled' service


CircleLoop: Dragging telecoms into the 21st century via cloud

CircleLoop is a disruptive business telephony product that is single-handedly dragging the telecoms sector to serve modern, mobile and lean start-ups.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Virtua UK secures £4.6m growth capital and acquires Astral Specialist Contracts

Telecoms engineering firm announces big funding news followed by acquisition of fellow telecommunication engineering and rigging company.


Be careful for what you wish for – Can Hutchison Whampoa deliver on the promises behind bid for O2UK?

On 25 March 2015 Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL) parent company of UK mobile operator 'Three' announced its agreement with Spanish Telefónica to buy O2 UK for £9.25bn plus up to £1bn if cash flow of the combined businesses reaches agreed targets.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Daisy group take private deal led by CEO Matthew Riley

Listed telecoms business Daisy Group is set for future life as a private entity after current leader Matthew Riley tabled an offer for the business.


Telecoms services company Mono Consultants dials up £7 million investment from Business Growth Fund

The Business Growth Fund has added a new mobile telecoms business to its portfolio of nearly 50 companies.


Manx Telecom backers HgCapital and CPS Partners set to exit through IPO

Isle of Man-based communications provider Manx Telecom has outlined plans to join London's Alternative Investment Market.


SwiftKey's rise to smartphone domination

London-based SwiftKey is fast becoming a piece of fundamental technology for Android smartphones. GrowthBusiness quizzes CFO Richard Gibson on just how it has managed to take the app market by storm.


Blu Wireless links up with London Business Angels to finance technology development in 4G space

The London Business Angels network and the Angel CoFund are coming together to invest £2 million into Blu Wireless.


Roman Abramovich flexes his investment muscles with £70 million Truphone deal

Chelsea Football Club owner and Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich has ploughed £70 million into UK-based mobile telecoms business Truphone.


Business Growth Fund backs youngest company to date through telecoms deal

The bank-backed Business Growth Fund has made its second telecoms investment through a backing of Bullitt Group.


Corporate venture round for Neul takes its total fundraising total to £11.1 million

Wireless communications business Neul has raised £3.1 million at a 25 per cent increase to its price per share in November 2011.