|Bid||0.00 x 2900|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||19.67 - 20.28|
|52 Week Range||14.36 - 24.41|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.23|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||1.08|
|Earnings Date||Nov. 04, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||31.00|
British mobile operators will be barred from selling smartphones locked to their networks, regulator Ofcom said on Tuesday, a change designed to remove a barrier to switching networks for some customers. Companies including BT/EE, Tesco Mobile and Vodafone sell phones that cannot be used on other networks unless they have been unlocked, a potentially complex process that can cost about 10 pounds ($13), Ofcom said. O2, Sky, Three and Virgin Media sell unlocked devices to their customers.
The EU is close to deciding whether Britain should be allowed to assume responsibility for ruling on the proposed merger of Liberty Global's <LBTYA.O> Virgin Media and Telefonica's <TEF.MC> O2, Europe's antitrust chief said on Monday. The companies last month sought European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager's approval for their $38 billion deal to better compete with market leader BT <BT.L>, prompting a request from Britain's Competition and Markets Authority to take over the case on the grounds that the tie-up will be after Brexit and will mainly affect UK consumers.
Liberty Global has been successful in its 6.8 billion Swiss franc ($8.74 billion) attempt to buy Switzerland's Sunrise Communications after the all-cash offer was accepted by nearly 82% of the target's shareholders. Liberty Global, set up by U.S. cable pioneer John Malone, offered 110 Swiss francs per share of Sunrise, Switzerland's second-biggest telecoms company, in a surprise deal in August. The approach was a reversal of Sunrise's failed bid to buy Liberty's Swiss business, which collapsed after running into shareholder opposition last year.