#<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-2046" alt="Phone" src="http://channeleye.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Phone.jpg" width="328" height="344" />Consolidation in the UK mobile industry is certain after Hutchison Whampoa said it will buy O2 for £10.25 billion.

O2 is currently owned by Spanish telco Telefonica.

Hutchison already owns the UK Three network.

O2 is the second biggest mobile operator in the UK, with around 22 million subscribers. <a href="http://channeleye.co.uk/hutchison-to-buy-o2/" class="read_more">more&#187;</a><div class="feedflare">
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