The Week: City news - Vodafone eyes T-Mobile bid

Vodafone is reportedly planning a takeover of the Deutsche Telecom-owned T-Mobile UK, in a deal that could give it the biggest share of the UK mobile market.

The acquisition would create a mobile giant with more than 50 per cent of the mobile market, ahead of the current market leader, O2. However, a deal of this scale is likely to run into serious competition legislation hurdles.