Three of Europe’s largest mobile operators are in talks about forming an alliance to offer cross-border services to business customers, according to a report in the German weekly business magazine Wirtschaftswoche.

The alliance, functioning much like those in the global airline industry, would seek to counter the growing European domination of Vodafone Group PLC, the region’s biggest mobile operator, the report said, quoting sources close to the talks.

Under the reported alliance, Telef