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How 'unrefined' is telecom?

Published 27 May 2016 12:03 CET | World

UK regulator Ofcom has conducted an extensive review of the telecom market and proposed new regulation. The market players are arguing for a number of changes based on ...

OTT: from threat to opportunity for telecom sector

Published 23 Feb 2016 18:03 CET | World

The role of internet providers in the telecom landscape is changing. Comments such as "they're using my pipes for free" (AT&T) are becoming less common, and calls from telcos ...

Yahoo: takeover target for an international telco?

Published 08 Feb 2016 15:06 CET | World

Yahoo has announced plans for a major reorganisation. The company will refocus on four verticals (News, Sports, Finance, Lifestyle), three platforms (Search, Mail, Tumblr), ...

Tele2 NL, KPN, T-Mobile US show value of a GB falling quickly

Published 16 Nov 2015 12:38 CET | World

Tele2 Netherlands has announced new mobile plans, designed especially for use on its own LTE network. KPN announced almost at the same time an offer for 100,000 rural ...

Can Vodafone bring its Netflix partnership to the Netherlands?

Published 22 Sep 2015 13:26 CET | Netherlands, World

The telecom world earns its money from broadband, but differentiation these days is all about content, mainly video. Before it was known that Ziggo was working on a sports ...

Apple Music no slam dunk

Published 01 Jul 2015 11:51 CET | World

Apple launched its long-awaited service Apple Music on 30 June. The big question is whether the service will catch on. Can Apple Music surpass the competition? Will all ...

Ad market offers operators opportunity for counter-attack

Published 26 Jun 2015 11:58 CET | World

The telecom sector is under pressure; revenues are falling due to the weak economy, regulation and competition. Traditional services are becoming commodities, especially ...

OTT apps launch new attack on telecom sector

Published 29 Apr 2015 16:35 CET | World

The communications market is changing. The days of just calls and SMS are over, and new forms of communication are emerging, such as social networking (Facebook), ...

WhatsApp Voice: a nice add-on for 700 mln users

Published 18 Mar 2015 13:15 CET | World

Recent reports have suggested WhatsApp has started testing the new service WhatsApp Voice with a selected group of users. A launch was expected in Q1, but it's not yet clear ...

OnePlus: strong niche player or victim of its own success?

Published 21 Oct 2014 12:48 CET | World

OnePlus will launch in 2015 a second smartphone, called the OnePlus 2. This is expected to have a smaller screen than the 5.5-inch display of the OnePlus 1. Will OnePlus be ...

What the expansion of the OTT sector means for the telecom sector

Published 20 Mar 2014 09:29 CET | World

WhatsApp recently announced plans to add voice to its popular messaging app. Google and Line are now following, with Google Hangouts (according to rumours) and the Line chat ...

Facebook buys a winner with WhatsApp

Published 20 Feb 2014 17:54 CET | World

Facebook is buying WhatsApp for in total USD 19 billion. The price includes USD 4 billion cash and the remainder in stock. This gives WhatsApp owners and employees 7.9 ...

You can set your clock by the new iPhone

Published 14 Feb 2014 15:51 CET | World

Apple holds an iPhone event every year, and this is likely to take place in September this year again. Rumours of its new device are already starting to gather steam, driven ...

Lenovo may over-estimate Motorola potential

Published 31 Jan 2014 12:33 CET | World

The world's biggest PC maker, Lenovo, hopes to do the same soon with mobile devices. The Chinese company hopes to become the biggest smartphone supplier, but its ambition is ...

NSN starts search for growth

Published 22 Jan 2014 14:57 CET | World

As Nokia approaches the completion of the sale of its handset division to Microsoft, the attention is shifting to Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), which will form the core ...

Google enters connected home market with Nest Labs takeover

Published 15 Jan 2014 14:05 CET | United States, World

Google has acquired the company Nest Labs for USD 3.2 billion. Nest Labs makes two connected devices, a thermostaat (USD 250) and a smoke alarm (USD 130), both of which can ...

Amazon: from retail to wholesale

Published 14 Jan 2014 13:05 CET | World

Amazon gave a number of interesting statistics in a recent press release. These make clear that Amazon, the same as the telecom incumbents of the world, is suffering from a ...

Apple's cheap iPhone not so cheap

Published 13 Sep 2013 16:05 CET | World

Contrary to expectations, Apple has not launched a much cheaper version of the iPhone. The new iPhone 5C without a service contract will cost USD 549 for the 16GB version or ...

Microsoft-Nokia deal: a logical step

Published 03 Sep 2013 14:28 CET | World

Few could be surprised by Microsoft's takeover of Nokia's mobile phone business. Since the two signed a partnership agreement in early 2011, Windows Phone has been growing ...

Vodafone exits US - what will it buy now?

Published 03 Sep 2013 12:46 CET | United States, World

Vodafone has agreed to allow Verizon to buy out its 45 percent stake in their joint venture Verizon Wireless, for USD 130 billion. As part of the deal, Vodafone will also ...

Is broadband immune to commoditisation?

Published 28 Aug 2013 12:19 CET | World

Amazon has tested a wireless network in California, using spectrum from satellite company Globalstar, Bloomberg reported. This story is part of a bigger trend, in which ...

Nokia should not launch a Windows RT tablet

Published 27 Aug 2013 13:30 CET | World

Growing sales of its Lumia smartphones and the increasing popularity of the Windows Phone platform appear to have driven Nokia to look at the tablet market. The company is ...

Nokia builds on imaging strategy with the Lumia 1020

Published 15 Jul 2013 14:08 CET | World

The first mobile phone with a camera function was the Sharp J-SH04, launched around ten years ago. Considered a gimmick at the time, imaging is now one of the most important ...

Facebook joins the mobile value chain

Published 05 Apr 2013 11:40 CET | World

Facebook is increasingly profiling itself as a mobile-focused organisation, offering a mobile experience distinct from the social network on desktops and laptops. This is no ...

AT&T interest in Vodafone unlikely

Published 02 Apr 2013 15:40 CET | World

According to the Financial Times, Verizon and AT&T are preparing a joint bid for Vodafone. They are reportedly ready to offer around 260 pence per share, the equivalent of ...

 




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