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Last week in telecoms: M&A activity picks up, DT invests in FTTH and home 5G, and more Clubhouse copies

Published 12 Apr 2021 11:24 CET | World

News in the past week included potential bids for KPN and Orange Belgium, network expansion at subsidiaries of Liberty Global and Deutsche Telekom, and a major distribution ...

Last week in telecoms: FTTH JVs, Telstra break-up, MasMovil buys Euskaltel

Published 29 Mar 2021 11:05 CET | World

Last week's news included new fibre joint ventures at KPN and Proximus, streaming services Peacock and HBO Max expanding abroad, and France's Free and Sky in the UK targeting ...

Inmarsat wants to continue using 3.5 GHz band in Burum

Published 25 Mar 2021 10:04 CET | Netherlands, World

Dutch security services are moving from the satellite earth station in Burum to make room for mobile networks and 5G in the 3.5 GHz band. However, there is already a ...

Last week in telecoms: Vodafone Business targets growth, Nokia wants higher margins and Ofcom encourages FTTH

Published 22 Mar 2021 11:19 CET | World

Last week's news included analyst meetings at Nokia and Vodafone Business. UK regulator Ofcom also set a new precedent in fibre regulation, offering a partial deregulation in ...

Last week in telecoms: US operators detail plans for 5G expansion

Published 15 Mar 2021 11:32 CET | World

The US mobile operators all gave an update on their 5G plans last week. This follows the mega auction of the C-band spectrum. New 5G auctions also started in the UK and ...

Last week in telecoms: T-Mobile US tries 5G FWA, Telefonica and TIM bring in fibre investors in Brazil

Published 08 Mar 2021 10:28 CET | World

The 5G event by the 'un-carrier' T-Mobile US attracted our attention this past week. In addition, there were interesting service innovations at some of the big internet ...

Last week in telecoms: strategy updates, co-investment and smart cities

Published 01 Mar 2021 12:21 CET | World

After the annual results, come the analyst meetings, with several strategy updates in the past week. TIM, Akamai, Twitter, Snap and Spotify were among the companies updating ...

Last week in telecoms: results from Liberty Global, Orange's towerco and Facebook fights back

Published 22 Feb 2021 10:33 CET | World

Last week's news was dominated by annual results, including figures from Liberty Global and Orange showing mixed market conditions across Europe. The ongoing battle over ...

Last week in telecoms: IPOs for Vantage Towers, Universal Music, Starlink; Telenet eyes Voo

Published 15 Feb 2021 10:36 CET | World

Several companies moved ahead with strategic plans in the past week. Vodafone Group is preparing an IPO for Vantage Towers, and SpaceX has similar ideas about Starlink, which ...

Last week in telecoms: saturated markets, B2B innovations and good news for Netflix

Published 08 Feb 2021 10:27 CET | World

The past week's news showed how some players are dealing with market saturation and the search for growth. Asset sales also continued, building on the high valuations in the ...

Last week in telecoms: Liberty Global more a buyer than a seller and America Movil renews interest in KPN

Published 01 Feb 2021 10:47 CET | World

M&A news in the past week included America Movil raising its stake in KPN, and Liberty Global signaling its interest in takeovers in Belgium and Ireland to strengthen its ...

Last week in telecoms: Infrastructure JV trend continues with Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom, Orange

Published 25 Jan 2021 10:58 CET | World

Infrastructure was a central theme in the past week. More and more operators are choosing joint ventures in order to cover outlying and rural areas. We saw it with Proximus, ...

Last week in telecoms: Proximus details fibre plans and Bouygues Telecom sets ambitious targets

Published 18 Jan 2021 11:12 CET | World

Last weeks news included two analyst days, from Belgium's Proximus and French operator Bouygues Telecom. Both are making notable development choices and announced targets. ...

Last week in telecoms: NYE data traffic up, SMS falls and some notable differences

Published 04 Jan 2021 16:59 CET | World

The past week was focused on handling the traditional year-end peak in traffic around the holidays. The figures showed some notable differences in traffic. For example, 3 ...

Last week in telecoms: year-end portfolio shifts underway, Tele Columbus gets bid, MGM and Tidal up for sale

Published 28 Dec 2020 11:18 CET | World

With the end of the year nearing, several companies worked on completing portfolio changes in the past week. Vodafone is preparing the IPO of Vantage Towers, Polish ...

Last week in telecoms: Antitrust cases against Google, EC presents DSA, DMA, third version of 5G delayed by 6 months

Published 21 Dec 2020 21:14 CET | World

In the past week, the surveillance of internet platforms, and especially of Google, entered a new phase. No fewer than four new cases were announced in the US. The European ...

Last week in telecoms: FTTH in Belgium and Germany, Disney raises DTC targets, opposition to Altice and Orange BE bids

Published 14 Dec 2020 11:26 CET | World

The past week saw more operators investing in networks, including fibre expansion at Proximus and Deutsche Telekom Deutschland and the start of 5G services at Slovak Telekom. ...

Last week in telecoms: VodafoneZiggo leaves AMS-IX, mmWave FWA over 6.5 km and HBO Max, Discovery+ expand

Published 07 Dec 2020 10:45 CET | World

5G networks continue to launch around the world, including in the mmWave bands. A new technical milestone was reached this week with a mmWave network delivering more than 1 ...

Weekly news summary: KPN, Proximus, TIM moved ahead with fibre plans, Orange launches 5G in France, Luxembourg

Published 30 Nov 2020 10:42 CET | World

Major corporate news in the past week included KPN's strategy update, which looked much like its previous plan, rumours about a Masmovil tie-up with Vodafone in Spain and ...

5G roundup: early services follow traditional path, but research points to big opportunities

Published 27 Nov 2020 10:52 CET | World

The 5G market is following a fairly predictable development path in recent months. That's not to say there hasn't been some excitement too. We look here at some of the most ...

Weekly news summary: mobile towers in focus, 5G coming in France, cinema release window under pressure

Published 23 Nov 2020 10:54 CET | World

Mobile masts were the subject of much corporate news this week, with Vodafone and BT take opposite stances on their strategic significance. In 5G news, new networks arrived ...

Weekly news summary: infrastructure assets drive M&A and more KPN takeover talk

Published 16 Nov 2020 12:52 CET | World

News in the past week included new talk of a KPN takeover, another surge in internet traffic at operators from the UK to Japan, and more operators splitting off passive ...

SVOD market contracts after initial lockdown leads to growth spurt

Published 03 Nov 2020 11:35 CET | World

With new lockdown measures taking effect to combat a second wave of coronavirus infections, we look here at the impact of the first lockdown on SVOD subscriptions. Figures ...

Weekly news summary: Q3 earnings show rebound, new fibre ventures take shape

Published 02 Nov 2020 09:24 CET | World

The past week's news was dominated by earnings reports. Most companies showed a bounce back from the weak results of Q2 during the first coronavirus lockdowns. However, with ...

Why Epic Games' legal battle against Apple will fail

Published 27 Oct 2020 12:56 CET | World

Epic Games, the maker of the popular game Fortnite, is fighting the 30 percent commission charged by Apple for sales via its App Store. Epic started offering Fortnite outside ...