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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 ...

Weekly news summary: DoJ vs Google, more IPOs, Quibi quits while Salto launches

Published 26 Oct 2020 10:53 CET | World

Last week's news saw the US justice department bring charges against Google for abusing its dominant market position. In other telecom news, significant investments in fibre ...

Netflix Q3: slower growth due to coronavirus crisis or competition?

Published 22 Oct 2020 12:00 CET | World

Netflix added fewer subscribers than expected in the third quarter. The explanation was the very high growth already in the first half of the year. If the coronavirus crisis ...

Weekly news summary: more fibre investment in UK, first 5G iPhone and platform regulation coming in EU

Published 19 Oct 2020 12:36 CET | World

News in the past week included more investments in fibre in the UK and new 5G smartphones. The major internet platforms are busy fending off disinformation, while regulation ...

Disney shareholders push for more investment in Disney+

Published 15 Oct 2020 13:55 CET | World

Disney, one of the world's biggest media companies, is having a hard time lately, with much of its business suffering from the coronavirus crisis. Its entertainment parks and ...

Weekly news summary: M&A at KPN, TalkTalk, Telia and US antitrust action

Published 12 Oct 2020 10:23 CET | World

A number of big takeovers were in the news in the past week, including possible deals in the UK and Netherlands. The global 5G roll-out continued, as did new FTTH network ...

5G IoT to bring new growth opportunities for MVNOs

Published 06 Oct 2020 10:52 CET | World

The growing availability of 5G networks, new IoT applications and increased adoption of eSims should support new players and revenue opportunities in the virtual operator ...

Weekly news summary: Iliad expands to Poland, Amazon intros new devices and services

Published 28 Sep 2020 10:33 CET | World

The big news of the past week was Iliad's expansion to Poland. The move suggests other markets may face the French challenger soon, such as the Netherlands and Belgium. ...

Weekly news summary: mmWave innovations, advertising at Bouygues and AT&T, Spark strategy update, another telco goes private

Published 21 Sep 2020 12:01 CET | World

This week's news shows mmWave starting to gain traction in the 5G market, along with steady progress in fibre, with more money in France and Sweden and a jump to 2 Gbps at ...

Weekly news summary: 3 new 5G networks, Altice Europe to go private and TP webinar on digital regulation

Published 14 Sep 2020 11:39 CET | World

The past week's news included the launch of three new 5G networks, as well as new 5G services for drone monitoring and broadcasting. New hardware came from Orbis, which ...

Weekly news summary: Italy works on national network, Vodafone sorts out India and Salt sues Liberty

Published 07 Sep 2020 14:02 CET | World

The creation of a national fibre operator in Italy is finally underway, while Liechtenstein is leading the world in broadband, with an average download speed of 230 Mbps. In ...

Weekly news summary: the rise of virtual operators, all-IP box from Liberty Global and Eurofiber up for sale

Published 31 Aug 2020 13:25 CET | World

The past week's news showed the continued rise of open networks and virtual service providers. However, not everyone can be number one or two on the crowded European markets. ...

Differentiating on the streaming video market: live TV, ads, features, innovative bundles and a lower price

Published 28 Aug 2020 12:32 CET | World

Competition is increasing on the TV-video market. More and more studios and operators are bypassing the traditional broadcast system in order to offer their content direct to ...

 




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