0
General

Last week in telecoms: Sky's takeover, Dutch open cable regulation and Italy's 5G auction moving ahead, while Intelsat's YTD gain reaches 800%

Monday 1 October 2018 | 07:00 CET | News
With the auction of Sky ending a long takeover battle, a spectrum auction in Italy going into overdrive and potentially explosive regulatory news from the Netherlands, the European telecoms sector proved to be anything but dull last week. Share price performance in week 39 ranged from a loss of 8 percent to a gain of 35 percent. Our index lost 0.5 percent, performing slightly better than the EuroStoxx 50 index (-0.9%). Intelsat extended its year-to-date gain to no less than 800 percent.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

We hope you've enjoyed your free articles. Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: General
Companies: 3 Denmark / Amazon / Com Hem / Comcast / Deutsche Telekom / Digi / Disney / Fastweb / Forthnet / Iliad / Intelsat / Iridium / KPN / Liberty Global / Magyar Telekom / SES / SFR / Sky / Swisscom / TDC / Tele2 / Telenor / Telia / TIM / Vodafone / VodafoneZiggo / Wind Tre
Countries: Europe
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier

5G

,

IoT

,

Telecom Stock Index


Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Unions concerned as Italian 5G sale rises to nearly EUR 6 bln

Published 01 Oct 2018 09:45 CET | Italy
Three of Italy's main telecommunications workers' trade unions have issued a joint statement expressing concern about the ...

Iridium to launch global IoT satellite network with AWS

Published 29 Sep 2018 11:05 CET | World
Iridium Communications has announced a new partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop a global satellite network for ...

SFR sees strong Q3 subscriber numbers helped by UEFA Champions League

Published 28 Sep 2018 09:49 CET | France
Altice France is set to report strong subscriber numbers for the third quarter at its SFR's fixed line division, according to CEO ...

Demand for 3.7GHz spectrum pushes Italian 5G sale to EUR 5.8 bln

Published 28 Sep 2018 09:35 CET | Italy
Italy's Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) announced that the 11th day of bidding in the national 5G spectrum tender saw ...

Dutch regulator confirms regulation to open up Ziggo cable network to competition

Published 28 Sep 2018 09:21 CET | Netherlands | Update: 28 Sep 2018 10:45 CET
The Dutch regulator ACM has confirmed regulation opening up VodafoneZiggo's network to competitors will take effect from 01 ...

Digi aims for turnover of EUR 1 bln in 2018

Published 27 Sep 2018 16:19 CET | Romania
Romanian operator Digi said it wants to reach a turnover of EUR 1 billion in 2018 and continue its dividend policy, writes local ...

Hungary plans 5G auction for Q3 2019

Published 27 Sep 2018 09:47 CET | Hungary
Hungary's telecommunications authority NMHH is planning to sell the frequencies needed for the launch of 5G services in the ...

21st Century Fox agrees to sell Sky stake to Comcast for GBP 11.6 billion

Published 26 Sep 2018 16:43 CET | United Kingdom
21st Century Fox has agreed to sell its 39 percent stake in European pay-TV provider to Comcast, after losing out in the auction ...

Forthnet revenues decrease 3.3% to EUR 144 mln in H1

Published 26 Sep 2018 10:06 CET | Greece
Forthnet saw its total revenues in H1 decrease 3.3 percent EUR 144.4 million. Revenues from Corporate Clients increased by 4.6 ...

TIM offering EUR 10 top-up bonus

Published 25 Sep 2018 11:04 CET | Italy
Telecom Italia (TIM) has launched a flash offer for prepay users, with anyone who tops up at least EUR 30 via the MyTIM app or ...

Danish Energy Authority postpones 700 MHz, 900 MHz, 2300 MHz auction on eve, no reason given

Published 24 Sep 2018 11:52 CET | Denmark
The Danish Energy Authority has announced the postponement at the last minute of the auction for frequencies in the 700 MHz, 900 ...

Vodafone Italia giving away extra 1GB/mth for credit card payments

Published 24 Sep 2018 09:22 CET | Italy
Vodafone Italia has launched a new promotion giving prepay customers who add a credit card as a payment method an extra 1GB of ...

Wind Tre offering smartphone plus 40GB data for EUR 9/mth

Published 24 Sep 2018 09:07 CET | Italy
The Wind brand of Italian operator Wind Tre is launching a series of new offers with subsidised smartphones under its Smart Pack ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

21 Oct Logitech fiscal Q2
21 Oct Brand Marketing and Digital Summit
22 Oct DNA Q3 2019
22 Oct Calix Q3 2019
22 Oct Grameenphone Q3 2019
22 Oct Snap Q3 2019
22 Oct MWC Los Angeles 2019
23 Oct Orange Belgium Q3 2019
23 Oct Telenor Q3 2019
23 Oct Millicom Q3 2019
23 Oct Rogers Communications Q3 2019
23 Oct Microsoft fiscal Q1
23 Oct Netgear Q3 2019
23 Oct Annual Customer Service Summit
24 Oct Netia Q3 2019
24 Oct Comcast Q3 2019
24 Oct Nokia Q3 2019
24 Oct Juniper Networks Q3 2019
24 Oct Norwegian telecoms market H1 report
24 Oct Smith Micro Q3 2019
24 Oct Verisign Q3 2019
24 Oct STMicroelectronics Q3 2019
24 Oct Televisa Q3 2019
24 Oct Nordic Entertainment Q3 2019
24 Oct Amazon Q3 2019
24 Oct HKBN fiscal FY
24 Oct Maxlinear Q3 2019
25 Oct Verizon Q3 2019
25 Oct Shaw Communications fiscal Q4
25 Oct Charter Communications Q3 2019
::: More Calendar Items