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Teliasonera Q1 decline

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Teliasonera reported a 5.9 per cent decline in its net profit for the first quarter. Sweden and Finland’s dominant telco’s quarterly net profit slipped to SEK3.71 billion kronor ($427 million), versus a year-ago profit of SEK3.95 billion. Earnings per share dropped to 0.86 krona versus 0.91 krona. Its revenue climbed to SEK26.04 billion from SEK23.97 billion, while earnings before interest, […]

Ofcom mulls TV deregulation to reflect OTT

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Ofcom is contemplating a deregulation of the television and telecoms industry to reflect shifts in how people watch, read and talk over the past decade. In her first interview since taking over as head of the UK media regulator, Sharon White said Ofcom needed to examine how competition from US Internet giants such as YouTube and Facebook were changing the […]

Sky Italia and TIM team for quadplay

Sky Italia’s whole package is now available on Telecom Italia’s new generation networks thanks to the IP platform and to the dedicated My Sky HD decoder. For the first time this means integrated landline and mobile, Internet and TV services. The two leading companies in their respective industries join together by sharing their assets and their respective expertise to bring […]

Vodafone One first convergent offer

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A year after the €7.2 billion acquisition of Spain’s largest cable company ONO, Vodafone is launching its first convergent offer – including fixed and mobile telephony, broadband Internet access and TV – under the brand of ‘Vodafone One’, available from April 20th. Vodafone One will cost from €43 to €83 and will rely on both FTTH and HFC to reach […]

Convergence clash as Voda-ONO launches

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Vodafone-Ono is finalising its first combined convergent package in with unconfirmed plans for very discounted prices. The group plans a heavy marketing campaign to promote the service in direct competition with Telefonica. In the last quarter of 2014, Vodafone-ONO mobile phone users amounted to a total of 5,549,000 with the company gaining 70,000 subs in broadband to 2,776,000 customers, 1,595,000 […]

BT launches 4G mobile data deals

BT has moved back into the consumer mobile market with deals offering bundles of 4G data, minutes and texts for as little as £5 a month for its existing BT Broadband homes. The telco has unveiled three bring your own phone (SIM Only) plans that offer: ·   A combination of 4G on the UK’s biggest network along with unlimited access […]

Vivacom stake sold for €1

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A Luxembourg-registered group has bought company stakes owned by fugitive Bulgarian tycoon Tsvetan Vassilev for €1, including 43 per cent in Bulgaria’s biggest telco Vivacom. Vassilev was at the centre of a scandal last year when a bank he majority-owned, Corporate Commercial Bank, was hit by a run on deposits and shut down. He was subsequently charged with embezzlement and […]

BT preps 4G network



BT is preparing to launch its own 4G network, even before it has completed the £12.5 billion takeover of EE. The telco will reportedly unveil its 4G service by this week, according to a report in The Telegraph, and will likely undercut many of its rivals. BT will initially launch its 4G service as a “virtual” network (or MVNO), piggybacking […]

BT resists Ofcom margin rule

BT has criticsed Ofcom for taking a ‘lopsided approach’ to the UK broadband market. On March 19th Ofcom confirmed it was going ahead with a new pricing rule, coming into effect on April 1st. The rule means BT must maintain a sufficient margin between its wholesale and retail superfast broadband fees, in order to allow other providers, which use the […]

Telecom Italia returns to profit

Telecom Italia has returned to profit for the first time in three years as Italy’s largest telecoms group begins its biggest investment to date to modernise its mobile and broadband networks. The group was on the way to becoming a “real public company”, according to chairman Giuseppe Recchi, following an overhaul of its broadband and corporate governance. Net income rose […]

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