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EE Q1 down as BT takeover nears

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EE, the UK’s biggest mobile phone operator, saw its operating revenue decline 1.1 per cent to £1.469 billion in the first quarter. The drop follows a 1.4 per cent fall in operating revenue in 2014. BT is due to acquire EE as soon as the £12.5 billion deal receives regulatory approval. BT will buy out all of Orange and Deutsche […]

Google-Fi is go

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Google has confirmed plans for its own mobile service, under the name Project Fi. It will launch in the US, as an MVNO using Sprint and T-Mobile networks, and be available initially to customers with a Google Nexus 6 smartphone. Google said the aim is to provide mobile users with the best network wherever they are. Project Fi users will […]

Telenet to buy KPN unit for €1.3bn

Cable telecoms company Liberty Global’s Belgian subsidiary Telenet has agreed to buy local mobile network operator Base from Dutch group KPN for €1.325 billion. For Liberty Global, Europe’s biggest cable operator, the acquisition marks a departure in strategy, having said in the past that it is not interested in buying or building its own mobile phone networks instead of renting […]

Channel 4 opening mobile games studio

Channel 4 is to set up a new publishing arm in Glasgow which aims to “support and showcase” the work of the mobile games industry. All 4 Games will be led by the broadcaster’s current games commissioning editor, Colin Macdonald. It plans to build a new network of both Channel 4-funded mobile games and games from third-party developers. The broadcaster […]

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 […]

US adults watch over 5 hours of video per day

A study by eMarketer has shown that US adults will spend on average 5 hours, 31 minutes watching video each day this year. The driving force behind the growth is digital video, especially on mobile and tablet. The study included television watching, which took up the majority of the time, but is slightly on the decline as digital video rises. […]

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 […]

TV targets millennials with pricing, multiscreen

The evolution of digital devices and social channels has made it essential for brands to create real-time content and deliver it with impact.   An MPP Global poll shows that the majority (60 per cent) of TV operators and broadcasters believe that pricing, models and multiscreen are the top strategic priorities for targeting millennials, closely followed by 20 per cent […]

Accenture: Traditional TV on the wane

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The television’s popularity as the go-to entertainment device may be ending, according to ‘Digital Video and the Connected Consumer’, a research report from Accenture. The television was the only product category to see uniform, double-digit usage declines across different types of media worldwide among viewers of nearly all ages. It is rapidly being replaced as consumers turn to a combination […]

Barclays: Mobile spending to top £53bn a year by 2024

Consumers are set to spend £53.6 billion (€73.3bn) a year using their smartphones and tablets by 2024, compared with the £9.7 billion spent today, according to new research by Barclays. Sales resulting from mobile channels can be split into two: direct sales transacted on a mobile device, and indirect sales influenced by the mobile channel – such as when a […]

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