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Video optimisation can deliver $28bn to mobile

Mobile operators globally can benefit from a net gain of at least $28.7 billion over five years by deploying mobile video and data optimisation technology in their networks, according to findings from ABI Research, revealed by Opera Software’s Skyfire unit. The independent research, carried out

NOW TV on Vodafone

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Vodafone is to offer BSkyB’s NOW TV services to its mobile customers. Subscribers to its Red 4G bundle will get access to shows on the NOW TV pay-as-you-go service. These include TV box sets and 13 entertainment channels such as Sky One and Sky Atlantic. Vodafone already offers Sky Sports to its mobile customers through a previous deal, as well […]

EE to offer TV service

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UK digital communications company EE is to become a quad-play operator with the launch of EE TV, which it describes as the UK’s most advanced TV service. According to the company, EE TV puts mobile at the heart of the TV experience, and works seamlessly with home TVs, tablets and smartphones, allowing customers to access the best of live and […]

France’s 700 MHz auction set for 2015

French President François Hollande has announced that the process of auctioning frequencies in the 700 MHz band for use by telcos will get under way in 2015. Any resultant frequency auction could help rebalance the public accounts. An auction of frequencies in the 800 MHz band in 2011 saw the Government earn €2.6 billion. He revealed the initiative in a […]

DISH/Ergen ‘interested’ in T-Mobile

Late on September 5 news emerged which suggested that DISH chairman Charlie Ergen had “contacted” wireless giant T-Mobile “according to people familiar with the matter”. Reportedly, Ergen has told T-Mobile’s majority (56.6 per cent) owner, Deutsche Telekom, that he is willing to put together an offer. Also interested in the T-Mobile asset is French telco Iliad. According to Bloomberg, Ergen […]

Dish Network eyeing T-Mobile?

Pay-TV operator Dish Network is reportedly back in the frame as a potential suitor to T-Mobile’s cellular assets in the US. August 13th saw a $15 billion take-over bid (at $33 a share) for T-Mobile from French cellular operator Iliad firmly rejected as being “inadequate”. Iliad trades as Free Mobile in France.  The bid looked to buy 56.6 per cent […]

EC approves Vodafone/ONO deal

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The European Commission has cleared the proposed €7.2 billion acquisition of Spanish quad-play operator ONO by the Vodafone Group under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission concluded that the transaction would not raise competition concerns, as the parties’ activities are largely complementary: ONO’s main activity is related to fixed telecoms, whereas Vodafone is mainly active in mobile telecoms. Vodafone and […]

SFR, Numericable tie-up confirmed

Vivendi, Altice and Numericable have confirmed that they have signed the definitive agreement regarding a combination between mobile telco SFR and cable MSO Numericable following what is described as “a very constructive dialogue” with the Employee Works Councils concerned. The Vivendi Supervisory Board unanimously selected the Altice-Numericable offer for SFR on April 5. They deemed that this offer will create […]

Cellcom Israel plans OTT launch

Mobile operator Cellcom Israel has confirmed it is to enter the OTT TV market. Nir Sztern, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, said that entering a new and penetrated market would require investment and additional operating expenses in order to yield future revenues. “In line with the Israeli Ministry of Communication’s policy to encourage competition in the Israeli television market, the […]

Customer satisfaction up for pay-TV and ISPs

Subscription television and Internet Service Providers are the most improved products or services for the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest results of the National Customer Satisfaction Index (NCSI-UK). Airlines, mobile phones, and landlines also make gains, driving the national level of customer satisfaction up 0.1 per cent to 75.6 on a 0-100 scale. The only industries not […]

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