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Ofcom warns SPs on poor customer service

Customers are experiencing hit-and-miss levels of customer service from major telecoms providers, Ofcom has found, as the UK regulator shines a light on how providers perform and compare. Its report on service standards across the telecoms industry covers 2021, including the continued impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Overall, customer satisfaction levels remain high (mobile: 91 […]

May 18, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: 4G key to unlocking value in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa represents one of the last major growth regions globally for mobile services, forecast to contribute 29 per cent of global subscription growth this decade, according to research from Strategy Analytics. The report, Sub-Saharan Africa Wireless Market Outlook: Operator Growth Strategies, highlights 4G as a major priority for SSA operators in the medium term, […]

May 18, 2022

e& takes Vodafone stake

Emirates Telecommunications Group company e&, formerly known as Etisalat, has acquired approximately 2,766 million shares in Vodafone Group Plc, representing 9.8 per cent of Vodafone’s issued share capital (excluding treasury shares) for purchase cost of circa $4.4 billion (€4.23bn). e& has made the investment in Vodafone to gain significant exposure to a world leader in […]

May 16, 2022

Report: Connected TV video impressions surpass mobile

Innovid, an independent advertising platform for delivery, personalisation and measurement of converged TV, has published findings from its 10th annual Global Benchmarks Report examining critical trends, advancements, and benchmarks in the video advertising industry. The report revealed that in 2021, CTV surpassed mobile as the channel with the greatest share of global video impressions, with […]

May 11, 2022

Live 5G broadcast for Eurovision Song Contest

Broadcast transmitter and media technologies specialist Rohde & Schwarz and comms technologist Qualcomm Technologies have joined forces with partners in four European countries – CRITS (R&D arm of RAI) in Italy; ORS, in Austria; SWR in Germany and towerCast in France – to deliver live 5G Broadcast/Multicast streaming of the Eurovision Song Contest, taking place […]

May 10, 2022By Colin Mann

Forecast: Telecoms, pay-TV services market set for growth

Worldwide spending on Telecom Services and Pay-TV Services reached $1,566 billion (€1,490bn) in 2021, an increase of 1.6 per cent year over year, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Telecom Services Tracker. IDC expects worldwide spending on telecom and pay-TV services to increase by 1.4 per cent in 2022 and reach a […]

May 9, 2022

Ofcom sets out wireless technology future

UK communications regulator Ofcom has set out proposals to unlock new and innovative wireless technologies for everyday use – as well as making services faster, more reliable, and more secure. First, it is consulting on changes to the rules that apply to Short-Range Devices (SRDs). Typically, these devices are mass-market, portable consumer-tech products and include […]

May 9, 2022By Colin Mann

Forecast: 1.3bn 5G connections by YE22

According to research firm Omdia, 540 million 5G connections were reached at the end of 2021 and will pass 1.3 billion in 2022. 5G will account for almost 60 per cent of global mobile service revenues in 2026, coming from 40 per cent of subscriptions by volume. Omdia expects more 5G subscriptions to be added […]

May 9, 2022

BBC: Cars future destination for TV consumption

Eleanor Van Heyningen, Head of Digital Partnerships, BBC, has suggested that the automotive sector may have a significant role to play in how TV is consumed in the future. Speaking in a session at the DTG Summit in London on ‘Pause, reset, play: how will we be watching TV in 2030?’, she told delegates  that […]

May 6, 2022Colin Mann @ DTG Summit

Africa research: 26% choose mobile operators’ SVoD apps

In May 2021, Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom launched its own mobile streaming website BAZE with local and regional short videos. In the same year, Nigerian multinational telecoms company Globacom also introduced its Glo TV mobile app offering TV channels and streaming content. Airtel, Globacom, MTN, Orange, Safaricom, Vodacom are all examples of telecommunication companies deciding […]

May 4, 2022