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CNMC OKs MásMóvil, Euskaltel merger

CNMC OKs MásMóvil, Euskaltel merger

Spain’s competition regulator the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), has given its first phase approval to the merger between telcos and Euskaltel. The €2 billion transaction…

AST SpaceMobile opens UK base

AST SpaceMobile opens UK base

US tech business AST SpaceMobile, helped by having raised $462 million in April, is opening a new facility at Space Park, Leicester, UK. AST is owned by entrepreneur Abel Avellan…

Data: Fibre investment drives French telecom market

Data: Fibre investment drives French telecom market

The annual status report on the French telecoms market from communications regulator ARCEP (l’Autorité de régulation des communications électroniques), show that in 2020, operators’ investments (excluding spending on 5G spectrum)…

Virgin, O2 merger given green light

Virgin, O2 merger given green light

Following a provisional clearance in April 2021, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is now allowing the proposed merger of Virgin Media and Virgin Mobile with O2 to go…

Vodafone dips as capex grows

Vodafone dips as capex grows

Vodafone shares fell as much as 8.3 per cent after CEO Nick Read’s strategy showed higher capital expenditure on network investments will hit free cash flow. Vodafone said it can…

Liberty Global Q1: ‘Momentum continues’

Liberty Global Q1: ‘Momentum continues’

Liberty Global has revealed its Q1 2021 financial results which show that its convergence strategy added +80,000 broadband and +146,000 post-paid mobile subscribers. CEO Mike Fries stated: “As we continue…

UK 5G spectrum auction final results

UK 5G spectrum auction final results

UK comms regulator Ofcom has announced the final results of the auction for spectrum in the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz bands, following completion of the remaining stages. In March…

Com Hem becomes Tele2

Com Hem becomes Tele2

Multiplay operator Com Hem’s 1.7 million Swedish households are joining the Tele2 family as two of Sweden’s strongest brands, Tele2 and Com Hem, combine into one. Tele2 customers now have…

Analyst: Virgin/O2 merger competition boost

Analyst: Virgin/O2 merger competition boost

Having received provisional clearance by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the proposed merger of Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media and Telefónica-owned O2 will bring together one of the UK’s…

NBA mobile payment partnership

NBA mobile payment partnership

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has partnered with mobile payment and marketing specialist PM Connect on an international deal for its premium live game subscription service, NBA League Pass. The…

Verizon starts C-Band equipment deployment

Verizon starts C-Band equipment deployment

US multiplay telco Verizon recently began installation of C-band equipment from Ericsson and Samsung Electronics to speed deployment of its 5G Ultra Wideband and fixed wireless broadband service on its…

CMA provisionally clears Virgin/O2 merger

CMA provisionally clears Virgin/O2 merger

The UK’s Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally cleared the proposed merger of Virgin Media and Virgin Mobile with O2. Both Virgin and O2 provide certain wholesale services to…

Verizon signs C-band tower deals

Verizon signs C-band tower deals

US multiplay telco Verizon has agreed deals with Crown Castle and SBA, two tower companies already hosting Verizon infrastructure equipment, to speed deployment of C-band equipment in preparation for the…

Report: Satellite backhaul worth $25bn annually by 2030

NSR’s Wireless Backhaul via Satellite, 15th Edition report, forecasts $25 billion (€21bn) in annual revenue in 2030 for satellite backhaul, propelled by explosive connectivity demand worldwide and post-Covid-19 recovery in…

T-Mobile, Google expand collaboration

T-Mobile has announced plans to expand its collaboration with Google across a wide array of customer experiences later this year, which  will see YouTube TV become T-Mobile’s premium TV solution…

MásMóvil makes Euskaltel bid

MásMóvil makes Euskaltel bid

The Spanish telecoms sector looks set for further consolidation with the news that fourth-ranked operator MásMóvil has made a friendly takeover bid for Basque regional telco Euskaltel of some €2…

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