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Could Sky fall to Vodafone?

The market is full of rumours that this or that that telephony operator wants to buy, merge or somehow absorb a rival or two, especially if that rival has TV-related…

SFR-Numericable deal closes

Multinational cable and telecommunications company Altice and French cable MSO Numericable Group have confirmed the closing of the transaction to combine mobile operator SFR and Numericable. Vivendi received €13.366 billion…

Deutsche Telekom, Orange confirm BT discussions

Following the confirmation by BT that it had received expressions of interest from shareholders in two UK mobile network operators, of which one was O2, about a possible transaction in…

BT considering mobile return

BT considering mobile return

UK telco BT has responded to recent press speculation relating to a potential transaction involving cellco Telefónica UK (O2) in the UK, the business it sold to the Spanish telco…

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…

NOW TV on Vodafone

NOW TV on Vodafone

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…

EE to offer TV service

EE to offer TV service

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…

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…

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…

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…