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Vodafone/LG €18.4bn deal

Vodafone/LG €18.4bn deal

In a transaction that it says accelerates its converged communications strategy through in-market consolidation in its largest market, Germany, and in its Central and Eastern European (CEE) markets, Vodafone has…

Ofcom: Average UK broadband speeds up 28%

Ofcom’s annual Home Broadband Performance report reveals the actual broadband speeds that UK residential consumers experienced in November 2017. This study uses a representative panel of over 4,000 volunteers across…

Australia: Premier League boosts Optus subs

Australia: Premier League boosts Optus subs

More Australians than three years ago are using Optus fixed broadband and mobile phone services following Optus’s purchase of the exclusive Australian rights to English Premier League football. Optus signed…

Ofcom reveals best and worst ISPs

Ofcom reveals best and worst ISPs

Ofcom has revealed which broadband and phone companies are falling far short in serving their customers, and those who are setting a strong standard for satisfaction. In a comprehensive survey…

T-Mobile, Sprint in $146bn merger

Suggesting the move will create the only company with the network capacity needed to launch rapidly a nationwide 5G network with the breadth and depth critical to extend the USA’s…

Report: China leads in 5G race  

Report: China leads in 5G race  

China holds a narrow lead in overall 5G readiness ahead of South Korea and the US, according to a report from global telecommunications research firm, Analysys Mason for US mobile…

Ofcom finalises spectrum auction

Ofcom finalises spectrum auction

UK comms regulator Ofcom has published the final outcome of its auction to release more airwaves for 4G mobile and future 5G services. On April 5th, Ofcom announced which companies…

Analyst: Europe left in 5G starting blocks

Analyst: Europe left in 5G starting blocks

Analyst firm CCS Insight has raised its near-term forecast for global 5G connections following impressive progress made by the industry over the past six months. This headway has been accelerated…

India: Netflix, Jio hold partnership talks

Reports out of India suggest that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has held talks with India’s fast-growing 4G cellular network operator Reliance Jio. The reports suggest that Netflix is targeting a…

UK spectrum auction raises £1.35bn

UK spectrum auction raises £1.35bn

UK comms regulator Ofcom has announced the outcome of the principal stage of its auction to release airwaves for 4G mobile and future 5G services. It has been running an…