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TIP launches metaverse-ready project group

TIP (Telecom Infra Project) has established a new project group that addresses one of the central topics in today’s telecommunications industry, metaverse-ready networks. The metaverse aims to transform how people interact by delivering immersive experiences that will require better network performance, for both fixed and mobile networks. According to TIP – a global community of […]

October 20, 2022By Colin Mann

GSMA restates Big Tech infrastructure stance

Mobile industry trade body the GSMA has issued a statement saying that it strongly believes that the future of Europe’s digital economy requires action to ensure that those Big Tech players, driving large and increasing traffic volumes over European networks, make a fair contribution to infrastructure investment. It says the publication of the BEREC (Body […]

October 13, 2022By Colin Mann

Japan: Mobile service revenue up 5.1% CAGR to 2026

The overall mobile services revenue in Japan is poised to register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1 per cent from $72.7 billion (€74.6bn) in 2021 to $93 billion in 2026, supported by growth in smartphone subscriptions and mobile data service revenues, according to GlobalData, the data and analytics company. GlobalData’s Japan Mobile Broadband […]

October 13, 2022

Vodacom South Africa adds Prime Video Mobile Edition

Vodacom South Africa has announced that all new, existing and upgrading customers are now eligible to subscribe to Prime Video or Prime Video Mobile Edition, regardless of price plan, whether prepaid or post-paid. Vodacom is the first telecommunications company in Africa to offer Prime Video Mobile Edition. With Prime Video Mobile Edition, customers benefit from […]

October 12, 2022

Virgin Media O2 offers cost of living support

Virgin Media O2 has boosted its support for those hit hardest by the cost-of-living crisis with a price cut to its existing social tariff and plans to launch a new triple speed social broadband tier with an optional discounted entertainment offer. The price of basic Essential Broadband, which is specifically targeted at those receiving Universal […]

October 11, 2022

Report: Vodafone/Three UK merger faces hurdles

Following the news that Vodafone has held talks with CK Hutchison, owner of Three UK, to bring together their UK businesses, a report from data and analytics company GlobalData highlights that any potential merger faces several hurdles. Emma Mohr-McClune, Service Director of Consumer at GlobalData, commented: “The proposed joint venture (JV), to be owned 51 […]

October 10, 2022

SES loses Intelsat claim

A Virginia bankruptcy court has ruled (“disallowed”) the action by SES against Intelsat for a 50 per cent share of the FCC’s C-band incentive payments. The Court has allowed SES to appeal the decision if it so wishes. SES says it is disappointed with the ruling. “It is reviewing with outside counsel its options to […]

October 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

Euro telcos call for Big Tech network cash

The CEOs of 16 European telcos have issued statement calling for the largest traffic generators to make a fair contribution to the “sizeable” costs they currently impose on European networks. Noting the role of connectivity in addressing current EU challenges, they say they are writing with a sense of urgency, as the European Commission looks […]

September 27, 2022By Colin Mann

Survey: ARPU preferred telco profitability measure

A survey of senior telecoms professionals investigating how data can help to define and transform telecom customer base value from data solutions expert Sagacity finds that while 97 per cent of organisations say they are serious about being value-driven, fewer than one in five (17 per cent) have successfully transitioned to this model. As a […]

September 21, 2022

South Africa wants to hold onto 2G/3G

South Africa has notified the local telco operators of its intention to end 2G and 3G cellular services by 2025. The operators, including Vodacom, MTN and Telkom, say this could be too soon and have asked for further consultation. The operators say further discussions are needed in order to ensure that consumers will not be […]

September 15, 2022By Chris Forrester