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How international mobile roaming is adapting to policy changes – Telecoms Tech

Mobile roaming allows customers of one network operator (home network) to use the network of another network operator (visited network). The visited network is normally outside the geographical coverage area of the customer’s home network. Mobile roaming has traditionally provided network operators with an opportunity to gain additional service revenues. However, regulatory policy interventions, such as the EU law to ... Read More »

BT Calls For Open Access to UK 'Street Furniture' – Light Reading

LONDON — BT is calling for an end to exclusive concessions agreements governing access to council-owned street furniture, in a bid to speed up the delivery of 4G and 5G services and boost mobile coverage in city centres. Many local authorities currently operate a concessions model which grant a single mobile operator or infrastructure provider exclusive access to council-owned street ... Read More »

Tutela’s Cloud-based Measurement Tools Pave the Way for 5G Deployments – SDxCentral

According to new research from network measurement company Tutela, Verizon provides the most consistent network in seven of the 10 largest cities in America. The carrier lords this superiority over direct rivals AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile US, as well as other mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) Xfinity Mobile and Google Fi. Canada-based Tutela collects anonymous data about worldwide mobile network ... Read More »

Colt Rides Cisco for Ethernet Routing on 5G Backhaul – SDxCentral

Colt Technology Services is linking up with Cisco to initiate backhaul sharing among mobile network providers on 5G networks. Colt is now deploying Cisco’s segment routing and Ethernet VPN architecture to enable network operators to be more flexible in how they deliver bandwidth at scale based on characteristics like data rates, latency requirements, and the impact on fiber efficiency. “Backhaul ... Read More »

TPG-Vodafone merger decision set for May – ZDNet

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has set a new date for its provisional decision on whether TPG and Vodafone Australia will be allowed to merge, with the verdict to be handed down on May 9. The new date follows another delay from the ACCC at the end of February, when it backed out of making the decision on ... Read More »

TPG profit plunges on mobile network halt – Mobile World Live

Australian telecoms operator TPG Telecom reported a sharp decline in profit for the first half of its fiscal 2019 due to recognising an impairment expense of AUD227 million ($161 million) arising from its decision to halt the rollout of its Australian mobile network. The operator’s net profit fell 76.4 per cent year-on-year to AUD46.9 million in the six-month period ending ... Read More »

Italian Stallion, French Flop: Iliad's Talk of Asset Sales Should Worry Europe – Light Reading

Italian stallion, a term for a vigorous, musclebound hunk of southern European stock, could well describe French telecom operator Iliad. Since galloping into the Italian mobile market last year, the steed of French billionaire Xavier Niel has bulked up on 2.8 million Italian customers, according to figures published today. Rival telcos Vodafone Italy and Wind Tre have scattered in its ... Read More »

TPG quarterly profit drops 76 percent after Huawei ban – ZDNet

TPG has reported its net profit for the first quarter of FY19, just AU$47 million, a decrease of 76 percent year on year following the abandonment of its mobile network rollout. Revenue was down by 1.5 percent to AU$1.2 billion, while earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) sat at AU$420 million for the quarter. “It has been necessary ... Read More »