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IPv4 scarcity, bad rules thwart French anti-piracy body

France is experiencing a scarcity of IPv4 addresses, which has led ISP Free to assign several customers to the same public IP address to avoid running out, Next Inpact reports. As a consequence, national anti-piracy authority Hadopi can not pin alleged infractions on specific internet users. Free subscribers have been complaining since December 2015 on the Lafibre.info forum. They tend ... Read More »

Apple rejects FBI request for 'backdoor' to iPhone

Apple has rejected a request from the US government to build a ‘backdoor’ to the iPhone operating system in order to aid a terrorism investigation. The case concerns the attack in San Bernardino, California in December 2015.  Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a post on the company’s website that Apple had already cooperated with the FBI on the case, ... Read More »

T-Mobile adds 2.1 mln customers, nearly trebles profit in Q4

T-Mobile US added 2.1 million net customers in Q4 2015, bringing its total customer count to over 63 million. This was the eleventh consecutive quarter that the mobile carrier generated more than 1 million net customer additions and the third consecutive quarter with more than 2 million net customer additions. T-Mobile said the total included 1.3 million branded postpaid customers, ... Read More »

Bridge Alliance, GMA unveil eUICC Sim connectivity platform

Bridge Alliance and the Global M2M Association (GMA) announced a new partnership and the live demonstration of their advanced Multi-Domestic Service, a single global connectivity management platform including an eUICC SIM, which can be used in 77 markets throughout their combined footprints.  The Multi-Domestic Service will be demonstrated in conjunction with the Samsung Knox Enterprise Billing capabilities by AIS and ... Read More »

Vimpelcom targets margin turnaround in 2016

Vimpelcom reported 2015 results in line with its outlook and forecast a slight better performance in 2016. The company’s revenue was down 1 percent and service revenue flat on an organic basis, and the EBITDA margin fell 0.8 percent points to 40.8 percent in 2015. In 2016, Vimpelcom also expects service revenue flat to a low single-digit organic increase, while ... Read More »

Vaio close to PC merger deal with Toshiba, Fujitsu

Vaio, a PC manufacturer spun off from Sony in 2014, is hoping to close a merger deal with the PC divisions of Toshiba and Fujitsu by the end of March, Bloomberg reported, citing a statement from Kidemi Moue, the CEO of Sony’s Japan Industrial Partners. Vaio expects to own the biggest stake in the merged company, which could help the ... Read More »

Liberty Global to expand in mobile to accelerate growth

Cable operator Liberty Global reported a strong finish to 2015, with organic net additions of 344,000 revenue-generating units in the fourth quarter for a total 53.6 million at year-end. The operator provided an average 2.08 services to each of its 25.8 million customers, and 45 percent of customers were on triple-play subscriptions. Revenues were up 4 percent and operating cash ... Read More »

Telecom Italia sales down 6.7% in Q4, accelerates spending

Telecom Italia reported a 6.7 percent year-on-year fall in fourth-quarter revenues to EUR 4.84 billion in organic terms, hurt by the effects of the macroeconomic situation in Brazil and wholesale price revision in Italy. Domestic revenues came in at EUR 3.87 billion on an organic basis, down 2.6 percent year-on-year but a 0.7 percent improvement compared to Q3, while sales ... Read More »

Orange targets return to EBITDA growth in 2016

Orange stabilised its adjusted EBITDA in 2015 and said it aims for a return to growth in 2016, supported by continued cost reductions. The company reported a result of EUR 12.43 billion for the year, up 0.1 percent on an organic basis and 1.9 percent higher on a reported basis. The figure was better than Orange’s outlook for EBITDA of ... Read More »

Vodafone, Liberty Global agree merger of Dutch activities

Vodafone and Liberty Global have reached an agreement on a 50-50 joint venture in the Netherlands. Vodafone will pay Liberty Global EUR 1 billion cash as part of the deal and contribute its Dutch mobile operator on a debt- and cash-free basis to the venture, alongside Liberty’s cable operator Ziggo. Pending regulatory approval, the companies expect to close the deal ... Read More »