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New MVNO to fill ‘big niche’

New MVNO to fill ‘big niche’ SA’s historically arid mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) landscape may soon start to become more lush, as at least three more players are set to make their niche cellular services available in the first half of next year. This comes about five months after former Virgin Mobile SA (VMSA) boss Steve Bailey launched his ... Read More »

Czech MVNO BleskMobil celebrates 2nd anniversary

Czech MVNO BleskMobil celebrates 2nd anniversary   The Czech Republic’s first MVNO, BleskMobil, is celebrating its second anniversary on the market by extending its promotion, pricing calls at CZK 1 per minute to one selected number of any Czech operator, reports The promotion will apply for another year for both new and current customers. The activation of the service ... Read More »

Australian MVNOs: 3G or 4G?

Australian MVNOs: 3G or 4G? Mobile users looking for lower prices for higher data caps often turn to mobile virtual network operators like Vaya, Lebara and Amaysim. However, many MVNOs do not yet offer the 4G services sold by the big three telcos. To date, Optus is the only wholesale 4G provider in the Australian market. As a result, only ... Read More »

Small cells: the only way to 5G

Workable 5G needs small cells, the author argues periodically invites expert third-party contributors to submit analysis on a key topic affecting the telco industry. In this piece Bernhard Pussel, Director of Operator Channel, Colt Technology Services, argues that with ever increasing demand for capacity, small cells are key in the future of 5G. It’s been estimated that the volume ... Read More »

Intersec nabs $20m to bolster telco big data initiatives

Intersec will use the $20m to expand outside the telecoms sector Intersec has secured $20m in a round of funding that the company will use to bolster the reach of its big data platform for telcos and its expansion outside of telecoms. Telecom networks generate tons of data and many are looking to big data platforms to help them reduce ... Read More »

AT&T to acquire Mexico’s Iusacell

AT&T set to enter Mexican mobile market AT&T has announced it has agreed to acquire Iusacell from Grupo Salinas for $2.5 billion, including the mobile operator’s debt, all wireless properties and its 8.6 million subscribers. However, the transaction will only take place once Grupo Salinas has finalised its purchase of 50% of Iusacell that it currently doesn’t own. Iusacell, the ... Read More »

4G, wifi drive out-of-home data boom – report

UK out-of-home data on 4G and wifi stands at 35.6 petabytes per month 4G and public wifi networks now account for approximately 35.6 petabytes of data consumed by the UK public when out-of-home every month, according to a report by UK government advisory firm Broadband Stakholder Group (BSG). The study found that data consumed out of the home accounts for ... Read More »

Operator churn could rise to 50% in 12 months – report

Operators should mind the churn potential Ovum has published a report claiming operators could lose almost half of their existing customers within the next year. According to the analyst firm, about a quarter of all users say they will definitely switch to another provider, while another quarter are actively considering changing. The survey, which included responses from some 15,000 consumers ... Read More »

Ofcom announces plans for next UK spectrum auction

Ofcom is planning for the next spectrum auction The UK telecoms regulator has announced initial plans for the UK’s next spectrum auction for the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands. Ofcom is asking bidders to provide input for proposals for the auction, expected to take place in late 2015 or early 2016. Ofcom said although the spectrum would be up for grabs ... Read More »

Swiss telcos form net neutrality agreement

Net neutrality is a hotly debated and controversial issue The four leading Swiss service providers, as well as the country’s cable operator association Swisscable, have joined forces to formulate an official code of conduct on net neutrality. Swisscom, Sunrise, UPC Cablecom and Orange, as well as Swisscable, are working to keep the internet open in Switzerland, according to an official statement ... Read More »