Vodafone’s takeover of C&WW

On 23rd April 2012, Vodafone announced an expected £1bn agreement to acquire Cable & Wireless Worldwide. The move by Vodafone might on the surface look like a strange purchase – why should a leading global mobile operator active in over … View post >

European Commission’s ill aimed anti-trust probe

This week the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission started an anti-trust probe against top European mobile network operators. Competition officials started the inquiry with a questionnaire to the GSMA. The Commission demanded information about discussions between the … View post >

RCS / Joyn vs. OTT Communications Services

Here’s what consumers might say about their smartphones. “My mobile operator gave me an iPhone for free. The phone is great! I communicate a lot. Look … all those apps that allow me to stay in touch with friends and … View post >

What is wrong with being a bit pipe?

As the telecom world (both fixed and mobile) moves increasingly towards data there has been a lot of debate about whether it is a good or bad thing that infrastructure based telecom operators are becoming bit pipes.  The conventional view … View post >

Spectrum sparks interest of mass media

With many countries worldwide moving from analogue terrestrial TV to digital terrestrial TV, the conversation has turned to what the defunct spectrum from the analogue terrestrial TV will be used for. TV is of course the mass media par excellence … View post >