Misguided approach to licencing MVNOs in Egypt

On the 8th of May 2012 the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt indicated that it is preparing to accept tenders for a new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) licensee. The NTRA aims to form a committee and define … View post >

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 >