UK Mobile Coverage and Spectrum Licence Fees

There has been considerable debate in the United Kingdom regarding the appropriate level of licence fees for the existing 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum of the incumbent mobile operators. Following a government direction to Ofcom to align licence fees with market … View post >

France’s Telco Consolidation Course

French telecoms group Orange recently stated its intention to seek further Telco consolidation in the French market once the deal to sell its stake in UK mobile operator EE has been closed. As with other recent M&A activity in the … View post >

Phones4U demise a sign of cost cutting times

The reseller situation has always been a precarious one. Having never stood to make any meaningful margin on the sale of handsets or accessories, retailers’ ongoing existence is entirely dependent on the commission rates that they can agree with operators. … View post >