We’ve spoken before on this blog about the fragmentation of the European telco marketplace and the inevitability of consolidation. As LTE proliferates, mobile network operators stand to make significant savings as a result of merging and sharing spectrum, reducing competition … Continued
Today the FT reported that in order to overcome objections to the proposed take-over of E-Plus “Telefónica has offered to equip a new German mobile competitor with spectrum”. This is similar to the offer by Hutchinson 3 in the context … Continued
On the 3rd of April 2014 the European Parliament voted (with some amendments) to adopt the Commission’s proposal to end roaming charges in the EU by the end of 2015. This was part of a wider vote in support of … Continued
This week it was reported that the European Commission and the German telecom regulator (Bundesnetzagentur) are applying pressure to Telefonica regarding their planned takeover of KPN’s subsidiary E-Plus in Germany. We think on balance the deal will get approved but … Continued
During the Wi-Fi Offload Summit in Frankfurt on Jan. 23, a number of interesting developments in the Wi-Fi space were presented. A key question for mobile operators is whether Wi-Fi offload reduces the growth in mobile broadband (HSPA and LTE) … Continued
In my article on spectrum renewal by auction, which was recently published on www.telecoms.com, I highlighted the potential risks that the Norwegian regulator, the NPT, was taking in renewing spectrum using a first price sealed bid auction. http://www.telecoms.com/197611/uncertainty-and-risk-the-results-of-spectrum-renewal-by-auction/ In the … Continued
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn9QoAcTvWE&w=560&h=315] Chris Buist, Director, Coleago Consulting takes part in a managed services panel session at European Communications’ quarterly seminar.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aS26mvz9b0&w=560&h=315] Hear Chris Buist, Director, Coleago Consulting talk about Managed Services during his keynote speech at European Communications’ quarterly seminar.
Territorial restrictions placed on TV anywhere apps adds another dimension to the UK pub test case with regards to the single EU market for digital services The week-end edition of the Financial Times (23 Nov 2013), lead with “Brussels on … Continued
The multi-band combinatorial spectrum auction (CCA) in Austria ended on the 21st of October, with bidders paying €2,014 million for 2x30MHz of 800MHz, 2x35MHz of 900MHz and 2x75MHz of 1800MHz spectrum. The 800MHz spectrum was new spectrum whereas the two … Continued