In January Hutchison Whampoa and Telefonica entered exclusive talks for 3 UK to acquire O2 for £10.25bn in cash. The announcement follows a wave of mergers among EU mobile operators. 3 Austria acquired Orange Austria, O2 Germany acquired Eplus, and … Continued
Earlier in the month, BT confirmed that they would be acquiring EE for £12.5 billion. It has been a turbulent start to the year for UK telecoms consolidation, with Telefonica confirming in January that they are in negotiations with Hutchinson … 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
Hong Kong’s Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) has decided to adopt a hybrid approach to the renewal of incumbents’ 3G spectrum. OFCA will distribute two thirds of the spectrum to the incumbents through an administered allocation process and the … 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.