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
As Apple unveils the iPhone 6 featuring Wi-Fi calling and texting and T-Mobile US immediately puts it into practice, changes are on the horizon for MNOs. A recent analysis of data traffic in the US has shown that over 50% … 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
Finally it is here: The mobile data equivalent of toll-free numbers. Last week AT&T unveiled a “Sponsored Data service”, meaning that their customers are able to use participating services without eating in to their data allowance. AT&T will treat Sponsored … 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.