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
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
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
[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.
Chris Buist joins to develop network sharing and managed services consultancy Coleago Consulting, a specialist telecoms management consulting firm, today announced that Chris Buist has become the latest director to join the company. Chris’ role at Coleago will be to … Continued
The European Commission’s adoption of regulatory proposals for a Connected Continent announced by Neelie Kroes on the 11th of September 2013 are as polemic as can be expected from a politician. The headline grabbing proposal deflects from the failings of … Continued
On the 7th of February Brazil made the decision to make available 698MHz-806MHz for mobile broadband services. The frequencies are those of the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) band plan. ANATEL, Brazil’s regulator, now has the authority go ahead with clearing … Continued
With the roll-out of Next Generation Networks in the fixed telecoms world and increased network sharing in LTE mobile networks, margin squeeze is attracting increased attention. What’s at stake is to maintain competitive retail markets in a situation where multiple … Continued