China To Relax Foreign Investment Restrictions in Telecoms

  • January 8th, 2014

Now regarded as the biggest telecoms market in the world, China is relaxing restrictions for foreign investors to enter their telecoms industry. This will almost certainly be music to the ears of companies who are itching to get in on the money generated by the 1.2 billion mobile subscribers the country currently has. The head […]

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Vodafone Sale of Verizon Approved

  • December 18th, 2013
Vodafone have great power

We’d previously written about the pending sale of Vodafone’s 45% share in Verizon estimated at approximately £80 billion or $130 billion, and just a few days ago that sale was approved by the US regulators, the FCC. The Federal Communications Commission have now rubber stamped the deal, prompting Vodafone shareholders to make decisions about how they’d like […]

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Should businesses still consider using Blackberry Smartphones? [Guest Post]

  • December 5th, 2013
BlackBerry still the choice for businesses?

When Blackberry first hit the shelves back in 1999, millions of users were wowed by the fact that there was a mobile handset that could send email in addition to making calls and text. As well as consumers buying it, it proved to be a big hit with business users. After all, this was the […]

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Following Super Typhoon Haiyan calls from the UK to the Philippines increased by 300%

  • November 11th, 2013
Devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan

Studying our data, we saw that callers from the UK using both the DialToSave InstantTalk and CreditTalk services to phone the Philippines made 300% more calls on Friday November 8th, hours after Typhoon Haiyan, compared to the average call numbers for the previous 4 Fridays. This trend continued on until Saturday November 9th, which compared […]

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Golden Age of Telecoms Nearly Over For All But A Few Remaining Markets

  • October 30th, 2013
Monk using a smartphone

For the past 20 years the telecoms industry has seen its “golden age”, even growing fast enough to catapult its most powerful figure, Carlos Slim, to the head of the Forbes Rich List. This growth is now beginning to slow and industry analysts Ovum predict that by 2018 the market will see its first decline. […]

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Alcatel-Lucent Employees Protest Companies Plans To Cut 10,000 Jobs

  • October 23rd, 2013
Alcatel-Lucent Logo

Alcatel-Lucent have been a company in decline since 2006 according to Michel Combes, CEO of the ailing business. That was the last time the company made any money, prompting the company to announce that they will be cutting 10,000 jobs in an effort to reduce costs by €1 billion. This has sparked protests by company […]

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Telecoms Rich List 2013

  • October 3rd, 2013
Carlos Slim

The growth of the telecoms industry has seen a new man take the title of richest person on the planet for the 4th year in a row, taking over from previous mainstay Bill Gates. Below is the list of the 10 current richest people in the telecoms sector worldwide. 1. Carlos Slim – América Móvil – […]

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New Industry Awards

  • September 18th, 2013
a judging panel at awards ceremony

Every industry has to have an “awards” of a sort and now the telecoms industry has the awards. There are 16 categories overall, with the winners being announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The shortlist will be drawn up in January with contenders for each award being suggested from within the […]

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LTE being trialled in New Zealand

  • December 12th, 2012

LTE is finally beginning to spread around the world after being a mainstay in the USA for some time now. It appears that leading network Telecom in New Zealand are the first to pick up the mantle for that part of the world, trialling the spectrum in parts of Wellington and Auckland. It is believed […]

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Indian Telecoms businesses now recovering

  • December 5th, 2012
logo of Bharti Airtel

The Indian Telecoms market has been in a state or turmoil for some time, with most of its problems stemming from the availability of the spectrum that the networks use to provide their services. A few weeks ago, the Indian Government auctioned off the spectrum, which resulted in the Government raising approx $1.7 billion. This […]

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