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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Mexican Village Launch Telecoms Service

  • August 28th, 2013
Villa Talea De Castro - the village in Oaxaca

After being forgotten by the biggest telecom companies in the world, including those owned by one of the world’s wealthiest men and Mexican born Carlos Slim, Villa Talea De Castro have launched their own service to reach the outside world. The village is in the southern state of Oaxaca and is considered an indigenous village […]

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Ethio Telecom expanding with $800m ZTE deal

  • August 21st, 2013
Ethio Telecom logo

Mobile subscription rates have been growing for over a decade worldwide. There are now huge opportunities in developing countries like Ethiopia where mobile phones are now becoming more affordable than ever before. This has become the driving force between Ethiopia’s largest network and the Chinese phone manufacturing company ZTE signing an $800m deal. The deal […]

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Telecoms is centre-stage in potential EU – China trade war

  • August 7th, 2013
Karel De Gucht

Just like everything in China lately, the telecoms networks are expanding. China Mobile will be selecting winners for the their contract to create a huge next-generation wireless network soon and the EU will shortly afterwards launch an incendiary trade case against them. The project that China Mobile are embarking on is expected to be worth […]

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Myanmar Telecoms Auction Winners Announced

  • July 31st, 2013
Monk using a smartphone

Myanmar is one of the last remaining untapped markets for telecoms companies operating in Asia. We reported in January 2013 about the impending boom set to hit Myanmar’s telecoms industry, and this is now well and truly up and running. Two networks were selected after the auctions to spearhead the countries drive in becoming modernised […]

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European telecoms networks share boost

  • July 24th, 2013
share prices rising equals time for celebrating

As news broke on Tuesday July 23rd that Telefonica had agreed a deal with KPN to purchase their Germany based network E-Plus, telecoms companies around Europe were celebrating as financial markets saw massive increases in stock values. Telefonica, the network that originated in Spain, is building on their established base in the German market, currently […]

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UK telecoms complaints up 20 fold in 10 years

  • July 17th, 2013
A complaints box

Figures released by the Ombudsmen service in the UK has shown that the number of complaints in the 2012 – 2013 financial year are now 20 times higher than they were just 10 years ago. The numbers have shown that 10 years ago, complaints about telecoms providers totalled 500 for the year. In the year […]

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India telecoms price war for data services

  • June 26th, 2013
India Telecoms are open doors

Things in India are now getting serious amongst the competing networks, as each of them have slashed the costs of their data services in order to drive new customers and growth. With the pending implementation of 4G and adoption of 3G, networks are keen to ensure the prices for each service are separated, creating a […]

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Nigeria finalising $6 billion loan for Telecoms Infrastructure

  • June 19th, 2013
Omobola Johnson

Nigeria, part of a collection of countries whose population have an increasing need and demand for ICT have seen a rise in the past few years in their adoption of both broadband services and mobile phones subscriptions. Since 2011, mobile subscription have gone from 68.5 percent of the population to 83% in 2013. Similarly, the […]

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Mexican telecoms sector being reformed

  • May 8th, 2013
Carlos Slim looking unhappy

Last week the Mexican congress approved the overhaul of the dominated telecommunications sector with the aim of increasing competition and minimising the near-monopoly of Carlos Slim, the owner of America Movil and now world’s wealthiest man. This could potentially mean that prices of calling Mexico could come down. President Enrique Nieto is leading an agenda […]

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