Instant messaging services now outpace SMS

  • May 1st, 2013
iMessage - instant messaging service on iPhone

This is the news that mobile phone networks worldwide have been dreading for over a decade – SMS is being replaced. Commonly known as “text messaging” SMS has been a constant for the networks for the best part of 15 years, being a major source of company revenues. However, smartphones are now the most common […]

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Three Italia to be bought out by Telecom Italia

  • April 10th, 2013
Three Italia logo

This isn’t exactly surprising news for anyone following the telecoms situation in Italy, but Three hasn’t have a great deal of success since entering the Italian market, prompting speculation that they could soon be bought out. That speculation has only increased recently, since Telecom Italia confirmed that contact had been made between the two companies, […]

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Telecoms – Bringing Brothers Back Together

  • April 3rd, 2013
Anil Ambani in telecoms race

The world’s richest brothers, Mukesh and Anil Ambani, have joined forces for the first time in nearly a decade since their fathers death, seeing them join separate telecoms businesses to share 4G speeds. The deal is said to be worth $200m and will be focused on the India telecoms market. The Ambani brothers are both […]

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BSkyB expand UK broadband business

  • March 6th, 2013
Sky Logo

The news has broken in the past week that BSkyB, the media giant, is set to become the 2nd largest player in the UK broadband market (subscriber numbers considered) after agreeing a deal to purchase Telefonica’s rival business. Estimated at just under £200m with add-ons taken into account, the deal will see BSkyB take their […]

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4G auction raises £1 billion less than expected

  • February 20th, 2013
Tim Wonnacott from Bargain Hunt

Today was the day that Ofcom, the telecoms regulator for networks in the UK, auctioned off the 4G service which was previously only made available with new network EE, through an exclusivity deal. However, when George Osborne had predicted that the auction would raise the Treasury an estimated £3.5 billion, he hadn’t envisioned that the […]

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