Liberty Global buys Virgin Media

Teleseeq Interactive Dataroom
Published: 2013-03-06

Liberty Global, Inc. (LGI), the international cable company, agreed to buy the British company Virgin Media, the second largest British pay-TV operator according to subscribers, for about USD 23.3 bn. LGI, which is not currently present in the UK, offers CaTV, broadband internet and fixed telephony services in several countries in Europe as well as outside Europe — in Chile, Puerto Rico and the US. The acquisition of Virg...

Telcos use location-based mobile advertising services to keep customers happy

TS&T — Telecom Strategies & Trends
Published: 2013-03-06

Location-based mobile advertising (LBMA) services deliver localised and targeted ads to consumers by identifying their location information, preferences and basic demographic profile. Online companies such as Google as well as third-party app developers like foursquare, are the typical players in this market. Lately, though, telcos have been increasingly interested in this service as well. Most telco-initiated LBMA servic...

Chinese mobile competition heats up with MVNO launches

Telecom Innovations - Services & Products
Published: 2013-03-06

China has recently opened the mobile market to MVNOs in an effort to attract private investments in the mobile industry. The two-year MVNO trial run would see mobile network operators opening their networks to at least two MVNOs as mandated by the government. New MVNOs that have emerged recently involve consumer electronics retailers like Telling and Suning. Both retailers are looking to improve their equipment sales thr...

Telecom Regulator intervenes in the Irish broadband market

Quarterly Broadband Monitoring Service
Published: 2013-03-06

In 1Q13, Ireland’s telecom regulator, ComReg, decided that Eircom should allow alternative operators to have access to its fibre optic network. This is after ComReg concluded that the telecom incumbent holds a significant market power (SMP) in the Wholesale Physical Network Infrastructure Access and Wholesale Broadband Access. Eircom, for its side, welcomed the decision and showed interest in cooperating via wholesale acc...

Against rationale, voice services will still generate the largest share of carriers' mobile revenues in 2017

Quarterly Mobile Monitoring Service
Published: 2013-03-06

Around the world, smartphone sales and usage have been grabbing the spotlight on communications technology news. The proliferation of smartphones increases the pressure on mobile network operators to focus on services that compliment smartphone usage. Consequently, although mobile voice remains the foundation of most mobile operators, data communications and Internet, driven by the popularity of smart devices and mobile a...

The battle for supremacy in the ICT industry now goes beyond competition on products and services

TS&T — Telecom Strategies & Trends
Published: 2013-03-06

While patent litigation among ICT companies is not new, nowadays this is one of the cards that companies with relatively deep pockets like to play to cripple competition by, for instance, requesting a court to ban sales of a product, which requires that patent. Recently, patent litigations among ICT companies have escalated as ICT giants engage in lawsuits and countersuits with mobile technologies, mobile devices, and mob...

InfoCom points out how mobile voice services will still generate the largest share of carriers

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Published: 2013-03-01

Mobile voice remains the foundation of most mobile operators — Voice traffic and minutes still increasing — Mobile VoIP not expected to completely replace traditional mobile voice as primary communication.

Stuttgart, Germany — Around the world, smartphone sales and usage have been grabbing the spotlight on communications technology news. The proliferation of smartphones in-creases the pressure on mobile network operators to focus on services that compliment smartphone usage. Consequently, although mobile voice remains the foundation of most mobile operators, data communications and Internet, driven by the popularity of smar...

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