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After all the revelations about the apparently insatiable and ungovernable surveillance appetites and excesses of the NSA and its ilk, it is refreshing to be able to report that another US government agency is also pushing for American telcos to collect and archive personal information about American citizens - but, apparently and on this occasion at least, for rather more benign purposes. By Martyn Warwick. (0)
News added 3 weeks ago in TelecomTV One by TelecomTV One
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Finnish consultancy Rewheel has launched what it’s calling the ‘Digital Fuel Monitor’: an online service which tracks metrics concerning ‘mobile connectivity competitiveness’ across carrier groups and countries in the EU’s 28 states and the rest of the OECD. I.D. Scales reports. (0)
News added 1 month ago in TelecomTV One by TelecomTV One
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It looks as though Neelie Kroes’ - the European Information Commissioner - programme to consolidate the European telecom market and (necessarily) centralise regulatory control with the European Commission, has come to grief. I.D. Scales reports. (0)
News added 4 months ago in TelecomTV One by TelecomTV One
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In France, Free Mobile, the grubby and common 'sans culottes' that has kicked the stuffing out of what used to be a stifled market continues to propel its sabots into the establishment's derriere. Now it is having another pop at the incumbents by offering a leasing regime for expensive smart phones. Orange and Bouygues will really hate such lèse-majesté, as Martyn Warwick reports. (1)
News added 4 months ago in TelecomTV One by TelecomTV One
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Cesar Alierta the CEO of Telefonica of Spain has resigned from the board of Telecom Italia with immediate effect. One might well ask what he was doing on it in the first place. Read on - as Martyn Warwick tells a convoluted tale. (0)
News added 4 months ago in TelecomTV One by TelecomTV One
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The saga of Canadian mobile operator, Mobilicity, continues with the news that the government would actively block any sale to one of the larger Canadian networks. By I.D. Scales. (0)
News added 5 months ago in TelecomTV One by TelecomTV One
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Let's not beat around the bush, France's three incumbent mobile operators, Bouygues Telecom, Orange France and SFR have a deep, abiding and bitter animosity to upstart disruptor Free Mobile.That's because it is eating their breakfast, lunch and dinner. By Martyn Warwick. (1)
News added 5 months ago in TelecomTV One by TelecomTV One
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According to TeleGeography, competition is the key to reasonable access pricing. Without it, some monthly prices go through the roof. With it, prices tend to bunch near the low end of the spread. Viva la competition. By I.D. Scales. (0)
News added 5 months ago in TelecomTV One by TelecomTV One
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Telefonica of Spain is selling 69.5 per cent of its subsidiary in the Czech Republic for €2.5 billion. It is being bought by the PPF Group which is the investment vehicle for local entrepreneur extraordinaire Petr Kellner. Martyn Warwick reports. (0)
News added 6 months ago in TelecomTV One by TelecomTV One
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Figures released in Britain yesterday show that BlackBerry has lost more than 50 per cent of its UK user base in just under a year. Meanwhile, over in Canada, the bloody and blunted redundancy axe is about to be swung again with 40 per cent of the company's remaining workforce for the chop within the next few months. By Martyn Warwick. (0)
News added Over 6 months in TelecomTV One by TelecomTV One
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BEREC, the European telecommunications regulators' group, has 'called out' Neelie Kroes over her ridiculous 'European telecoms is lagging behind' rhetoric... and they don't like her consolidation strategy either. By I.D. Scales. (0)
News added Over 6 months in TelecomTV One by TelecomTV One
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Last week, Jim Cicconi, senior executive vice president of external and legislative affairs at AT&T told an audience at a Media Institute event in Washington DC, that the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) must modernise and re-invent itself if it is to retain any vestiges of relevance in a changed world. Martyn Warwick reports. (0)
News added Over 6 months in TelecomTV One by TelecomTV One
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EE, by gum, they're at it again. The UK '4G' operator has published a report showing that the speed and reliability of LTE services is reducing subscriber usage of public Wi-Fi and broadband in the home. By Martyn Warwick. (1)
News added Over 6 months in TelecomTV One by TelecomTV One
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The news that in Britain the BBC is pulling the plug on its 3D TV production comes as no real surprise. Most consumers around the world are indifferent to 3D whilst others, having tried it, find they don't like the entire eye-watering, headache-inducing experience and have turned their backs on the technology. Martyn Warwick reports. (1)
News added Over 6 months in TelecomTV One by TelecomTV One
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EE, by gum! The fruit of the union of T-Mobile with Orange has let off yet another salvo of PR bumph, some of which plopped into the TelecomTV inbox over the past couple of days. As usual the company congratulates itself on on doing a great job. Well. it would do, wouldn't it, being the only '4G' provider in the UK? However, EE's period of serendipitous monopoly comes to its end within the next few weeks and cut-throat competition looms. Then we'll see... Martyn Warwick reports. (1)
News added Over 6 months in TelecomTV One by TelecomTV One