Category: Financial results


The 7 August Recap

A recap of the week’s telecoms talking points. Facebook AI programmers had a bit of a brain-fade as they allowed one of its AI applications to invent its own, more efficient use of English. Deutsche Telekom has shown that you have to spend money if you want to make money. And in the US, the FCC is back up to full strength with the appointment of two Commissioners, Brendan Carr and Jessica Rosenworcel.

The 31 July Recap featuring our mate in NYC Dan

A slightly different format this week as Jamie has a quick catch-up with Light Reading’s Dan Allen. Over in the US, Foxconn plans to build a couple of plants in a $10 billion commitment, while Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is named the world’s richest man. Quarterly earnings calls are painting a troubled landscape in the network infrastructure game, and what is the human cost of automation?

SK Telecom boasts of broadband wins

SK Telecom has reported year-on-year quarterly increases of 1.8% and 3.9% for revenue and operating income, respectively, in what has turned out to be a relatively solid quarter.

Huawei reports slowest growth for four years

Huawei has reported its numbers for the first six months of 2017, hording an impressive $42.03 billion, but at 15% year-on-year growth it is the slowest in four years.

The 15 May Recap

A recap of the week’s telecoms news. Softbank has reported a surge in profits, while also announcing a new collaboration with Qualcomm, and finally spraying the cash from its incubator. Over in the UK, BT has been chopping jobs and Gavin ‘Hasselhoff’ Patterson has decided not to take a bonus this year. Finally, there has been continued shape shifting in Ericsson as another executive jumps ship.

Jio challenge causing damage for Bharti Airtel

Bharti Airtel has reported its annual figures, and while there is nominal growth across the twelve months, a notable decline in Q4 indicates the Jio pressure might be starting to weight heavy.

The 2 May 2017 Recap

A recap of the week’s telecoms news. It’s Q1 earnings season, with Ericsson and Nokia searching desperately for a light on the horizon, AWS looking over its shoulder at the cloud chasing pack and T-Mobile US aggressively closing the gap on its larger rivals.

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