Category: Operator


CNMC axes MVNO rules – Viva la Deregulation

The Spanish National Authority for Markets and Competition (CNMC) has decided to remove regulations which force MNOs to provide reasonable access to their mobile infrastructure.

Contactless payments ramp up in 2017

Following the announcement WhatsApp will enter into the mobile payments arena, new estimates from Juniper Research claims Apple Pay contactless users will nearly double over 2017.

FCC dishes out some humble Pai

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Acting FTC Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen have penned an article for The Washington Post, defending the decision to reverse ISP privacy rules.

DT flirts with net neutrality controversy

Deutsche Telekom has begun flirting with net neutrality controversy, as the telco giant unleashes a number of zero-rating offers for customers in Germany.

AOL + Yahoo = Oath. Seriously

Verizon has taken a step away from the Yahoo security saga of the last year, after renaming its newly formed AOL-Yahoo media business Oath.

Jio extends freebie offer yet again

Reliance Jio has extended the deadline for its latest subscription plan for an additional two weeks, as well as introducing another three month freebie offer for new customers.

Vestberg volunteers for Verizon venture

In a classic poacher-turned-gamekeeper move, former Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg is going to head up Verizon’s newly-formed Network and Technology team.

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Polls

With Amazon and Google launching smart home initiatives, have the telcos missed out on their chance to cash in on this market?

  • Yes, Google and Amazon will now dominate this space (65%, 40 Votes)
  • Consumers won't have made up their mind (19%, 12 Votes)
  • No, Google and Amazon will not be able to replace the telcos in the mind of the consumer (16%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 62

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