financials

Softbank is now more of a VC than a telco group

Back in 2016 when Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son announced plans for the $100 billion Vision Fund it looks like a ludicrous plan, but with such incredible growth perhaps we should ask whether Son has been missing his calling for decades.

Apple shares fall 5% on weak forecast

With Apple pointing the finger at fluctuating currency, poor performance in emerging markets and supply issues, its busiest quarter might not be as busy as investors had hoped.

Chip division continues to carry Samsung

Samsung has released its quarterly numbers, and while it is an improvement on the last quarter, the business is seemingly being propped up by a surging semiconductor unit.

Jio looks strongest in India survival game

Reliance Jio has continued its march to the top of the Indian telco rankings, reporting another quarter of monstrous growth adding another 26.5 million new customers.

Tele2 points optimistically towards acquisitions

Swedish telco Tele2 has promised there is much to be optimistic about, directing investor attention towards acquisitions and away from the mixed bag of financial results for the first quarter of 2018.

World’s biggest MNO grows again

China Mobile has reported its numbers for the quarter ending March 31, and surprise surprise, it has grown even bigger once again.

China Unicom triples profit across 2017

China Unicom has released its financials for 2017 and it is looking like a money making machine again. Revenues were up marginally, profit tripled and free cash flow grew 1628% compared to the previous 12 months.

Iliad profits grow as it looks across to Italy

It’s easy to get distracted by the whole Vivendi/TIM saga, but Iliad is another French business looking towards the land of pizzas, Vespas and slicked back hair for future fortunes.

O2 plugs 5G but will it be more false promises?

O2 might be lagging behind when it comes to 4G performance, but its hoping to get ahead of the pack with the launch of a 5G test bed at The O2 in North Greenwich later this year.

Nokia Q4 OK but it wants 5G spending to start ASAP

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri has come out feeling buoyant after another year of declining sales, warning again it’ll be a tough 12 months trudging through the infrastructure desert, but the 5G oasis is almost within touching distance.

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