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.

Intel’s Krzanich does this best duck impression

Intel might be fighting back the flames of the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws, but CEO Brian Krzanich has done his best to put on a calm front for investors during the latest earnings call.

Lack of brotherly love leaves RCom circling the drain

It’s a tale of two billionaire brothers having very different experiences in the telco space. Reliance Jio is flying high, its quarterly report implies Reliance Communications is dying a slow and painful death.

Ain’t no party like a Softbank party

Not even the end of its relationship with Deutsche Telekom could dampen spirits at the Softbank party, as the team reported $3.46 billion in profit, up 21% year-on-year, for the last quarter.

Apple bags $52 billion with more to come at Xmas

What do you get when you sell more iPhones, iPads and Macs than ever, as well as the highest ever number of subscribers for your services products? A massive pile of cash, that’s what.

Telenor tightens the purse strings

The team claim to have shaved 1 billion kroner (roughly €105 million) of fat across the business, but it doesn’t want to stop there.


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