Q3 2017

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.

MTN releases mixed bag for quarterlies

South Africa-based telco MTN has released its quarterly figures, and while it is not a complete disaster, things could certainly have gone better.

John Legere is above talking about rumours

With the quarterly bonanza just about to kick off, it wouldn’t be the same if there wasn’t a bit of eccentricity from T-Mobile US. And he delivered again, this time refusing to do a live earnings call.

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