Category: Corporate


Musk set to bail on Twitter deal

In a new SEC filing, Elon Musk claims Twitter’s refusal to provide him with the user data he wants provides grounds for termination of the merger agreement.

Etisalat ploughs $4.4 billion into Vodafone

The telco formerly known as Etisalat – e& – has made good on recent pledges boost its telecoms footprint with the $4.4 billion purchase of a sizeable chunk of Vodafone.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Twitter, Nokia and the edge

All pretence at time discipline is abandoned this week as the lads break the two-hour mark despite not even having a guest. The main reason for this is the decision to lead with Twitter, which opens up several other cans of worms. They eventually move on to Nokia, which recently announced its latest numbers, and conclude by trying to work out what the point of edge computing is.

BT finally makes EE its main consumer-facing brand

A sort-of rebrand means EE will become the flagship brand for consumers, and will ‘expand into new areas’ – though the BT brand will remain on home standalone broadband and landline services.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Ericsson, M&A and Twitter

Both Iain and Scott were carrying bugs when this was recorded but it will take more than that to keep them from their podding duties. They start by reflecting on Ericsson’s quarterly earnings announcement, specifically concerning the trouble the company is in regarding its historical activities in Iraq. Rumours of a Vodafone UK acquisition yield a chat about telco M&A before they conclude with the then breaking news of Elon Musk bidding to buy the whole of Twitter.

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