Category: Operator

Vodafone Idea dismisses major US takeover bid

Vodafone Idea has moved to deny a media report that claimed it could soon be acquired by a big US telecoms player, naming Verizon, Amazon and Starlink as likely candidates.

Three UK uses SRN milestone to push Vodafone merger

Three UK has rolled out mobile coverage to 100 sites under the government’s shared rural network programme, shoehorning a quick mention of the benefits of its proposed merger with Vodafone into the announcement.

Rogers ups outlook after Shaw merger

Rogers Communications says it’s ahead of the game in the integration process with Shaw, and its second quarter financials seem to suggest that things are indeed going well.

The Podcast: BT, AI and digital ID

In the final pod before a summer holiday break, Iain and Scott reflect on a nice dinner with BT that even Producer Pierre got an invite to. It coincided with the news that CEO Philip Jansen will be moving on so the lads start by reviewing some of the speculation around why that happened and who could replace him. They move on to talk about a recent event hosted by analyst firm Omdia that looked at the pros and cons of AI before squeezing in a quick summary of Europe’s digital ID ambitions.

The Podcast: Threedafone, Threads and Huawei

Fresh from a spot of lunch with Red Hat, the lads start by reflecting on a great day out at Wimbledon with Vodafone and some of chats that were had between games. They move on to discuss a new Twitter-like social media platform launched by Facebook-owner Meta, before concluding with a round up of the latest news concerning Chinese tech giant Huawei.

Talk of Dish-EchoStar merger continues

Rumours over the possible merger of Dish Network and EchoStar continue to swirl as the industry speculates that Charlie Ergen is looking to shore up the financials of one of his companies at the expense of the other.

E&’s European push continues with PPF talks

E& confirmed on Monday that it is holding talks over a possible strategic collaboration with PPF Group, a move that would further cement its plans to push into new European markets.

The Podcast: Orange, NokiaHat and politics

The lads start by anticipating another day out at the tennis that Producer Pierre, who isn’t going, hopes will fall foul of the British weather. They start with their previous tennis enabler Orange, which is the latest operator to abandon an attempt at diversifying its business. Iain then attempts to summarise the strategic partnership announced between Nokia and Red Hat in language Scott can understand, before the latter finishes with some rants about political intrusion in the tech sector.

Orange backs out of banking with BNP Paribas deal

French operator group Orange has decided to leave the retail banking game just five years after it arrived, brokering a deal that should see it transfer its customer base to BNP Paribas.

Telekom Malaysia and Maxis ink RAN sharing deal

Telekom Malaysia has brokered a deal to share rival Maxis’ RAN infrastructure and thereby boost its 4G coverage as it looks to improve its position in the country’s mobile market.

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