Q3 2020

Gartner downgrades global smartphone market

Giant analyst firm Gartner likes to take its sweet time about publishing smartphone numbers and has eventually come up with a more pessimistic view than its quicker peers.

Iliad raises funding for 5G as mobile business upticks

Iliad has signed a €300 million loan deal with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to fund 5G rollout, shortly after the publication of Q3 numbers that showed a return to growth at its domestic mobile business.

Jio under-performs on customer growth

Reliance Jio trumpeted its 400 million customer milestone in its latest quarterly results announcement, but its net additions were actually lower than expected.

Polls

What role will consumers expect telcos to play when COVID-19 is behind us?

  • As a reliable utility similar to the role they have managed to play during the pandemic (45%, 13 Votes)
  • Rolling out new technologies and services to support new customer behaviours (28%, 8 Votes)
  • Turning special service offerings during the pandemic into standard offerings (17%, 5 Votes)
  • As a digital platform that they have struggled to change into since the pre-COVID times (10%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

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