US

AT&T makes money from content…by flogging assets

AT&T has agreed to sell its Crunchyroll anime business to Sony for close to US$1.2 billion, and is reportedly in the latter stages of a sale process for DirecTV, which could be worth about $15 billion.

Altice accepts defeat in Cogeco takeover saga

Altice USA will not continue to pursue an acquisition of Canada’s Cogeco, having failed to win over its major shareholder before its  C$11.1 billion (US$8.4 billion) offer expired.

T-Mobile US fined $200m for subsidy fraud

The FCC has slapped T-Mobile US with a $200 million fine for fraudulently collecting millions of dollars in government subsidies designed to help low-income phone customers.

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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