The telecoms market in Europe continued to face macroeconomic uncertainty (particularly in Southern Europe) price-driven competition and further regulatory impacts in 2012. However, some positive stories emerged during the year: mobile data revenue grew solidly and the fixed revenue mix improved further as broadband penetration continued to rise.
Kentucky-based Bluegrass Cellular, which already offers mobile broadband service as part of Verizon Wireless' rural LTE initiative, launched a fixed LTE service called GetSetGo.
Telefónica UK is selling its broadband business and fixed-line business to British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) in a deal valued at £180 million.
Dish Network's latest spectrum acquisition speaks to the company's desire to build a wireless broadband network, say analysts.
Carriers are still making good money on their fixed broadband networks and services, but they're in a financial bind when it comes time to spend money to upgrade and/or improve those networks.
Verizon Communications ( NYSE:VZ ) has been trying to replace its aging DSL service with its FiOS networks for years, and now its wireless unit is offering HomeFusion Broadband LTE service as an
UK Broadband (UKB) is bringing an LTE network to the city of Swindon, which hopes to regain its financial footing after losing a substantial amount of money on an ill-fated municipal Wi-Fi network.
Workers' representatives at Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) in Germany fear that the recently announced headcount reductions could see cuts of over 3,000 employees. The company, which presently employs