UK regulator Ofcom has just tackled the issue of what is now deemed essential by consumers in a new report on the affordability of these essential communications services. Its findings showed a broad consensus on which services are seen as the most essential, which are voice services in general but mobile services in particular (voice and text) and access to the internet, particularly the fixed internet.
Tele2 president and CEO Mats Granryd has promised to "remove uncertainty" surrounding the Nordic operator's business in 2014, after net income fell by a third in 2013.
Fixed broadband prices fell by an average of 82% between 2008 and 2012, with the biggest decline happening in emerging countries, according to ITU statistics. Postpai
Cablevision's short-lived OMGFAST foray into fixed wireless broadband service--which relied upon licenses the company sold to, and then leased back from, Dish Network--is coming to an end next month.
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.
Now in its fourth year, this annual report draws on innovative and authoritative benchmarking tools developed by ITU to monitor information-society developments worldwide as well as to provide valu
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.