Telecommunications

COMMENTARY: Very good results of Vipnet

COMMENTARY: Very good results of Vipnet

26 Apr 2017 comment

Domestic telecom operator Vipnet has grown in all segments of its business in the first quarter, and this may also be due to the consolidation of Metronet's revenue that has been consolidated since February 1 when this domestic fixed-to-business telecom operator enters into consolidation.

Vipnet achieved growth of 11.2 percent in revenue, and of 21.3 percent in profit

Vipnet achieved growth of 11.2 percent in revenue, and of 21.3 percent in profit

26 Apr 2017 comment

The second largest domestic telecom operator, Vipnet, in the first quarter of this year achieved revenue of EUR 98.4 million, with growth in revenue of 11.2 percent. In the same period, the profit before interest, amortization and depreciation (EBITDA) increased by as much as 21.3 percent to EUR 21.2 million, according to Vipnet's owner, Telekom Austria, owned by America Móvil.

COMMENTARY: High exposure of Tele2 due to Tisak and Agrokor

COMMENTARY: High exposure of Tele2 due to Tisak and Agrokor

26 Apr 2017 comment

Although Tele2's business results are very good and above expectations in terms of revenue, one information from the report published by the Swedish owner Tele2 AB shows a very high exposure to banks, which is the result of Agrokor's major financial problems and of the companies within the concern, mainly Tisak. This exposure rose to very high 123 million Swedish crowns, or HRK 96 million.

Telefonica Said to Weigh IPO for O2 as Soon as Year-End

Telefonica Said to Weigh IPO for O2 as Soon as Year-End

25 Apr 2017 comment

Telefonica is considering an initial public offering for its U.K. mobile-phone unit O2 as soon as the end of the year, people familiar with the matter said, as the Spanish telecommunications company looks for ways to reduce debt, according to Bloomberg.

U.K. Emergency Services Risk Catastrophic Comms Failure

U.K. Emergency Services Risk Catastrophic Comms Failure

22 Apr 2017 comment

The ability of U.K. emergency services to communicate during a terrorist attack or other disaster faces a “potentially catastrophic” blow unless ministers reach a deal with Motorola and Vodafone to ensure continuity of their existing service, a panel of lawmakers warned, according to Bloomberg.

European Telcos Team Up to Take AI Fight to Google and Amazon

European Telcos Team Up to Take AI Fight to Google and Amazon

21 Apr 2017 comment

European mobile networks Orange and Deutsche Telekom are teaming up to build an artificial intelligence platform, in a bid to catch up with Google and Amazon, according to Bloomberg.

Telia Carrier launches new Internet backbone PoP in Berlin

Telia Carrier launches new Internet backbone PoP in Berlin

18 Apr 2017 comment

Telia Carrier added a new point-of-presence (PoP) to its network, providing agile connectivity services for a booming economic sector in Berlin, Germany. The new data center, Carrier-Colo, owned by I/P/B/, is one of the most connected facilities in the region providing connectivity and other IP services to international, national and regional start-ups, carriers, cloud and content providers.

Telia Adds Additional Network Route From New York to Chicago

Telia Adds Additional Network Route From New York to Chicago

6 Apr 2017 comment

Telia Carrier announced that it has extended the reach of its global backbone by adding a new fiber-route between New York City and Chicago. The new express route, along with extra fiber in the New York metro area, further diversifies the wholesale carrier's network and provides enhanced 100G+ service options to carriers, content and cloud providers in New York, Chicago and the United States as a whole.

Ericsson Tries to Avoid Patent War by Publishing Rates for 5G

Ericsson Tries to Avoid Patent War by Publishing Rates for 5G

22 Mar 2017 comment

Ericsson has taken the unusual step of publicly setting a price tag on what it will cost to license their technology for the next generation of high-speed mobile phone networks, according to Bloomberg.

Vodafone and Idea merge in Fat Big Telco in India

Vodafone and Idea merge in Fat Big Telco in India

20 Mar 2017 comment

Vodafone's Indian unit agreed to merge with Idea Cellular to create a wireless company that’s more than twice as big as AT&T by subscribers, and a new leader in a market that’s so competitive after India’s richest man offered phone calls for free, according to Bloomberg.

Amazon Open for Pushing Content Through Cable

Amazon Open for Pushing Content Through Cable

18 Mar 2017 comment

Amazon, the e-commerce giant that’s shaking up the entertainment industry, says it’s open to pursuing deals to stream content through cable operators’ set-top boxes, much like Netflix has done in the U.S. and Europe, according to Bloomberg.

Ooredoo chooses Telia Carrier for International IoT Connectivity

Ooredoo chooses Telia Carrier for International IoT Connectivity

11 Mar 2017 comment

Telia Carrier has added another operator to its dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) Backbone. Global communications company Ooredoo has chosen Telia Carrier to provide IoT backhaul connectivity to Ericsson’s DCP platforms in Europe.

80% Pay TV Penetration in Central and Eastern Europe by 2020

80% Pay TV Penetration in Central and Eastern Europe by 2020

8 Mar 2017 comment

The number of pay TV subscribers in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region is expected to reach 82.2 million at the end of 2020, with subscribers to Internet protocol television (IPTV) recording the highest growth rate.

DT CEO Makes Case for Unified Approach to 5G

DT CEO Makes Case for Unified Approach to 5G

28 Feb 2017 comment

Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Hoettges called on European telecommunications regulators to allow more industry consolidation, and asked authorities to ease the transition to a fifth generation of wireless services that would spur growth, according to Bloomberg.

Telefonica Germany Integrates O2 and E-Plus Networks With MYCOM OSI

Telefonica Germany Integrates O2 and E-Plus Networks With MYCOM OSI

28 Feb 2017 comment

MYCOM OSI announced at MWC that Telefonica Germany is realizing Europe’s largest network merger project using its Network Performance Management solution to optimize network performance, quality of service and capacity for the consolidated network.

Ericsson and T-Mobile pioneering superior LTE network capabilities

Ericsson and T-Mobile pioneering superior LTE network capabilities

27 Feb 2017 comment

Next steps in LTE technology will accelerate T-Mobile's network capabilities and performance in advance of 5G, including Gigabit LTE. T-Mobile will leverage LTE-U to bring Gigabit LTE speeds to more places Ericsson and T-Mobile US are pushing the boundaries of network performance through rapid evolution using some of the most advanced technologies available.

MWC 2017: Telecom CEOs are going to Barcelona

MWC 2017: Telecom CEOs are going to Barcelona

27 Feb 2017 comment

Telecom executives from Vodafone Group Plc to Deutsche Telekom AG and Telefonica SA are headed to the industry’s annual get-together in Barcelona next week with more on their minds than the latest handsets, according to Bloomberg.

DT's new plans for IoT

DT's new plans for IoT

27 Feb 2017 comment

Deutsche Telekom pushes the implementation and commercial expansion of the new, standardized and cost-effective NarrowBand-IoT technology across Europe. In Germany, Deutsche Telekom will commercially launch NB-IoT in the second quarter of 2017, and already runs several pilots with large customers in the areas of smart metering, smart parking and asset tracking.

MWC 2017: 5G Capital Berlin

MWC 2017: 5G Capital Berlin

27 Feb 2017 comment

Berlin is not only a hip party city but also has a lot to offer technologically and scientifically. Information technology and software development are researched in 85 scientific institutions1 and being taught to students at universities, making them some of the best equipped people for the global labor market and ensuring Germany’s leading position. In the year 2015, 18,500 students were enrolled in IT related subjects.2 70 percent (2,1 Billion Euro) of the total risk capital in Germany was invested into start-ups in Berlin3, making Berlin an ideal environment for the development of new technologies such as the 5G network standard. Starting 2020, 5G Infrastructures will deliver significantly higher bandwidths and lower latency in data transmission world-wide. Integrated heterogeneous networks will connect billions of devices and sensors seamlessly allowing them to react dynamically to application requirements.

Global Mobile Industry Leaders Commit to Accelerate 5G NR for Large-scale Trials and Deployments, next meeting in Dubrovnik Croatia

Global Mobile Industry Leaders Commit to Accelerate 5G NR for Large-scale Trials and Deployments, next meeting in Dubrovnik Croatia

26 Feb 2017 comment

Today a contingent of mobile communications companies announced their collective support for the acceleration of the 5G New Radio (NR) standardization schedule to enable large-scale trials and deployments as early as 2019 in front of MWC 2017 in Barcelona.

Verizon to Begin 5G User Trials in 11 Markets by Middle of Year

Verizon to Begin 5G User Trials in 11 Markets by Middle of Year

25 Feb 2017 comment

Verizon will test faster fifth-generation mobile broadband service in 11 markets in the first half of this year as the nation’s largest wireless carrier tries to take the lead in the 5G race, according to Bloomberg.

16,7% Revenue Growth for Ericsson Nikola Tesla

16,7% Revenue Growth for Ericsson Nikola Tesla

23 Feb 2017 comment

In 2016 Ericsson Nikola Tesla Group continued with a series of its successful business years. Sales revenue increased by 16.7% year-over-year due to strong revenue growth in CIS market and continued growth of revenue in Ericsson market.

Solid Performance for Croatian Telekom in fiscal 2016 With Revenue and EBITDA Growth

Solid Performance for Croatian Telekom in fiscal 2016 With Revenue and EBITDA Growth

23 Feb 2017 comment

In 2016, Hrvatski Telekom generated revenue amounting to HRK 6.97 billion, which is by 0.7% better than in 2015. HT maintained its leading position in all segments of the telecommunications market, the main contributors being mobile and wholesale revenues, growth of the ICT segment, and the electricity business.

GSMA Launches IoT Big Data Directory

GSMA Launches IoT Big Data Directory

20 Feb 2017 comment

GSMA announced the launch of the ‘IoT Big Data API Directory’ that will make harmonised data sets from multiple sources worldwide available to developers and third parties, enabling them to create innovative new IoT services.

Nokia Creates First 5GTF Connection, Uses Intel 5G Mobile Trial Platform

Nokia Creates First 5GTF Connection, Uses Intel 5G Mobile Trial Platform

15 Feb 2017 comment

Nokia has completed the first 5G connection in Oulu, Finland, using a data center based on Intel architecture and the Intel 5G Mobile Trial Platform as the end-user device.

Mobile broadband penetration at 95% in OECD area

Mobile broadband penetration at 95% in OECD area

8 Feb 2017 comment

High-speed Internet use continues to grow in OECD countries with mobile broadband penetration reaching 95 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in June 2016, up from 86 per 100 a year earlier, according to data released by the OECD.

The roaming mess in Europe

The roaming mess in Europe

7 Feb 2017 comment

Not everyone is happy with processes in EU and some think that the roaming deal in Europe is a huge "mess". This is the position of experts and operators in the mobile telephony market who are skeptical of the decisions reached by the EU to abolish roaming fees by June 15, 2017. The skeptics include Manuel Zanella, CEO of ChatSim, Instant Messaging Mobile Operator.

Vipnet increased revenues by 8.6 percent, profit by 12.3 percent

Vipnet increased revenues by 8.6 percent, profit by 12.3 percent

1 Feb 2017 comment

Vipnet, the second largest domestic telecom operator, announced that in 2016 it achieved revenues of EUR 398.3 million with a growth of 8.6 percent compared to the previous year. In the same period, profit before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortization and depreciation (EBITDA) was in the amount of EUR 88.3 million with a very strong growth of as much as 12.3 percent.

Intelsat and Quantis Will Improve Broadband Services in Europe and Africa

Intelsat and Quantis Will Improve Broadband Services in Europe and Africa

31 Jan 2017 comment

Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced today that Quantis Global, one of the leading broadband service providers in Europe and Northern Africa, signed an agreement to enhance and expand the Quantis network using services provided by Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput satellites (HTS) and IntelsatOne Flex services, bringing higher performing broadband services across the region.

WSA Works With Indian Government to Enable Widespread Broadband Services

WSA Works With Indian Government to Enable Widespread Broadband Services

30 Jan 2017 comment

The WhiteSpace Alliance (WSA), a global industry organization enabling sharing of underutilized spectrum, is working with the Government of India to bring cost-effective broadband services to its citizens.