Charter, Time Warner, Bright House To Launch MVNO?

MVNO Earlier this week, the FCC approved the three-way merger of Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks in a deal worth approximately $66 billion dollars. As part of the documentation associated with the deal, the FCC provided the market with some insight into the plans that the new Charter business may have,…

Lycamobile’s marketing director resigns

Lycamobile Lycamobile’s Chris Liveing has stepped down as group marketing director. Liveing has held the position at Lyca for five years, previously working as customer marketing director at the MVNO. He has also held long-term posts at Tesco Mobile and O2. Lyca said that Liveing is due to depart at the end of May after…

TalkTalk profits halve in cyber attack fallout

TalkTalk TalkTalk’s boss Dido Harding said the budget broadband provider has “bounced back” from a vicious cyber attack, despite revealing that profits halved at the telecoms company last year. The firm, which was targeted by hackers last October, saw pre-tax profits plunge to £14m in the year to March, from £32m a year earlier, as…

MVNO Defense Mobile stops accepting new customers, undergoing ‘business transition’

MVNO Defense Mobile article source fiercewireless Defense Mobile, an MVNO that first came to market in 2013 targeting active and retired U.S military and their families, is in the midst of a “business transformation” and is not currently accepting new customers. However, a company spokesman said that the MVNO hopes to resume activating new customers…

EU Commission fails to seize opportunity to fix UK’s MVNO space

MVNO UK Recently, the European Commission was criticised for not using the opportunity provided by the Three and O2 merger to fix the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) space in the UK. The regulator blocked Three’s takeover of O2, saying that it would increase prices while reducing choices for customers. If the merger had taken…

BRIEF: Drillisch posts growth in subscribers, revenue and profit

Drillisch German operator Drillisch reported service revenue for the first quarter up by EUR 4.4 million or 3.7 percent over Q4 2015 to EUR 124.6 million. In comparison with the same period last year, service revenue rose by 30.6 percent, thanks to its acquisition of assets from Telefonica Deutschland. The company said it saw overall…

Lycamobile structure too complex for KPMG auditors

Lycamobile AUDITORS for international telephone calls business Lycamobile have criticised the company’s structure which has left it unable to account for £134m of assets. Lyca’s complex and opaque web of offshore and UK companies raised concerns over where its assets were drawn from. Its latest filing with Companies House – posted six months late on…

European Commission blocks O2-3 merger deal in UK

O2 Three UK The European Commission has blocked Hutchison CK’s proposed acquisition of Telefónica UK (O2 UK), which would have reduced the number of mobile network operators (MNOs) in the United Kingdom from four to three. As Julian Watson, director, operators, IHS Technology says, the merger of Hutchison CK’s 3 unit with O2 UK would,…

Internet Initiative Japan, Inc. (NASDAQ:IIJI) To Release Earnings

IIJ Japan Analysts await Internet Initiative Japan, Inc. (NASDAQ:IIJI) to report earnings on May, 12 for the fiscal quarter ending Mar 2016. The biggest institutional shareholders in Internet Initiative Japan, Inc. include Renaissance Technologies Corp which owns 393 K million shares in the company valued at $3.89 million. Pioneer Investments KAG mbH is the second…

El número de líneas de fibra asciende 3,6 millones en marzo, según CNMC

OMV El número de líneas de fibra hasta el hogar (FTTH) creció en 159.316 en marzo hasta las 3,6 millones, de las que dos de cada tres corresponden a Movistar, según los datos publicados hoy por la Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC). Movistar tenía en marzo 2,5 millones de fibra (el…

Japan’s Soracom raises $22m in Series B led by repeat investors WiL, Infinity Venture

Soracom Tokyo-based IoT communication platform developer Soracom Inc has raised 2.4 billion yen ($22 million) in a series B fundraising round from World Innovation Lab (WiL), Infinity Venture Partners and other investors. With the latest investment round, the total financing in the company has touched 3.1 billion yen ($28 million). WiL and Infinity Venture Partners…

Virtual mobile operator Lycamobile looks to build market share

Lycamobile Irish subsidiary forecasts profit growth despite previously recording massive loss The Irish subsidiary of mobile operator Lycamobile is forecasting profits in the coming years, despite recording a huge loss in 2014 and noting the difficulty that it and other companies have in establishing a presence here. Lycamobile is one of a number of mobile…

TalkTalk Eyes Business Fibre And Mobile Growth As Cyberattack Hangover Continues

TalkTalk TalkTalk profits slump as cyberattack aftershocks continue to be felt, but it wants to build advanced mobile network services and double business unit TalkTalk continues to feel the aftershocks of the devastating cyber-attack it suffered last year as profits slumped from £72 million in 2015 to just £2 million in the 2016 financial year.…

TalkTalk says back on track after cyber attack

TalkTalk British broadband operator TalkTalk (TALK.L) said it had bounced back from a customer data theft in October, stabilizing its customer base in the final quarter after 95,000 subscribers left following the breach. The company, which positions itself as a low-cost option against BT (BT.L), Sky (SKYB.L) and Virgin Media (LBTYA.O), said its customer base…

Indian MVNO ventures

MVNO AT&T Virgin Media Just over a month after the Indian government passed a law to allow MVNOs into the country, the floodgates have opened – with AT&T and Virgin Media the first to be swept up in the torrent of rumors surrounding the run-up to a spectrum mega-auction, one which will define the next…

FCC filings for Charter Communication. Scheduled to offer 300,000 public Wi-Fi hotspots, and potential MVNO service

MVNO Wi-Fi The FCC approved Charter Communications’ blockbuster acquisition of fellow cable operators Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks this week, and in its lengthy filing approving the deal the agency acknowledged that the companies may well pursue some kind of wireless strategy, including possibly launching an MVNO service. You can download the filing…

XL Axiata, Indosat Ooredoo form joint venture in Indonesia

XL Axiata The new firm will provide consultancy services for future collaboration between the two telcos Indonesian telecom operator XL Axiata announced it will enter a joint venture with compatriot operator Indosat Ooredoo to provide consultancy services in future network collaboration between the two firms. The JV is dubbed PT One Indonesia Synergy. “The purpose…

IoT Platform Provider Soracom Raises $22M in Its Series B Round of Funding, Looks to Expand Into U.S. And Beyond

IoT Tokyo-based Soracom, a startup that provides a communications platform for connected device developers, announced on May 11 that it has raised $22 million in its Series B round of funding. World Innovation Lab and Infinity Venture Partners led the initiative. Soracom claims that it will use the funding to rapidly deploy its services around…

Oasis Smart SIM and Airfi announce strategic partnership to leverage global IoT opportunities

IoT Oasis Smart SIM, the expert in embedded USIM operating systems, cellular service and connectivity activation solutions for M2M, Internet of Things (IoT) and consumer devices, is proud to announce its partnership with Airfi, a global connectivity service provider to the IoT sector. The new strategic partnership leverages Oasis’ embedded connectivity and subscription management solutions…

T-Mobile collaborates with ETECSA to offer affordable calls, roaming to Cuba

T-Mobile Roaming T-Mobile has announced that it has entered into inter-connect and roaming deal with the Cuban telecom firm Empresa De Telecommunicaciones De Cuba, S.A. (ETECSA). The collaboration aims to provide T-molibe’s American customers visiting Cuba more affordable voice calls to reach their friends and family on the island nation. Once the agreement comes into…

Republic Wireless touts new smartphones, hints at GSM expansion

MVNO Republic Wireless MVNO Republic Wireless said it plans to add 7 GSM-based smartphones in July, to go along with plans for a GSM-based cellular partner Wi-Fi-first mobile virtual network operator Republic Wireless continues to bolster its service offering, announcing plans to add new smartphones to its device lineup and again hinting at expanded cellular…

Lycamobile’s opaque tax affairs confounding its own auditors

Lycamobile KPMG says it has not been given satisfactory information by telecoms firm, which is a huge donor to the Tories Lycamobile, the largest donor to the Conservative party, uses a complex web of offshore and UK companies so opaque that its own auditors cannot account for £134m of assets. The financial affairs of the…