Vodafone Hutchison Australia loss a result of “mobile termination rate cuts”

Vodafone Hutchison Australia

Reports a net loss of $241.8M for the first half of FY17

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has reported a net loss of $241.8 million for the 1H FY17, with a total revenue of $3.35 billion. Read More

HKBN launches 4G mobile bundle via MVNO

HKBN, 4G, MVNO China Mobile Hong Kong expands relationship with Hong Kong Broadband Network by providing bundled 4G Hong Kong consumer operator HKBN has expanded its relationship with China Mobile to launch 4G services that are bundled with its own fixed broadband and TV offers. HKBN – previously better know as Hong Kong Broadband Network

South Korea’s SK Telecom Market Share Falls below 50%

SK Telecom According to a report about the evaluation of the telecom market competition situation in 2016 released by the Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI) on Feb. 14, SK Telecom, the nation’s No. 1 mobile carrier, saw its market share fall below 50%. SK Telecom held the highest share of 44.5 percent in the

Earnings of CJ Cheiljedang and CJ HelloVision expected to improve in 2017

CJ HelloVision CJ Group’s key unit CJ Cheiljedang Corp. and cable channels operating arm CJ HelloVision Co. are expected to see their earnings recover this year after they disappointed the market with poor performance last year due to falling prices of core products and a one-off cost. The food manufacturing unit of the group, CJ

Australian MVNO, Boost Mobile Takes Apple Music Unlimited

Australian MVNO, Boost Mobile Speaking to journalists at an event in Sydney, Boost Mobile co-founder Peter Adderton revealed that the MVNO would now offer unmetered (or “data-free”) access to Apple Music for Australian customers. Data-free Apple Music is now available on all of Boost’s 28-day recharges, priced at $30 a month. Adderton also expressed an

SK Telecom Demonstrated Federated Network Slicing for Int’l Roaming of 5G Services

SK Telecom SK Telecom announced on February 15 that it developed federated network slicing, one of the most important techniques for the realization of 5G communication networks, for the first time in the world in cooperation with Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson and succeeded in demonstrating the technology. During the demonstration of the technology on February

Thirteen companies interested in becoming TOT’s 4G/2.3 GHz partner

TOT THIRTEEN companies have picked up the documents required to make a proposal to be TOT’s partner in providing 4G service on the state agency’s 2.3GHz band, said Rungsun Channarukul, TOT’s senior executive vice president/mobile unit. TOT made the documents available last Friday, with yesterday as the deadline for picking them up. Among the 13

Brief OFCA: Hong Kong ends November with 17.2 mln mobile customers

OFCA, Hong Kong Hong Kong ended November with 17.24 million mobile customers, up from 17.14 million in the previous month. Of the total, 8.10 million were postpaid users and 9.14 million were prepaid customers, according to figures from the Office of the Communications Authority (Ofca). The 3G customer base declined to 8.15 million in November

Study by the Green Consumer Network finds Cell Phone Bills Burden South Koreans

Study, Green Consumer Network A study conducted by the Green Consumer Network in Korea and Democratic Party of Korea lawmaker Park Hong-keun revealed that 75.3 percent of South Korean adults (1,000 surveyed) feel burdened by their telecommunications expenses. One third of the respondents said their cell phone bills had increased under the current administration, while

South Korea MVNOs Struggle for Existence as Subscriber Numbers Near 7 million

South Korea, MVNO SEOUL: The number of MVNO subscribers is about to exceed seven million, a sign of market maturation over the past six years. However, due to sluggish growth that began two years ago, businesses are desperately struggling for existence. Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) are putting significant efforts into finding a way out

Australia: Optus, Vodafone battle for bush coverage

Optus, Vodafone Optus and Vodafone want to catch up with Telstra’s superior mobile coverage in the bush — but there is a war of words on how best to do it. For its part, Optus is extending its own network. Vodafone wants the competition regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, to force Telstra to

Japanese Megabank Mizuho to Develop Fintech Payments Platform for IoT Devices

Mizuho Mizuho Financial Group has announced the development of a secure FinTech payment platform to be used by connected IoT (internet of things) devices such as connected cars and vehicles, smart home devices, wearables and more. It is one of the earliest efforts by a bank to provide account access to customers through smart devices

Thai MNO, TOT terminates M Consult Asia for 3G MVNO Broadband

Tot, M Consult Asia, MVNO TOT Plc has finally terminated a business contract with M Consult Asia to provide 3G mobile broadband service on the state telecom enterprise’s network under the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) model, one year after the company’s default. The state telecom enterprise is also in talks with Samart I-Mobile (SIM)

KDDI 9M profit grows 15.4% to $4.17b

KDDI Japan’s KDDI grew its net profit for the first nine months of its financial year by 15.4% to 471.4 billion yen ($4.17 billion), on the back of rising mobile services revenues. Operating revenue for the period between April and December last year grew 6.8% to 3.52 trillion yen. Mobile revenues grew by 31 billion

MNOs will lose 5G rewards to new entrants if they will not share networks

5G Even in rural Australia, sharing is resisted Analysis The advantages of network sharing seem glaringly obvious in a world where the mismatch between mobile data demand and mobile data ARPU is rushing MNOs’ profits. The need to reduce the cost of delivering those rising tides of data is urgent, but many operators are ready

Vodafone’s Berroeta wants ACCC action on mobile roaming


Vodafone Australia boss Inaki Berroeta has warned the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission not to kick the can down the road on regulated ­domestic mobile roaming, urging it instead to take decisive action and ensure stronger ­competition for regional users. Read More

Japan Communications gets SoftBank to lease phone lines

Japan Communications, SoftBank TOKYO — Japan Communications said Wednesday that SoftBank Group has agreed to lease the company phone lines for its budget smartphone services, ending a spat over connectivity that drew in the government. Starting March 22, existing subscribers to SoftBank’s smartphone services will be able to switch over to the cheaper services of

Vodafone says full-year earnings will be at lower end of forecasts

Vodafone Mobile phone giant is facing growing competition in the UK and Indian markets. Mobile phone giant Vodafone reports full-year earnings will be at the lower end of its forecasts amid mounting competition in the UK and India. The company said reported UK revenues dipped 19 per cent to €1.71bn in the three months to