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,

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,

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

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

Three/O2 merger opponents rue missed opportunity

Three O2 Three owners CK Hutchison has come under fire for failing to use its takeover of O2 to fix the UK MVNO space. The Phone Co-op praised the European Commission for making the right decision in blocking the deal after remedies put forward by Hutch failed to impress. CEO Vivian Woodell expressed disappointment that

Teleena, Airfi partner to provide IoT solutions

Teleena IoT Teleena, a global Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) enabler, has announced a strategic partnership with Airfi, a global connectivity service provider to the IoT sector, to provide a diverse range of IoT solutions. The new strategic partnership will help customers by simplifying both the technical and commercial aspects

Investors Take Note: A New Player Has Entered Singapore’s Telecommunications Industry

MVNO M1 Ltd (SGX: B2F) is the smallest of Singapore’s three telecommunications companies, with the other two being Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SGX: Z74) and StarHub Ltd (SGX: CC3). Last week, it was reported in the press that M1 has signed a leasing agreement with Circles.Life that will enable the latter to offer telecommunications services via

CAT moves to end its issues with DTAC

CAT TELECOM CAT TELECOM will propose to the Information and Communications Technology Ministry and to the Cabinet its plan to end disputes with Total Access Communication (DTAC) and set up a joint venture with DTAC, according to the state agency’s acting president Surapant Meknavin. The plan was approved by the Public-Private Joint Venture panel founded

Sigfox to challenge AT&T, Verizon by deploying its IoT network in 100 U.S. cities this year

Sigfox IoT Sigfox announced plans to expand its U.S. operations in a big way, vowing to deploy its IoT network in 100 cities across America this year. The move could create additional challenges for AT&T and Verizon as they work to sell IoT services through their LTE networks. Based in France, Sigfox offers a 902

Comcast talk about using the Verizon network MVNO

Comcast Cable giant Comcast may be ready to begin carrying MVNO Verizon network. Comcast on Tuesday third-quarter earnings conference call, CEO Brian Roberts said his company will start a trial and the waiting period of six months after the expiration of a wireless testing service. Apparently waiting period began, Comcast decided to call a three-year

BRIEF: Stream, Censis plan IoT sensor networks in Scotland

IoT IoT connectivity specialist Stream Technologies and Censis, Innovation centre for IoT sensors, have partnered to develop and deploy IoT sensor networks across Scotland. Stream has already deployed a fully operational demonstrator LoRa network across Glasgow’s city centre which is used for air quality monitoring, intelligent transport and metering solutions. Working with Censis, Stream aims

iPass and campusSIMs Partner to Bring Wi-Fi Connectivity to International Students

iPass Wi-Fi iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the leading provider of global mobile connectivity, today announced a partnership with campusSIMs Inc., the mobile service for international students. Under the terms of the partnership, campusSIMs will give its student subscribers access to the world’s largest and growing Wi-Fi network, leveraging the iPass SmartConnect™ Software Development Kit (SDK).

Gamma Selects GENBAND’s Session Border Controllers to Power UK’s Largest SIP Trunking Service

Gamma UK Long-term relationship helps propel Gamma’s market success GENBAND™, a leading provider of real-time communications solutions today announced that Gamma, a leading supplier of voice, data and mobile products and services in the UK, has selected GENBAND’s market-leading Session Border Controllers to support its SIP Trunking Service, the UK’s largest. This agreement builds on

Artilium to Expand in Africa in Partnership with Tritente Global Energy Group

Artilium plc Artilium Seeks to Expand its Footprint from 20 to 40 Countries in Five Years Artilium plc (LSE/AIM: ARTA), the AIM quoted provider of innovative telecommunication software and solutions, announces that it is partnering with Tritente Global Energy Group (“Tritente”) of Washington DC, Ethiopia and Kenya to launch Artilium-Africa ( in order to meet

BRIEF: Artilium partners with Tritente to expand to Africa

Artilium Tritente Telecommunications software provider Artilium announced it is partnering with Tritente Global Energy Group (Tritente) of Washington DC, Ethiopia and Kenya to launch Artilium-Africa in order to meet the demand for data and telecom services in Africa. Given the low cost environment in Africa and the wide range of services that will be made

Cellhire strikes gold with Rio 2016 Olympic deals

Cellhire SIM and handset rental firm forecasting multi-million pound revenue increase by providing thousands of connections during summer sporting event Cellhire is expecting a £4 million boost to its annual revenues after agreeing deals to provide 20,000 connections during this year’s 2016 Rio Olympics, beginning in August. The York-based firm, which had revenues of £21

Sprint Announces Wireless Lifeline Services Partnership with i-wireless

Sprint Will combine Assurance Wireless and Access Wireless, the second- and fifth-largest providers of wireless Lifeline services, to become a stronger competitor in the marketplace Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced it has entered into an agreement with i-wireless, LLC to strengthen its position as a leader in the wireless Lifeline services industry. The partnership will merge

BRIEF: Sprint uses leased equipment, bridge to raise USD 3 bln

Sprint Sprint has upped its liquidity by over USD 3 billion after signing a new deal with Mobile Leasing Solutions (MLS) for the sale and lease-back of certain leased devices. Arranged by Mizuho Securities, the transaction is expected to provide the company with about USD 1.1 billion in cash proceeds. Sprint has also signed an

Samsung backs Mast Mobile, the startup that helps you manage multiple numbers on one phone

Mast Mobile Communication startup Mast Mobile is launching on Android — specifically the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. The news is part of a broader partnership with Samsung, which has made a minority investment of undisclosed size in the company. In addition, Mast said it’s launching the first

Artilium’s Comsys Signs Ring Back Tone Deal With Sweden’s Tele2

Artilium PLC Telecommunications software company Artilium PLC on Thursday said its Comsys subsidiary has signed a contract with Tele2, the Swedish telecoms company. Under the deal, Tele2 will offer Comsys’s Ring Back Tone product to customers in its Baltic markets, including Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. No financial details on the deal were disclosed. Artilium shares

MásMóvil pacta la compra de Pepephone por 158 millones

MásMóvil Alcanzará el millón de clientes de móvil Financiará la operación con deuda y ampliación de capital MásMóvil sube cerca de un 3,6% en Bolsa MásMóvil ha alcanzado un acuerdo para la compra de Pepephone, uno de los mayores operadores móviles virtuales (OMV) del mercado español, por 158 millones de euros, de los que 20

Reality Check: Looking for meaning in Verizon Q1 results

Verizon Comcast Jim Patterson digs into Verizon Q1 results, noting a potential zero-rated Go90 offerings; and questions the FCC moving the goal post on the cable industry Verizon Communications reported first quarter earnings that generally met expectations. They have already completed several items on their 2016 “to do” list. Here’re some takeaways on their earnings