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  • America Movil buying into KPN

    It looks like America Movil is gearing up to acquire up to 28% of Dutch telco KPN, in what the latter's management claim is an unsolicited offer.

     

    What's interesting is that KPN bosses haven't di...

  • Telenor solid enough in 1Q

    A decent enough set of figures from Telenor this morning, despite it slipping into the red during 1Q12 with a loss of 390 million Kroner ($67.1 million).

     That loss is mostly due to a 3.9 million write down of its U...

  • EC targets better online child protection

    It was good to see the EC calling for better protection for children and teenagers online this week. The Commission wants the telecoms industry, national governments, and even service providers - primarily social media firms - to develop a mor...

  • MEA, Spain, good for France Telecom

    France Telecom's 1Q results make for interesting reading, with the firm's businesses in Spain and Middle East & Africa the only divisions to grow revenues year-on-year during the period.

     

  • EverythingEverywhere desperate for 4G

    I'm starting to wonder if EverythingEverywhere - the carrier created through the merger of Orange and T-Mobile's UK networks - needs 4G to happen this year, rather than simply wanting it to happen.

     

  • Who'd want to invest in India?

    Telenor this morning revealed it is booking almost 4 billion Kroner in charges against its Uninor joint venture in India, in anticipation of its licenses being cancelled in the country.

    The operator, and others, face hefty f...

  • How much data can UK store?

    I've been mulling the UK government's plans to require ISPs to store details of all online communications and web pages browsed this week, but not from a privacy standpoint.

     Rather, I'm wondering just how feasible ...

  • Huawei profit halves in 2011

    I'm surprised by how bullish Huawei remains despite its net profit more than halving in 2011.

    The Chinese vendor's income fell to 11.6 billion yuan from 24.7 billion in 2010, on the back of higher R&D costs and forex...

  • TeliaSonera charging for mobile VoIP

    TeliaSonera will introduce charges for using mobile VoIP in Spain within the next month, and plans to levy the charge on new subscribers in its home market of Sweden from the summer.

    While it's a bold move by the telco - aki...

  • Should comms providers handle web safety?

    I've touched on this subject in the general discussion area, but having noted that communications providers should do more in the field of protecting children online (or helping parents protect kids), I started to wonder how that might work, a...