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'We shall overcome' net neutrality, sing Euro telcos in the key of 5Gs

Europe's telcos have found a reason to shed any ambivalence they had about 5G, waking up with a shared vision that the technology can help them fend off Internet neutrality rules. Even better – for the telcos at least – they've found a willing ear in the person of European Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society …

TalkTalk boss on Joe Garner exit, Virgin Media support for Openreach and THAT attack

ECTA Regulatory Conf '15 TalkTalk boss Dido Harding has described the departure of BT Openreach’s chief Joe Garner as a big headache for the former state monopoly – which is in the midst of battling to retain the infrastructure wing of its business. Garner resigned on Monday, having been poached by Nationwide to head up the building society. Speaking …
Kelly Fiveash, 17 Nov 2015
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Small Euro telco lobby group births small Euro telco lobby group

ECTA Regulatory Conf '15 "We’re not going to pilot the first generation of VR games because the infrastructure isn’t good enough," according to the European Commission's head of broadband, Anna Krzyzanowska, who added: "That might be one of the greatest opportunities lost in the current time." The EC's policy wonk made the comment during a discussion …
Kelly Fiveash, 17 Nov 2015

Would Dutch T-Mobile sale open door for Deutsche to buy KPN?

A simple statement this week leaked to Bloomberg that T-Mobile Netherlands is about to be put up for sale, uncovers a wealth of potential intent from all quarters. Immediately everyone is guessing who might buy it; our question is what does this allow to happen after that sale has gone through? We have often given the opinion …
Faultline, 26 Oct 2015
Mats Granryd is the new GSMA Director General

GSMA appoints Mats Granryd as new director general

The new director general of the mobile phone operators organisation is Mats Granryd, who will take up his new role on January 1 2016. Granryd’s appointment follows the departure of Anne Bouverot last month. Bouverot has gone to head up French security and identity solution vendor Morpho. Granryd will be joing the GSMA from …
Simon Rockman, 25 Aug 2015

Heads up! If Tor VANISHES over the weekend, this is why

The Tor Project is warning that its network – used by netizens to mask their identities on the internet – may be knocked offline in the coming days. In a Tor blog post, project leader Roger "Arma" Dingledine said an unnamed group may seize Tor's directory authority servers before the end of next week. These servers distribute …
Shaun Nichols, 20 Dec 2014
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Dutch operators: Ugh, we really overdid it on the 4G last night...

Dutch operators are waking with something of a hangover following panicked bidding on 4G telephony licences in the overcrowded Netherlands market. The country’s 4G spectrum auction altogether generated nearly €3.8bn. Vodafone shares tumbled 2.8 per cent and KPN said it wouldn't be able pay its promised end-of-year dividend as …
Bill Ray, 18 Dec 2012

Kaspersky spots Zeus for BlackBerry

While most of the world is treating the once-mighty BlackBerry as an also-ran in the smartphone market, malware authors still think it’s worth a crack – and have crafted a package designed to drop a Zeus malware variant on the device. This post to Securelist by Kaspersky’s Denis Maslennikov details five new Zeus-in-the-mobile ( …
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Russia hands out 4G licences in an instant

The Russian regulator has skipped over all that auction nonsense to award 4G licences to the four network operators, denying licences to three others, but then Russia has had 4G for years. The state-owned Rostelecom got one licence, surprising no one, and the other three went to Russia's Big Three mobe operators – MTS, …
Bill Ray, 12 Jul 2012
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Carphone shares jump on Best Buy news

Carphone Warehouse shares are up almost nine per cent in early trading on news that the mobe reseller is raising targets after a strong first six months trading. CPW said smartphones and interest in the "Connected World" helped increase sales in the first six months. The company expects earnings per share of between 13.5 and …
John Oates, 05 Nov 2010
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Netherlands raises €2.7m on 2.6GHz

The Netherlands has raised just over €2.7m selling off its LTE-ready spectrum - a derisory sum, and no one seems to want WiMAX at all. The auction has been running since Monday, and finished up with five companies buying FDD spectrum ideally suited to LTE deployments. Incumbents KPN, Vodafone and T-Mobile got 50MHz between …
Bill Ray, 27 Apr 2010
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Pirate Bay blocking row silenced in Norway

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and a pro-copyright group have given up their fight to get telecoms outfit Telenor to block access to The Pirate Bay in Norway. The rights' holders have twice failed to convince Telenor to comply with its demands to cut off the BitTorrent tracker decentralised …
Kelly Fiveash, 16 Mar 2010
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Telenor shuns IFPI's 'block Pirate Bay' demands

Norwegian ISP Telenor has refused demands from representatives of the US music and film industry to block access to BitTorrent tracker website The Pirate Bay. The Norwegian wing of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) demanded that telecoms group Telenor prevent access to the infamous file sharing …
Kelly Fiveash, 03 Mar 2009
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Behaviour trumps 'non-waiver' clauses, says Court of Appeal

The Post Office was not allowed to walk away from a contract because it had continued to perform its duties for 11 months after the other company breached the contract, the Court of Appeal has ruled. That continuation of the contract after the breach undermined the Post Office's ability to walk away from the deal, even though …
OUT-LAW.COM, 29 Jan 2009
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Danish ISP ordered again to block Pirate Bay

Danish ISP Sonofon (part of Tele2) has once again been ordered by a Danish court to block the controversial Swedish BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay. The record industry represented by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) calls it a landmark ruling and says the decision confirms the illegality of Pirate …
Jan Libbenga, 28 Nov 2008
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Pirate Bay to sue music industry

The Pirate Bay is threatening to seek damages from music industry lobby group The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) for blocking access to its website. In February the IFPI went to court to get Danish ISP Tele2 to block access to the website accusing it of aiding and abetting copyright infringement …
John Oates, 16 Apr 2008
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IFPI demands $2.5m in damages from The Pirate Bay

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is demanding $2.5m in damages from Swedish torrent tracking site The Pirate Bay. The compensation claim, which covers 24 CDs, nine movies and four games, was served at the Stockholm District Court on Monday. All four Pirate Bay founders (Gottfried Svartholm Warg, …
Jan Libbenga, 01 Apr 2008
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IFPI wins Danish block on Pirate Bay

The record industry's anti-piracy lobby has won a court victory to force Tele2 Denmark, a large ISP, to block access to the Swedish BitTorrent tracker site Pirate Bay. Danish IT rag Computerworld reports that Tele2 has agreed to follow the order. The firm accounts for about four per cent of the country's broadband market, and is …
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Vodafone gets fixed in Spain and Italy

Vodafone has splashed out £537m on Tele2 in Italy and Spain, reaffiring the firm's commitment to quad-play and giving it three million new fixed-line customers with over 600,000 using broadband. Tele2 Italy brings 2.6 million customers into the Vodafone family, 400,000 of those using broadband, while Tele2 Spain brings just …
Bill Ray, 09 Oct 2007
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Fujitsu to buy Swedish reseller

Fujitsu Services is buying Mandator, the Swedish reseller, for $78m in cash - roughly one times annual revenues. The price, three Swedish crowns per share, represents a 30 per cent premium on Mandator's stock price in the ten days before the offer was announced. The offer is recommended by Mandator's board of directors - which …
Team Register, 08 Oct 2007
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Sweden may block Pirate Bay over child porn

Swedish police say they may put the world's largest torrent tracker, The Pirate Bay, on its porn filter blacklist after complaints about child porn being traded on the site. If Pirate Bay is placed on the list, anyone trying to access the site from Sweden through ISP's such as Telia, Tele2 and Bredbandsbolaget will be …
Jan Libbenga, 09 Jul 2007
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Microsoft turns its guns to IPTV surveys and statistics

Analysis Microsoft may have continuing problems on the home front where AT&T slowly grinds out its IPTV rollout, but in France it is winning plaudits. T-Online France has been installing IPTV at its Club Internet subsidiary using Microsoft software and says it has been ranked number one in features by both benchmarking organizations …
Faultline, 08 Mar 2007
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Carphone Warehouse rescued with AOL buy

Analysis Mobile phone operator Carphone Warehouse (CPW) has now moved into fixed line telecoms and broadband. Originally, the company's phone offerings were based on a system known as IDA (Indirect Access) whereby customers dialled a prefix and then the number they actually wanted. All the real work was done by another provider and CPW …
Steve Kennedy, 15 Nov 2006
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AllofMP3 hit by Danish court ruling

Much reviled Russian music site allofmp3.com has been hit by a Danish court ruling which forces internet service provider Tele2 to block access to the site. The Copenhagen City court ruled that Tele2 must do its best to ensure its subscribers cannot access the site. AllofMP3, or iTuneski as its known round here, insists it is …
John Oates, 26 Oct 2006
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Carphone Warhorse charges into battle

Carphone Warehouse's overall Q1 revenues were up a tasty 42.1 per cent on 2005, painting a fairly rosy picture for the ever-diversifying group. Its businesses brought in £857.64m in the early part of this year compared to £605.66m for the same period a year ago. Carphone's telecoms outfit TalkTalk enjoyed a whopping 227.7 per …
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Ofcom steps into Carphone row with BT

The Carphone Warehouse has suffered a setback to its ambitious plans to offer cut price broadband and phone services. A draft ruling by regulator Ofcom has failed to uphold a request by Carphone to slash the cost of migrating large numbers of users to its new service. If the draft ruling is confirmed, Carphone will have to pay …
Tim Richardson, 02 May 2006
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Carphone mum on 'free broadband' speculation

Execs at the Carphone Warehouse are said to be mulling the idea of offering broadband for free as part of a bundled phone package. The retailer-cum-telco is expected to release details of its broadband strategy shortly following confirmation earlier this year that it plans to press ahead with plans to invest £45m in local loop …
Tim Richardson, 27 Mar 2006
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TalkTalk getsgets newnew MDMD

TalkTalk - The Carphone Warehouse's retail phone business - has a new managing director after former boss Max Alexander left the firm to join Thomson Directories. New man David Thatcher joins from cableco NTL, where he has worked for the past four years, most recently as its head of consumer sales and marketing division. He's …
Tim Richardson, 17 Jan 2006
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Carphone to unveil LLU plans in March

The Carphone Warehouse continues to press ahead with plans to invest £45m in broadband over the next three years as part of ambitious plans to unbundle the local loop (LLU) and provide telecoms services direct to end users. The mobile phone retailer - which has expanded into telecoms services over recent years - plans to unveil …
Tim Richardson, 12 Jan 2006
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Carphone swallows Onetel, Tele2

The Carphone Warehouse is splashing out more than £150m to acquire Onetel and Tele2 as part of ambitious plans to challenge the dominance of UK telco BT. Once the deals are completed both companies will be rebranded to Carphone's TalkTalk phone service giving its 2.4m voice punters the ability to call one another for free. And …
Tim Richardson, 19 Dec 2005
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World+dog sniffing round OneTel

The world and his dog are sniffing around Onetel following Centrica's decision last week to flog its telecoms business. According to weekend press reports the Carphone Warehouse is among a string of companies interested in the business, which has around 1.7m punters. Among other potential bidders that might be prepared to …
Tim Richardson, 19 Sep 2005
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Apple to muscle in on MVNO market?

Motorola’s iTunes handset is due to launch, at last, next month, against a background of rising speculation that Apple will become an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator), leasing spectrum in the US to offer carrier services under the powerful iTunes brand. The successful MVNOs tend to be those with a well recognized brand …
Wireless Watch, 18 Jul 2005
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Tele2 buys Versatel

Stockholm-based Tele2 AB has offered to buy Versatel Telecom International for a total of €1.34bn to boost its expansion on the continent. As part of the deal, investment firm Apax Partners will acquire Versatel's German operations, the company announced this morning. Versatel has been highly successful in building its German …
Jan Libbenga, 18 Jul 2005
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OneTel targets SMEs in 'OneBill' offer

OneTel has cut the cost of operating a landline phone for small businesses by reducing the amount firms mus pay to rent their line. The new service costs £11.99 a month - 12 per cent cheaper than BT's business line rental charges, says the rival - and means that SMEs can have line rental and call charges on one bill. The cut …
Tim Richardson, 27 Jun 2005
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Ofcom eyes phone slamming breaches

Ofcom has promised to get tough with phone companies found guilty of "slamming" and other dodgy sales techniques in their bid to sign up new punters. New rules introduced last week mean that all telcos flogging fixed line telco services must now adhere to a mandatory code of practice to prevent punters being duped into …
Tim Richardson, 31 May 2005
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BT's new wave drives 'excellent' quarter

BT appears to be coping with the loss of 100,000 phone punters a month by making giant strides in broadband and other "new wave" areas. The UK telco is weaning itself off its dependency on traditional phone services and instead turning to its "new wave" fix to keep the business moving forward. The UK's former phone monopoly saw …
Tim Richardson, 19 May 2005
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AOL UK offers phone service

AOL UK has joined the growing list of companies offering phone services to residential customers. Just like Tele2, Tesco, Carphone's TalkTalk and a host of other providers, AOL UK is giving users the chance to cut the cost of their phone bills by ditching BT. Available from tomorrow, AOL Talk includes unlimited UK local and …
Tim Richardson, 16 May 2005
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Ofcom acts to combat 'slamming'

Ofcom is introducing new industry rules to stamp out slamming and other dodgy sales techniques following complaints about the antics of some fixed line telcos. From the end of May all telcos flogging fixed line telco services must adhere to a mandatory code of practice to prevent punters being duped into switching telephone …
Tim Richardson, 14 Apr 2005
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BT faces fading market share

BT should see its dominance of the UK's residential fixed line market evaporate over the next ten years according to boffins at Research Analysis and Knowledge Management. They predict that BT Retail's share of the UK's fixed line market will fall from 82 per cent to 45 per cent over the next decade as increased competition …
Tim Richardson, 01 Apr 2005
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Tele2 increases prices for early morning calls

Tele2 - the phone company that asks its punters "Why pay more?" - is asking its customers to, erm, pay more for early morning calls. It's copied BT and Carphone Warehouse by increasing the time peak rate charges apply. Instead of more expensive tariffs kicking-in between 8am and 6pm, Tele2 punters will have to pay more from 6am …
Tim Richardson, 31 Mar 2005
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First MVNO hopeful throws hat into Irish ring

Irish telecoms company MinuteBuyer is the first firm to officially confirm its intention to become a virtual mobile operator in Ireland. Its decision comes days after the EC announced its backing for Irish regulator's ComReg's plan to force Vodafone and O2 to open their networks. MinuteBuyer wants to set up as a mobile virtual …
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New JV to flog phone service to the UK

A new company is to employ a 1,000-strong telesales workforce to flog its phone service to residential customers in the UK. Applicahome - a JV between IT and outsourcing services company Allserve Systems plc, UK telco applica and ex-NTL MD Mike Bandeira - will target 450,000 customers a month by calling them direct. On offer …
Tim Richardson, 17 Jan 2005
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Post Office delivers phone service

The Post Office today returned to the telecoms sector with its HomePhone service. The organisation, which ran the UK's telecoms network until BT was spun out in 1981, is gunning for one in 20 of BT's residential fixed line customers by 2008. Following in the footsteps of other operators (Tesco, Carphone Warehouse, British Gas, …
Tim Richardson, 10 Jan 2005
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BT appoints phone Czar

BT has appointed a director of Wholesale Line Rental (WLR) to liaise with the industry and regulator Ofcom concerning the development of a genuine wholesale voice telephony service. At the moment, many rival telephone services such Tele2 One.Tel and Centrica already provide alternative phone services to some 4.5m end users. …
Tim Richardson, 16 Dec 2004
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Competition Tribunal rules against BT 'save' calls

BT has been fingered for using "dirty tricks" to try and hang on to customers who want to leave the telco for another phone operator. In the past, it called customers who wanted to leave BT to ensure that they were aware of the services on offer. BT said part of the reason behind the "save call" was to ensure that customers had …
Tim Richardson, 09 Dec 2004
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Finland threatens to scrap Tele2 3G licence

Tele2 could lose its 3G licence for Finland, because of delays in building its network. Finland's Ministry of Transport and Communications this week told Suomen 3G, the Tele 2 owned-operator, that it had until 7 January to explain its tardiness. "If the clarification is not satisfactory, the company's license could be canceled …
Drew Cullen, 25 Nov 2004
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Carphone unveils bundled broadband

The Carphone Warehouse is stepping up the pressure on BT with a new bundled voice and broadband offer for under £20 a month. TalkTalk Broadband gives punters uncapped 512k ADSL (with no set-up fees and a free modem) plus free evening and weekend phone calls. Calls to other TalkTalk customers are also free. The decision by The …
Tim Richardson, 01 Nov 2004
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Ofcom intervenes in telephone 'slamming' row

Ofcom has been forced to intervene in an industry row concerning the transfer of customers between telcos. Phone providers such as Centrica want to make it easier for people to ditch BT and take up their rival services. BT wants to ensure that customers who leave the telco are not the victims of mis-selling or "slamming". …
Tim Richardson, 24 Sep 2004
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BT punters flee

One hundred thousand people a month are ditching BT and opting for alternative telephone providers as the UK's dominant fixed line telco admitted that the business environment "remained challenging". BT's share of home phone users fell by 1.5 per cent to 66 per cent in the three months to the end of June, as the former monopoly …
Tim Richardson, 29 Jul 2004
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Post Office to offer 'me too' telco service

The Post Office is joining the growing list of companies looking to offer telecoms services to residential customers. Twenty years after the Post Office's former telephone business (now BT) was privatised, it's hooking up with Cable & Wireless to provide a fixed-line service. The "HomePhone" service is due to be trialled at the …
Tim Richardson, 02 Jul 2004