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    Phones 4U had ‘conspiracy theory’

    It was just the fifth-biggest player in its market The owners of UK retailer Phones4U were “more concerned with lining their own pockets than running...

    Hungry Iliad could merger a telco

    Latest quarterly figures show profits and ambitions rising French telco Iliad has reported a rise in operating profit in its first quarter of 2022, up...

    Eir’s Q1 revenue rises to €303 million

    Fibre runs to 831,000 homes, complaints down Irish comms service provider (CSP) Eir has lost customers but gained in revenue, reports the Irish Times, which notes that the group...

    O-RAN will slow African telcos – analysis

    Each kit vendor multiplies complexity cost The Open RAN concept is a complexity trap that will bog down many operators, warns telecoms consultant John Strand,...

    Telefónica sends Prisa stake back

    Presented to private investor Global Alconaba Spain’s flagship telco group and creative start up nurturer Telefónica has agreed to sell a 7.08% stake in the media group Prisa,...

    Africell leapfrogs Movicel into second place in Angola

    It's got 2m subscribers, $300m in funding and Nokia Africell, the US-funded entrant to the Angolan mobile market, has already overtaken Movicel to move...

    Two Ericsson execs go in reshuffle as it creates new Enterprise Wireless unit

    Cradlepoint CEO will run new unit for enterprise wireless Equipment supplier Ericsson has released details of its restructure plans, in the wake of shareholder disquiet over...

    MTN Group’s data and fintech revenues surpass expectations

    Could get even better once Covid constraint is lifted Pan African mobile operator MTN Group has reported a 37% growth in data revenue...

    Could Vodafone and Three merger provoke stakeholder revolt?

    Is Cevian Capital happy to pay CK Hutchison's hefty price? UK mobile operators Vodafone and Three UK, the third and fourth biggest players in...

    Airtel Africa profits near doubled in 2022 – report

    Mo-banking is subscriber magnet and economic multiplier Airtel Africa’s pre-tax profits nearly doubled in a year, according to its declaration for fiscal year 2022. As a...

    DT’s Q1 earnings hit $10bn by organic growth – CFO

    EBITDA trellis outgrown by DT's towering green shoots Deutsche Telekom’s (DT’s) chief financial officer has praised the company’s strong organic growth in the run...

    Telefónica Deutschland nearly hit €2 billion sales in Q1

    On phone sales or the right side of historic customer loyalty? German mobile operator Telefónica Deutschland (TD) has had a good quarter, with sales touching €2 billion for...

    KKR spoils TIM’s plan for network consolidation

    FiberCop is taken off the case as investors get nervous The battle over the future of Telecom Italia (TIM) has taken a new turn with...

    Regulator rejects Nigerian MNOs’ call for 40% price hike

    Regulation is about competition not collusion said NCC The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has rejected the request by telecom operators for an upward review of...

    Orange Spain’s new 5G signal sources will be 1,500 strong by 2023

    New 5G SAs are all Gaudís - outstanding architecture Spanish operator Orange ended the first quarter of the year with a total of 1.11 million...