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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...

    Spaceport Cornwall launches first satellite from UK site

    Meanwhile Orbex unveils prototype vertical rocket The UK Government has announced the UK’s first satellite launches from British soil will take place...

    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...

    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,...

    Amdocs sends SaaS on operation VMO2

    Out of the cloud and into the streaming service Telco software vendor Amdocs is to integrate Virgin Media O2’s streaming services to be more manageable...

    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...

    Latvian 5G engineers played games on phone while driving lorries and using apps

    5G-Routes consortium tests cross-border mobility The practical cross-border mobility of 5G has been tested at the Bikernieki race track in Riga, Latvia as part of...

    Phones 4U accuses DT, EE, Orange, Vodafone and Telefónica of deadly collusion

    Did MNOs collectively pull the plug on retailer? Europe's top mobile operators EE, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Vodafone and Telefónica and made claims are denying an...

    TIM and Open Fiber clinch network sharing deal

    TIM opens its fibre to Open Fiber for €200m a year Telecom Italia (TIM) has signed an agreement with Open Fiber to grant its rival broadband network...

    Shock share swoop on Vodafone by Etisalat

    UAE-based telco group takes a tenth of UK's no 3 operator Emirates Telecommunications Group (Etisalat now known as e&) has bought a 9.8% stake in...

    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...

    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...

    SpaceX is Starlinking Nazis says Russian space agency chief – then calls for Musk to ‘answer in adult way’

    Could threat extend to all European mobile operators? SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been threatened by the head of Russia's space agency for connecting Ukraine to the...

    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...