Saturday, 10 December 2016

Telecoms is still all about the network

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 04 July 14

Telcos are keen to merge with one another and share infrastructure, but network-based competition is not going away any time soon.

Telecoms operators and the industry at large have been debating the over-the-top (OTT) question for a number of years. That is, are we heading for a place in which the services that run on the network are all-important, while the network itself is relegated to tier-two status or worse? Not if European regulators have anything to do with it. Vodafone's acquisition of Spanish cableco Ono got the green light from the European Commission without a hitch…

Telecoms operators and the industry at large have been debating the over-the-top (OTT) question for a number of years. That is, are we heading for a place in which the services that run on the network are all-important, while the network itself is relegated to tier-two status or worse? Not if European regulators have anything to do with it. Vodafone's acquisition of Spanish cableco Ono got the green light from the European Commission without a hitch…

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