Saturday, 19 August 2017

Friday Review: Fixed-mobile coexistence

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 04 February 11

Consumer appetite for Internet services a boon for both Vodafone and BT, plus the week's highlights.

Fixed-mobile substitution is an ongoing threat to landline voice revenues, and some industry observers have for years been issuing the same stark warnings about broadband. However, there were indications in the U.K. this week that fixed broadband has some fight left in it. Indeed, a busy week in the U.K. saw solid fiscal third quarter results from a mobile giant and a fixed-line incumbent; two heavy-hitters in their respective fields, both declaring that consumer demand for their respective broadband services has never been stronger. In the same week it named Philips' Gerard Kleisterlee as its new chairman, Vodafone on Thursday announced that group service revenue in the three months ended 31 December rose to £10.96 billion, up 2.1% on year. The company's U…

Fixed-mobile substitution is an ongoing threat to landline voice revenues, and some industry observers have for years been issuing the same stark warnings about broadband. However, there were indications in the U.K. this week that fixed broadband has some fight left in it. Indeed, a busy week in the U.K. saw solid fiscal third quarter results from a mobile giant and a fixed-line incumbent; two heavy-hitters in their respective fields, both declaring that consumer demand for their respective broadband services has never been stronger. In the same week it named Philips' Gerard Kleisterlee as its new chairman, Vodafone on Thursday announced that group service revenue in the three months ended 31 December rose to £10.96 billion, up 2.1% on year. The company's U…

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