Hutchison Whampoa, which operates the 3 brand in Europe, has announced that it is to buy Telefónica’s Irish mobile operation O2 for €780m, with a further €70m payable if a number of agreed financial targets are hit. It is the second consolidatory move made by Hutchison in recent months, following the acquisition of Orange Austria, which was completed at the end of 2012.
Chinese telecoms software provider AsiaInfo Linkage has announced a supply deal with Telenor Denmark, the vendor’s first European mobile operator win since its launch in the region last year. AsiaInfo described the project as a BSS transformation, which will include the provision of its proprietary billing, CRM and real-time analytics solutions, including its Veris BSS product.
Head of OTT, Content & Digital Innovation, TDC Consumer: “I try to challenge existing ways of doing everything”
Jakob Sørensen, Head of OTT, Content & Digital Innovation is speaking in the Multiscreen & TV Evolution stream, part of the Customer Experience track, on Day Three of the Broadband World Forum. Ahead of the show we speak to him about his revolutionary role as an in house OTT player inside a telco and what new developments coming down the line excite him.
Anders Christjansen is CEO of Denmark’s triple-play ISP Waoo! and is speaking in the FTTH Deployment and Content Strategies session of the FTTH stream on Day Three of the Broadband World Forum 2012. We catch up with him to find out what has made Waoo! a Scandinavian success story and where he sees the market heading in the future.
European operators TeliaSonera and Telenor have secured spectrum to roll out LTE services across Denmark through their joint venture.
Swedish operators Telia, Telenor, Tele2 and 3 are planning to replicate their 4T mobile payment joint venture in Norway and Denmark, where some or all of them are present in the market. Swedish firm 4T was created in November last year and is 25 per cent owned by each operator.
Mobile barcode specialist Scanbuy has announced that Danish carriers Telenor and Telia Denmark are to include the firm’s Scanlife mobile barcode reader as a preloaded app on a number of handsets, including the Nokia N8 and three Sony Xperia models.
Danish operators Telia and Telenor on Tuesday signed a network sharing agreement designed to establish a common infrastructure for 2G, 3G and 4G networks.
Danish operator TDC is to offload its controlling stake in Hungarian fixed line provider Invitel for DKK54.9m (€7.4m).
Denmark this week got the auction process for its 2.5GHz spectrum underway, with the National IT and Telecom Agency (NITA) announcing a public consultation on the auction.
At Informa Telecoms & Media, we don’t often use charts, graphs or diagrams to illustrate our thought pieces, but sometimes a picture can paint a thousand words, as the old saying goes.
Are Europe’s former state-owned telecoms monopolies still so powerful that they can halt the march of technological progress? That’s the charge levelled at Danish incumbent TDC by one of the Denmark’s leading fibre-to-the-home operators, aggrieved at the low take-up of its super-fast broadband products.
Despite covering only 20 per cent of households in Denmark, Clearwire affiliate Danske Telecom claimed a sixth of all new broadband subscribers in 1H07. The key is a strategy that owes more to supermarkets and budget airlines than the telecoms trade.