Mobile-only ops feel the heat from quadplay services: Belgacom CEO

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Mobile-only operators are under pressure to jump on the quadplay bandwagon, Belgacom CEO Dominique Leroy told Mobile World Live, as she explained why the Belgian incumbent chose to integrate its fixed and mobile services under the Proximus brand. “As …

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Telenor Euro head talks up need for continued 4G development

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360-EUROPE, BRUSSELS: Kjell-Morten Johnsen (pictured), head of Europe for Telenor Group, said that the industry should not lose focus on the continued development of 4G networks amid the hype surrounding 5G, stating that “very often success …

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TI, Belgacom chiefs back OTT collaboration on privacy

LIVE FROM MOBILE 360-EUROPE, BRUSSELS: Operators must work with internet players to ensure that the privacy of users is adequately protected in the future, according to the CEOs of Telecom Italia and Belgacom. Speaking in a panel session, TI CEO …

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EC’s Ansip wants faster progress on single telecoms market package

LIVE FROM MOBILE 360-EUROPE, BRUSSELS: Progress needs to be made on the single telecoms market package as soon as possible or momentum could be lost, warned Andrus Ansip (pictured), vice president for the digital single market at the European Commission. …

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GSMA touts operator consolidation benefits

LIVE FROM MOBILE 360-EUROPE, BRUSSELS: The GSMA, the mobile industry association, said mobile operator consolidation is likely to lead to greater investment in next-generation infrastructure and deliver long-term gains for consumers. The GSMA-commissioned ‘European Mobile Network Operator Mergers: A Regulatory …

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GSMA addresses path to 5G

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360-EUROPE, BRUSSELS: The GSMA outlined two different interpretations of 5G in an effort to drive the standardisation and commercial deployment of the next-generation network technology, in a new report published alongside the event here in Brussels. The ‘Understanding …

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4G to underpin European mobile resurgence

LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360-EUROPE: The rapid adoption of 4G services and devices is helping stimulate recovery in the continent’s mobile industry, fueling consumer demand for a “new wave of innovative services”, according to a GSMA report. With 4G expected …

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