Cutting the cord without losing touch with your office

Here’s how to do mobile if you’re an SME

If you’re a member of the backroom staff at a big company, you probably spend a lot of time sitting at a desk bashing at a computer. Indeed, in my day job as IT ops manager for a telco I’m delighted to have probably the only truly comfy chair on the premises and my huge desktop screen for the Excel-wrangling that forms part of what I do.…

Altice completes SFR acquisition, gets thumbs up for Virgin buy

French cable group Altice has completed its acquisition of mobile operator SFR from Vivendi for €13.66 billion. Meanwhile ARCEP, the French telecoms regulator has given the go-ahead for Altice to also acquire Virgin Mobile France.

It’s BLOCK FRIDAY: Britain in GREED-crazed bargain bonanza mob frenzy riot MELTDOWN

Crowds bludgeon one another with cheap TVs, websites burn

The sceptred isle of old Blighty is in flames today as greed crazed mobs, both online and in the real world, stormed bricks’n’mortar shops and etail websites alike leaving blood on the linoleum and smoke belching from overstressed data centres – hosting Currys, Tesco and other box-flingers – up and down the land.…

Customers RAGE after Webfusion goes TITSUP

Hosting firm’s Total Inability To Support Usual Performance enrages Twittersphere

Venerable hosting firm Webfusion UK is experiencing a crippling outage which has hobbled web services across the country.…

TI gearing up for Italian towers IPO — report

Telecom Italia (TI) is considering an IPO of its towers business in Italy and is looking to current Telecom Argentina CEO Oscar Cicchetti to lead the process, according to Bloomberg. Sources said the company is considering Elisabetta Ripa, its current …

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Vivendi closes €17B SFR sale

Vivendi has completed the €17 billion sale of SFR to Numericable, including a cash element of €13.37 billion. A portion of the proceeds is already earmarked for the purchase of French MVNO Virgin Mobile In fact, Vivendi is contributing €200 million …

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GSMA says regulatory reform vital to drive European telecoms investment

GSMA, the mobile industry association, said concern over the European Telecoms Single Market Package presents an opportunity to take “a fresh look at the region’s telecoms single market future”. Following the Council of Ministers’ rejection of large parts of the single market …

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Vodafone Greece targets multiplay with Hellas Online acquisition

Vodafone Greece has moved closer to becoming a multiplay service provider by acquiring 72.7% of Hellas Online (HOL), the country’s second largest broadband and fixed-line services provider. The mobile operator acquired Hellas Online for a total cash sum of €72.7m (£57.56m).

Hutch joins UK takeover fray as Telefonica thinks global

Hutchison Whampoa is reportedly preparing a bid for EE or Telefonica’s O2 unit in the UK, as the Spanish operator has shifted its thoughts towards a global alliance with BT. The UK fixed incumbent is in talks with both EE …

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