Fixed-mobile convergence

TV ‘hugely impactful’ on subscriber take-up, says Liberty Global’s Fries

TV remains a crucial part of the multi-play bundle and a profitable one for Liberty Global, according to CEO Mike Fries, while the falling cost of in-home equipment means that gross margins from the video business remain high. Speaking to analysts after the company posted its Q2 earnings, Fries said that “the vast majority of […]

Virgin Media takes aim at fixed-mobile convergence market

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media has unveiled a set of new bundles that combine broadband and mobile deals in one single plan for the first time. New and existing customers will benefit from a new top speed of 500Mbps broadband and a mobile SIM in one bundle Customers can also personalise their TV line-up with new […]

Lithuania’s Teo to acquire mobile sister company Omnitel

Nordic telco TeliaSonera is combining its two Lithuanian services, fixed-line operator Teo and mobile player Omnitel, in a single company that TeliaSonera says will strengthen its core business in the Nordic and Baltic markets. Teo will acquire Omnitel for €220 million on a cash and debt-free basis, with the united company expected to generate annual […]

Cable operators express mixed views on fixed mobile convergence

Cable operators expressed mixed views of the importance of mobile in their offerings and on the role of fixed-mobile convergence to meet the future needs of consumers at the ANGA COM congress this morning. Speaking on the opening panel session at the event, Tele Columbus CEO and chairman Ronny Verhelst said he is a big […]