Altice has drawn significant attention from the French telecom world since it announced 3 months ago that it would deploy fiber throughout France without public subsidies. The unexpected pledge brought further uncertainty to a national broadband plan struggling to
Developing closer ties with the media sector has been a key strategic question for telecom service providers since the early 00s with the deployment of the earliest triple play bundles. Recently though the topic seems to have gained a new
The European Commission declared today that it had sent a Statement of Objections to Google and its parent company Alphabet regarding the Android OS, accusing the Mountain View firm of abusing its dominant position by imposing restrictions on OEMs and
I have written in the past about my fundamental dislike of Uber. In a nutshell, I don’t think Uber is particularly innovative, and I don’t think it would work if the industry they are attacking hadn’t been so behind
Uber is, or at least was, until recently, presented as a paragon of innovation. The company is, we have read many times, revolutionizing the transportation for hire industry through radical innovation.
I’ve had an instinctive distate for Uber from the
Towards the tail-end of last week, tech journalist Juha Saarinen reported how Australian ISP Exetel was going to terminate the contracts of 400 heavy using customers. This surprised me, because I don’t think that’s legal in most western markets, but
In an opinion piece published recently, The Economist argues that the Net Neutrality problem is really a competition problem. I have argued the same in the past. On paper, the argument makes sense.
If there is no underlying cost
Steve Kamman’s blog Strong Views Lightly Held has come back to life. This is excellent news. Steve is both a top telecom market expert and a great disruptive thinker, a winning combination if you want to look at things a
Last week both the Fiberevolution blog and the Diffraction Analysis website crashed spectacularly, for which I apologise. It also means that I wasn’t able to comment this piece of news at the time of its release, but I think it’s
There’s an article in French magazine Challenges this week about Iliad and T-Mobile. It’s entitled “How Iliad-Free bluffed the Americans” (in French). As usual with the business press, it doesn’t actually answer the question, and by and large