Ireland’s eir reported its first annual revenue growth since 2008 but net losses widened.
By Ann Potterton, CEO at the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals
The UK government recently announced that its Apprenticeship Levy will go ahead from April next year and will have implications for the telecoms industry.
The European Commission has approved the joint venture between the Italian subsidiaries of CK Hutchison and VimpelCom.
The partnership between Ericsson and Cisco has delivered another contract win after C&W Communications signed up for a network deal.
Bouygues Telecom has continued to make a loss as revenues grew and its Chief Executive got a promotion.
France’s Group Iliad saw 523,000 customers sign up to its mobile and fixed services in the first six months of the year, helping to boost revenues and profits.
Investment firm Letterone (L1) has invested $50 million in FreedomPop to boost the MVNO’s expansion plans.
New Sunrise CEO Olaf Swantee said there was “more to be done” as the Swiss operator saw sales and profits continue to decline in the second quarter.
Tele2 has acquired Sweden-based security business Kombridge to boost its IoT division.
Xura’s shareholders have approved the takeover of the company by private equity firm Siris Capital.
Russia-based MTS saw profits fall in the three months to June, but said top-line growth was outpacing the rest of the market.
Swisscom was thankful to a strong performance at its Fastweb arm during the second quarter.
Cisco has announced a restructuring plan that will see up to 5,500 jobs go as it revealed its full-year revenues and profits increased.
CK Hutchison’s Three Europe posted revenues of HK$30.2 billion (€3.5 billion) in the six months to 30 June, falling one percent over the same period last year.
Deutsche Telekom saw sales rise in the second quarter as its US operation continued to offset declines in Europe.
TDC described its latest financials as “satisfactory”, despite sales and profits falling in the first half of the year.
Altice is banking on recent acquisitions of media assets and Cablevision to boost its performance as sales fell in the three months to June.
MTS has revealed it has exited its joint venture in Uzbekistan after selling its majority stake in UMS.
Liberty Global had its UK and German opcos to thank for a strong financial performance in the second quarter.
VimpelCom CEO Jean-Yves Charlier said he remains confident his company’s bid to merge its Italian operations with those of Three will go ahead as he revealed the company’s second quarter results.
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