Tag Archives: network

Will the BT-EE deal change telco content strategy?

The BT saga rolls on. Now it appears to be confirmed that they will takeover EE, the biggest mobile network in the UK. This would create a British giant by combining the largest landline network with the largest mobile network  … Continue reading

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Developing Rural Broadband Increases Customer Loyalty

In a recent blog I explored some of the potential routes to improving broadband speed across the country, but it seems that I forgot to mention the sea. BT has just completed a 250km subsea cable project that connects several … Continue reading

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Telco M&A Speculation Heats Up in the UK

I recently wrote about market speculation that BT may be about to buy mobile network o2. The speculation has increased and there is a BT board meeting today with acquisitions on the agenda – Bloomberg reports that o2 is at … Continue reading

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Content really is king – for telcos

Several of my recent blogs could be summarised with the expression ‘content is king’. I believe that the telcos are moving beyond their traditional areas of competition, such as network speed, and into an age where what they offer on … Continue reading

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Telcos are focusing on content

I have often talked about the future for telcos being more focused on the content they provide rather than the number of free texts they offer to customers and a recent move by EE appears to be moving down this … Continue reading

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Could British retailers learn from the phone networks?

I blogged recently about the collapse of Phones 4U and how the model of selling mobile phone contracts is changing. The biggest change is the decline of the third-party expert, able to advise on contracts from all the major networks, … Continue reading

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What is the future for mobile phone retail in the UK?

UK phone retailer Phones 4 U has called in the administrator putting 5,596 jobs at risk today. It’s a tragedy for all those who work in the stores and for the British High Street in general as all 550 stores … Continue reading

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