Global operator strategies - 22/11/06

Publié le par Jean Arnal

KPN should be interested in buying One, the third largest mobile operator in Austria, if EON decides to sell its 50% stake in One.

The sale of Telstra shares should bring some $12bn, almost double than expected, to the Australian government.

FT and LongBoard are dealing to develop and market a multimedia roaming solution which is IMS-complaint. It will provide seamless multimedia services throughout multiple access networks like GSM, UMTS, CDMA, Wi-Fi, GPRS and WiMAX. Availability in early 2007.

Universal Music has filed a lawsuit against social networking site MySpace for infringing copyrights.

Telefonica denied it intents buying OTE or TIM Brazil.

British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) bought about 18% in rival ITV in a surprise move to encounter a takeover attempt from NTL on ITV. The U.K. Office of Communications is investigating on the move and id it could represent a change of control of one or more of the licences held by ITV.

China has rolled out a new broadband information network, 3TNet, integrating telecom, Internet, radio and TV, and capable of offering video on demand services.

Iliad (Free in France) wants to become a «quadruple play» service operator. For that, it announced it is bidding to the fourth and last 3G licence in France. The telecom regulator ARCEP, will launch the auction early next year, with a starting point at $793m. Iliad is also deploying a fiber-based network in Paris and a national WiMAX network. Iliad currently has more than 2m broadband subscribers in France, of which over 300k IPTV customers.

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