Blogs

Top telecoms news – 'Quintuple-play' is launched, Google confirms IoT platform and Dutch retailers push for electronic payments

All the top news stories from the telecoms market for the week ending 29th May 2015. This week has seen the launch of the first ever ‘quintuple-play’ service, confirmation of Google’s new ‘Brillo’ IoT platform and Danish plans to allow retailers to turn away customers who can’t pay electronically.

 

The shifting tectonics of Belgian telecoms

The Belgian telecommunications market has seen a great deal of change over the past decade and has often been a blueprint for market trends and activity across the global telecommunications market. For this reason I thought I’d take a look at the most recent changes to the Belgian marketplace, what they mean for telecoms in Belgium and what it might mean for European and global telecommunications in the future.

 

Top telecoms news – Global smartphone sales break records, Vodafone returns to sales growth and yet more acquisitions

All the top news stories from the telecoms market for the week ending 22nd May 2015. News was released this week that global smartphone sales set a new record in Q1 of 2015. It is perhaps unsurprising then that this week also brought news that Vodafone had returned to sales growth and a number of telecoms companies made yet more acquisitions to try and grab a larger share of the growing market.

 

Mobile payments now more popular than credit cards - The implications for telecoms recruitment

According to research by BuzzCity, mobile payments have just surpassed credit card payments as the second most common payment method for mobile phone users (cash remains the most popular). 24%were recorded as saying that they used mobile payment methods to purchase items while only 17% said they used credit cards. With the mobile money market expected to go from strength to strength, we look at what it might mean for telecoms recruitment in the future.

Top telecoms news – Verizon acquires AOL while Tesco Mobile and Nokia Here search for buyers

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All the top news stories from the telecoms market for the week ending 15th May 2015. The increased merger and acquisition activity within the telecoms market has continued this week with Verizon’s acquisition of AOL and reports that Tesco is planning on selling its mobile business and Uber has made a bid for Nokia’s mapping service Here.

 

Living and working in Switzerland – Part I

This blog is the first in a two part series about living and working in Switzerland. It gives a broad overview of the country and information on what it is like to live there.

5 reasons you are losing contractors

Contractors are becoming increasingly important in telecommunications, media and technology. A large number of companies are now looking for more agile, scalable talent solutions to meet the sector’s changing needs.

Top telecoms news – O2 buys Weve, Belgium and Luxembourg end roaming costs and the EC outlines plans for a single digital market

All the top news stories from the telecoms market for the week ending 8th May 2015. This week O2 has agreed to buy EE and Vodafone out of Weve, Belgium and Luxembourg agree to end roaming costs and the European Commission has outlined the initiatives it believes will help make a single digital market for Europe a reality.

 

Is Tesco Mobile the best mobile operator?

Satmetrix have just released their UK Net Promoter benchmark and Tesco Mobile have easily beaten off competition from other mobile operators to be crowned the benchmark’s best mobile provider.

 

Top telecoms news – Microsoft unveils its new browser, Talk Talk launches ultra-competitive ‘All-in SIM’ and EE revenue dips

All the top news stories from the telecoms market for the week ending 1st May 2015. This week saw Microsoft unveil their new web browser (previously known only as Project Spartan), along with Talk Talk launching a new highly competitive SIM only deal and a number of profit announcements.