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The total number of 5G connections will reach 1.5 billion globally by 2025, rising from only 5 million in 2019. This is an annual average growth of 150 per cent over the next six years. The predictions are contained in a new report from Juniper Research. The new research, 5G Market Strategies:

Mobile operator voice revenue will drop to US$208 billion by 2024 from US$381 billion in 2019, as users continue to prefer more flexible and free OTT (Over-the-Top) services, according to Juniper Research. The new research, Mobile Voice: Emerging Opportunities for Operators & Vendors 2019-2024, forecasts that third-party OTT voice services will

Telstra has placed all of its professional and technology managed services businesses under one brand called Telstra Purple.  Announced earlier today at Telstra Vantage Michael Ebeid, Group Executive, Telstra Enterprise said the move brings together the telco’s best people, solutions and services to help solve its customers’ problems.  Telstra Purple

VMware announced that it has expanded its telco and edge cloud portfolio to drive real-time intelligence for telco networks, as well as improved automation and security for telco, edge and IoT applications. Already serving as a key infrastructure provider for most communications service providers and enterprise customers around the world,

A new study from Juniper Research found that operator revenues from international mobile roaming are expected to recover slightly, following a decline in 2017 after the introduction of RLAH (Roam Like at Home) in Europe and other markets. Overall roaming revenues, however, are expected to stay flat over the next

Like Google and Facebook, telcos have access to data which could be used to paint a near complete picture of our lives. However the industry has approached data monetisation with much more caution than its technology counterparts. The regulatory grey area surrounding data ownership and competitive forces are a major

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The ACCC has raised preliminary concerns over the proposed merger between TPG and Vodafone saying it could result in a substantial lessening of competition. The consumer watchdog released a statement of issues earlier today. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter TPG supplies retail fixed broadband and voice services and

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A new study from Juniper Research found that annual operator billed revenues from 5G connections will approach $300 billion by 2025, rising from $894 million in 2019, its anticipated first year of commercial service. This is an average annual growth of 163 per cent in its first six years. The report,

TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) have announced a merger worth $15 billion, which both companies say will create a more effective challenger to the major incumbents, Telstra and Optus. The name of the newly merged entity will be TPG Telecom limited despite Vodafone shareholders owning the majority stake

Challenger brand TPG and Vodafone have held talks to potentially combine the two Australian telcos. TPG has held “exploratory discussions” with Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) regarding a “potential merger of equals”, the company announced today in ASX statement. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The AFR reported, TPG and