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


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

Think of it as yet another disruptable moment. Operator-billed mobile voice revenues will fall from $354 billion in 2018 to $197 billion by 2023, an average annual decline of 10 per cent. Very very unpleasant for incumbents. The figures are found in a new study from Juniper Research. For more market

Zuckerberg turns his gaze upon the Telco sector Softly, softly catch a monkey. Mark Zuckerberg is turning the screws slowly on the global telecommunications sector using the messaging app that he spectacularly paid $US19 billion for a little over a year ago. Whatsapp has already ripped a billion dollars in

Spare a sympathetic thought for the poor Telecoms industry. A study from research outfit Ovum suggests that, globally, telecoms operators could lose half of their customers in the next 12 months. And the big disruptive driver? Poor quality mobile broadband. According to Ovum’s recently published global survey, “2014 Telecoms Customer