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MWC 2014 Daily Round-up: Day Two

Zuckerberg outlines vision of what Internet-access-for-all means for Facebook and the mobile industry Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his MWC 2014 fireside chat with author David Kirkpatrick on Monday evening to provide an update on the progress of the initiative and to promote the opportunities it offers to mobile operators. He also outlined how… Read more

Paul Lambert

Vodafone and Sainsbury’s cash-in private-label mobile: A hugely profitable business

Today Sainsbury’s and Vodafone announced a 50-50 joint venture that will launch a service called Mobile by Sainsbury’s. The mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) business is hugely profitable for mobile operators: Operators’ margins for their MVNO business exceed 50%, while their own retail operations barely reach 25% in the UK. The UK Post Office is… Read more

Dario Talmesio

The Great Game: Vodafone’s Kabel Deutschland buy would remove DT’s leverage

In the eternal chess match that is the German telecoms market, Vodafone may be readying a move to take its king out of check, by buying cable player Kabel Deutschland (KDG). If press reports are accurate, and Vodafone really does buy up Germany’s largest cable provider, it could break out of the fixed-broadband stalemate it… Read more

Francesco Radicati