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Telecom Convergence: Nirvana or Nightmare?

I’m currently watching a wonderful new show called “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” on Amazon Prime.  It’s a comedy about a recent divorcee in Manhattan in the early 1960s who decides to become a stand-up comedian.  As I’m watching the show my thoughts drift to the magnitude of difference between the fictitious Midge Maisel watching Bob Newhart on her 1960s-era television … Continue Reading

Posted in Telecoms & Broadband Winston Maxwell

European Commission Approves Merger of Second and Fourth Largest Irish Wireless Carriers

On May 28, 2014, the European Commission approved the acquisition of the second largest mobile telecommunications carrier in Ireland by the fourth largest provider.  The US$1 billion merger of O2 Ireland and H3G (known as Three), which had been awaiting regulatory approval since October 2013, will result in a new entity with a 37.5% market share, only slightly less … Continue Reading