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Masmovil hits 6 mln mobile customers, adds 1 mln this year

2018-09-25 13:59:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Spanish telecommunications provider Masmovil, the country's fourth largest network operator, has reached the milestone of 6 million mobile customers after adding 1 million at a rate of 100,000 a month this year alone. The company said it had 5.70 million mobile customers at the end of June, up 25 percent year on year, including 4.36 million on a postpay plan after successfully using its different brands (Masmovil, Yoigo, Pepephone and Llamaya) to target different market segments.


Instagram co-founders move on to 'new chapter'

2018-09-25 13:54:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom and CTO Mike Krieger have announced their resignation, eight years after co-founding the service and six years from its takeover by Facebook. In a blog, Systrom said the two are now ready for their "new chapter" and they wanted to build "new things" but gave no further details.


Altibox announces 50% uptake rate for new TV service

2018-09-25 13:14:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Altibox has seen a 50 percent uptake rate for the television service that it brought out roughly a year ago, according to Altibox CEO Thomas Skjelbred. The service enables customers to tailor their own package of channels, archived programmes and streaming. Skjelbred said the provider is pleased with its sales tempo and that customer satisfaction has risen by 10-15 percent.


T-Mobile revamps prepaid offer as Metro by T-Mobile, adds new services

2018-09-24 16:23:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) T-Mobile US is rebranding its prepaid provider MetroPCS as Metro by T-Mobile. The operator also announced new unlimited plans for Metro, including extra services Amazon Prime and Google One. 

Tags: new services offer metro


SiriusXM buys Pandora for USD 3.5 billion in all-stock deal

2018-09-24 14:17:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Satellite radio provider Sirius XM has agreed to buy streaming music group Pandora in an all-stock transaction worth USD 3.5 billion. Pandora said the deal will create the world's largest audio entertainment company, with more than USD 7 billion in expected pro-forma revenues for this year and strong, long-term growth opportunities. The transaction will help SiriusXM significantly expand its presence beyond vehicles and into the home and other mobile areas, while strengthening Pandora's position in the competitive online market.

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