Anne Morris

Biography for Anne Morris

Anne Morris is the editor of FierceWireless:Europe. She has been working for telecoms print and online publications for over 15 years and has specialised in wireless industry news for much of that period. Most recently she has been contributing articles and research reports on fixed and wireless communications and technology as a freelance writer and editor for publications including Total Telecom, ZDNet UK, European Communications and others. Her interests include running, long walks and yoga, but these healthy activities are somewhat offset by an appreciation of good red wine. She is also a voracious reader, knows German well and is now trying to improve her French. She can be reached at amorris@fiercemarkets.com.

Articles by Anne Morris

Germany on starting blocks for 700-MHz spectrum auction

Germany is preparing for its next major spectrum auction, with the final bidding amount expected to come close to the €4.4 billion raised in the last auction in 2010, according to analysts.

IDC: Tablet shipments drop 20% in CEE in Q1 2015

Shipments of tablets and 2-in-1 devices fell more than 20 per cent year-on-year in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) in the first quarter of 2015, due in part to the negative economic situations in Russia and Ukraine and the strength of the U.S. dollar relative to the depreciation of their local currencies.

Report: Shareholders urge Vodafone to offload networks, embrace Liberty Global merger

Vodafone should sell off networks in its more far-flung markets such as India, Turkey and South Africa to support a £120 billion (€169 billion/$186 billion) merger of its European business with Liberty Global, according to some of the UK-based company's biggest shareholders.

Study: European smartphone users face growing disparities in data caps

Mobile data consumption per capita in Finland was ten times higher than in Germany in 2012 and by 2014 that factor grew to thirteen, a new study says.

France's operators sign accord to cover all mobile 'not spots' by 2020

France's four mobile network operators finally put pen to paper this week on an agreement that commits them to covering all of the country's remaining mobile "not spots" in inhabited areas by 2020.

Slovenia says expects to decide on Telekom sale in 2 weeks

Slovenia said it expects to decide on the sale of a majority stake in Telekom Slovenia within two weeks, after it received an improved and final offer from private equity investment fund Cinven.

Report: Telecom Italia targets almost €1B from planned towers IPO

Telecom Italia reportedly plans to raise €960 million ($1.1 billion) from the sale of a 40 per cent stake in its mobile tower unit via an initial public offering (IPO), increasing the targeted amount from around €730 million.

Study: Connected cars to cause mobile network traffic jams

A new report reveals that rush hour will have grave implications for mobile networks, with certain cells set to experience a 97 per cent increase in data traffic over the next 10 years.

Liberty's Malone opens door to Vodafone tie-up

Liberty Global chairman John Malone appears to have opened the door to a possible merger with Vodafone, describing a tie-up between the European cable giant and the mobile operator as a "great fit".

Orange gets EU green light to buy Jazztel after agreeing fibre sale

Orange won approval from the European Commission (EC) for its proposed €3.4 billion ($3.8 billion) acquisition of Spanish broadband provider Jazztel, noting that the deal is expected to generate cost savings of around €1.3 billion for the future combined entity.