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 opens 700 MHz frequency auction

The German telecoms regulator has opened a frequency auction for spectrum in the 700 MHz frequency band, saying that the move will help improve the provision of broadband services across Germany.

Apple closes in on Samsung as global smartphone sales hit new records in 2014

Apple sold a record 74.5 million iPhones in the last quarter of 2014, meaning that the company further closed the gap on leader Samsung in a market that saw total global smartphone sales of more than 375 million units in the fourth quarter.

Sky's mobile move could aid Hutchison, pile pressure on Vodafone

BSkyB became the latest provider of TV and fixed broadband services to throw its hat into the mobile ring in what is regarded as a largely defensive move, after the satellite company signed a wholesale agreement to use the network of Telefónica (O2) UK.

ABI Research: Average monthly mobile data consumed to reach 2,289 megabytes by 2019

ABI Research expects global mobile data upload traffic to increase from 6,860 petabytes to over 60,000 petabytes by 2019.

Ericsson: Operators to face new challenges with data sharing

Future consumers will place further requirements on shared data plans in terms of new services and capabilities, according to a new report from Ericsson ConsumerLab.

Russia's MTS launches LTE on 800-MHz band in Moscow

Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has launched an LTE network on the 800 MHz frequency band throughout the Moscow region, enabling it to expand coverage to 300 "population centres" and on suburban roads.

Maroc Telecom completes acquisition of six Etisalat units in Africa

Maroc Telecom said it has finalised the acquisition of Etisalat subsidiaries in six West African countries, with the final transaction cost amounting to €474 million ($538 million).

Juniper Research: Phablets to account for over 20% of smartphones shipped by 2019

More than 400 million phablets will ship in 2019, a five-fold increase over the 138 million devices estimated to be shipped in 2015.

Vanishing brands reflect Europe's shifting mobile landscape

If BT succeeds in its bid to acquire EE, one thing it won't be doing is bringing the Orange and T-Mobile brands back to life in the UK: according to the Financial Times, BT has no interest in rekindling the two former brands as it intends to focus on driving 4G data services, for which EE is of course famous.

EC rejects Spanish bid to review Orange's €3.4B Jazztel offer

The European Commission (EC) will not refer the planned acquisition of Spain-based broadband provider Jazztel by Orange to the Spanish competition authority for assessment under Spanish competition law, saying it believes it is better placed to deal with the case.