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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles by Anne Morris
The European Commission dropped its threat to launch an investigation into alleged illegal subsidies for Chinese mobile equipment manufacturers, in what will come as a relief to Huawei and ZTE--the two leading Chinese vendors operating in Europe.
More than 100 million smart watches will be in use worldwide by 2019, with a host of premium brand launches over the next 12-18 months bringing the category into mainstream consumer consciousness.
Telenor has increased its stake in Indian unit Uninor to 100 per cent from 74 per cent, following a similar move by Vodafone in April that saw the UK-based operator increase its stake in Vodafone India to 100 per cent.
Orange-owned Belgian operator Mobistar saw its mobile subscriber base grow again for the first time in eight quarters in the third quarter of 2014, and also confirmed its intention of resuming sales of fixed-line services in the final quarter of the year.
Telefónica Deutschland announced today that it intends to cut its workforce by around 1,600 full-time positions by 2018 as a result of the Germany-based company's recent merger with E-Plus.
Brazilian operator Oi has reportedly selected Barclays as its adviser on the possible sale of up to 3,000 mobile phone towers in Portugal that previously belonged to Portugal Telecom (PT), which is in the process of merging with Oi.
A flotation or possible sale could be back on the agenda for EE after reports said parent companies Deutsche Telekom and Orange have resumed talks about the future of their UK joint venture.
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) handset market grew to its largest size in 10 quarters in the second quarter of 2014, expanding 27 per cent year on year to total 64 million units.
Worldwide mobile phone shipments are set to increase by 6 per cent this year to reach 1.94 billion units, of which 1.28 billion will be smartphones. By 2018, total shipments will amount to 2.29 billion units, of which 1.90 billion will be smartphones.
EE is on the verge of agreeing a deal to buy Life Mobile, the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) business of the now defunct UK mobile phone retailer Phones 4U.