Podcast - 15th January 2016
Iain Graham, James Rosewell and Mark Bridge return to review their mobile industry predictions from last year. Which mergers, partnerships and developments did they forecast correctly... and which didn’t work out as planned?
Later in the programme, the team anticipates some of the topics that will be hitting the headlines during 2016.
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has cleared the potential £12.5 billion sale of EE to BT. A provisional decision was announced in October last year.
It means that the BT/EE merger is now likely to be completed on 29th January.
Lenovo will stop branding mobile phones as 'Motorola' later this year, according to a report on CNET.
Apparently the mobile phones will now be described as 'Moto by Lenovo', although the Motorola name will remain as a division of Lenovo.
Finnish mobile company Jolla says it has completed its latest investment round and has secured new financing for the company.
It follows an announcement in November, when co-founder Antti Saarnio described the company as being in a “death valley”.
A new report from wireless analyst firm Berg Insight predicts there’ll be 1 billion cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) subscribers by 2022.
It says the number of cellular M2M customers worldwide increased by 23% last year to a total of 265.2 million.