I Squared's purchase of HGC is welcome, but maintaining a pure wireline strategy would not fit the highly-competitive Hong Kong market, which is increasingly geared towards advanced multi-play services. Hong Kong Broadband Network would be a suitable acquisition, as it is an established wireline player with a growing MVNO user base.
U Mobile's decision to stop using Maxis' network capacity signals a greater focus on expanding its own network and gearing up to gain market share amidst intense competition. Coupled with its new spectrum allocation and more aggressive pricing, U Mobile could cannibalise existing user bases and make quicker gains than previously anticipated.
Australia's proposed telecoms reform package reinforces the NBN's monopoly in selling advanced fixed services and will support the deployment of its services, allowing for greater coverage in rural and remote areas of the country. The clearer separation between service and infrastructure will boost the uptake of more advanced technologies, and we expect the broadband market to continue to...
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