Seth Wallis-Jones

Seth Wallis-Jones

Mr. Seth Wallis-Jones, principal research analyst at IHS Markit, covers telecom multiplay strategies for the Service Providers & Platforms team.

Seth has worked as a telecoms research analyst since 2008 and rejoined IHS Markit in 2015. In his role, Seth closely follows trends in telecom operators’ consumer strategies encompassing fixed-voice, mobile, fixed broadband and TV services offerings, as well as the latest regulatory developments in the industry.

Seth holds Master of Science in Human Communications and Computing from the University of Bath, UK, where his research focused on design optimization and usability testing of mobile devices.


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Mobile World Congress 2018: Operators & consumer services analysis

Mobile World Congress 2018 was a relatively quiet year for consumer apps and services developments, with operators and network vendors instead focusing on accelerating 5G trials and early stage deployments. This analysis also includes the latest on AI and digital assistants, payments, and VR.

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Comcast intends to outbid 21st Century Fox for ownership of Sky

US cable giant Comcast has unveiled a possible takeover offer for Sky, aiming to outbid 21st Century Fox. Comcast today made an all-cash offer of £12.50 per share in cash for the UK-based satellite operator, which represents a 16% increase on 21st Century Fox’s offer, implying a valuation of £22.1 billion ($28.5 billion). Fox, which already owns a 39% stake in Sky, offered £18.5 billion ($23.8 billion) to acquire the shares in the operator that it does not own.

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EE announces new home broadband solution using fixed wireless

EE, now part of the BT Group, has announced that it will launch a new fixed wireless solution using (where coverage is more limited) an external, professionally installed antenna connecting to the internal 4G LTE home router. Showing the advantages of the integration with BT Group, EE also launched a coverage checker which will determine if the customers’ optimum broadband solution uses a fixed line or the mobile network based service.

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