James Joiner

James Joiner

James Joiner is an Analyst in the IHS Telecom Operators team. James covers operator strategies, with a focus on European markets.

Prior to joining IHS, James worked as a Market Intelligence Analyst at Vodafone. In his role, he analysed competitor activity and performance, directing Vodafone on the implications for its current commercial plans. Before this, James was on the Graduate Programme at Vodafone, undertaking placements across Vodafone’s Consumer, Finance and Customer Experience functions.

James holds a BSc in Management from the University of Nottingham.


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Altice adopts unified brand ahead of further expansion

Altice will rebrand its portfolio of businesses under its own name, as part of a new unified global branding strategy. This will help Altice to reposition itself in the French market, while uniting its US operations before pursuing further M&A opportunities in the country, potentially including an entry into the mobile and content markets after further expansion in the cable market.

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Mobile & Telecom
Further consolidation in Spanish cable as Euskaltel swoops for Telecable

Basque cable operator Euskaltel has announced it is to acquire Telecable, a cable operator based in the Asturias region in the north of Spain, for a total value of up to €701 million. The cable operator is currently owned by UK investment group Zegona, which is headed by two former Virgin Media executives. The deal will be financed by a cash payment of €186.5 million to Zegona, as well as a 15% stake in Euskaltel. Regulatory approval for the deal is expected in Q3 2017.

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Media & Advertising Mobile & Telecom
United Internet to buy Drillisch to create fourth player in the German telecommunications market

United Internet intends to purchase a majority stake in Drillisch, building upon the 20.1% stake it acquired in the MVNO in 2015. The transaction will create a new fourth player in the German telecommunications market that will combine United Internet’s own 1&1 Telecommunication unit with Drillisch’s extensive mobile business.

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Mobile & Telecom
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