James Joiner

James Joiner

Mr. James Joiner, senior research analyst at IHS Markit, covers telecom operator strategies in Western Europe.

James’s key research areas include multiplay strategies, data monetization, MVNO strategies and M&A.

Prior to joining IHS Markit, James worked as a market intelligence analyst on the strategy development and planning team at Vodafone UK. In this role, he supported a number of strategic projects and provided insights on Vodafone’s competitors to inform consumer business unit decision-making and trading reviews. Previously, James participated in the Graduate Programme at Vodafone UK and completed placements in Vodafone’s marketing, finance and customer experience departments.

James holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Nottingham, UK.


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Vodafone unveils Gigabit investment plan in Germany

On 9 September 2017, Vodafone Germany announced a major investment in Gigabit broadband technology. The operator will invest EUR 2 billion over the next four years, which will be split between three areas.

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Mobile & Telecom
Vodafone and Three turn to sub-brands for UK mobile growth

In August 2017, Vodafone and Three both unveiled sub-brands in the UK mobile market. With BT and Telefónica already deploying sub-brands, this marks the first time that all UK MNOs have simultaneously adopted a multi-brand strategy.

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Mobile & Telecom
European telcos dial up investments in content

European telephone companies are facing the need to find the right strategy to survive in a rapidly-converging world with fixed line revenues declining, threats from OTT services eating into their core voice business, and ARPUs hit by the commoditisation of broadband and TV distribution. Many European telcos have responded to the digitisation of TV by carrying video services over their networks. Others, like BT and Altice, have made a massive play in pay TV sports, while Orange and Telefonica are planning ambitious investments in original TV series.

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Media & Advertising
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