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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Telecom Italia plans voluntary separation of fixed access network

Telecom Italia has announced its plan to separate its fixed access network division into a new independent legal entity, known as Netco. Netco will assume responsibility for managing Telecom Italia’s fixed access network, the associated infrastructure (such as buildings, electronic equipment and IT systems) as well as the staff that work directly on Telecom Italia’s fixed access network business.

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Mobile & Telecom
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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Media & Advertising
UK FTTP competition heats up, with TalkTalk's £1.5 billion investment plan

On the day of its Q4 results presentation (8 February), TalkTalk has announced plans to deploy a fibre-to-the-premise (FTTP) network to 3 million homes across the UK. It follows similar announcements in recent months by BT-owned Openreach as well as Vodafone and CityFibre.

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Mobile & Telecom
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