The new Telefonica Brasil tries to offer investors the best of both worlds.
VIP has underinvested in its Russian network infrastructure over the last few years. MTS has thus built an edge in network quality. Due in part to its focus on global expansion, VimpelCom has fallen to third place, behind MegaFon, in its home market in terms of both subscriber and revenue market
After announcing its deal with Apple to sell the iPhone, the firm lowered its 2013 outlook for revenue and earnings.Verizon Wireless' recent spectrum acquisition could prompt AT&T to follow suit and try to aggressively acquire more frequency bandwidth. USM says they have sufficient spectrum for its
Unlike its peers, Crown has chosen to allocate capital toward small-cell architecture in the U.S. versus macro tower assets in faster-growing emerging markets.At more than 5 times net debt to EBITDA, the firm's leverage can at times drag down the share price amid a backdrop of heightened interest
Operationally, Telephone and Data Systems continues to be stuck in neutral.
Africa has become increasingly competitive, and between Bharti Airtel entering Ghana and Millicom's network issues in Senegal, subscriber growth has slowed.Regulators have tightened the screws in many of the firm's key markets of late. Termination rates are falling in Guatemala, Honduras, and
The firm is completely repositioning its brand. While the new strategy targets contract customers, TIM's subscriber mix has weakened over the past two years.Claro, Vivo, and Oi all have integrated their networks and increased their respective scale advantages over TIM.Telecom Italia owns roughly
America Movil's economic moat should keep it insulated from the competitive and regulatory heat.
Data growth and network integration put MTS at the forefront of the Russian telecom sector.
T-Mobile US has improved its market position but still faces a tough competitive road.