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Orange and T-mobile to sell iPad 2 in UK this month

Apple has launched the second generation of its iPad at an event in San Francisco, with Orange and T-Mobile to sell the tablet computer in the UK from 25th March. Apple has billed the iPad 2 as slimmer, lighter and faster than its predecessor. The machine features a faster processor, improved graphics, and front and rear cameras.

The new device features the company's latest dual core A5 processor, which, it is claimed, delivers twice the processing power of the original iPad. iPad 2 will go on sale in the US on 11 March, followed by 26 other countries, including the UK, on 25 March.


04/03/2011  |  Full story...

Digital Intelligence February 2011

Digital Strategy data - Digital Intelligence February 2011

For the movie rental industry, the news of closure at Blockbusters' 609 stores this month marks the end of an era. In the same week Amazon took on Netflix with streaming service for Prime customers, and online music streaming giant Spotify landed a $1bn valuation (thanks to the Russian Facebook backers). Channels are changing and most brands are well behind getting their own channel mix lined up with what consumers are asking for.

No surprise then that Google is taking on Apple with the 'One Pass' system - a one-stop destination where users can pay for publications online. Listen out for this becoming fused with YouTube to enable the migration of pay-TV; a step that will destabilise part of the value chain and economics in the pay-TV markets. And with new research showing almost three-quarters of European web users download or watch online video there will be no shortage of viewers.

Whatever your digital content strategy, the shift to video needs attention. So if you missed our online video special report, then here's the link.

Read February 2011

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Orange takes on YouTube? Telco buys 49% stake in Dailymotion

French telecommunications provider Orange is in talks with video hosting site Dailymotion to buy a 49% interest for EU58.8m (£50.8m). The deal, which is expected to close within a few months, also gives Orange the option of buying the remaining stake in 2013.

Orange is keen to buy Dailymotion, a key rival to Google's YouTube, in order to become a multiplatform content aggregator and distributor. In July, Orange bought a smaller stake in music streaming provider Deezer, and the two have released a co-branded music subscription service in August that now has half a million subscribers.

26/01/2011  |  Full story...

Orange and T-Mobile customers share coverage with ‘Everything Everywhere’ brand launch

Orange and T- Mobile have finally unveiled their ‘Everything Everywhere’ brand, following the merger of the two mobile networks last year. The launch, dubbed the ‘big switch-on’ allows the company’s combined 27 million customers to access coverage on both networks, and is backed by a £4m advertising campaign.

Orange customers are now able to make calls and send texts on the T-Mobile network and T-Mobile customers are able to do the same using the Orange network. Customers who want to sign up for access to both networks will benefit free of charge, with no changes to their existing tariff or call or text charges.


12/10/2010  |  Full story...

Orange unveils iPhone 4 tariffs, Tesco added to stockists

Orange has revealed its iPhone 4 tarifffs, with the 16GB device only free on a 24 month, £75 contract. The device will cost £29 on a £45 per month, 24 month contract. It will cost £89 on a £40 deal, £119 on a £35 contract, and £169 on a £30 per month deal. For £30, customers will get just 150 minutes and 250 texts. 18 month deals start at £229 for the £35 per month tie in.
The phone can be bought on the network’s prepay animal tariffs for £480. Meanwhile, the 3GS is available for free on a £35 per month contract.

Meanwhile, Tesco Mobile has confirmed it will join the major networks in selling the iPhone 4 from 24 June. The supermarket giant, which runs on the O2 network, inked a deal to sell the iPhone 3GS just before Christmas 2009.


17/06/2010  |  Full story...

New iPhone: Video calls, two cameras and clearer images

Apple has unveiled the latest version of its iPhone handset, with enhanced video call functions being the key new feature. Apple chief executive Steve Jobs introduced the new iPhone 4 at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday. Other features of the new phone include two cameras with an inbuilt flash, updated battery, improved screen resolution and a motion-sensing gyroscope for game usage.

The phone is set to launch in the UK on 24th June. Orange, Vodafone and O2 will carry the handset in the UK, although local pricing has not yet been announced. In the US, the device's cost will start from $199 (£138) on a two-year contract through operator AT&T. The phone’s new ‘FaceTime’ videoconferencing application was the standout enhancement on the market leading smartphone device, and may pressure wireless carriers to provide more bandwidth.


08/06/2010  |  Full story...

Orange and T-Mobile merger creates ‘Everything Everywhere’ brand

Orange and T-Mobile have announced further details of their joint venture in the UK, to be called Everything Everywhere, creating the biggest mobile network provider in the UK with 30 million customers. The two brands will be kept separate, with 700 high-street stores in the UK between them and 16,500 staff.

The new Everything Everywhere service will combine the two mobile networks offering better coverage for making calls and accessing the web. Plans for the two companies to merge UK operations were first announced in September last year, though attracted the attention of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). However, the OFT gave Orange and T-Mobile the go-ahead in March this year.


12/05/2010  |  Full story...

Orange and T-Mobile merger gets green light

The proposed merger between Orange and T-Mobile in the UK has been cleared after the Office of Fair Trading withdrew a request for an EC investigation. Having investigated the merger, the EC decided that it could see no direct competition concerns relating to providing services to end users, or consumers, or the wholesale telecoms market. The European Commission has cleared the way for T-Mobile and Orange to merge its operations in the UK after receiving advice from a UK consumer body that it will "not now have an adverse impact on competition within the UK".


03/03/2010  |  Full story...

OFT to probe Orange and T-Mobile merger

The Office of Fair Trading has cast doubt on the planned merger of T-Mobile UK and Orange, warning it could threaten competition."The OFT's initial view, following consultation, is that the joint venture threatens significantly to affect competition in mobile telecommunications in the UK," the agency said in a statement.

T-Mobile UK, which is owned by Germany's Deutsche Telekom, and Orange, which is owned by France Telecom, are planning to join forces to create a mobile operator that would have a 37-percent market share in Britain, beating nearest rival Vodafone - which holds 25 percent of the market.


05/02/2010  |  Full story...

Orange strikes Twitter TV deal

Twitter users in Europe will soon be able to tweet to each other via their TV sets while watching entertainment and sports shows, following a deal between Orange and the micro-blogging service. Under the deal, Orange is aiming to integrate Twitter into football coverage, news, entertainment shows and films. Orange, which is owned by the telecommunications giant France Telecom, runs TV services in France, Spain and Poland and mobile and internet services internationally, including in the UK.


18/11/2009  |  Full story...

Orange iPhone to launch next week

Orange is to launch its new iPhone range on November 10, priced from £30 a month on a 2 year contract. The iPhone 3G and 3GS will retail in Orange shops, Orange on-line, Orange HMV concessions, Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U from with early opening times from 7am on November 10th, with other stores across the country keeping their doors open until late. Orange globally now offers iPhone in 28 countries and territories.


03/11/2009  |  Full story...

Vodafone joins O2 and Orange for iPhone rights

Vodafone is to go head-to-head with O2 and Orange to win iPhone customers after becoming the third mobile company to clinch a deal to sell the device in the UK. The announcement followed yesterday's news that Apple had broken off its exclusive contract with O2 to allow rival companies to also sell the smartphone. Orange will be selling the iPhone before Christmas, while Vodafone's deal bans it from selling the popular gadget before early 2010 - missing the Christmas trading period.


01/10/2009  |  Full story...

T-Mobile and Orange merger creates UK’s biggest mobile network

T-Mobile and Orange are to merge their UK businesses, creating a mobile phone giant with 28.4 million customers. The deal between Orange-owner France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile UK will create a business with sales of £8.2bn. The new group will have about 37% of the mobile market, overtaking current market leader O2. T-Mobile is currently the fourth-largest mobile operator in the UK, with a 15% share of the market. O2 has a 27% share, followed by Vodafone (25%) and Orange (22%).

08/09/2009  |  Full story...

Orange buys Unanimis to boost ad revenue

Orange has bought digital sales company Unanimis in a deal thought to be worth £15m. Orange is hoping the purchase will boost revenue from its mobile and internet websites, which attract 12m unique users per month across its internet and mobile websites. Its parent France Telecom wants to boost revenues outside of core areas, such as telephony charges, from 9% of total revenue to 20%. Unanimis, sells online ad space for companies including Channel Five, the AA, classified site Gumtree, Ticketmaster and online shopping site ASOS. Unanimis reported a turnover of £21.7m, also sells ad space across mobile websites.


Top 10 popular websites in the UK, February 2007

Digital Strategy data - Top 10 popular websites in the UK, February 2007

This list features the most popular websites based on UK Internet usage for February 2007, ranked by market share of visits across all Hitwise industries.

Source: Hitwise Datacentre, February 2007, based on market share of visits


Digital Intelligence August 2006

Digital Strategy data - Digital Intelligence August 2006

Following our research into the eastward expansion of the global search engine brands, I headed to Poland last month to get a snapshot of how the market had moved on since the arrival of Google, Ebay and Orange. The use of mobile is spiralling and the cost of broadband plummeting, web addresses saturate offline advertising, and as with all the accession countries the economic transition is clear everywhere. Among the under thirties internet use has become a core part of their media diet and office access to online is routine. From there it was on to Spain where the internet is more deeply entrenched into working lives: no surprise that everyone checking into my hotel was clutching printouts of web maps and emailed travel coupons.

Read August 2006

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