Tele2 head doubts the appeal of quadplay

first_img Ken Wieland Home Tele2 head doubts the appeal of quadplay Previous ArticleLG begins mid-tier smartphone rolloutNext ArticleSantander invests $5M in payment and loyalty app MyCheck Mats GranrydServicesTele2 VIDEO INTERVIEW: Mats Granryd, chief executive of Tele2, told Mobile World Live he is “not a big believer” in quadplay, simply because he doesn’t see many consumers as being all that interested in buying bundled packages of fixed and mobile services.“We don’t see customers asking for a fixed-mobile convergence [FMC] play,” said Granryd.Tele2 is an alternative operator with a presence in nine countries – including Sweden, the Netherlands and Kazakhstan – yet the operator’s boss still sees no groundswell of FMC support.“The buying patterns [for fixed and mobile services] are completely different,” he said. “In places we have launched 4G, the mobile service is in fact a great replacement for the fixed service.”Granyrd conceded that FMC could be attractive from a business perspective – the streamlining of operations – but was not yet convinced of its consumer appeal, although the Tele2 chief said he was still watching the quadplay market “very closely”.Value championTele2’s strategy to win market share in the past was to be a discounter and disrupter, but Granyrd says those days have gone. “For us to differentiate, we need to add more to our proposition, to be a value champion,” he said.For the Tele2 chief, that means having a powerful and ubiquitous network, and to “challenge the industry from a business model perspective”. Not so much on price, he added, but to have large buckets of data and to be innovative, such as decoupling the SIM card from the handset.Being a value champion also means more focus on customer care and transparency, which, Granyrd admitted, operators have not been very good at. “Unpleasant things, such as hidden fees and bill shock, drag the industry down,” he said.Granyrd also spoke about Tele2’s Challenger Programme, and his aim to centralise more functions to create greater service flexibility and agility.“Why have NOCs in each country and not one place? Why so many billing and data warehouse systems?” he asked. “The Challenger Programme is changing the way we deliver services to our consumers. It’s not necessarily about cutting cost, but that might come as a by-product. The real product is to make sure we are fit for the future, much more agile, and faster to respond to customer needs.”Watch the full video here. Author Related Tele2 eyes converged boost with Com Hem rebrand Tele2 set for exec team shake-up Tele2 looks to a post-pandemic world Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 30 MAR 2015 last_img read more

Report: Padres and Indians Still Talking About a Deal for Either Kluber or Bauer

first_img Related TopicsCorey KluberfeaturedIndiansPadresTrevor Bauer It’s not been talked about for awhile, but it sounds like the Indians are still open to trading one of their two biggest starters in their rotation, either Corey Kluber or Trevor Bauer.Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Indians have still been chatting with the San Diego Padres about a deal for one of the two pitchers, but that no deal is close to happening.Rosenthal says that the Indians asking price is ‘lower than before’ which means that it sounds like the Tribe is still very open to making a deal for the right price.Back in late December the Padres were part of the picture in a possible deal for Kluber, with Rosenthal reporting names like Manuel Margot, Hunter Renfroe, and Austin Hedges possibly being part of a package for the Tribe ace.Margot and Renfroe are both outfielders, while Hedges is a catcher. This is what Rosenthal said in late December about San Diego and the Indians potentially making a deal. “So the Padres have Manuel Margot a centerfielder, who the Indians have interest in, they have Hunter Renfroe another outfielder, and the Indians are looking to rebuild their outfield if they make this trade at all, they could actually add Austin Hedges (catcher) to replace Yan Gomes, Hedges making less money right now than Gomes does.”Again while it sounds like nothing is going to come of the talks, the fact that the Indians and Padres are still talking could mean something down the road. Matt Loedecenter_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

Barnsley appoint Jose Mourinho’s former Chelsea assistant as their new manager

first_img1 Jose Morais [left] worked with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea Barnsley have appointed Jose Morais as their new head coach on an 18-month contract.Morais worked under Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho during his fellow Portuguese’s stints at Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Chelsea.The 52-year-old succeeds Paul Heckingbottom, who joined Yorkshire and Sky Bet Championship rivals Leeds earlier this month.Chief executive Gauthier Ganaye told the club’s official website: “We’re really, really pleased to have secured the club’s number one target from the start of the process.“The interviewed candidates were all strong contenders, but the unanimous decision was to appoint Jose who instilled the full board with the belief that he is the right man to lead us up the table, whilst bringing excitement back to the club with an attacking style and goals for the fans to enjoy. “We now look ahead to a vital part of the season under Jose’s leadership. He is excited about taking training straight away and installing his own vision on the squad, which in turn has excited the club and its staff about the remainder of the campaign.“We fully believe this is the right appointment at the right time. Let’s get behind them all on Tuesday night against Burton and look for a strong finish to the season.”Morais, who speaks seven languages, first worked with current Manchester United boss Mourinho at Benfica.They linked up at Inter in 2009 and claimed a famous treble as they lifted the Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League crowns in the same season.He later followed his compatriot to Real Madrid and Chelsea before heading to Tunisia for a head coach role with Esperance, and has also had spells with Antalyaspor and AEK Athens.last_img read more

Cooliris Lets You Enable Your Web Site For 3D In Minutes

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts We’ve been fans of Cooliris, the browser plugin formerly known as PicLens, for quitesome time. This plugin transforms a normal 2D web page into an immersive 3D experience for viewing photos and videos. It allows you to fly through all the media on a page, zoom in and out, watch the videos full screen or view the pictures in a slideshow format, and so much more. However, the one problem with Cooliris was the limited number of sites that supported it. As of now, that’s about change. According to a recent article in VentureBeat, the company has just introduced a tool that will allow anyone to add the Cooliris technology to their web site without needing to know any sort of programming at all. Now, in addition to the “full featured” option on Cooliris’s Developer page, there’s a new “Quick and Simple” option that promises to work on most sites. All you have to do is enter in your URL, and, after some tests are performed, you’re provided with an XML file and some embed code to add to your site. The entire process is said to take about ten minutes, but in our testing, it was even quicker than that. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Product Reviews#web sarah perez Another new feature in Cooliris is a new sharing option which lets you drag and drop media from the Wall to share with friends. Right now, this feature supports email only, but in the future, sharing via Facebook may become available. If you’re looking for content to view with Cooliris, you can visit Getty Images, the world’s largest source of stock photos, which recently became Cooliris-enabled. You can also just launch the plugin and use its “Discovery” option, which loads a list of channels for you to choose from, including one that currently offers photos and videos from the Olympic Games in Beijing.last_img read more

Luis Suarez has Barcelona on course to win 2 titles in Spain

first_imgLATEST STORIES That scoring run has played a key part in Barcelona establishing a commanding nine-point lead in the Spanish league, and making the final of the Copa del Rey. In those semifinals against Valencia, Suarez scored the sole goal in the opening leg, and gave two assists in the second leg this week in an aggregate 3-0 win.Suarez said an injury to his right knee in August kept him from playing his best as Barcelona was adjusting to new coach Ernesto Valverde, and to Neymar’s record-breaking move to Paris Saint-Germain which broke up the formidable attack trio with Suarez and Lionel Messi.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I was very worried, not so much for not scoring, because I have been through these dips before. (But) my knee felt bad and I was afraid it would affect me psychologically. My attitude and level of intensity weren’t the same,” Suarez told Barcelona’s La Vanguardia newspaper this week. “Then in November I felt great. I could rest, recover and change my outlook psychologically.”Asked by Valverde to help out more in constructing than finishing attacks, the Uruguayan striker saw his production suffer and managed only five goals in his first 14 matches. But as Barcelona settled under Valverde and its players kept winning without Neymar, Suarez is once again flourishing as its No. 9.“Neymar’s exit was a blow to our morale,” Suarez said. “But we pulled through it because of the mentality and the confidence of our coaches, which has been fundamental, spectacular. . Tactically, we have also changed. Before, we had the problem that teams would hit us on counterattacks, but we solved that by strengthening our midfield and playing with our wing backs higher up the pitch.”Both of Suarez’s assists at Valencia came when he slid over to the left flank of the attack, a spot that once belonged to Neymar.He helped put Barcelona in charge shortly after halftime by passing for Philippe Coutinho to score his first goal for the side.Suarez used a sleek change of foot to breeze past Valencia defender Ezequiel Garay before he sliced a cross to the far post where his former Liverpool teammate hooked the ball back inside the other upright.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Serena Williams returns, Fed Cup ‘start of a long process’ Suarez next came close to also setting up Messi, only for goalkeeper Jaume Domenech to save his shot after Suarez found Messi near the penalty spot.Suarez did his part to make it 2-0 with eight minutes remaining when he pressured Valencia defender Gabriel Paulista and intercepted his pass. He then stayed upright when avoiding a tackle before he slid the ball over for Ivan Rakitic to fire home.Suarez said he has learned the value of being a team player, not just a scorer, while helping Barcelona win six major titles in the past three seasons.“When I arrived here I told myself that it would be difficult to adapt my way of playing,” Suarez said. “I needed more space, I was used to playing in the Premier League. But even though I have fewer spaces, I fulfill my role in the square meters that I do have. And I notice that when I pressure defenders to recover the ball it spreads to the whole team.”Second to Messi on the La Liga scoring list with 16 – plus three in the Copa del Rey – Suarez went scoreless through all six games of the Champions League group phase.Yet he has been on fire since Barcelona played its last European match on Dec. 5. Suarez found the net in 10 of his next 11 matches.After Spanish league matches against Getafe and Eibar, Suarez will get his chance to break his dry run in Europe on Feb. 20 when Barcelona starts its Champions League round-of-16 tie at Chelsea.Suarez’s career has been tarnished by his bad behavior, including three incidents of biting an opposing player. His last bite of an Italy defender in the 2014 World Cup spurred Liverpool to sell him to Barcelona.While maintaining his aggressive style, Suarez has avoided any serious outbursts or violent incidents in Spain.“You have to take advantage of every small detail,” Suarez said. “I can argue with a defender and I have more chances of getting him sent off. and the defender can do the same with me. There is a limit, of course, but squabbles form part of the essence of football.” Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Suarez missed last year’s Copa del Rey final after being sent off in the semifinals, and he was at risk of missing another final if he picked up a yellow card on Thursday.His clean play means that, barring injury, Suarez will feature in Barcelona’s attack against Sevilla on April 21 when it will seek a fourth consecutive cup.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FC Barcelona’s Luis Suarez looks on during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Espanyol and FC Barcelona at RCDE stadium in Cornella Llobregat, Spain, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BARCELONA, Spain — Luis Suarez hitting his stride is a big reason why Barcelona is on course for two titles in Spain this season.Suarez has shaken off his troubles scoring during the first three months of the season and netted 14 in his last 15 matches.ADVERTISEMENT PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto View commentslast_img read more

Indigenous Teams Arrive in New Zealand

first_imgA Men’s and a Women’s Open’s team will represent Australia in the tournament, which commences on Thursday, 28 January, and concludes on Saturday 30, January 2010. Teams from countries including Tonga, Cook Island, Samoa as well as the New Zealand Maori side will contest the three day tournament. The National Indigenous sides will spend the day training and preparing on Tuesday, before the official proceedings commence on Wednesday. Wednesday will see the Opening Ceremony take place as well as a civic function, before the games commence on Thursday at Neil Hunt Park, Rotorua. Round games and semi finals will be played on Friday, before the finals on Saturday, followed by an awards ceremony. The teams will stay in a Marae, a sacred place which serves both religious and social purposes.For more information, please stay tuned to the TFA website, as well as the Maori Touch New Zealand following players have been selected in the TFA National Indigenous teams: Women’sKayla FaulknerSharon McGradyJustine SchmidtJaylene Bonson Jordan Ah SamTamara AppoSammy Jo CharlesSamantha MitchellBo De La CruzCrystal BrowneTheresa AndersonJenaya QuanSimone SmithCaitlyn CostelloMel IngramMen’sPeter WilliamsArthur RamirezChristopher RankineJamie AdamsJesse GreenPhillip BundockMichael WareBrett DavisDan MunroPeter StoddartEdrick LeeCody GreenKale JohnsonRoy PearceLuke NorfordWomen’s Coach – John SinghMen’s Coach – Aaron AppoMen’s Assistant Coach – Michael ZithaWomen’s Manager – Pele BennetWomen’s Assistant Coach – Steven Raymondlast_img read more

a month ago​Roma reveal partnership with Nigeria Football Federation

first_imgTagsSerie A NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Roma reveal partnership with Nigeria Football Federationby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRoma have announced the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as their first African partner, reports, the terms of the three-year deal, the two will share soccer, business and media expertise, with Roma offering the NFF technical and operational support advice across youth coaching, player development, soccer administration and digital media best practices.In return, the national soccer body will work with the club’s development initiatives in Nigeria.Both parties are exploring the possibility of Roma playing a friendly match in Nigeria, an idea that has already been championed by club president Jim Pallotta. Opening a Roma academy in the country is also being assessed.The team have already endeared themselves to Nigerian fans after backing the national team at the 2018 Fifa World Cup after Italy failed to qualify for the tournament in Russia. In addition, the club launched a Pidgin language Twitter account, which currently has more than 18,400 followers. Pidgin is spoken by an estimated 75 million people in Nigeria, with additional speakers across west and central Africa.Manolo Zubiria, chief global sporting officer at AS Roma, said: “Nigeria is a real football nation and we’re looking forward to sharing best practices in elite talent development and football business and administration with the Nigeria Football Federation.”Amaju Pinnick, NFF president, added: “We feel that this partnership can be incredibly beneficial for the Nigerian national team at all age levels and Nigerian football as a whole.”Roma have shown an incredible support for the Super Eagles and have fully embraced Nigerian football fans, even launching a Pidgin Twitter account, and we look forward to unveiling the exciting projects and initiatives this partnership will unlock.” last_img read more

8 days agoOlympiakos winger Daniel Podence attracting interest from Arsenal

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Olympiakos winger Daniel Podence attracting interest from Arsenalby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOlympiakos winger Daniel Podence is attracting interest from Arsenal.Podence fired eight goals and nine assists for Olympiacos last season, and has netted two for the Greek side already this term.The left winger was a handful for Tottenham as they blew a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Olympiacos in their Champions League opener last month.Sportime says Arsenal are one of two Premier League clubs making enquiries about the 23-year-old.The publication says Olympiacos would want around £21.5million for Podence – while Arsenal would face competition from the other, unnamed Premier League club who are also interested. last_img read more

Toronto Stock Exchanges main index sets record close and intraday highs

first_imgTORONTO – Cannabis shares and resource stocks helped drive Canada’s main stock index to a record close on Wednesday, the first day of trading after Christmas and Boxing Day holidays.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index closed up 37.86 points to 16,203.13, besting the previous record set Dec. 21. It had earlier reached a record intraday high of 16,207.52.“The market is just grinding higher,” said Allan Small, a senior investment adviser with HollisWealth, adding he’s seeing positive signs throughout the Toronto market.“For me, I think the start of 2018 is going to be pretty good. I think we’re going to take right off from where we finish in 2017.”Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED) helped push the health sector index six per cent higher by posting a more than 20 per cent gain on Wednesday.Shares in Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE) and Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA) both rose by more than three per cent to lead the energy index 1.6 per cent higher.That was in spite of the February crude oil contract settling at US$59.64 per barrel, down 33 cents, after touching US$60 a barrel Tuesday for the first time in two-and-a-half years.Materials jumped as both Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (TSX:POT) and Agrium (TSX:AGU) eked out gains on news their merger has received its last needed regulatory approval and they will be united as Nutrien.The stock is to begin trading on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges starting on Jan. 2 under the symbol NTR.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 28.09 points to 24,774.30.The S&P 500 index was up 2.12 points to 2,682.62 and the Nasdaq composite index rose 3.09 points to 6,939.34.“Trading is obviously very light, but the market is certainly going out on a high as we head into the end of the year,” said Erik Davidson, chief investment officer for Wells Fargo Private Bank.The Canadian dollar closed at an average trading price of 79.11 cents US, up 0.73 of a U.S. cent.The February natural gas contract settled at US$2.73 per mmBTU, up 7.8 cents.The February gold contract was up $3.90 to US$1,291.40 an ounce and the March copper contract was unchanged at US$3.28 a pound.With a file from The Associated PressFollow @HealingSlowly on Twitter.last_img read more