Tom Leins

Tom Leins is a Senior Research Analyst for TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database. Based out of the company’s UK office, he also contributes to the company’s daily CommsUpdate newsletter, which includes his popular weekly MVNO Monday round-up. MVNO industry aside, Tom has developed a strong specialization in the U.S., Latin America, and the Caribbean, tracking mergers and acquisitions, spectrum auctions, regulatory developments, market opportunities, and growth trends.

Recent Posts

Customer Experience, Quad-Play, and Roaming Up For Discussion at MVNOS Europe

This month saw the 15th annual MVNOs Europe event take place at the ILEC Conference Centre in London.

I was glad to be there and connect with representatives from some of the region’s top virtual operators, network operators, vendors, and tech developers.

Some highlights from the conference stage:

Central American Cableco Takeovers are Reshaping the Region

Historically, Carlos Slim-backed America Movil and Spanish giant Telefonica have dominated the Central American telecom space.

However, the landscape is shifting.

TeleGeography's Guide to 5G Auctions in 2018

As the telecom world prepares to enter the 5G era, our GlobalComms team has been keeping tabs on all of the crucial information: regulatory agencies, spectrum bands, provisional auction dates, etc.

You might have caught several of our posts already. We're saving all of our 5G auction updates here. Check back for new 5G stories in the coming weeks.

A Guide to 5G Spectrum Auctions in Eastern Asia: China, Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong

As the telecom world prepares to enter the 5G era, our GlobalComms team has been tracking major 5G auctions around the globe. Catch up on all of them here.

Today we’ll look at what’s happening in major markets across eastern Asia, including China, Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong.

A Guide to 5G Spectrum Auctions in Eastern Europe: the Baltic States

As the telecom world prepares to enter the 5G era, our GlobalComms team has been tracking major 5G auctions around the globe. Catch up on all of them here.

Today we’ll look at the state of play in the Baltic States: Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.

A Guide to 5G Spectrum Auctions in Western Europe: The United Kingdom and Beyond

As the telecom world prepares to enter the 5G era, our GlobalComms team has been tracking major 5G auctions around the globe. Catch up on all of them here.

The United Kingdom and Ireland are two of the first countries to stage full-fledged 5G auctions. As we round out our coverage of 5G auctions in Western Europe, we’ll review what’s happening in these countries, as well as the UK Crown Dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

A Guide to 5G Spectrum Auctions in Western Europe: Portugal, Spain, and Around the Mediterranean

As the telecom world prepares to enter the 5G era, our GlobalComms team has been tracking major 5G auctions around the globe. Catch up on all of them here.

Our 5G coverage has made it to the Mediterranean and out toward the Atlantic, with headlines from Greece, Italy, Portugal, San Marino, and Spain. Keep scrolling to catch up on the state of affairs.

A Guide to 5G Spectrum Auctions in Western Europe: From Austria to France to the Netherlands

As the telecom world prepares to enter the 5G era, our GlobalComms team has been tracking major 5G auctions around the globe. Catch up on all of them here.

We're not done yet. There are more regulatory agencies, spectrum bands, and provisional auction dates to dissect. Today we’ll look at the state of play in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.

A Guide to 5G Spectrum Auctions in Western Europe: Nordic Edition

As the telecom world prepares to enter the 5G era, our GlobalComms team has been tracking major 5G auctions around the globe. Catch up on all of them here.

Today we’ll explore what's happening in the Nordic markets, with a focus on Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. 

Mergers and Acquisitions are Reshaping Eastern Europe. Here's How.

We may be less than halfway through the year, but 2018 has already seen the announcement of two major multi-country telecom operator sales in Eastern Europe. Norwegian powerhouse Telenor and UK-based Liberty Global both took steps to exit the region.

Today we look at the reconfigured telecom landscape and identify the key players to watch.