Tom Leins

Tom Leins is a lead Analyst for TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database. He also contributes to the company’s daily CommsUpdate newsletter, which includes his popular weekly 'MVNO Monday' round-up. Tom has developed a strong specialisation in the US, as well as Latin America and other developing markets, tracking regulatory developments, market opportunities, growth trends and market forecasts.

Recent Posts

Five Things You Didn’t Know About the UK MVNO Market

What are the world's most competitive MVNO markets? What do they look like? MVNO Monday Editor Tom Leins decided he was going to take a closer look. First up: Tom explores MVNOs in the United Kingdom.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate

CommsUpdate is TeleGeography’s free daily summary of the top global telecom stories. Born out of desk research for TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database Service, CommsUpdate is produced by TeleGeography’s team based in the historic city of Exeter in Devon, England.

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of CommsUpdate, we’ve put together a list of weird and wonderful facts about your favorite telecom newsletter.

Game-Changing MVNO Customer Service + Experience Strategies

Last month saw the 14th annual MVNOs Europe take place at the Hilton Bankside in London.

I was delighted to join Jaime Pla, the founder of Spanish MVNO Suop Mobile, and Colleen LeCount, SVP Global Sales & Marketing at Mobolize, to moderate the discussion "Developing Game-Changing MVNO Strategies Focused on Customer Service and Customer Experience."

Island Hopping: Five Ways Melanesia's Telecom Markets are Evolving

TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database includes comprehensive coverage of the world’s major telecom markets.

But we also profile some of the smallest principalities, republics, and territories in the world.

This month we focus our attention on Melanesia, the sub-region of Oceania that encompasses the independent island nations of Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu, as well as the French special collectivity of New Caledonia.

How Millicom Overhauled its Operational Footprint and Took the Fight to Latin America

In May 1990, New York-based Millicom Incorporated won an experimental license from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission covering Houston and Orlando, kickstarting a journey that saw the company position itself as one of the earliest pioneers of mass market mobile telephony.

Island Hopping: New Technology, New Cables in Reunion and Mayotte

TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database includes comprehensive coverage of the world’s major telecoms markets.

But we also profile some of the smallest principalities, republics, and territories in the world.

This month we're going inside the tiny island markets of Reunion and Mayotte. These nations are looking at new connectivity opportunities following the introduction of 4G LTE technology in both markets in late 2016 and the imminent arrival of a new subsea system in Mayotte, slated for 2018.

How T-Mobile U.S. Ripped Up the Rulebook and Doubled its Subscriber Base in Four Years

In recent years, the stand-out performer in the ultra-competitive U.S. mobile market has been T-Mobile, which has more than doubled its subscriber base to almost 70 million since March 2013.

Island Hopping: Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa

TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database includes comprehensive coverage of the world’s major telecoms markets—but we also profile some of the smallest principalities, republics, and territories in the world.

Here’s another peek at what’s happening in three unique island markets.

Mexican Standoff: Has AT&T Put a Dent in Telcel’s Dominance?

AT&T had high hopes when it entered the Mexican mobile market in 2015. But despite strong subscriber gains, the cellco faces an uphill battle in its mission to dislodge longtime market leader Telcel.

Island Hopping with GlobalComms Database: A Look Inside Three New Country Profiles

TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database now covers a whopping 225 markets.

And some of our latest additions are small but mighty.