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  • SAN FRANCISCO— India's government has essentially banned a Facebook program that sought to connect with low-income residents by offering free access to a limited version of the social network and other Internet services. The ruling is a major setback for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who had lobbied hard for the program as part of a campaign to expand...

  • NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Feb 8- India introduced new rules on Monday to prevent Internet service providers from having different pricing policies for accessing different parts of the web, in a setback to Facebook Inc's plan to roll out a pared-back free Internet service to the masses. On Monday, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, which had suspended the free...

  • HAVANA— Cuba announced Sunday night that it is launching broadband Internet service in two Havana neighborhoods as a pilot project aimed at bringing home access to one of the world's least connected nations. Still, any fiber-optic home connections would be an important milestone in Cuba, where broadband home service is currently legal only for diplomats and...

  • China Telecom chairman under investigation Sunday, 27 Dec 2015 | 11:29 PM ET
    Chang Xiaobing.

    The chairman of China Telecom is being investigated for alleged disciplinary violation, the ruling Communist Party's anti-corruption watchdog said.

  • SpaceX Falcon blasts off ... and nails landing! Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 12:18 AM ET
    The SpaceX Falcon 9 rests on its launch pad at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on the private company's first mission since a June catastrophic failure in Cape Canaveral, Florida December 21, 2015. The rocket carries a payload of eleven satellites owned by Orbcomm, a New Jersey-based communications company.

    The launch and successful return of the rocket's first stage marked the first SpaceX flight since a June accident.

  • Chinese tourists could soon use yuan in... Zimbabwe Monday, 21 Dec 2015 | 8:35 PM ET
    China's President Xi Jinping (2nd R) shakes hands with Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe (2nd L) as he arrives on December 1, 2015 in Harare.

    China will cancel $40 million worth of Zimbabwe's debt due to mature this year and Harare hopes to facilitate use of the yuan in its economy.

  • Cox found liable in piracy dispute with music publisher Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | 2:33 PM ET

    The decision, which came after a two-week trial, could have a broader impact on how Internet companies conduct their business as BMG pursued an unusual strategy of taking on an Internet service provider instead of the alleged copyright infringers themselves. BMG sued privately held Cox in November 2014, claiming the company was liable for infringement...

  • *Bids total 119 bln baht vs 80.8 bln baht in 1st auction. BANGKOK, Dec 17- Thailand's telecoms regulator extended an auction for two 4 G mobile broadband network licences for a third day on Thursday amid fierce competition which has raised the overall bidding to $3.3 billion, beating the total price paid for a previously awarded set of licences.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 16- A Brazilian court on Wednesday ordered telecommunications providers to block all access to the WhatsApp phone-messaging application for 48 hours throughout Brazil, Latin America's largest country, the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper said in an online report on Wednesday. Brazilian phone companies have sought and failed to get the...

  • A three-judge panel, in a hearing that lasted over three hours, questioned lawyers for the FCC and broadband backers about whether the FCC properly extended the sweeping authority it has to regulate telecommunications to Internet service providers. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled twice against the FCC since 2010 and...

  • Liberty Global buys Cable & Wireless in $5.3B deal Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 3:31 AM ET
    John Malone

    Cable TV company acquires UK telecoms group with operations in the Caribbean, for stock and a special dividend worth $5.3 billion.

  • APEC’s next trade frontier: Thinking small Sunday, 15 Nov 2015 | 11:30 PM ET
    Members of the police Special Action Force (SAF) walk in front of signage for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit after a drill simulating a Paris-like attack at the venue of the summit in Manila on November 14, 2015.

    APEC kicked off its annual meeting with plans to think small, including finding ways to ensure small businesses benefit from trade deals.

  • UK telecoms minister dashes rivals’ hopes of BT split Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 12:29 AM ET
    Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy appears on stage at the 2014 TechCrunch Disrupt Europe/London, at The Old Billingsgate on October 21, 2014 in London, England.

    The minister overseeing the telecom sector has poured cold water on the idea of separating BT from its broadband network, the FT reports.

  • LONDON, Sept 22- Facing a sustained attack from rivals, Britain's BT pledged to improve the speed and quality of the country's broadband network on Tuesday in a bid to ward off calls for the dominant telecoms provider to be broken up. BT's Patterson said on Tuesday that the company had already helped Britain to become the largest digital economy in the G20, and he...

  • CK Hutchison planning to list O2 after Three merger Sunday, 20 Sep 2015 | 9:15 PM ET
    The O2 logo sits on display outside a mobile phone store, operated by Telefonica SA, in London, United Kingdom.

    O2's being lined up to become a public company again after a merger with Three goes through, the Financial Times reports.

  • Andrew Ceresney, the enforcement director for the Securities and Exchange Commission, told a U.S. Senate committee the SEC is refraining from issuing subpoenas to internet service providers in order to obtain emails for active probes. A draft bill in the Senate to update the 1986 privacy law would require civil agencies like the SEC to obtain a warrant in order...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 14- Mobile internet firm Afrimax Group has raised $120 million to fund the expansion of a high-speed broadband network in Africa, it said on Tuesday, the latest firm to jockey for position in the continent's fast-growing consumer internet market. The money has been raised from a consortium of investors led by Japan's Mitsui& Co. Other...

  • Confident in cash position: Telecom Italia Chair Sunday, 6 Sep 2015 | 10:18 AM ET
    Giuseppe Recchi, chairman of Telecom Italia, speaks with delegates at the Ambrosetti Forum in Cernobbio, Italy.

    Telecom Italia’s Chairman told CNBC that the company was sitting on a comfortable amount of cash to put towards investments.

  • Smartphone slowdown hits where it hurts: Jobs Sunday, 30 Aug 2015 | 8:57 PM ET
    Blackberry Passport

    The smartphone slowdown is showing up in falling profits for handset makers, as well as sweeping job cuts across the once red-hot sector.

  • Telstra profit slips 1% as mobile unit gets squeezed Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 1:58 AM ET
    Shoppers in a Telstra retail store in Sydney's CBD browse products in Sydney, Australia.

    Australian telecoms giant Telstra has posted a 1 percent slide in FY net profit, in line with expectations, and forecast modest earnings growth.