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WASHINGTON— Just as their economies had begun to recover from the man-made horror of coups and civil war, the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have been knocked back down by a terrifying force of nature: the Ebola virus. In Conakry, capital of Guinea, stray dogs, goats and sheep are plopping down next to empty stalls in street markets devoid of...
*Consumers increasingly use mobile, Skype to make voice calls. BRUSSELS, Oct 9- European regulators can remove limits on the prices that leading telecoms firms such as Orange and Telecom Italia can charge smaller operators for accessing their telephone networks for voice calls, the European Commission said on Thursday. The move was hailed by the Commission as...
MOSCOW/ KIEV, Sept 14- Russian mobile firms face being squeezed out of Ukraine after Kiev signaled it would favor European companies in future airwave auctions to curb Moscow's influence in the country.
MOSCOW/ KIEV, Sept 14- Russian mobile firms face being squeezed out of Ukraine after Kiev signalled it would favour European companies in future airwave auctions to curb Moscow's influence in the country.
TWC will pay $1.1 million to resolve a FCC probe that found the cable and Internet provider did not properly report multiple network outage.
WASHINGTON, Aug 26- Time Warner Cable Inc will pay $1.1 million to resolve a Federal Communications Commission investigation that last year found the cable and Internet provider did not properly report multiple network outages, the regulators said this week. Time Warner Cable submitted all missing reports by November 8, 2013, the FCC said.
Emeka Obiodu, telecoms strategist at Ovum, says the European industry cannot survive without consolidation.
WASHINGTON, Aug 14- U.S. regulators' new "net neutrality" rules should classify Internet providers more like public utilities to prevent them from potentially slowing users' access to some Web content, the New York Times said in an editorial in Thursday's newspaper.
KIEV, Aug 8- Ukraine, hitting back at Russia which it accuses of supporting separatist rebels, proposed sanctions on Friday against 172 citizens from Russia and other countries as well as 65 Russian companies "for financing terrorism".
TORONTO, July 31- Canadian telecom and media conglomerate Quebecor Inc says it is closing in on a decision on whether to buy up smaller competitors or team up with a partner to expand its wireless operations outside its home province of Quebec.
TORONTO, July 23- Canada's largest telecom company, BCE Inc, said on Wednesday it will pay C $3.95 billion to take regional telecom Bell Aliant private, buying the 56 percent stake it does not already own to cut expenses and bolster its offerings in Atlantic Canada.
Controlling around 70 percent of Mexico's mobile market and more than 60 percent of landlines, Slim's America Movil has been blamed for overcharging consumers for patchy service since he bought a former state-run phone monopoly in the early 1990 s.
MEXICO CITY, July 9- Carlos Slim's telecommunications company, America Movil, will shed assets to avoid tough new telephone and TV regulations imposed by Mexico's Congress on Wednesday.
MEXICO CITY, June 3- The Mexican unit of Spain's Telefonica said on Tuesday it will focus on expanding its mobile business rather than adding new services as it tries to capitalize on a regulatory overhaul and steal market share from telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim.
NEW YORK, May 17- AT&T is close to announcing that it will buy the No. 1 U.S. satellite TV operator DirecTV, according to people familiar with the matter, in the second potentially transformative deal to jolt the U.S. television industry this year.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has come under fire from consumer advocates and technology companies for proposing to allow some "commercially reasonable" deals in which content companies could pay broadband providers to prioritize traffic on their networks.
More than 100 activists protested at the FCC on Thursday, with signs reading "Liberate the Internet" and "Keep the Internet Free" and three audience members were escorted out of the meeting room for standing and shouting protests.
Some 200 activists have said they plan to protest at the FCC on Thursday, joining a few hard core critics who have camped outside the agency for a week. Those advocates want the FCC to reclassify Internet providers as utilities, like telephone companies, rather than as the less-regulated information services they are now.
NEW YORK, May 12- Comcast Corp is giving at least two Asian cellular operators access to its WiFi hot spots in the United States, in trial partnerships that illustrate the cable company's ambitions to compete with U.S. wireless carriers.
NEW YORK, May 11- Comcast Corp is offering at least two Asian cellular operators access to its WiFi hot spots in the United States, in trial partnerships that illustrate the cable company's ambitions to compete with U.S. wireless carriers.