A FairPoint Communications spokeswoman and a union leader responded with a fresh round of recriminations. It came two weeks after a Nov. 28 outage in which Vermont's 911 emergency calling system was out of service for large parts of the state due to problems on FairPoint's network. Shumlin said he would urge the unions representing FairPoint workers, the...» Read More
Nov 6- Cablevision Systems Corp's video subscriber losses doubled in the third quarter as customers opted for lower priced bundled TV and internet services from telecom companies. Shares of Cablevision were down marginally on Thursday afternoon after falling as much as 4 percent. "Verizon has been Cablevision's primary competitor and has been pretty...
Nov 6- Cablevision Systems Corp's video subscriber losses doubled in the third quarter from the preceding quarter as it lost customers to telecom companies offering bundled video-on-demand services. Shares of Cablevision, which lost about 56,000 video subscribers in the third quarter, fell as much as 4 percent. Cablevision, however, reported a...
CAIRO, Oct 21- Egypt is seeking billions of dollars in investment to upgrade its telecommunications infrastructure as part of efforts to attract multinationals and restore growth after three years of political upheaval, the telecoms minister said. Atef Helmy said Egypt needs investment of $5- $6 billion to build broadband internet across the nation and some...
*Vodafone's New Zealand move is model for cable strategy. LONDON, Oct 14- For those investors questioning the potential of Vodafone's 12 billion pound move into the European cable business, the company's experience in New Zealand shows what can be achieved. The conditions Vodafone had faced in New Zealand were not unlike those confronting it today in its big...
*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.
The European Parliament voted to end mobile phone roaming fees by 2016 and barred telecoms operators from prioritizing some Internet traffic over others.
Britain's Vodafone Group has raised its preliminary offer to buy Kabel Deutschland, Germany's largest cable operator, a source close to the situation has told CNBC.
Is it time for investors in the Consumer Discretionary sector to exercise some discretion of their own?
Reforms that aim to level the playing field of Mexico's telecom industry will not necessarily end the dominance of the two big players.