*Tencent breaks into China top three in WPP survey. BEIJING, Dec 3- Internet services company Tencent Holdings Ltd has grown so rapidly it's now China's most valuable listed technology brand, with a value even closing in on that of Wal-Mart Stores Inc, a report published on Tuesday shows.» Read More
*Vodafone says reached 75 pct threshold for takeover. *Deal would give Vodafone leg up in fragmented market. FRANKFURT, Sept 12- Vodafone has secured enough shares in Kabel Deutschland for its 7.7 billion euro offer for Germany's largest cable company to succeed, Vodafone said on Thursday.
MEXICO CITY, Sept 11- Mexico has reached basic agreement with companies holding a chunk of broadcast spectrum that could boost competition in that country's telecommunications market, the Transport and Communications ministry said on Wednesday.
*Verizon entry could leave new entrants empty handed: CEO. Aug 8- Canadian media and telecom conglomerate Quebecor Inc said the potential entry of Verizon Wireless into the the country's wireless market could be "catastrophic" for regional operators looking to expand.
TORONTO, Aug 8- Two of Canada's dominant trio of telecom companies reported that wireless growth boosted their quarterly revenue on Thursday but neither BCE Inc nor Telus Corp posted earnings that impressed the market and their shares slipped.
*Megafon assumes $600 mln of Scartel's debt. MOSCOW, Aug 8- Megafon, Russia's second-biggest mobile phone operator by subscribers, is buying next-generation service provider Scartel for $1.2 billion to extend its lead in the race to provide high-speed internet.
TORONTO, Aug 8- BCE Inc, Canada's biggest telecommunications provider, on Thursday reported a 22 percent fall in profit, but a marginal increase in revenue and strong growth in wireless.
*On Telecom offers 4 G wireless broadband in homes, offices. A fund run by Soros is set to invest at least $150 million, giving him a majority stake in On Telecom, which offers home and office connections over fourth-generation cellular networks, Chief Executive Officer Fares Nassar said at a news conference.
*On Telecom to offer 4 G broadband in homes and offices. Soros is set to invest at least $150 million, giving him a majority stake in On Telecom, which offers home and office connections over fourth-generation cellular networks, Chief Executive Fares Nassar told journalists.
*Shares rise 1.3 pct in Tel Aviv. JERUSALEM, Aug 5- Bezeq Israel Telecom is betting its future on a fibre optics network capable of super-fast internet speeds as it seeks to stay as Israel's No. 1 telecoms group amid intensifying competition in the landline and mobile phone sectors.
JERUSALEM, Aug 5- Bezeq Israel Telecom reported a 14 percent rise in quarterly net profit that beat estimates, as higher income from Internet services offset declines in the competition-hit mobile phone sector. Bezeq, Israel's largest telecoms group, said on Monday it earned 473 million shekels in the second quarter, up from 415 million a year earlier.
SINGAPORE, July 24- Singapore's foray into the $300 billion- a-year space industry may seem like a lucrative venture, but the path is lined with risks, especially in satellite manufacturing where Western firms have long dominated and entry barriers are high.
OTTAWA/ TORONTO, June 27- Canada's broadcast regulator on Thursday approved a C $3 billion bid by BCE Inc, the country's biggest telecoms company, to take over Astral Media Inc, a deal that will give BCE more control over content it distributes to television, computer and mobile screens.
*Vodafone shares up 1.4 pct, Kabel Deutschland up 1.8 pct. LONDON/ FRANKFURT, June 24- Vodafone has agreed to buy Germany's largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland for 7.7 billion euros, betting on TV and fixed-line services in its biggest deal since 2007..
NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, June 24- Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani hopes his multi-billion dollar bet on cheap high-speed wireless broadband could change the way nearly a billion of his countrymen use mobile devices from the way they do banking to watching cricket.
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.
WASHINGTON, June 18- President Barack Obama's choice for chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is expected to face questions about his past work within the telecommunications industry at a Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday.
June 13- Telecom providers T-Mobile US Inc and Verizon Wireless do not directly contribute to the controversial U.S. surveillance program, partly due to their overseas ownership ties, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
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Huawei has given up its quest to conquer the market for telecom network equipment in the US, where the Chinese company's sales have been repeatedly blocked. The FT reports.