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  • WASHINGTON/ LAS VEGAS, Jan 7- The top U.S. communications regulator on Wednesday endorsed the regulatory standard applied to telephone companies in remarks seen as the strongest indication yet that he planned to side with President Barack Obama on strict "net neutrality" rules. Comments by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler at the...

  • JERUSALEM, Nov 18- A move by Israel's telecoms regulator to create a wholesale market for fixed-line phone and Internet services will hurt Bezeq, the country's largest telecoms provider, Bezeq said on Tuesday. After a two-year debate, Communications Minister Gilad Erdan announced late on Monday that Bezeq, one of Israel's two fixed-line operators, must lease...

  • Televisa, Mexico's top broadcaster and pay TV provider, is rolling out services that compete with Slim's phone company. Televisa executives filed a complaint with Mexico's new telecom regulator, claiming that Telmex had sent calls made to a cable TV service line to the phone of one of Televisa's customers during four hours last Friday. The new regulations are...

  • 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...

  • UPDATE 1-Cablevision's video subscriber losses mount Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    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...

  • TWC to pay $1.1M to settle FCC reporting violation Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 2:09 PM ET
    A field technician for Time Warner Cable, prepares to clean and check the connection for a WiFi hotspot using a bucket truck in Manhattan Beach, California.

    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.

  • Europe telcos consolidation needed: Pro   Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Europe telcos consolidation needed: Pro

    Emeka Obiodu, telecoms strategist at Ovum, says the European industry cannot survive without consolidation.

  • EU lawmakers vote to end mobile roaming fees Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 1:21 AM ET

    The European Parliament voted to end mobile phone roaming fees by 2016 and barred telecoms operators from prioritizing some Internet traffic over others.

  • Vodafone to Trump Liberty on Kabel Deutschland Bid Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 3:03 AM ET

    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.

  • Discretion Advised: Consumer Discretionary Soars Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 3:20 PM ET

    Is it time for investors in the Consumer Discretionary sector to exercise some discretion of their own?

  • 2 Giants Likely to Weather Mexican Telecom Reform Monday, 27 May 2013 | 12:23 PM ET
    Inside an America Movil SAB Telcel store in Mexico City.

    Reforms that aim to level the playing field of Mexico's telecom industry will not necessarily end the dominance of the two big players.

  • Huawei ‘Not Interested in the US Anymore’ Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 10:23 PM ET
    A receptionist sits behind the counter at the Huawei office in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province.

    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.

  • Britain's Pace Bids for Google’s Set-Top Box Unit Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 3:12 AM ET
    Will Motorola Help or Hinder Google's Hunt for Mobile Money?

    British TV decoder maker Pace said on Monday that it had made an early-stage proposal to Internet group Google to acquire its set-top TV box maker Motorola Home.

  • Chinese Telecom Firm Finds Warmer Welcome in Europe Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 | 1:07 AM ET
    Chinese Telecom Firm Finds Warmer Welcome in Europe

    A month ago, as a United States Congressional committee prepared to warn American telecommunications networks against doing business with two Chinese suppliers, the founder of one of those companies, Huawei, posed for photos with Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain in front of the fireplace at 10 Downing Street in London. The New York Times reports.

  • Sprint Drops Planned Partnership with LightSquared Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 10:35 AM ET
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    The wireless carrier ended its hosting agreement with start-up LightSquared, because regulators say it interferes with GPS navigation devices.

  • Blackberry

    RIM’s market drop has been so dramatic, analyst Mark McKechnie of ThinkEquity says it’s likely too late for a comeback.

  • Buy M1, Starhub Over SingTel: Analyst Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 2:52 AM ET
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    In times of financial market volatility, utilities such as telecom firms are generally perceived as safe haven plays for investors. This has been true for the sector in Singapore, where all three telecom service providers have outperformed the broader market.