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  • The "Freewheel" phone service, which runs on any WiFi connection, is an attempt by Cablevision to retain and potentially add subscribers at a time when cable companies are losing out to lower-priced, bundled TV and Internet services from telecom firms. Cablevision said the phone service was the first of its kind to be launched by a cable company and aims to tap...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The United States rolled out a sweeping set of measures on Thursday to significantly ease sanctions on Cuba, opening up the country to expanded U.S. travel, trade and financial activities. The 54- year-old U.S. embargo on Cuba will remain in place- only Congress can lift it. Congressional critics of Obama's shift say that Washington should not be...

  • UPDATE 2-U.S. rolls out new Cuba rules on trade, travel Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 10:42 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The United States rolled out a sweeping set of measures on Thursday to significantly ease the half-century-old embargo against Cuba, opening up the country to expanded travel, trade and financial activities. The Treasury and Commerce Departments issued a package of new rules that will allow U.S. exports of telecommunications,...

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. takes first steps to ease Cuba embargo Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 9:34 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The United States rolled out a sweeping set of measures on Thursday to ease the half-century-old embargo against Cuba, opening up the country to expanded travel, trade and financial activities. The Treasury and Commerce Departments issued a package of new rules that will allow U.S. exports of telecommunications, agricultural and...

  • BOGOTA, Jan 14- Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg launched a free Internet application in Colombia on Wednesday as part of a drive to bring developing markets online, but remained mute on when and if the company would look to move into China. Colombia is the first nation in Latin America and the fourth in the world to receive the new Internet.org...

  • 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...

  • 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.