LANSING, Mich.-- Michigan residents have steadily traded their land line phone service for cellphones over the past decade, and now state lawmakers are looking at making it easier for phone companies to quit offering the traditional service.» Read More
SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, Oct 28- Brazil, seeking to shield its citizens from alleged U.S. spying, is pushing ahead with its plan to force global Internet companies to store data obtained from Brazilian users inside the country, according to a draft of the law seen by Reuters.
KUWAIT, Oct 27- Mobile telecommunications group Zain wants to expand in North Africa by taking controlling stakes in companies or winning management contracts in the region, the Kuwaiti group's chief executive said.
TORONTO, Oct 24- Shaw Communications Inc, the dominant cable company in Western Canada, said on Thursday its fourth-quarter profit slipped as heightened competition drained away customers, and its shares fell after release of the results.
*VTB flips Tele2 Russia after six months. MOSCOW, Oct 17- Russian bank VTB has agreed to sell 50 percent of Tele2 Russia, turning a quick profit and gaining investors with the expertise that could help it to challenge the dominance of Russia's big three mobile phone operators.
For cable companies such as Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, home security is another revenue stream to rebuild margins whittled away by rising programming costs and declining video subscriber numbers.
For cable companies such as Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, home security is another revenue stream to help rebuild margins whittled away by rising programming costs and declining numbers of video subscribers.
BH Wave Acquisition Corp is held by private equity firm Birch Hill Equity Partners Management Inc, which sources had said in August was looking at buying two small operators with the backing of market leader Rogers Communications Inc.
NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Sept 19- A transformation in how some Canadian cable TV companies sell channels to consumers might be a sign of things to come in the much bigger U.S. market. Walt Disney Co, Time Warner Inc and others worry that subscribers will drop less-popular channels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The wireless carrier ended its hosting agreement with start-up LightSquared, because regulators say it interferes with GPS navigation devices.
RIM’s market drop has been so dramatic, analyst Mark McKechnie of ThinkEquity says it’s likely too late for a comeback.
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.
Vodafone, the UK-listed telecoms company, has warned it faces a doubling of the $2.5bn tax bill it is contesting in the India Supreme Court in July. The FT reports.
With volatility roiling global markets in recent weeks, Christopher Mittleman, Chief Investment Officer at Mittleman Brothers Investment Management, recommends that investors ignore the short-term events - like the Greek crisis - and focus on fundamentals.