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  • WASHINGTON, April 16- AT&T Inc has threatened to sit out a major U.S. auction of airwaves if regulators reserve some of the spectrum for smaller rivals, the No. 2 wireless company said in a filing released on Wednesday.

  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has proposed reserving part of the spectrum in each market for wireless carriers that do not already have dominant blocks of low-frequency airwaves, people briefed on the plan have told Reuters.

  • NEW YORK, April 16- Mexican mobile phone operator Iusacell SA de CV sued IBM Corp on Wednesday, accusing the U.S. technology giant of making fraudulent representations that caused it to lose $2.5 billion in profits. But the complaint centered on a contract that Iusacell said IBM induced it to enter into in Mexico.

  • Wireless industry makes anti-theft commitment Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 6:59 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.

  • Airlines warm to web-surfing in the friendly skies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    Wireless Internet access in the sky is taking off, promising better connections for travelers and a bonanza for companies that sell the systems.

  • Humana and Nokia are big market movers Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Nokia Corp., up 36 cents to $7.58. China approved the sale of the communication company's mobile phone unit to Microsoft, removing one of the last major hurdles for the $7.3 billion deal.

  • Nokia gets Chinese approval for Microsoft deal Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 5:18 AM ET

    HELSINKI— Nokia has received regulatory approval from Chinese authorities to sell its mobile phone unit to Microsoft Corp., removing one of the last major hurdles to the 5.4 billion-euro deal.

  • Samsung's profit falls as smartphones get cheaper Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Declining smartphone prices hit profit at Samsung Electronics Co. for a second straight quarter. The average price of a Samsung smartphone this year will likely be $275, down 9 percent from 2013, according to Chung Chang- won, an analyst at Nomura Financial Investment.

  • Vivendi to sell SFR in deal that could top $23B Saturday, 5 Apr 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Vivendi said Saturday it will sell SFR, the No. 2 mobile phone operator in France, to media company Altice in a deal that could eventually be worth more than $23 billion. Vivendi wants to focus on its other businesses, Universal Music Group and Canal+ pay television. Vivendi said Altice's bid is worth 13.5 billion euros at closing.

  • Samsung adding anti-theft solutions to smartphones Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 4:57 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Samsung Electronics will add two safeguards to its latest smartphone in an effort to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices nationwide, the company said Friday.

  • More evidence Google plans to jump into wireless? Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

    Evidence is mounting that the search giant is looking to become a wireless service provider.

  • M&A activity highest in years: Pro     Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Kirsty Wilson, global research editor at Mergermarket, says the first quarter of 2014 was the most active for M&A since 2011, with the telecoms sector showing the highest activity.

  • BlackBerry severs sales ties with T-Mobile US Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 10:36 AM ET
    BlackBerry Z30

    BlackBerry said it would not renew a deal allowing T-Mobile US Inc to sell its products.

  • UPDATE 1-BlackBerry severs sales ties with T-Mobile US Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    The move comes just six weeks after a public spat between the two companies, as T-Mobile offered its customers the Apple iPhone 5 s for free in February and touted the promotion as "great offer for BlackBerry customers."

  • NAIROBI, April 1- Kenya will start building its fourth generation Internet network next year and is open to talks with operators on the best roll-out model, its telecoms minister said on Tuesday. Some of Kenya's mobile operators are struggling to cope with a vicious pricing war that has lasted for more than three years and is forcing some out.

  • Want growth? Learn to compete: Mexico's Carstens Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 5:26 PM ET
    Agustin Carstens, governor of the Bank of Mexico, speaks during an event in Mexico City, Mexico, Feb. 6, 2014.

    Mexico's state monopolies—and Carlos Slim—will have to get used to more competition, says its top central banker.

  • U.S. FCC still eyeing caps for 2015 spectrum auction Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 6:31 PM ET

    In April 2013, the U.S. Justice Department urged the FCC to devise an auction that would help ensure smaller carriers obtained a fair share of that spectrum. The so-called incentive auction will give TV stations that currently own the valuable frequencies the opportunity to voluntarily give up their frequencies to the FCC.

  • Watershed moment as hack attacks rise: Expert     Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 6:37 AM ET

    We've seen an increase in "cybermischief" over the past few years, says William Plummer, Huawei vice president of external communications, discussing allegations that the NSA spied on Chinese telecom giant Huawei. There is a growing mistrust among technology information networks, Plummer adds.

  • Verizon accused of forcing people to quit landlines Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 9:48 AM ET
    Customers enter a Verizon wireless store in New York.

    Verizon is accused of forcing some customers to switch from landlines to voice-over-Internet connections, Los Angeles Times said.

  • Why Bouygues is unlikely to win SFR     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    Ian Whittaker, media analyst at Liberum Capital, says that while Bouygues has dialed up its offer to take over Vivendi's SFR business, rival Altice is still in leading position to acquire the unit.

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