• *Telecom Italia to sell Brazilian towers for over 900 mln euros. MILAN/ BARCELONA, Nov 21- Telecom Italia will examine a possible tie-up between its Brazilian unit Tim Participacoes and local group Oi, it said as it announced the sale of mobile phone masts for more than 900 million euros. Telecom Italia, which owns 66.5 percent of TIM Participacoes, said after a board...

  • Score! 5G to be reality by 2018 soccer World Cup Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    Ultra-fast 5G internet could kick off at the soccer World Cup in 2018, backed by two of China and Russia's biggest telecoms companies.

  • *Telecom Italia board meeting on Brazil options. BARCELONA/ MILAN, Nov 21- Telecom Italia is set to sell mobile phone masts owned by its Brazilian unit for almost 900 million euros, sources said on Friday, as it considers possible acquisitions in the Latin American country. Two sources familiar with the matter said Telecom Italia was likely to sell its Brazilian...

  • Taxi-app Uber hitches a lift with Spotify Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:04 AM ET
    The Uber app on a mobile phone in Madrid, Spain.

    Uber has unveiled a new feature that will enable passengers to listen to their own Spotify playlists as they travel.

  • Nokia plunges as post-Microsoft plans disappoint Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    Nokia is taking a punt on connected devices. This was the message from CEO Rajiv Suri, but it did little to half a 4.5 percent fall in shares.

  • Comcast CEO: Full steam ahead on Time Warner deal Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Brian Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast.

    Comcast is moving "full steam ahead" with the company's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable.

  • Why Singtel's upbeat Q2 profit can be sustainable     Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:16 AM ET

    Chris Lane, Senior Research Analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, expects the robust jump in Singtel's second quarter profit to last on the back of rising currency stability in Asia.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 12- It is the billion-dollar question in the U.S. telecom industry: What will satellite TV mogul Charlie Ergen do with his Dish Network Corp? And the Federal Communications Commission's auction of airwaves that begins on Thursday may provide an answer. "I may be off my rocker, but I think the spectrum you have could be worth as much as the entire market...

  • *Telecom Egypt CEO says other options possible. CAIRO, Nov 12- Egypt's fixed-line monopoly Telecom Egypt said on Wednesday it may not sell its 45 percent stake in mobile operator Vodafone Egypt once it receives a licence to offer its own mobile services. The Egyptian government, which owns 80 percent of Telecom Egypt, has said that for competition reasons the...


  • AT&T halts investment on net neutrality concerns Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 9:39 AM ET
    Randall Stephenson, chief executive officer of AT&T

    AT&T will pause investments to bring fiber connections to 100 cities until U.S. regulators iron out rules on Web traffic management.

  • More European tech listings ahead: Pro     Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 2:40 AM ET

    Christian Lesueur, head of TMT investment banking at UBS, says that European technology companies are seeing the benefits of listing in their home market.

  • *To offer retail broadband and TV in Britain. LONDON, Nov 11- Vodafone, the world's second-biggest mobile operator, nudged up its full-year earnings forecast on Tuesday as improving demand in its big European markets and an investment push into new products helped reduce a drop in revenue. Faced with increased competition from entertainment groups and...

  • Vodafone lifts outlook as new offerings ups demand Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    Vodafone nudged its full-year earnings forecast higher as improving demand helped reduce a drop in revenues.

  • LONDON, Nov 11- Vodafone, the world's second-biggest mobile operator, nudged its full-year earnings forecast higher on Tuesday as improving demand in its big European markets and an investment push into new products helped reduce a drop in revenues. Faced with increased competition from entertainment groups and fixed-line providers, Vodafone also said it...

  • Vodafone lifts European shares after guidance hike Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 3:10 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 11- European shares inched higher early on Tuesday, boosted by upbeat updates from telecoms operator Vodafone and German companies Henkel and Hochtief. Vodafone rose 4.2 percent as the world's second-biggest mobile operator nudged its forecasts for core earnings higher after reporting a sharp improvement in its main quarterly revenue...

  • The net neutrality argument     Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    After the White House released a statement on net neutrality, Jon Steinberg, Daily Mail North America CEO, and the "Squawk Alley" team, discuss if net neutrality is actually beneficial to consumers.

  • AT&T to buy Iusacell for $2.5 billion     Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 4:03 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports AT&T will buy Mexico's Iusacell for $2.5 billion.

  • AT&T to acquire Iusacell in Mexico for $2.5B Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 4:27 PM ET
    An employee helps a customer at an AT&T Inc. store in Manhattan Beach, California, July 22, 2013.

    AT&T said Friday that it has entered into an agreement to by Mexican wireless company Iusacell for $2.5 billion including debt.

  • Microsoft makes more Office features free on iPads Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    SEATTLE, Nov 6- Microsoft Corp on Thursday said users of its Office suite of applications on Apple Inc's iPad would be able to create and edit documents for free instead of paying for a subscription, in a bid to capture more mobile users. The move is the latest, and one of the most dramatic, in Microsoft's new strategy of getting customers to use their services...