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  • WASHINGTON, June 30- AT&T Inc's proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV is expected to get U.S. regulatory approval as soon as next week, according to people familiar with the matter, a decision that will combine the country's No. 2 wireless carrier with the largest satellite-TV provider. The FCC, which reviews if deals are in public interest, is poised to...

  • Sprint shoots for simpler bill. Does not score. Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 1:07 PM ET

    Sprint's new bills combine charges in an attempt to streamline, but add confusion, Re/code reports. Re/code reports.

  • AT&T, DirecTV extend 'termination date' again Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 8:42 AM ET

    AT&T said it has extended the "termination date" of the merger deal with DirecTV for "a short period of time," the second time in two months.

  • PARIS, June 30- French telecoms group Orange and Israeli mobile phone operator Partner Communications said on Tuesday they had agreed terms to end their licensing deal following a public row in Israel, but Orange said it was still committed to Israel. Israel protested to France after Orange's Chief Executive, Stephane Richard, said earlier this month he would...

  • EU roaming fees to be scrapped from 2017 Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 3:20 AM ET

    Mobile roaming fees will be scrapped in the EU from June 2017 after lawmakers reached a deal in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

  • "We will concentrate our future investments in Brazil where we see a promising long-term growth opportunity, while remaining focused on reducing expenses and maintaining a lean cost structure," NII Holdings Chief Executive Steve Shindler said in a statement. Last week, NII Holdings, a telecom operator for the Nextel brand in Brazil, gained U.S. court approval of...

  • June 26- NISI Holdings Inc, a Latin American mobile service provider, said it has emerged from its Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings. As part of the plan, about 100 million shares of the company's new common stock and $745 million in cash will be distributed to holders of senior notes, NII Holdings said on Friday. The stock and cash will be issued by the NII...

  • June 26- Digicel Group Ltd, which offers communications services in the Caribbean and South Pacific regions, filed with U.S. regulators on Friday to raise up to $200 million in an initial public offering of Class A common stock. J.P. Morgan, UBS Investment Bank and Citigroup were among the underwriters for the IPO, the company told the U. S Securities and Exchange...

  • MEXICO CITY— AT&T Inc. plans to invest about $3 billion to build up its recently acquired Iusacell mobile phone network in Mexico. Iusacell announced Thursday that the plan will extend voice and data services to cover about 100 million people in Mexico by 2018.. AT&T said in January that it plans to create the first North American mobile service area covering...

  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed the agency's first such cap on Thursday, and also dismissed T-Mobile US Inc's request for new limits on how much spectrum dominant carriers Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc can buy in the next auction in 2016.. The FCC is expected to decide in coming days whether Dish abused the small-business discount program by...

  • Altice defends 10 bln euro Bouygues Telecom bid Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 1:37 PM ET

    PARIS, June 25- European telecoms group Altice defended the terms of its bid for Bouygues Telecom and confirmed it had valued the French mobile operator at "a minimum of 10 billion euros." An Altice statement said it had provided employment guarantees to the French government and to the Bouygues group, which rejected the offer for its telecoms unit earlier this...

  • *Group of eight investors include Virgin, Airbus, Bharti. OneWeb, whose backers include Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Indian billionaire Sunil Mittal's Bharti Enterprises, said it would use the funds to acquire 65 commercial rockets to launch satellite-borne Internet services to extend the reach of mobile operators to customers in remote corners of...

  • NEW YORK— T-Mobile is revamping its phone-upgrade program by eliminating a $10- a-month charge for the most popular phones. Customers had to pay $10 a month to be eligible for the upgrade program, known as Jump. AT&T and Verizon soon followed with their own programs— without the monthly fee.

  • Bouygues shuns Altice's bid for telecom arm Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 2:10 AM ET
    Logo of French internet provider and mobile phone services group Bouygues Telecom.

    Bouygues snubbed an offer for its telecom unit from larger rival Altice that sources put at 10 billion euros ($11.2 billion).

  • TORONTO, June 23- Canada's largest mobile operator, Rogers Communications Inc, has agreed to pay more than C $400 million to acquire struggling wireless carrier Mobilicity, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday. The deal includes the sale of spectrum covering the Ottawa region and eastern Ontario to Wind Mobile, another small operator, for a...

  • Bouygues shuns Altice's bid for telecom arm Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 5:06 PM ET
    Logo of French internet provider and mobile phone services group Bouygues Telecom.

    Bouygues snubbed an offer for its telecom unit from larger rival Altice that sources put at 10 billion euros ($11.2 billion).

  • After 2 years of misery, Ma Bell breaking out Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 11:23 AM ET
    An AT&T store in New York.

    Wall Street is starting to love shares of AT&T. Here's why.

  • It's official: Verizon closes AOL acquisition Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 10:27 AM ET
    Verizon to buy AOL for $4.4 billion.

    AOL's Tim Armstrong and Verizon's Marni Walden say the combined companies can be the No. 1 global media technology player.

  • Verizon, AOL seal the deal Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 9:15 AM ET
    Verizon, AOL seal the deal

    Tim Armstrong, AOL CEO, and Marni Walden, Verizon EVP, discuss the synergies that brought the two companies together and share their vision for the future.

  • June 19- Telus Corp and Rogers Communications Inc are looking to acquire wireless telecommunications provider Mobilicity, and the Canadian government is expected to approve a deal with one of the suitors, the Globe and Mail reported, citing copies of two opinion letters obtained from Industry Canada. Telus and Mobilicity were not immediately available for...

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