Marc Einstein, Industry Principal, ICT Practice at Frost and Sullivan Asia Pacific, says an ongoing mobile price war in Japan and Sprint's failed merger with T-Mobile will weigh on Softbank's earnings.» Read More
Hiring a senior executive from a major competitor is rare for Intel, which is known in Silicon Valley for its insular culture, and it reflects the eagerness of the Santa Clara, California, chipmaker to improve its struggling mobile business.
WASHINGTON, Aug 29- With plans for a T-Mobile US Inc merger in tatters, Sprint Corp is expanding a roaming program with rural cellphone companies that could provide a much-needed way for the debt-laden wireless carrier to cheaply increase its footprint.
*Mobile is weak link in Sony's struggling electronics division. TOKYO, Aug 29- Japan's SoftBank Corp and its U.S. mobile carrier Sprint Corp will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time, sources with knowledge of the matter said, as the two technology titans confront daunting challenges in the U.S. market.
Aug 29- Grupo Oi SA, Brazil's fourth-biggest wireless carrier, is in talks to sell its 25 percent stake in Angola's largest mobile-phone company Unitel SA for more than $2 billion to other shareholders, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile US unit could be sold for $35 a share, according to a report from Bloomberg, citing sources.
*Telefonica wins out with higher bid than Telecom Italia. PARIS, Aug 28- French media company Vivendi picked Telefonica for exclusive talks over the sale of its Brazilian broadband unit GVT, spurning a rival bid from Telecom Italia. Vivendi's decision deals a blow to Telecom Italia.
Manuela Mesco, reporter at the Wall Street Journal, discusses the bidding war between Telefonica and Telecom Italia for Vivendi's Brazilian assets and says Vivendi seems to have no preference at the moment.
Telecom Italia and Telefonica made rival offers for Vivendi's Brazilian unit GVT as the battle over Brazil's telecoms market ramped up.
Tucker Grinnan, Head of Regional Telecommunications Research at HSBC, outlines the preferences of Chinese mobile data users.
RIO DE JANEIRO/ PARIS, Aug 27- Brazil's Grupo Oi SA unveiled plans on Wednesday to take over Telecom Italia's local mobile unit, in a move sources said was aimed at breaking up the country's second-biggest wireless carrier and upstaging merger bids by foreign rivals.
AT&T is merging its wireless and business divisions into a single unit led by Ralph de la Vega, former CEO of the company's wireless segment.
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.
The "Squawk Alley" team and investor Kevin O'Leary, discuss the new California law that requires every smartphone sold to have a kill switch. O'Leary hates the feature and says it's not going to work.
Among the potential harms that DISH identified in the merger are "discriminatory data caps," and "restriction of third-party online rights."
Emeka Obiodu, telecoms strategist at Ovum, says the European industry cannot survive without consolidation.
NEW YORK— In revamping its prices and plans this week, Sprint is joining Verizon and AT&T in letting families share pools of data. To help guide you through the maze of options from the four national wireless carriers— Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile— here's a look at the best plans for individuals, couples and families of four.
WASHINGTON, Aug 21- Sprint Corp unveiled a plan on Thursday that gives subscribers access to unlimited data for $60 a month, the industry's cheapest unlimited data offering as the carrier attempts to reverse the decline in its subscriber base.
*Expects recession, fighting in Ukraine to hurt results. MOSCOW, Aug 20- Russia's biggest mobile phone operator MTS cut full-year sales and core profit forecasts on Wednesday, citing instability in Ukraine, its second-biggest market.
Sprint unveiled a new pricing plan that offers customers 20 gigabytes of data and up to 10 lines for $100, doubling its data offerings.
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. The FCC then would repackage them and auction them to wireless carriers, which are clamoring for faster speeds and better services for their devices.
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