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*Vimpelcom, Uralkali, Sibur among companies affected. Russian companies, including mobile phone operator VimpelCom and Uralkali, the world's top potash producer, are now facing potentially higher borrowing costs when lending resumes.
MOSCOW, March 12- Russian mobile phone operator Vimpelcom has become the latest company to come under scrutiny over its operations in Uzbekistan, an authoritarian country where rival MTS had its assets confiscated.
March 12- Russian mobile phone operator Vimpelcom said on Wednesday it was being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Dutch authorities, probably in connection with its operations in Uzbekistan.
WASHINGTON, March 11- Japan's SoftBank Corp CEO, Masayoshi Son, said another meeting is necessary with U.S. regulators who have so far given him a cold shoulder on a potential merger between Son's Sprint Corp and its competitor T-Mobile US Inc..
Kevin Smithen, senior telecom analyst at Macquarie Securities, says that a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile USA is possible, after Japan's SoftBank Corp continued to push for a deal.
March 11- Japan's SoftBank Corp is still trying to buy T-Mobile US Inc and merge it with its U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said, even though U.S. regulators appear set against a deal.
NEW YORK, March 10- T-Mobile US expects to engage in some form of cellular industry consolidation, the CFO of the United States' fourth-largest carrier said on Monday, boosting investor expectations that a merger with Sprint Corp could be on the horizon.
March 8- AT&T Inc said on Saturday it is cutting wireless data charges for individual customers who have no annual service contract, as the No. 2 U.S. mobile operator attempts to better compete with rival T-Mobile US Inc..
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, March 6- Sprint Corp's senior vice president in charge of network infrastructure is leaving the company, the latest in a series of executive reshuffles following the acquisition of the wireless carrier by Japan's SoftBank Corp last year.
A deal made with Israel could help alleviate California's serious drought problem.
Some telephone services were severed after Russian forces seized control of airfields in Crimea, but now lawmakers are being targeted, Ukraine says.
WASHINGTON, March 3- Sprint Corp and the U.S. government said on Monday they will face off in court over how much money law enforcement agencies owe the wireless provider for help the company was required to give investigators who wanted to tap phone calls.
Another executive is leaving Sprint. The company has seen several key leaders exit since it was acquired last SoftBank.
Traders could find themselves buying and selling a new commodity in two years' time: wireless broadband.
Over the Top (OTT) messaging apps is eating into the SMS revenue of Singapore's telecommunications companies. SMS messaging is at a six-year low, according to latest data from authorities. CNBC's Julia Wood reports.
Canada's Industry Minister James Moore, in a brief release, said the sale of the 2.3 GHz airwave licenses would have created unacceptable levels of concentration of spectrum in the hands of incumbent carriers, hurting competition in regions including Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton and many mid-sized cities.
The companies involved were not disclosed, but the events appear similar to those at other retailers late last year, The Wall Street Journal said.
BARCELONA, Feb 26- The mobile phone industry is now looking to the fast-growing demand for smartphones priced at $100 or below as the market for fancier high-end devices has become saturated, but not all handset makers are able or willing to trade down.
U.S. spying is driving some of its allies to build an undersea cable from Portugal to Brazil, according to a report.
Feb 25- T-Mobile US Inc, the No.4 U.S. mobile services company, reported a bigger quarterly net loss, hurt by higher spending on promotions. The company's net loss widened to $20 million, or 3 cents per share, in the quarter ended Dec. 31 from $8 million, or 1 cent per share, a year earlier.
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