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NEW YORK, April 24- Verizon Communications Inc's reluctance to offer mass discounts in a near-saturated mobile market is costing it new subscribers, analysts said on Thursday as the largest U.S. wireless carrier missed Wall Street's profit expectations.
BEIJING, April 23- Hong Kong stocks fell 1 percent on Wednesday, hurt by a sell-off in telecoms shares after the mainland's biggest carrier China Mobile posted its third straight quarterly decline in profits. The China Enterprises Index of the leading offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong fell 1.3 percent.
*China Mobile shares down on weak Q1 results. BEIJING, April 23- Hong Kong shares eased on Wednesday, hurt by a sell-off in telecoms shares after the mainland's biggest carrier China Mobile posted its third straight quarterly decline in profits.
WASHINGTON, April 17- A possible merger between Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc could prompt U.S. regulators to rewrite rules they are now weighing for a 2015 auction of airwaves, according to sources familiar with the proposed regulations.
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.
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.
Wireless Internet access in the sky is taking off, promising better connections for travelers and a bonanza for companies that sell the systems.
AT&T has reached agreement to bring ultra fast Internet service to a second region, North Carolina's Research Triangle area, The News & Observer of Raleigh reports.
Evidence is mounting that the search giant is looking to become a wireless service provider.
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 said it would not renew a deal allowing T-Mobile US Inc to sell its products.
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.
Mexico's state monopolies—and Carlos Slim—will have to get used to more competition, says its top central banker.
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.
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 is accused of forcing some customers to switch from landlines to voice-over-Internet connections, Los Angeles Times said.
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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