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SAN FRANCISCO/ BARCELONA, Feb 24- Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg took a victory lap at the world's largest mobile technology conference in Barcelona on Monday, after beating out Google Inc in a $19 billion acquisition of free messaging service WhatsApp.
Europe's highly fragmented telecommunications market will begin to consolidate into a "new paradigm", the deputy CEO of Orange forecast on Monday.
A day after the announcement of the Netflix-Comcast deal, Verizon's CEO says he expects to reach an agreement with the streaming service over bandwidth.
Pierre Louette, Orange deputy CEO and group secretary general, says that the European telecommunications market is highly fragmented, and discusses regulation.
PARIS, Feb 24- French media group Vivendi confirmed on Monday it had been approached by cable group Altice over a tie-up between mobile operator SFR and cable firm Numericable, but said it had not yet received any formal offer.
PARIS, Feb 24- French media group Vivendi and cable group Altice are in discussions over a tie-up between mobile operator SFR and cable firm Numericable, sources close to the talks said on Monday.
Rosalia Portela, CEO of ONO, says she cannot comment on the speculation that the company is the subject of a takeover bid by Vodafone, but says "it is nice to hear you are wanted".
Every Mobile World Congress in the past four years has featured an announcement about one of these operating systems. This year is no different, as handset makers, carriers and chipmakers try to break the stranglehold that Google Inc and Apple Inc have on the software that runs the world's mobile phones.
SAN FRANCISCO/ BARCELONA, Feb 24- Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg will take a victory lap at the world's largest mobile technology conference in Barcelona on Monday, after beating out Google Inc in a $19 billion acquisition of free messaging service WhatsApp.
From Qualcomm and Intel to MediaTek, Marvell and Broadcom, the suppliers of the crucial components that power smartphone applications and drive high-speed wireless connections are scrambling to capitalize on opportunities taking shape as Chinese brands and telecoms carriers such as China Mobile gear up for 4 G LTE, or Long-Term Evolution.
Feb 21- Dish Network Corp, the second largest U.S. satellite TV company after DirectTV, reported a 38 percent rise in fourth-quarter profit as it generated more revenue per user. Chairman Charlie Ergen has said he is keeping all options open, including acquiring T-Mobile US, building a wireless network and selling Dish's spectrum.
WhatsApp's massive purchase price suggests Blackberry's BBM has real value. But Blackberry may not have what it takes to harvest it.
Feb 19- Asian chat services KakaoTalk, LINE and WeChat threaten to overturn the mobile order of things, usurping the role of Google Inc, Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Facebook Inc and telecoms carriers as gatekeeper to the consumer.
TORONTO, Feb 18- The Canadian government has completed an auction of prized wireless spectrum and is poised to reveal the results within days, several sources with knowledge of the process said on Tuesday.
CAPE TOWN, Feb 14- South Africa's telecoms regulator is delaying by two months a plan to cut fees that mobile operators charge rivals for using their networks, allowing it time to respond to a court challenge from Africa's biggest mobile operator.
Regulators are likely to zero in on Comcast-Time Warner Cable's commitment to an open Internet, a former FCC chairman told CNBC.
Richard Windsor, founder of Radio Free Mobile, discusses the deal between Lenovo and Motorola and what the Chinese phone manufacturer needs to do to be a major smartphone player.
Chua Sock Koong, CEO at Southeast Asia's largest telecommunications operator Singtel, attributes the firm's 7.3 percent decline in operating profit to the strong Australian dollar.
NEW YORK, Feb 11- Sprint Corp Chief Executive Dan Hesse reiterated his call for consolidation in the U.S. wireless market on Tuesday after the No. 3 U.S. mobile operator reported a smaller fourth-quarter loss and subscriber growth that was helped by tablet sales.
A federal court may have given clearance to start slowing down Web services like Netflix. Netflix says it doesn't think it will be affected.
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