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  • Will BT buy EE or O2?  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 1:40 AM ET

    BT is expected to announce what major U.K. telecoms company it is going to buy on Monday, with EE or O2 up for grabs, CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi reports.

  • OTTAWA, Dec 12- Canadian consumers may have ended up paying higher prices for cellphones and wireless services because of contracts between Apple Inc's Canadian unit and domestic carriers, the Canadian Competition Bureau said in a court filing this week. The affidavit made on Tuesday by the Competition Bureau's Vincent Millette listed several ways the...

  • CANADA COMPETITION BUREAU LAWYER: APPLE AGREEMENTS MAY HAVE DISCOURAGED WIRELESS CARRIERS FROM OFFERING TO THEIR CUSTOMERS OTHER HANDSETS.

  • CANADA COMPETITION BUREAU LAWYER: APPLE AGREEMENTS MAY HAVE ENCOURAGED WIRELESS CARRIERS TO MAINTAIN OR INCREASE OVERALL PRICE OF WIRELESS SERVICES FOR COMPETING HANDSETS.

  • CANADA COMPETITION BUREAU LAWYER SAYS IN COURT FILING THAT APPLE AGREEMENTS WITH WIRELESS CARRIERS MAY HAVE DISCOURAGED CARRIERS FROM REDUCING PRICE OF OTHER HANDSETS.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 11- Almost half of U.S. holiday shoppers are using mobile devices for shopping this year, up from about 38 percent last year, according to a new Reuters/ Ipsos poll. Forty percent of mobile users in the Reuters/ Ipsos survey of about 10,000 Americans, conducted every November and December, said they would research products or compare prices while in a...

  • TORONTO, Dec 11- Canada's Competition Bureau is investigating allegations that Apple Inc's Canadian unit used anti-competitive clauses in contracts with domestic wireless carriers, the watchdog said on Thursday. The bureau said no wrongdoing by Apple's Canadian arm has been found so far, without stating who made the allegations. An Apple spokeswoman was...

  • Telecom price wars take toll  Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 3:32 PM ET

    Price wars are pushing telecom stocks lower this holiday season, reports CNBC's Morgan Brennan.

  • LONDON, Dec 9- The board of BT met on Tuesday to discuss the possible acquisition of British mobile operators O2 or EE, and agreed to continue talks with both sides, a person familiar with the situation said. The telecoms group has been in talks with O2's owner Telefonica and with the parent firms of Britain's largest mobile carrier EE, France's Orange and Germany's...

  • Title II is 1930s regulations: AT&T CFO  Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 6:42 AM ET

    John Stephens, AT&T CFO, shares his thoughts on the need to change existing FCC regulations, net neutrality and streaming live sports events.

  • The remaking of AT&T: CFO  Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 6:40 AM ET

    John Stephens, AT&T CFO, discusses Ma Bell's plan to acquire DirecTV, and the company's entry into emerging markets.

  • Verizon says promotions to hurt profit Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 5:25 PM ET

    Dec 8- Verizon Communications Inc said promotional offers and price cuts in its wireless business would eat into profit for the fourth quarter, sending the company's shares down 1 percent in extended trading. Verizon said the promotional offers would put "short-term pressure" on its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and EBITDA...

  • Obama's net neutrality bid divides rights groups Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 10:54 AM ET
    Nicol Turner-Lee, vice president of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council and part of a group that thought President Barack Obama’s call to regulate broadband Internet service as a utility would harm minority communities, in Washington, Dec. 3, 2014.

    As the net neutrality battle wears on, civil rights groups have come out to support both sides of the issue. The New York Times reports.

  • The battle for the UK telco market heats up  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Guy Peddy, telecoms analyst at Macquarie Group, discusses the potential outcome of the battle for Britain's telecoms market as both BT and 3 eye takeovers of EE and O2.

  • SEOUL, Dec 4- Three deputies to the head of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's mobile division are leaving, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday, as the world's largest smartphone maker faces a rapid decline in profit. Samsung Electronics declined to say if any executives were leaving the company as it announced its annual reshuffle for...

  • Vodafone plays down chance of Liberty deal Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    LONDON, Dec 3- Vodafone has met with analysts and investors this week to calm fears it could make a multi-billion dollar takeover bid for Europe's biggest cable company Liberty Global, according to people present. Shares in Vodafone fell on Monday after people familiar with the situation said the world's second-biggest mobile operator was considering its...

  • Altice set to buy Oi's Portugal operations - sources Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 4:02 PM ET

    The deal with Oi marks the effective unwinding of Oi's ill-fated merger with Portugal Telecom, which hit the rocks earlier this year when the Portuguese side lost hundreds of millions of euros in the country's Espirito Santo banking scandal. Altice already owns two small cable companies in Portugal and buying the former state-owned monopoly Portugal...

  • LONDON, Nov 28- Private equity funds KKR and Apax are looking to revive plans to snap up EE if Britain's largest mobile operator misses out on a deal with BT Group, sources familiar with the situation said. Other investors such as CVC Capital Partners, which was also in talks to buy EE in 2013, no longer wants to enter the race for the mobile firm, one of the sources said.

  • LONDON, Nov 27- Hutchison Whampoa, the owner of Britain's fourth largest mobile operator 3 Group, is preparing a bid for EE or O2, the mobile groups already in talks on a deal with BT Group, several sources familiar with the matter said. The Chinese company could put forward a bid for either EE or Telefonica's O2 by the end of the year as BT is expected to decide on a deal in...

  • Southeast Asia's biggest telco teams up with Samsung  Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:43 PM ET

    Mark Chong, CEO, International at Singtel, discusses the firm's joint event with Samsung to support App start ups.

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