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  • Sprint cuts rates, CEO says more new plans to come Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 7:12 PM ET

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan./ WASHINGTON, Aug 18- Sprint Corp on Monday unveiled a new pricing plan that offers customers 20 gigabytes of data and up to 10 lines for $100, doubling its data offerings, the latest in a string of price cuts and promotions sweeping the wireless industry.

  • BEIJING, Aug 15- Apple Inc has begun keeping the personal data of some Chinese users on servers in mainland China, marking the first time the tech giant is storing user data on Chinese soil. The data will be kept on servers provided by China Telecom Corp Ltd, the country's third-largest wireless carrier, Apple said in a statement on Friday.

  • BEIJING, Aug 15- Apple Inc has begun keeping the personal data of some Chinese users on servers in mainland China, marking the first time that the tech giant is storing user data on Chinese soil. The data will be kept on servers provided by China Telecom Corp Ltd, the country's third-largest wireless carrier, Apple said in a statement on Friday.

  • Sprint will introduce 'disruptive' prices: New CEO Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 5:47 PM ET
    SoftBank Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son speaks in front of an image of incoming Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure during a news conference in Tokyo.

    Sprint will implement 'very disruptive' prices next week, newly appointed CEO Marcelo Claure said at a companywide town hall meeting.

  • Telstra: Positive about growth outlook in 2015     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 10:02 PM ET

    Andrew Penn, Chief Financial Officer of Telstra, describes the sources of growth in the year ahead. He also discusses the telco's decision to buy back $930 million in shares.

  • Metal Galaxy Alpha called a step up for Samsung Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    Samsung's metal-framed Galaxy Alpha smartphone could be a tough competition for Apple's iPhone.

  • Smartphone 'kill switch' law passes in California Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 4:11 PM ET
    Blackphone, a security optimized smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 25, 2014.

    A bill that requires all new smartphones sold in California to come loaded with a "kill switch" passed the legislature.

  • Aug 11- Mobile service provider NII Holdings Inc, reporting its ninth quarterly loss in a row, said on Monday it may have to file for bankruptcy after struggling to compete in Brazil and Mexico. The company, which operates in Latin America under the Nextel brand, ended the second quarter with a net debt of $4.8 billion and with $1 billion in cash and investments.

  • TOKYO, Aug 8- SoftBank Corp's billionaire CEO said he chose a "streetfighter" to turn around U.S. carrier Sprint Corp, which faces an uphill battle for growth after abandoning plans to acquire rival T-Mobile US Inc.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 7- T-Mobile US will overtake Sprint Corp as the No. 3 wireless U.S. carrier in subscribers by the end of the year, Chief Executive John Legere tweeted on Thursday. The figures put T-Mobile, which calls itself the "uncarrier," well ahead of rivals AT&T and Verizon in the prepaid market.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 7- T-Mobile US plans to overtake Sprint Corp as the No. 3 wireless U.S. carrier in subscribers by the end of the year, Chief Executive Officer John Legere, tweeted on Thursday. The figures put T-Mobile, which calls itself the "uncarrier," well ahead of rivals AT&T and Verizon, in the prepaid market.

  • TORONTO, Aug 7- Two of Canada's largest telecom companies reported strong quarterly wireless growth on Thursday as they chased down the wireless market leader, but fixed-line performance helped Telus Corp to outshine rival BCE Inc.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 7- Deutsche Telekom rejected an offer from Iliad for its mobile business in the United States and said regulators there should help smaller players compete against bigger rivals if they are not allowed to merge.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 7- Deutsche Telekom said on Thursday it wants special treatment from U.S. regulators in upcoming spectrum auctions now that they have blocked a merger of its T-Mobile US business with the country's No.3 mobile operator Sprint Corp..

  • UPDATE 5-Sprint drops bid to buy T-Mobile, changes CEO Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    Aug 5- Sprint Corp has dropped its bid to acquire No. 4 U.S. carrier T-Mobile U.S. Inc after regulatory resistance showed no signs of softening despite months of lobbying, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Sprint's shares plunged 19 percent to $5.90, while T-Mobile fell 10 percent to $30.38 on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 6- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Wednesday said maintaining four large U.S. wireless carriers was "good for American consumers" after news that two of them, Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US, were abandoning plans for a merger.

  • *Fate of Deutsche Telekom's U.S. business in suspense. FRANKFURT, Aug 6- Shares in Deutsche Telekom fell as much as 5 percent to a 16- week low on Wednesday after Sprint Corp dropped a bid to acquire the German company's U.S. business because of regulatory opposition.

  • *Sprint to name Brightstar's Marcelo Claure as CEO- source. Aug 5- Sprint Corp has dropped its bid to acquire No. 4 U.S. carrier T-Mobile U.S. Inc after regulatory resistance showed no signs of softening despite months of lobbying, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

  • Scott Nations, Chief Investment Officer & President at NationsShares, says regulatory hurdle is the main factor for the call off. He later discusses Iliad Telecom's bid for T-Mobile.

  • T-Mobile to reject $15 billion Iliad offer Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    The offer by Iliad for T-Mobile is set to be rejected by the US firm having failed to meet the value put on the business by Telekom, FT reports.

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