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  • The Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote on June 18 to begin the process of revamping the $1.7 billion program, called Lifeline, which has helped poorer Americans get access to telecommunications technologies since 1985.. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wants to give those receiving the subsidy a choice of using it for phone services, high-speed...

  • Xiaomi's US plans & fave products in China Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 11:03 AM ET
    Xiaomi's US plans & fave products in China

    Hugo Barra, Xiaomi Global's Vice President, discusses the favorite products of the company's biggest fans, what products will work best in the U.S., and the success of Android.

  • FCC's Wheeler to propose subsidized Internet access Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:16 AM ET
    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler speaks during a news conference after an open meeting to receive public comment on proposed open Internet notice of proposed rulemaking and spectrum auctions May 15, 2014 at the FCC headquarters in Washington, DC.

    Tom Wheeler will present changes to a $1.7 billion subsidy program, the NYT reports.

  • UPDATE 1-German regulator expects "lively" mobile auction Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 8:34 AM ET

    FRANKFURT/ MAINZ, Germany, May 27- Germany started an auction of radio frequencies for mobile phone network operators, hoping to raise billions of euros to help improve a national broadband network that has fallen behind those of poorer countries such as Hungary, Portugal and Spain. "The auction will point the way for the development of mobile services in Germany,"...

  • Germany opens the bidding for mobile phone airwaves Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    FRANKFURT, May 27- Germany starts an auction of radio frequencies for mobile phone network operators on Wednesday, hoping to fill state coffers with billions of euros which it plans to use to help improve the country's fast broadband network. Fifteen years later and the number of network operators competing for the mix of 4 G frequencies has been reduced from...

  • MEXICO CITY, May 26- Mexico has cut the estimated investment required for a wholesale mobile broadband network by almost a third to $7 billion and is considering changes to make it more attractive to wireless operators, a senior government official said on Tuesday. The network, which will have exclusive use of 90 MHz of the 700 MHz band of spectrum, was written into...

  • May 21- Best Buy Co Inc, the largest U.S. consumer electronics chain, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales, helped by strong demand for smartphones and large-screen TVs. Best Buy said its revenue growth in the United States was driven by sales of mobile phones bundled with billing plans by telecom carriers. Best Buy's revenue from the United...

  • *Says it is company's duty to improve return of T-Mobile US. COLOGNE, Germany, May 21- Deutsche Telekom will consider any partner that can improve profitability at its U.S. operations, its chief executive told the company's annual shareholders meeting. Chief Executive Tim Hoettges said on Thursday T-Mobile US, of which Deutsche Telekom owns 66 percent, was in much...

  • Behind the surge in Globe Telecom's Q1 income Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 8:38 PM ET
    Behind the surge in Globe Telecom's Q1 income

    Ernest Cu, president & CEO of Globe Telecom, attributes the 43 percent jump in first-quarter net income to a "tremendous increase" in mobile data revenues, alongside steady fixed line data business.

  • DUBAI, May 19- The owners of Zain Iraq, the country's biggest mobile phone operator by subscribers, aim to sell 25 percent of the company's shares after it joins Baghdad's bourse, parent firm Zain said on Tuesday. Iraq's three mobile firms were required to float a quarter of their shares and join the Iraq Stock Exchange by August 2011 as part of their 15- year...

  • Britain's Vodafone returns to quarterly sales growth Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 2:13 AM ET

    LONDON, May 19- Britain's Vodafone posted a rise in its quarterly sales measurement for the first time in nearly three years on Tuesday, helped by improving trends in its key European markets and demand for 4 G mobile services. The world's second largest mobile operator said the rise in fourth-quarter organic service revenue of 0.1 percent, which followed 10...

  • Portfolio manager: I hope Icahn's right about Apple Monday, 18 May 2015 | 1:22 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Gavin Baker said he hopes Carl Icahn's bullish call on Apple turns out to be correct, and here's why.

  • Why net rules no longer an investment barrier: AT&T Monday, 18 May 2015 | 10:03 AM ET
    Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T.

    AT&T chief Randall Stephenson says the new FCC net-neutrality rules will be changed by the courts or Congress.

  • Turner wooes Barkley with $1,700 of wine, tequila Monday, 18 May 2015 | 9:20 AM ET
    BA analyst Charles Barkley of TNT cuts up a steak while on the set in Thunder Alley before the San Antonio Spurs take on the Oklahoma City Thunder.

    Here's how Turner Broadcasting managed to keep Charles Barkley on board, USA Today reports.

  • Xiaomi heads to western markets Monday, 18 May 2015 | 4:45 AM ET
    Xiaomi heads to western markets

    Peter Thal Larsen, Asia editor for Reuters Breakingviews, explains why Xiaomi remains cautious while heading into competitive western markets.

  • Round the clock television, just for...babies? Sunday, 17 May 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    E*Trade baby

    BabyFirst TV is the first 24-hour network that creates original programming for babies as young as 6 months.

  • You might never see an ad on your mobile again Friday, 15 May 2015 | 2:14 AM ET

    Several mobile operators plan to block advertising, setting the stage for a battle with likes of Google and Yahoo, the FT reports.

  • Expect this space to surge: Qualcomm Prez Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 1:52 PM ET
    Qualcomm President Derek Aberle.

    Consumers and investors should expect the "Internet of Everything" space to grow significantly, Derek Aberle says.

  • Ergen: Dish Network wireless win good for taxpayers Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Charles Ergen

    Dish Network's controversial bids in a recent wireless spectrum auction are a net positive for American taxpayers, Charlie Ergen tells CNBC.

  • Singtel CEO: The key to Q4 earnings growth Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 12:48 AM ET
    Singtel CEO: The key to Q4 earnings growth

    Chua Sock Koong, CEO of Singtel, attributes the strong fourth-quarter earnings to the telecoms operator's ability to monetize the increase in mobile data usage across its associates.

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