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  • Canada's Industry Minister James Moore, in a brief release, said the sale of the 2.3 GHz airwave licenses would have created unacceptable levels of concentration of spectrum in the hands of incumbent carriers, hurting competition in regions including Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton and many mid-sized cities.

  • Verizon looking into two more retail breaches Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 4:28 PM ET

    The companies involved were not disclosed, but the events appear similar to those at other retailers late last year, The Wall Street Journal said.

  • Smartphone wars shift from gadgetry to price Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    BARCELONA, Feb 26- The mobile phone industry is now looking to the fast-growing demand for smartphones priced at $100 or below as the market for fancier high-end devices has become saturated, but not all handset makers are able or willing to trade down.

  • Brazil, EU plan undersea cable to fight US spying Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 11:42 AM ET
    The Brazilian flag (L) and the European flag are seen on February 24, 2014 during the 7th Eu-Brazil summit at the EU Headquarters in Brussels.

    U.S. spying is driving some of its allies to build an undersea cable from Portugal to Brazil, according to a report.

  • T-Mobile loss widens as promotional spending rises Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 6:22 AM ET

    Feb 25- T-Mobile US Inc, the No.4 U.S. mobile services company, reported a bigger quarterly net loss, hurt by higher spending on promotions. The company's net loss widened to $20 million, or 3 cents per share, in the quarter ended Dec. 31 from $8 million, or 1 cent per share, a year earlier.

  • 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.

  • Verizon CEO: Expect a deal with Netflix Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 2:03 PM ET
    Lowell C. McAdam, chairman and chief executive officer of Verizon Communications Inc.

    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.

  • EU telcos are consolidating: Orange Deputy CEO     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 11:05 AM ET

    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.

  • It's nice to be wanted: ONO CEO     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 2:45 AM ET

    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.

  • Did investors miss the message on BlackBerry? Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 1:07 PM ET
    BlackBerry Messenger

    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.

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