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  • BT buying EE looks good 'on paper'  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    With BT in talks to buy mobile phone operator EE, Nik Stanojevic, equity analyst at Brewin Dolphin says while the deal looks good "on paper", people have to be "cynical" about mergers and acquisitions in the telecom sector.

  • BT enters talks over $19.5B EE mobile deal  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    BT announced that it has entered into exclusive talks with Deutsche Telekom and Orange to acquire their mobile business EE. CNBC's Geoff Cutmore and Wilfred Frost discuss.

  • Something Washington may agree on: NFL blackouts Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 4:31 PM ET
    The Buffalo Bills take on the Green Bay Packers at home. Last season, former Bills owner Ralph Wilson averted a blackout at the last minute by buying thousands of tickets himself.

    Washington is scrutinizing the "blackout rule" that restricts broadcasts for NFL games that fail to sell out.

  • LONDON, Dec 15- Britain's BT has entered into exclusive talks with Orange and Deutsche Telekom to buy EE for 12.5 billion pounds, opting for the country's biggest mobile operator over rival suitor, Telefonica's O2. BT had been in talks with Telefonica and EE's owners since late November about a deal to buy one of the providers, giving the fixed-line firm an...

  • BT chooses EE over O2 in 12.5 bln stg mobile deal Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    LONDON, Dec 15- Britain's BT has entered into exclusive talks with Orange and Deutsche Telekom to buy EE for 12.5 billion pounds, opting for the country's biggest mobile operator over rival suitor, Telefonica's O2. BT had been in talks with Telefonica and EE's owners since late November about a deal to buy one of the operators, putting the British telecom firm in an...

  • 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...

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