• 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.

  • Russia's MTS Q3 net profit down 11 pct y/y Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    MOSCOW, Nov 25- Russia's top mobile phone operator MTS posted a 11.2 percent year-on-year fall in third quarter net profit on Tuesday to 16 billion roubles. MTS, owned by the Sistema oil-to-telecoms conglomerate controlled by businessman Vladimir Yevtushenkov, was expected to report third-quarter net profit of 15.4 billion roubles. The company said in a...

  • BT confirms deal talks with Telefonica's O2 Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 7:41 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass a Telefonica SA fixed-line public telephone in Madrid, Spain

    UK telecoms group says it has been approached by shareholders in Telefonica and another UK operator about their British businesses.

  • UPDATE 2-BT in talks to buy UK mobile operator Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 6:31 AM ET

    LONDON/ MADRID Nov 24- Britain's BT Group is in early stage talks with Spain's Telefonica on a deal to buy UK mobile operator O2, with two sources saying it has also begun negotiations with EE as it seeks a return to the British consumer mobile market. Both Telefonica and BT confirmed they were in talks after Spanish website El Confidencial reported that O2 could be...

  • MADRID/ LONDON, Nov 24- Spain's Telefonica could sell its UK mobile operator O2 to British Telecom in return for a 20 percent stake in BT as part of a "strategic alliance" to strengthen the pair, Spanish website El Confidencial reported on Monday. A deal would bring O2- among Britain's leading mobile operators alongside EE and Vodafone- back into the BT fold, having...

  • Telefonica in talks to sell O2 to BT - report Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 2:22 AM ET

    MADRID, Nov 24- Spain's Telefonica could sell its UK mobile operator O2 to British Telecom in return for a 20 percent stake in BT as part of a "strategic alliance" to strengthen the pair, Spanish website El Confidencial reported on Monday. "According to various sources, the talks between Telefonica and British Telecom are advanced although no final deal has been...

  • *Telecom Italia to sell Brazilian towers for over 900 mln euros. MILAN/ BARCELONA, Nov 21- Telecom Italia will examine a possible tie-up between its Brazilian unit Tim Participacoes and local group Oi, it said as it announced the sale of mobile phone masts for more than 900 million euros. Telecom Italia, which owns 66.5 percent of TIM Participacoes, said after a board...

  • Score! 5G to be reality by 2018 soccer World Cup Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    Ultra-fast 5G internet could kick off at the soccer World Cup in 2018, backed by two of China and Russia's biggest telecoms companies.

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