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  • SAO PAULO, Sept 23- Grupo Oi SA, Brazil's most indebted telecom company, backed out of a key auction for fourth-generation cell spectrum on Tuesday, adding to speculation of an upcoming takeover in a highly competitive wireless market.

  • The letter was sent to the heads of the Department of Transportation, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the FCC, and urged a comprehensive review of policy across jurisdictional lines.

  • On a phone in DC? Someone could be listening Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 10:21 AM ET
    A commuter reads his smart phone while riding the Metro in Washington, D.C.

    ESD America is using its Cryptophone to block attempts to hack cellphones in the nation's capital and alert users to the hack attempts.

  • *Alcatel, Ericsson helped group that made bid. MEXICO CITY/ PARIS, Sept 19- Mexico has received its first bid from a consortium to build a $10 billion state-owned mobile network, a linchpin of efforts to break the hold of Carlos Slim's America Movil on telecom services.

  • Liberty Global CEO ‘confident’ of Ziggo success Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 9:44 AM ET

    Liberty Global CEO Michael Fries is confident he will soon get approval for his Ziggo bid, but isn't interested in a deal with Vodafone.

  • *Vivendi accepts Telefonica's stake in Telecom Italia. PARIS/ MADRID, Sept 19- French media group Vivendi has closed the deal to sell its Brazilian broadband business GVT to Spain's Telefonica for cash and shares worth around 7.2 billion euros, the companies announced on Friday.

  • Telstra: G-20 needs to take on leadership role     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 9:52 PM ET

    David Thodey, CEO of Telstra, describes what the G-20 needs to tackle in order for infrastructure investment to stimulate global economic growth and jobs.

  • TOKYO, Sept 18- The head of Sony Corp's PlayStation division hopes to raise its profit outlook for this year, in stark contrast to the Japanese electronics firm's mobile business which has forecast deep losses and sent Sony's stock reeling.

  • New Apple devices include default kill switch Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:49 PM ET
    Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus unveiled.

    New Apple phones include a theft deterrent system that enables users to lock their devices and wipe them clean of data if stolen.

  • Apple Watch declared a highway safety threat in UK Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    Safety experts in the UK are questioning whether the Apple Watch will be as much of a driver distraction as cellphones, NBC News reports.

  • YOUR MONEY-How to whittle down that wireless bill Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    Sept 17- If you're unhappy with your cell phone service- and really, who isn't? Verizon last month began offering a new $60 plan that previously would have cost users $90. T-Mobile countered with a low-price starter plan of $45 that comes with 2 GB of data.

  • Tycoon's arrest sends shock wave through Russia Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:48 AM ET

    Russia's rich have followed that rule for nearly a decade, and now fret the unspoken promise may be void. Market watchers are almost unanimous in saying that Yevtushenkov's house arrest is a move by the government and state-owned oil giant Rosneft to take control of his oil company, Bashneft.

  • Sony forecasts $2B loss as smartphones lag Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 3:14 AM ET

    TOKYO— Sony expects its annual loss to swell to $2 billion and has canceled dividends for the first time in more than half a century after writing down the value of its troubled smartphone business.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- U.S. Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler urged consumer advocates and wireless industry representatives on Tuesday to address how wireless carriers might be allowed to "reasonably manage" their Internet networks.

  • Spain is 'key market' for Orange: CEO     Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    Stephane Richard, CEO of Orange, discusses the group¿s offer for Spain's Jazztel and says that the merger between the two would "create a champion in the industry".

  • Vimpelcom, GTH to sell Wind Canada stake for $122 mln Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 2:33 AM ET

    Sept 16- Vimpelcom Ltd and Global Telecom Holding SAE said they have agreed to sell their stake in Canadian wireless carrier Wind Mobile to Globalive Capital and a group of investment funds for about C $135 million.

  • America Movil eyes asset sale of at least $20 bln Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:54 PM ET
    The logo of America Movil is seen on the wall of the reception area in the company's corporate offices in Mexico City.

    America Movil is pushing to sell some assets for at least $20 billion, a source told CNBC.

  • America Movil is looking to sell assets for up to $20 billion, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera

  • Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 10:26 AM ET
    Pedestrians walk on the mobile phone sidewalk in Chongqing, China, September 13, 2014.

    The Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane for pedestrians and it's making quite a buzz.

  • Tata: India's telco market is improving     Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 7:44 PM ET

    Speaking to CNBC ahead of the 3rd annual Singapore Summit, Vinod Kumar, MD & CEO of Tata Communications, describes how the telecom industry is faring under the Modi government.

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