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  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed the agency's first such cap on Thursday, and also dismissed T-Mobile US Inc's request for new limits on how much spectrum dominant carriers Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc can buy in the next auction in 2016.. The FCC is expected to decide in coming days whether Dish abused the small-business discount program by...

  • Altice defends 10 bln euro Bouygues Telecom bid Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 1:37 PM ET

    PARIS, June 25- European telecoms group Altice defended the terms of its bid for Bouygues Telecom and confirmed it had valued the French mobile operator at "a minimum of 10 billion euros." An Altice statement said it had provided employment guarantees to the French government and to the Bouygues group, which rejected the offer for its telecoms unit earlier this...

  • *Group of eight investors include Virgin, Airbus, Bharti. OneWeb, whose backers include Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Indian billionaire Sunil Mittal's Bharti Enterprises, said it would use the funds to acquire 65 commercial rockets to launch satellite-borne Internet services to extend the reach of mobile operators to customers in remote corners of...

  • NEW YORK— T-Mobile is revamping its phone-upgrade program by eliminating a $10- a-month charge for the most popular phones. Customers had to pay $10 a month to be eligible for the upgrade program, known as Jump. AT&T and Verizon soon followed with their own programs— without the monthly fee.

  • Bouygues shuns Altice's bid for telecom arm Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 2:10 AM ET
    Logo of French internet provider and mobile phone services group Bouygues Telecom.

    Bouygues snubbed an offer for its telecom unit from larger rival Altice that sources put at 10 billion euros ($11.2 billion).

  • TORONTO, June 23- Canada's largest mobile operator, Rogers Communications Inc, has agreed to pay more than C $400 million to acquire struggling wireless carrier Mobilicity, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday. The deal includes the sale of spectrum covering the Ottawa region and eastern Ontario to Wind Mobile, another small operator, for a...

  • Bouygues shuns Altice's bid for telecom arm Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 5:06 PM ET
    Logo of French internet provider and mobile phone services group Bouygues Telecom.

    Bouygues snubbed an offer for its telecom unit from larger rival Altice that sources put at 10 billion euros ($11.2 billion).

  • NEW YORK— Verizon is launching a mobile video service this summer that would show sports, concerts and other types of content. The country's largest wireless provider teased a few details of its upcoming offerings Tuesday while announcing it had completed its $4.4 billion purchase of AOL Inc. The deal is designed to help Verizon Communications Inc. expand in...

  • After 2 years of misery, Ma Bell breaking out Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 11:23 AM ET
    An AT&T store in New York.

    Wall Street is starting to love shares of AT&T. Here's why.

  • It's official: Verizon closes AOL acquisition Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 10:27 AM ET
    Verizon to buy AOL for $4.4 billion.

    AOL's Tim Armstrong and Verizon's Marni Walden say the combined companies can be the No. 1 global media technology player.

  • Verizon, AOL seal the deal Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 9:15 AM ET
    Verizon, AOL seal the deal

    Tim Armstrong, AOL CEO, and Marni Walden, Verizon EVP, discuss the synergies that brought the two companies together and share their vision for the future.

  • June 19- Telus Corp and Rogers Communications Inc are looking to acquire wireless telecommunications provider Mobilicity, and the Canadian government is expected to approve a deal with one of the suitors, the Globe and Mail reported, citing copies of two opinion letters obtained from Industry Canada. Telus and Mobilicity were not immediately available for...

  • June 19- Telus Corp and Rogers Communications Inc are looking to acquire wireless telecommunications provider Mobilicity, and the Canadian government is expected to approve a deal with one of the suitors, the Globe and Mail reported, citing copies of two opinion letters obtained from Industry Canada. Telus, Rogers and Mobilicity were not immediately...

  • Comcast founder Ralph Roberts dies at 95 Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 11:10 AM ET
    Ralph Roberts, founder of Comcast Corp.

    Roberts, who served as the company's chairman emeritus, founded Comcast when he bought a small cable system in Mississippi in 1963.

  • Cuban govt is expanding Wi-Fi access, making it cheaper Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    HAVANA— Cuba says it's expanding Internet access by adding Wi-Fi capacity to dozens of state-run Internet centers and more than halving the cost that users pay for an hour online. The announcement published in Thursday's edition of the newspaper Juventud Rebelde is the first significant expansion of the Internet in Cuba since President Barack Obama said on...

  • NEW YORK/ FRANKFURT, June 17- U.S. cable company Comcast Corp is not interested in buying wireless carrier T-Mobile US, a person familiar with the situation said on Wednesday. Manager Magazin of Germany, citing sources, had said earlier that the largest U.S. cable operator was in talks with T-Mobile US parent Deutsche Telekom AG about buying the No. 4 U.S. wireless...

  • WASHINGTON, June 17- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday proposed a $100 million fine for AT&T Inc, accusing the No. 2 wireless carrier of misleading customers who paid for unlimited data plans about possible slowing of download speeds. The FCC, in announcing the largest such fine proposal, said the company inadequately informed customers...

  • FCC fines AT&T $100M for misleading unlimited plans Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 12:01 PM ET
    A pedestrian passes an AT&T store in New York.

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday proposed a $100 million fine against AT&T.

  • WASHINGTON, June 17- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday proposed a $100 million fine against AT&T Inc, accusing the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier of misleading unlimited-data customers about possible slowdowns in download speeds. In announcing the decision, which AT&T says it will "vigorously dispute," the FCC said the carrier...

  • It's time to shut down those annoying robocalls Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 1:42 PM ET
    Robocalls

    The telecom industry should do more to help protect consumers from unwanted robocalls, says one executive.

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