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  • March 10- NII Holdings Inc, which provides telecom services under the Nextel brand in Latin America, said it hired financial firms for advise on a potential sale of the company and on ways to deal with its $5.79 billion debt load. NII is struggling to stem customer losses in Mexico and Brazil, where it faces intense competition.

  • NII Holdings says to explore strategic alternatives Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    March 10- NII Holdings Inc, which provides telecom services under the Nextel brand in Latin America, said it was exploring strategic alternatives for the company and its business units.

  • Feb 28- NII Holdings Inc, which provides telecom services under the Nextel brand in Latin America, lost more than half its market value after the company reported a 22 percent drop in quarterly revenue and forecast slower user growth in Mexico. NII reported a net loss of 390,000 subscribers in Mexico, its second biggest market, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31.

  • Google considering nationwide fiber expansion Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 2:21 PM ET
    A sign is posted outside of Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

    Google may offer broadband Internet service in 34 more cities scattered across eight states in an ambitious expansion amid tough competition.

  • *Alcatel's margins seen at risk, Ericsson well positioned. STOCKHOLM/ PARIS, Jan 20- Telecoms network operators are expected to spend more on equipment for the second straight year in 2014, with China and Europe bringing a fresh spurt of growth as service providers need to build out high speed 4 G mobile broadband networks.

  • Jan 17- NII Holdings Inc, which provides telecom services under the Nextel brand in Latin America, said it would offer Apple Inc's iPhone 5 S and iPhone 5 C to its customers in Brazil, sending its shares up 25 percent before the bell.

  • TORONTO, Jan 14- Western Canada-focused Shaw Communications Inc posted a 4 percent rise in first-quarter profit on Tuesday, but it continued to lose customers in its main cable television business, sending its shares almost 2 percent lower.

  • TORONTO, Jan 14- Western Canada-focused Shaw Communications Inc posted a 4 percent rise in first-quarter profit on Tuesday, but it continued to lose customers in its main cable television business.

  • MEXICO CITY, Dec 20- Mexico's telecoms regulator has taken the first steps to weaken Carlos Slim's hold on the phone market, setting out plans to make the billionaire' s fixed-line provider share part of its network.

  • Dec 9- NII Holdings Inc, which provides telecom services under the Nextel brand in Latin America, said it would cut more than 1,400 jobs in its market operations and over 25 percent of the workforce at its Virginia headquarters. NII, which operates in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile, had about 16,100 employees as of December 2012.

  • Dec 9- NII Holdings Inc, which provides telecom services under the Nextel brand in Latin America, said it would cut more than 1,400 jobs in its market operations and over 25 percent of its workforce at its Virginia headquarters.

  • China finally grants 4G licenses to telcos     Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 5:24 PM ET

    China has granted 4G licenses to China Mobile, Unicom and Telecom. Deirdre Wong Morris explains what that means for the telecom space.

  • *China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom awarded 4 G TD-LTE licenses. *China Mobile receives license to operate fixed-line broadband services.

  • *Microsoft, Google running tests in three African countries. *Microsoft in talks with 10 more countries for trials. Elsewhere in the country Microsoft is operating similar pilots.

  • *Third-quarter earnings $1.74/ share vs est. Oct 31- NII Holdings Inc, which provides telecom services under the Nextel brand in Latin America, said it would miss its full-year profit forecast, mainly due to subscriber losses in Mexico and higher investments in its 4 G network.

  • Oct 31- NII Holdings Inc, which provides telecom services under the Nextel brand in Latin America, said it will miss its full-year adjusted operating profit forecast, largely due to subscribers losses and higher investments.

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, Oct 28- Brazil, seeking to shield its citizens from alleged U.S. spying, is pushing ahead with its plan to force global Internet companies to store data obtained from Brazilian users inside the country, according to a draft of the law seen by Reuters.

  • UPDATE 1-Shaw Comms profit slips as cable customers exit Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 10:20 AM ET

    TORONTO, Oct 24- Shaw Communications Inc, the dominant cable company in Western Canada, said on Thursday its fourth-quarter profit slipped as heightened competition drained away customers, and its shares fell after release of the results.

  • Juniper quarterly profit rises nearly six-fold Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 4:16 PM ET

    Oct 22- Juniper Networks Inc reported a nearly six-fold rise in quarterly profit due to a rebound in demand for network equipment from telecom service providers. Net income rose to $99 million, or 19 cents per share, in the third quarter, from $17 million, or 3 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Apple's new iPhone gets debut date: Report Monday, 12 Aug 2013 | 6:16 AM ET
    The Apple Flagship Store in New York City.

    Apple, the world's largest technology company, is expected to present its redesigned iPhone in September, according to a report.

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