Diversified Telecommunication Services


  • Level 3 Communications to buy tw telecom Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:45 AM ET

    June 16- Telecommunications services company Level 3 Communications Inc said it would buy internet services provider tw telecom Inc for $40.86 per share in a cash and stock deal.

  • U.S. FCC votes to propose new 'net neutrality' rules Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 15- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted 3-2 along party lines to formally propose new "net neutrality" rules that may let Internet service providers charge content companies for faster and more reliable delivery of their traffic to users.

  • More than 100 activists protested at the FCC on Thursday, with signs reading "Liberate the Internet" and "Keep the Internet Free" and three audience members were escorted out of the meeting room for standing and shouting protests.

  • Some 200 activists have said they plan to protest at the FCC on Thursday, joining a few hard core critics who have camped outside the agency for a week. Those advocates want the FCC to reclassify Internet providers as utilities, like telephone companies, rather than as the less-regulated information services they are now.

  • TORONTO, May 8- Telus Corp, one of Canada's largest telecommunications companies, churned out another solid quarter of earnings growth on Thursday, raising its dividend on wireless strength and further expansion of its Internet-based television product, Optik.

  • Huawei rejects 'greedy' stock market listing Monday, 5 May 2014 | 11:14 AM ET
    An employee uses a computer as she deals with a customer at a Huawei store in Beijing on March 24, 2014.

    The founder of Huawei, Ren Zhengfei, rejected the idea of a stock market listing, saying people knew enough about the company's dealings.

  • NEW YORK, May 2- California is investigating whether top mobile carriers Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc illegally disposed of hazardous waste at their facilities in the state, the companies said in recent filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commision.

  • Magistrate Judge James Francis in New York said Internet service providers such as Microsoft Corp or Google Inc cannot refuse to turn over customer information and emails stored in other countries when issued a valid search warrant from U.S. law enforcement agencies.

  • BOSTON, April 15- Massachusetts' top securities regulator on Tuesday charged a company that marketed online telephone services with running a $1 billion pyramid scheme that targeted minorities, including Brazilian-Americans.

  • SAN ANTONIO, March 27- Japan's SoftBank Corp is in talks with Dish Network Corp on a fixed wireless broadband partnership, the chief executive officer of SoftBank told Reuters on Thursday. "They have the satellite and we have the network that we can collaborate on.


  • Samsung Galaxy S5 rollout moved forward in S.Korea Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 9:30 PM ET

    SEOUL, March 27- South Korea's three mobile carriers have brought forward the launch of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone to Thursday, in a bid to cushion the blow from a sales suspension slapped on the operators.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.