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NEW YORK, Jan 21- Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday its quarterly revenue rose 3.4 percent as it added more wireless subscribers than expected at its Verizon Wireless venture with Vodafone Group Plc.
*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.
LONDON, Jan 16- BAE Systems is changing the name of its cyber security unit from Detica to BAE Applied Intelligence, in a rebranding move to court more commercial customers alongside its traditional government client base.
*Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance Industries among eight applicants.
NEW DELHI, Jan 10- Italian defence giant Finmeccanica's troubles in India are deepening, with the New Delhi government seeking repayments worth some 270 million euros over a scrapped helicopter deal.
Sprint on Tuesday unveiled a new option called "framily" plans that give up to 10 family members or friends discounts if they sign up as a group.
NEW YORK, Jan 7- Sprint Corp on Tuesday unveiled a new option called "framily" plans that give up to 10 family members or friends big service discounts if they sign up as a group, the latest move in an increasingly competitive market.
NEW YORK, Jan 7- A deal that reduces the U.S. mobile market to three national operators from four could raise eyebrows at regulators and require the merging parties to sell spectrum, according to Verizon Communications Chief Executive Lowell McAdam.
Jan 6- T-Mobile US Inc is buying wireless airwave licenses from Verizon Wireless to improve its high-speed network in a $3.3 billion deal and said it hopes to follow up with more spectrum purchases.
Jan 6- T-Mobile US Inc said on Monday it would buy spectrum licenses from Verizon Wireless to improve its high-speed wireless services in a deal worth $3.3 billion. Reuters reported in November that T-Mobile was seeking to buy the spectrum from Verizon Wireless, owned by Verizon Communications Inc and Vodafone Group Plc.
Jan 6- T-Mobile US Inc said it would buy spectrum licenses from Verizon Wireless for about $2.4 billion in cash to improve its high-speed wireless services in the United States. Verizon Wireless, owned by Verizon Communications Inc and Vodafone Group Plc, said last year it would consider selling unused A Block airwaves in the 700 megahertz frequency band.
Asian stocks were mostly higher on the final day of the year but volumes were light with Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Philippines and Thailand shut.
*Former finance chief Tim Hoettges becomes CEO on Jan 1. FRANKFURT, Dec 31- When Deutsche Telekom's new Chief Executive Tim Hoettges takes office on Wednesday, a revival of mergers and acquisitions in the sector and a dramatically changing competitive landscape in Germany will pose his biggest challenges.
India has approved a $110 million investment plan by Tesco, paving the way for the British retailer to venture into Asia's third-largest economy.
NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Dec 30- India's foreign investment regulator has approved a $110 million investment plan by Tesco, formally paving the way for the British retailer to venture into Asia's third-largest economy.
Like every other UK taxpayer, he will be entitled to a tax credit on any dividend payment he receives. The credit is intended to compensate shareholders for the fact that dividends are paid out of income which has already been subject to UK corporate income tax.
"Shareholder activism and the prospect that shareholders can exercise authority over a company's strategies, especially their capital and portfolio strategies, acts as a real restraint on corporate freedom of activity," said Gene Sykes, co-head of global mergers and acquisitions at Goldman Sachs.
Dec 19- Vodafone Group Plc has received a final tax demand of about $604 million from Indian authorities, adding to its tax disputes in the country since it bought Hutchison Whampoa's mobile business there in 2007..
LONDON, Dec 17- "Life in Luxembourg is simply different," says its government website. The profits that escape tax have often not been earned in Luxembourg, but in countries like Britain, the United States and Germany.
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