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  • Environment for mergers has changed: OVUM's Howett

    Matthew Howett, practice leader for regulation at OVUM, comments on the collapsed merger talks between French telecom giants Bouygues and Orange.

  • WASHINGTON, March 31- The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday approved a proposal to expand a telephone subsidy for low-income Americans to include Internet access, after a deal to cap the cost of the plan collapsed. The commission voted 3-2 to approve a proposal by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, unveiled earlier this month, to expand the $9.25 monthly...

  • Matthew Berry, chief of staff to FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, a Republican, told reporters that Democratic Commissioner Mignon Clyburn had signed onto a deal with Republicans earlier in the day after intensive negotiations, then changed his decision. Berry said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler had "bullied" his fellow Democrat Clyburn into withdrawing from the "...

  • March 31- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission may approve a $2 billion a year budget cap as part of an expansion of a subsidy for low-income Americans for phone and Internet services though last minute discussions could derail the deal, two sources briefed on the talks said. At least three of the five commissioners had agreed to the deal early on Thursday,...

  • March 31- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected to approve a $2 billion a year budget cap as part of an expansion of a subsidy for low-income Americans for phone and internet services, two sources briefed on the talks said. The FCC delayed the start of its meeting by 90 minutes as talks continued over a proposal unveiled earlier this month to...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, March 29- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday kicked off an auction of low-frequency spectrum relinquished by television broadcasters to wireless companies and other bidders that are seeking new airwaves to build and improve wireless networks. The so-called "broadcast incentive" auction is considered one of the...

  • BT is a target for Ofcom: Bob Parker

    Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, says BT is being targeted by the regulator.

  • Europe's digital economy needs 5G

    Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for the digital economy, says new digital services are not feasible without 5G.

  • Since last year, the FCC has been considering revamping the $1.5 billion annual program, called Lifeline, which has helped lower income Americans get access to telecommunications technologies since 1985.. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has said he wants to give those receiving the subsidy a choice of using it for phone services, high-speed Internet, or both.

  • Bringing telecoms into the digital age

    Sigve Brekke, CEO of Telenor, outlines his telecommunication company's digital strategy.

  • BARCELONA, Feb 22- Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Monday tried to extend an olive branch to mobile phone companies, on which the popular social network company increasingly relies, but which are also among his biggest critics. Speaking for the third straight year to an annual gathering of telecoms executives at the Mobile World Congress here,...

  • Output is growing: Telecom Italia CEO

    Marco Patuano, CEO of Telecom Italia, says there are good signs in the otherwise disappointing fourth quarter results.

  • TORONTO, Feb 11- Telus Corp, one of Canada's three big telecom providers, reported a 16 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit on Thursday, hurt by increased wireless competition and sagging demand, partly due to economic weakness in the oil-producing province of Alberta. Shares in the Vancouver- based company were down 1.2 percent at C $39.37 in early afternoon...

  • *India ruled Monday against differential data pricing. *Regulators in other Free Basics markets may follow India. "Not only because India was expected to be such a critical piece of the overall Internet.org success story, but more so because it has potential dangerous knock-on effects for the universal access initiative in other markets."

  • *India ruled Monday against differential data pricing. *Regulators in other Free Basics markets may follow India. "Not only because India was expected to be such a critical piece of the overall Internet.org success story, but more so because it has potential dangerous knock-on effects for the universal access initiative in other markets."

  • RIO DE JANEIRO/ SAO PAULO, Dec 17- A Brazilian judge on Thursday ordered the lifting of a 48- hour suspension of the services in Brazil of Facebook Inc's WhatsApp phone-messaging application, overturning an order from a lower court. WhatsApp is installed on 92.5 percent of Android devices in Brazil, making it the most installed app in the country, according to...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 16- A Brazilian court on Wednesday ordered telecommunications providers to block all access to the WhatsApp phone-messaging application for 48 hours throughout Brazil, Latin America's largest country, the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper said in an online report on Wednesday. Brazilian phone companies have sought and failed to get the...

  • John Malone

    Cable TV company acquires UK telecoms group with operations in the Caribbean, for stock and a special dividend worth $5.3 billion.

  • Members of the police Special Action Force (SAF) walk in front of signage for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit after a drill simulating a Paris-like attack at the venue of the summit in Manila on November 14, 2015.

    APEC kicked off its annual meeting with plans to think small, including finding ways to ensure small businesses benefit from trade deals.

  • Charles Ergen

    Dish Network's controversial bids in a recent wireless spectrum auction are a net positive for American taxpayers, Charlie Ergen tells CNBC.