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  • UPDATE 1-Cablevision loses more video subscribers Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 8:32 AM ET

    Aug 7- Cablevision Systems Corp lost more video subscribers in the second quarter as cable TV customers continued to shift to lower-priced bundled services from telecom carriers and Internet streaming service providers. Cablevision reported net video subscriber loss of 16,000 in the quarter ended June 30. Cablevision had about 2.6 million video...

  • DUBAI, Aug 5- The United Arab Emirates has started to open up the fixed-line consumer telecom market to competition, the head of No. 2 operator du said on Wednesday, after years of lobbying for the move. Du, which also met expectations with a small fall in second-quarter profit on Wednesday, ended Etisalat's mobile telecom monopoly in 2007 and both firms have long...

  • MILAN, July 28- Telecom Italia is to bolster its Brazilian unit with the addition of a chief operating officer to help revive sales and get the company in shape ahead of possible industry consolidation, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. It will appoint Pietro Labriola, a long-standing Telecom Italia manager, to the new role at TIM...

  • WASHINGTON, July 24- The No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier AT&T Inc and the biggest satellite-TV provider DirecTV became the country's largest pay-TV company on Friday, completing their $48.5 billion merger after receiving final regulatory approval. The requirements from the FCC, which ensures that deals are in the public interest, include protections for rival...

  • GATINEAU, Quebec, July 22- Canada's telecommunications regulator decided on Wednesday that the country's biggest providers must share their' last mile' fiber-optic connections, a move cheered by smaller rivals currently only granted access to the large companies' older infrastructure. The decision will affect big phone companies such as BCE Inc more than...

  • GATINEAU, Quebec, July 22- Canada's telecommunications regulator decided on Wednesday that the country's biggest providers will have to share their fiber-optic network connections, a boost to smaller rivals that are currently only allowed to use the large companies' older infrastructure. The decision is seen affecting big phone companies- principally BCE...

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. states tell phone companies: Stop robocalls Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 4:27 PM ET

    In a letter to the chief executives of AT&T Inc, CenturyLink Inc, Sprint Corp, T-Mobile USA Inc and Verizon Communications Inc, the attorneys general said a June 18 ruling by the Federal Communications Commission made clear there are no legal barriers to offering the technology. The FCC gave what it called a "green light" for phone companies to offer "do not disturb"...

  • July 21- Verizon Communications Inc reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly profit as more users signed up for its postpaid wireless services and subscriber defections fell to a three-year low. Revenue from Verizon's FiOS high-speed Internet, TV and phone service rose 10 percent to $3.4 billion, while tablet sign-ups totaled 852,000 in the...

  • The Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote on June 18 to begin the process of revamping the $1.7 billion program, called Lifeline, which has helped poorer Americans get access to telecommunications technologies since 1985.. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wants to give those receiving the subsidy a choice of using it for phone services, high-speed...

  • NEW YORK, May 18- AT&T Inc is gearing up to bring connected car users exclusive content such as videos and games that can be streamed onto personal mobile devices later this year, AT&T's senior vice president of emerging devices Chris Penrose said. AT&T has signed up eight automaker partners, including General Motors Co, Audi AG and Ford Motor Co, to hook up cars with...

  • Ergen: Dish Network wireless win good for taxpayers Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Charles Ergen

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

  • *AOL shares jump 19 pct; Verizon down 0.7 pct. May 12- Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it will buy AOL Inc for $4.4 billion, turning the biggest U.S. wireless carrier into a leading provider of content and video for the web and mobile phones. AOL and its properties, including the Huffington Post, TechCrunch and Engadget websites, would become a Verizon...

  • TORONTO, May 7- Canadian telecom company Manitoba Telecom Services Inc said on Thursday it would cut a quarter of its headcount within its Allstream division, reduce capital expenditures and slash its annual dividend following a strategic review. Low interest rates and a spiraling defined-benefit pension bill have stung the Winnipeg- based company, which...

  • Iger: This could raise costs for cable customers Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company

    The traditional cable bundle is not dead and still offers great value, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger tells CNBC.

  • Cablevision's video subscriber losses double Monday, 4 May 2015 | 10:38 AM ET
    Signage is displayed outside of a Cablevision Systems Corp. Optimum store in the Brooklyn borough of New York.

    Cablevision Systems said video subscriber losses doubled, as the cable TV company's customers continued to shift to bundled services from telecoms.

  • May 4- Cablevision Systems Corp said video subscriber losses in the first quarter doubled from a year ago, as the cable TV company's customers continued to shift to lower-priced bundled services from telecom carriers. Cablevision, under pressure to stop consumers from "cutting the cord" and shifting to internet video services such as Netflix and Hulu, has said...

  • NEW YORK, April 14- AT&T Inc and three cable and wireless trade groups filed separate lawsuits on Tuesday challenging the U.S. Federal Communications Commission over its new web traffic regulations. The suit comes even as the No.2 U.S wireless company's proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of satellite TV operator DirecTV is under FCC review.

  • The National Cable and Telecommunications Association, CTIA-The Wireless Association and American Cable Association filed petitions against so-called "net neutrality rules" in U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. "Instead of promoting greater industry investment... the FCC opted to resuscitate a command-and-control regulatory regime, including a...

  • The National Cable and Telecommunications Association, CTIA-The Wireless Association and American Cable Association filed petitions in U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. "Instead of promoting greater industry investment... the FCC opted to resuscitate a command-and-control regulatory regime, including a process where innovators must first seek...

  • April 13- A U.S. trade group representing broadband providers said on Monday it filed a petition challenging the Federal Communications Commission's recently approved net neutrality order after the rules were officially published. USTelecom, whose members include companies such as CenturyLink Inc and AT&T Inc, said the new rules were "arbitrary,...