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  • Many experts say that Republicans who generally oppose regulation are likely to take charge at the Federal Communications Commission, the government's primary telecom regulator. Under Trump, "the FCC will be a lot more focused on getting government out of the way," said Berin Szoka, president of TechFreedom, a think tank that opposes much regulation.

  • *Q3 net profit 394 million shekels vs 377 million forecast. JERUSALEM, Nov 23- Bezeq Israel Telecom renewed pressure on regulators to allow it to merge its services on Wednesday, as growth in broadband Internet services helped it post a smaller-than-expected fall in quarterly profit. Israel's Communications Ministry has been reluctant to allow Bezeq-- a...

  • RABAT, Nov 4- Morocco has lifted a ban on calls made through mobile internet connections, its national telecoms regulator said, acting after fierce protests on social media against a rule introduced at the start of the year. The ban was applied to the three mobile operators in Morocco who offer internet access for computers via USB and other mobile modems, as well...

  • Oct 11- Buyout firm BC Partners Ltd is in pole position to acquire a data center business that CenturyLink Inc, a U.S. provider of phone and internet services, is hoping to divest for more than $2.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said. BC Partners emerged as the lead bidder after another private equity consortium comprising GTCR LLC, Charlesbank Capital...

  • A customer enters a Vodafone store in Mumbai, India.

    Vodafone's $7.2 billion cash injection into its Indian business has turned up the heat just days ahead of a massive airwave auction.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Sept 23- Even though new rules have not yet been implemented, telecom companies in Argentina are preparing for a more competitive market as the government expects reforms to attract $20 billion in investments over four years. Telecom Argentina and Telefonica de Argentina have announced investments in recent months, while Argentina's largest...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 14- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced measures on Wednesday to rein in the world's technology giants, improve broadband speeds and cut the cost of internet access, trying to rally popular support for an EU battered by Brexit. They complain that Google, Facebook's WhatsApp, Microsoft's Skype and other services have...

  • STRASBOURG, Sept 14- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker touted a plan on Wednesday for free mobile roaming and wireless internet in cities across the European Union, trying to rally popular support for a bloc battered by Brexit. Telecoms firms have been lobbying intensely for more flexible rules allowing them to boost revenue and invest in...

  • Whereas in the United States four-fifths of masts are in the hands of independent companies, around 75 percent of those in Europe are still owned by the telecom operators, according to Barclays. Tenancy ratios- the number of operators using a single mast- are 1.6 to 1.9 in Europe, compared with 2 to 3 in the United States, industry figures show. Cellnex has been buying...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 17- Shares of Grupo Clarin, Argentina's biggest media conglomerate, rose on Wednesday after saying it plans to spin off its Cablevision subsidiary as the group prepares for growth and greater competition in the local cable TV sector. The creation of Cablevision Holding SA, announced late on Tuesday, is subject to approval by Clarin...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 17- Shares of Grupo Clarin, Argentina's biggest media conglomerate, rose on Wednesday after saying it plans to spin off its Cablevision subsidiary as the group prepares for growth and greater competition in the local cable TV sector. The creation of Cablevision Holding SA, announced late on Tuesday, is subject to approval by Clarin...

  • TORONTO, Aug 12- Canadian telecom companies are rushing to secure cheap money to fund acquisitions and big infrastructure projects as their reliance on customer appetite for internet services grows. Take Canada's BCE Inc, better known to its millions of internet and telephone customers as Bell, which this week raised C $1.5 billion in debt, in part to pay down...

  • JERUSALEM, Aug 4- Israel's largest telecoms group, Bezeq Israel Telecom, reported a smaller-than-expected drop in second-quarter profit as it faces up to tougher competition, and said revenue from its Internet service led the way for the first time. Its cellular phone unit, Pelephone, which has been struggling to match the cut-throat rates of smaller operators,...

  • NEW DELHI, July 27- India's largest telecom network operator, Bharti Airtel Ltd, reported a 30.8 percent fall in first-quarter net profit on Wednesday, blaming an adverse foreign exchange impact in Nigeria, although it beat analysts' estimates. Consolidated net profit fell to 14.62 billion rupees in the quarter ended June 30, from 21.13 billion rupees last year,...

  • TORONTO, July 21- Rogers Communications Inc, Canada's biggest wireless provider by subscribers, posted better-than-expected quarterly profit as it added more postpaid wireless and internet subscribers, sending its shares up 4 percent on Thursday. The Toronto- based cable, telecom and media company said it added 65,000 postpaid wireless subscribers in the...

  • MEXICO CITY, July 19- Mexico's telecoms regulator said on Tuesday it had set price rules for 2015-2018 for fixed-line telephone firms Telmex and Telnor, part of tycoon Carlos Slim's America Movil, in line with a 2013 law seeking to place new restrictions on the telecom giant. The IFT has beefed up scrutiny of America Movil since it declared the company dominant in...

  • *FCC vote promises big effect on U.S. consumers, businesses. New 5 G networks are expected to provide speeds at least 10 times and maybe 100 times faster than today's 4 G networks, the FCC said. "This is a big day for our nation," FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said.

  • The FCC approved opening nearly 11 gigahertz of high-frequency spectrum for mobile, flexible and fixed-use wireless broadband. The FCC said the new rules "will provide vital clarity for business investment in this area." Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc have said they will begin deploying 5 G trials in 2017, and the first commercial deployments at...

  • SAO PAULO, June 23- Brazil's biggest bankruptcy filing ever is sending shockwaves far beyond the recession-hit country's borders as operator Oi SA seeks creditor protection from global telecoms suppliers and export banks around the world. The biggest Brazilian fixed-line carrier also owes about $1 billion to foreign development banks in China, Finland,...

  • SYDNEY, June 23- Australia's largest telecoms group Telstra Corp Ltd has taken a bet on the resource industry's appetite for cash-saving technology from drones to wireless production-tracking, snapping up a specialist firm to set up a dedicated mining services unit. It has also hired the former chief automation researcher at mining giant Rio Tinto Ltd, Eric...