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  • 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...

  • T-Mobile accused of false advertising Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015 | 11:16 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass by a T-Mobile ad in the New York City subway.

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating complaints that the ads are misleading. USA Today reports.

  • *Heavy hand of state seen stifling innovation. ADDIS ABABA, Nov 17- In Ethiopia, where state spending rather than private enterprise has been the driving force behind double-digit economic growth, tech entrepreneurs like Araya Lakew feel stuck in the slow lane. His website,, receives 316,000 hits a month and adds 20 cars a day to its sales list but he has...

  • Liberty Global buys Cable & Wireless in $5.3B deal Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 3:31 AM ET
    John Malone

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

  • APEC’s next trade frontier: Thinking small Sunday, 15 Nov 2015 | 11:30 PM ET
    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.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 29- Cable and communications company Altice NV is battling subscriber losses and investor impatience on its home turf in Europe, raising concerns it could have a lot on its plate as it gears up to acquire Cablevision Systems Corp and Suddenlink Communications Inc in the United States. On Wednesday, Altice reported worse-than-expected...

  • Relishing new Wi-Fi, Cuba's young clamor for more Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 | 10:05 AM ET

    Cuba's new Wi-Fi hotspots- 35 nationwide since July with more promised soon- are a sensation in a highly controlled country with one of the world's lowest Internet penetrations. They want the Communist government to provide more, cheaper and less restricted Wi-Fi for Cuba's 11 million people. said Ariel Boggiano, 20, on Havana's La Rampa avenue after an hour's...

  • WASHINGTON/ HAVANA, Sept 18- The United States announced new rules on Friday to further ease trade, travel and investment restrictions with Cuba, but Cuban President Raul Castro told President Barack Obama that Washington should go even further and lift its economic embargo on the Communist-ruled island. The rare phone call between the two leaders followed...

  • UPDATE 1-Verizon says earnings may "plateau" in 2016 Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 10:16 AM ET

    Sept 17- Verizon Communications Inc said earnings may "plateau" next year as consumers are driving changes to its wireless business model and the telecom company forays into new markets such as mobile video amid stiff competition. "Although consumer demand is disrupting Verizon's traditional business models, the company is transforming around the...

  • *Chairmen at China Unicom, China Telecom swap posts. BEIJING, Aug 24- China's state-owned telecoms firms announced management changes on Monday which saw a vice minister appointed to helm China Mobile Ltd, and the chairmen swapping roles at China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd and China Telecom Corp Ltd.. Chang Xiaobing will move from domestic No. 2 China Unicom to China...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Wheeler: Obama didn't influence net neutrality vote Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 9:20 AM ET
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler gestures at the FCC's net neutrality hearing in Washington on Feb. 26, 2015.

    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler tells CNBC he decided to support net neutrality independently, and not because Obama backed the regulations.

  • FCC vote could help Comcast-TWC deal: Analyst Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 9:33 AM ET
    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler listens during the net neutrality hearing in Washington on Feb. 26, 2015.

    The new net neutrality regulations may persuade the Justice Department to OK the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, analyst Daniel Ernst tells CNBC.

  • Here's what net neutrality could mean to you Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 9:48 AM ET
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler

    A look at the issue of net neutrality and why you should care.

  • TWC to pay $1.1M to settle FCC reporting violation Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 2:09 PM ET
    A field technician for Time Warner Cable, prepares to clean and check the connection for a WiFi hotspot using a bucket truck in Manhattan Beach, California.

    TWC will pay $1.1 million to resolve a FCC probe that found the cable and Internet provider did not properly report multiple network outage.

  • Europe telcos consolidation needed: Pro Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 PM ET
    Europe telcos consolidation needed: Pro

    Emeka Obiodu, telecoms strategist at Ovum, says the European industry cannot survive without consolidation.

  • EU lawmakers vote to end mobile roaming fees Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 1:21 AM ET

    The European Parliament voted to end mobile phone roaming fees by 2016 and barred telecoms operators from prioritizing some Internet traffic over others.

  • Vodafone to Trump Liberty on Kabel Deutschland Bid Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 3:03 AM ET

    Britain's Vodafone Group has raised its preliminary offer to buy Kabel Deutschland, Germany's largest cable operator, a source close to the situation has told CNBC.