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  • MONTPELIER, Vt.— Customers of the telephone and broadband services provider FairPoint Communications in northern New England won't notice much difference after it merges with an Illinois- based telecommunications provider, officials with the company merging with FairPoint said. But Consolidated Communications will continue efforts begun by FairPoint...

  • MEXICO CITY, June 26- President Enrique Pena Nieto and industry executives praised a three-year-old overhaul of Mexico's telecommunications sector on Monday as it faces a major challenge from billionaire Carlos Slim in the Supreme Court. It would have condemned Mexico to falling behind, " Pena Nieto told hundreds of government officials and industry...

  • CARACAS, May 26- In the mountains above Caracas, two government officials often stand watch over the antennas of TV news network Globovision, poised to take it off air if regulators object to coverage of anti-government protests, according to two station employees. In contrast to past waves of unrest in Venezuela, particularly during Hugo Chavez's 1999-2013...

  • NEW YORK, May 22- The S&P 500 Telecommunications Services Sector index as-we-know it may have to hang up on investors, as its creators are considering a restructuring of the once-hot index which has shrunk to just four companies from 14.. After years of consolidation and diversification, today's telecommunications sector would be unrecognizable to...

  • LONDON, May 16- Spain's Euskaltel said on Tuesday it had bought Telecable from Britain's Zegona for 701 million euros to create northern Spain's leading integrated telecoms operator. Zegona, set up to invest in European technology, media and telecoms companies, bought Telecable in 2015. "When we acquired Telecable in 2015, we identified the opportunity for...

  • LONDON/ MADRID, May 12- A huge cyberattack brought disruption to Britain's health system on Friday and infected many Spanish companies with malicious software, and security researchers said a dozen other countries may be affected. "We are experiencing a major IT disruption and there are delays at all of our hospitals," said the Barts Health group, which manages...

  • The Vancouver- based company's shares rose as much as 1.3 percent in morning trading to a record high of $46.29, then pared those gains to trade flat. Analysts had expected about 17,000 additions, according to Desjardins and RBC Capital Markets. Telus' national wireless business is bigger, more profitable and faster growing than its Western Canada- focused...

  • Pai has proposed reversing the reclassification and scrapping internet conduct standards, and has asked for comment on whether the FCC can or should retain any of the rules barring blocking, throttling or "fast lanes." US Telecom, the trade group representing major telephone companies that sued the FCC in 2015 over the rules, said Monday it will "review our legal...

  • *Shuaa Capital down despite swinging to Q1 profit. DUBAI, April 25- Stock markets in the Gulf most exposed to foreign trade held their ground on Tuesday, with Dubai and Qatar showing resilience in the face of disappointing results from blue-chip companies. In Dubai, shares of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications lost 3 percent after reporting a net profit of...

  • TORONTO, April 20- In a move seen as a victory for net neutrality advocates, Canada's telecom regulator said all data delivered online should be treated equally by internet service providers as it blocked one company's effort to leverage content to win customers. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ruled on Thursday that...

  • TORONTO, April 20- Canada's telecom and broadcast regulator ruled on Thursday that all data delivered online should be treated equally by internet service providers, a blow to large companies seeking to leverage either their own or other companies' content to win customers. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission specifically...

  • NEW YORK/ PARIS, April 11- Altice USA, the cable operator that Netherlands- based Altice NV put together by acquiring Cablevision and Suddenlink Communications, on Tuesday filed for an initial public offering that seeks to raise $1 billon to $2 billion, according to a source familiar with the matter. Last week John Malone's Liberty Interactive Corp said it would...

  • FCC chairman Ajit Pai has said telecoms service providers exploited loopholes in the "Lifeline" program for their own gain and states should decide which companies provide the internet, mobile phone and fixed line services to poorer Americans. He said the agency would not defend prior FCC actions with regards the program in a case pending before the U.S. Court...

  • MEXICO CITY, March 9- Shares of billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil slumped on Thursday after regulators ratcheted up antitrust measures aimed at breaking Slim's hold on Mexican telecoms, adding uncertainty to the outlook for his principal cash cow. America Movil was the cornerstone of Slim's rise to top the global rich list for several years, but a...

  • NEW YORK, March 1- Burgeoning interest and investment in flexible workspaces is pushing a small corner of the commercial real estate market into the corporate mainstream, and drawing one top executive from Asia to help expand his company's U.S. operations. Servcorp, an Australia- based rival to WeWork, believes the market is ripe for expansion and is sending its...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- The new Republican head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission promised "light-touch" regulation of areas such as the internet, a dramatic shift away from the Obama administration's approach to telecommunications oversight. Ajit Pai, whom President Donald Trump named in January to chair the FCC, said at the Mobile World Congress in...

  • 8 x8 shares rose as much as 14 percent on the news and ended trading up 10 percent at $16.15 in New York on Friday, giving the company a market capitalization of close to $1.5 billion. Based in San Jose, California, 8 x8 competes with companies in the so-called voice over internet protocol sector, including RingCentral Inc, Vonage Holdings Corp and Shoretel Inc..

  • By Eric Auchard and Sophie Sassard. FRANKFURT/ LONDON, Feb 24- Seeking to escape a cycle of falling prices and tight regulation, big telecom operators from Vimpelcom to Telefonica are set to reinvent themselves as internet players to escape the industry's straight-jacket of low growth. Next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona will feature phone...

  • By Eric Auchard and Sophie Sassard. FRANKFURT/ LONDON, Feb 24- Seeking to escape a cycle of falling prices and tight regulation, big telecom operators from Vimpelcom to Telefonica are set to reinvent themselves as internet players to escape the industry's straight-jacket of low growth. Next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona will feature phone...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- The new chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission under President Donald Trump is keeping under wraps his strategy to revise or reverse the Obama administration's "net neutrality" rules, but emphasized he is committed to ensuring an open internet. Ajit Pai, 44, a Republican lawyer who has served as a FCC commissioner since 2012,...