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...» Read More
The wireless carrier ended its hosting agreement with start-up LightSquared, because regulators say it interferes with GPS navigation devices.
RIM’s market drop has been so dramatic, analyst Mark McKechnie of ThinkEquity says it’s likely too late for a comeback.
In times of financial market volatility, utilities such as telecom firms are generally perceived as safe haven plays for investors. This has been true for the sector in Singapore, where all three telecom service providers have outperformed the broader market.
Vodafone, the UK-listed telecoms company, has warned it faces a doubling of the $2.5bn tax bill it is contesting in the India Supreme Court in July. The FT reports.
With volatility roiling global markets in recent weeks, Christopher Mittleman, Chief Investment Officer at Mittleman Brothers Investment Management, recommends that investors ignore the short-term events - like the Greek crisis - and focus on fundamentals.