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  • DOJ approves massive AT&T, DirecTV merger Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 6:58 PM ET
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler.

    The Justice Department approved AT&T's bid to buy DirecTV, a game changer for the industry.

  • Justice Department gives nod to AT&T-DirecTV merger Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 6:34 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 21- AT&T Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion, an acquisition that will combine the country's No. 2 wireless carrier with the largest satellite-TV provider, the Justice Department said on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 21- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Tuesday circulated an order to approve, with conditions, AT&T Inc's bid to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion, according to three people familiar with the matter. The FCC reviews proposed mergers to ensure that they are in the public interest while the Justice Department ensures...

  • WASHINGTON, July 21- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Tuesday circulated an order to approve AT&T Inc's bid to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. The merger, which has been under the FCC's review for months, would combine the country's No. 2 wireless carrier with the largest satellite-TV...

  • Verizon earnings beat on rise in subscribers Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 10:24 AM ET
    Customers enter a Verizon Wireless store in New York.

    Verizon delivered quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations on Tuesday, boosted by an increase in wireless subscribers.

  • 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...

  • Verizon Q2 results mixed, posts revenue miss Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 7:51 AM ET
    Verizon Q2 results mixed, posts revenue miss

    Craig Moffett, MoffettNathanson analyst, breaks down Verizon's quarterly results and shares his thoughts on how accounting changes and industry price war are impacting the numbers.

  • Verizon tops 2Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 7:39 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings that topped analyst expectations as it signed up more wireless customers. But Verizon said its "churn" rate, which measures customers canceling service, was the lowest in three years. Sprint and T-Mobile have been aggressive with promotions and deals to grab customers from...

  • Dish shares hit by double whammy of bad news Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 4:33 PM ET

    Dish Network talks to acquire mobile provider T-Mobile have stalled over problems related to structure and pricing, according to a report.

  • *UK regulator considering separation of Openreach network. LONDON, July 16- Britain's telecoms regulator is seriously considering a break up of dominant provider BT, after rivals accused it of abusing its market position and failing to invest in the broadband networks they rely on. Ofcom floated the idea of a forced separation of BT's Openreach network after...

  • T-Mobile CEO: We have passed Sprint Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 1:40 PM ET
    John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile

    T-Mobile CEO John Legere said on Thursday that his company, currently ranked the fourth, will soon surpass No. 3 Sprint, if it hasn't already.

  • *Unveils service in Mexico, Canada. July 9- T-Mobile US Inc said on Thursday that aggressive pricing helped boost its net customer additions in the second quarter by 41 percent over a year ago to 2.1 million, and also offered free calls to and from Mexico and Canada. The No. 4 U.S. wireless carrier unveiled its "Mobile without Borders" plan, which includes calling,...

  • *Unveils new plan for Mexico, Canada. July 9- No. 4 U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc added a net 2.1 million customers in the second quarter, up from 1.5 million a year earlier, helped by aggressive offers, and the company said it was adding services in Mexico and Canada. The company unveiled its "Mobile without Borders" plan, which extends calling, texting and 4 G LTE...

  • Hot deals in 'old media': Analyst Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 7:47 AM ET
    Hot deals in 'old media': Analyst

    Craig Moffett, MoffettNathanson shares his thoughts on new prospects in old media.

  • BEIJING, July 8- China's parliament has published a draft cybersecurity law that consolidates Beijing's control over data, with potentially significant consequences for internet service providers and multinational firms doing business in the country. Citing the need "to safeguard national cyberspace sovereignty, security and development," the proposed...

  • BEIJING, July 8- China's parliament has published a draft cybersecurity law that consolidates Beijing's control over data, with potentially significant consequences for internet service providers and multinational firms doing business in the country. Citing the need "to safeguard national cyberspace sovereignty, security and development," the proposed...

  • T-Mobile, Sprint CEOs tangle in ugly war of words Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 12:59 PM ET
    T-Mobile CEO John Legere speaks to guests during their company's Un-carrier 9.0 event in New York, March 18, 2015.

    Things got ugly on Wednesday when T-Mobile CEO John Legere publicly criticized Sprint's new advertising campaign.

  • PayPal is powering up Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    PayPal is powering up

    PayPal is buying digital money transfer service Xoom for $890 million.

  • LONDON, July 2- British electrical goods and mobile phone retailer Dixons Carphone has sealed a deal with Sprint Corp., the U.S. mobile network operator, that could see it open and manage up to 500 Sprint-branded stores in the United States. Dixons Carphone, formed last year from the merger of Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse, said on Thursday its...

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- AT&T Inc's proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV is expected to get U.S. regulatory approval as soon as next week, according to people familiar with the matter, a decision that will combine the country's No. 2 wireless carrier with the largest satellite-TV provider. The FCC, which reviews if deals are in public interest, is poised to...

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