Verizon said it had presented a "final" contract proposal to unions representing nearly 40,000 striking workers. » Read More
Liberum Capital media analyst Ian Whittaker explains why Telecom Italia CEO’s resignation shows increasing control by Vivendi.
WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK March 18- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Friday that it had received 104 applications to take part in an auction of valuable low-frequency airwaves relinquished by TV broadcasters, including many wireless companies who want to use the airwaves to build new networks or improve existing coverage.
Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for the digital economy, says new digital services are not feasible without 5G.
Software firm Opera has added a built-in ad-blocking feature into its internet browser, allowing users to surf the web without seeing ads.
March 8- DirecTV, the satellite TV provider owned by No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier AT&T Inc, said all channels have been restored after experiencing loss of audio and video for at least two hours on Tuesday. We apologize for the inconvenience, "AT&T spokesman Eric Ryan said in a statement. AT&T bought DirecTV for $48.5 billion last year, making it the world's No. 1 pay-TV...
March 8- DirecTV, the satellite TV provider owned by No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier AT&T Inc, said multiple national channels were experiencing loss of audio and video. AT&T bought DirecTV for $48.5 billion last year, making it the world's No. 1 pay-TV operator with 45 million video subscribers, including Mexico and Latin America, at the end of 2015..
March 8- DirecTV, the satellite TV provider owned by No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier AT&T Inc, said multiple national channels were experiencing loss of audio and video. "We're working to restore your service," the company tweeted through its Twitter handle zDIRECTVService. AT&T bought DirecTV for $48.5 billion last year, making it the world's No. 1 pay-TV operator with...
Since last year, the FCC has been considering revamping the $1.5 billion annual program, called Lifeline, which has helped lower income Americans get access to telecommunications technologies since 1985.. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has said he wants to give those receiving the subsidy a choice of using it for phone services, high-speed Internet, or both.
March 7- People across the United States interested in Alphabet Inc's wireless service, Project Fi, need not wait for an invite to sign up, starting Monday. The company is exiting the wireless service's invitation-only mode, according to a post on the Android blog. Project Fi was introduced in April in collaboration with telecom providers Sprint Corp and...
*Deal will make Hutchison biggest UK mobile operator. BRUSSELS, March 7- CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd said it had "fruitful" talks with EU regulators at a hearing on Monday aimed at dispelling antitrust concerns over its plan to become the top UK mobile operator by buying Telefonica's O2 unit. The deal is crucial to Asia's richest man Li Ka- shing's plan to expand...
March 7- Japan's Softbank Group Corp plans to separate its domestic and overseas businesses and give them their own chief executives in its latest move to bolster shareholder value after a record $4.4 billion share buyback plan a month ago. Current SoftBank Group Chairman and Chief Executive Masayoshi Son will remain in charge of the group's overall...
High-frequency trading is upsetting residents in the leafy English countryside
*Nigeria: final decision rests with President Buhari. ABUJA, March 2- Nigeria will start new talks with South African mobile phone operator MTN "very soon" to settle a dispute over a $3.9 billion fine but the final decision rests with President Muhammadu Buhari, the communications minister said. Last week, MTN said it had withdrawn a lawsuit against Nigeria over the...
NEW YORK, March 1- AT&T Inc on Tuesday said it will roll out three new ways to stream DIRECTV content on wireless and wired devices from smartphones to PCs, targeted at price-conscious U.S. viewers who shun pricey cable and satellite subscriptions. The Dallas, Texas- based wireless provider said it expects to launch the three offerings in the fourth quarter of 2016.
B..G Srinivas, group MD of PCCW, says the firm's core businesses, which includes telco, media and IT services, had healthy growth in 2015.
Criminals pretending to be CEOs are directing employees to wire money to overseas bank accounts, the Financial Times reports.
Guy Peddy, head of European telecom research at Macquarie Group, discusses Ofcom's call for BT to reform its Openreach network.
Nick Nelson, head of European equity strategy at UBS, discusses the telecoms sector and Ofcom's decision on BT's Openreach network.
David Stubbs, strategist at JP Morgan, comments on the decision from Ofcom calling for the U.K. broadband network to be opened up.
March could be ‘make or break’ for mobile operator Orange, as its deputy CEO hopes a decision over a Bouygues Telecom merger will be made clear soon.
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