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  • NEW YORK— A day after cable giant Comcast said it planned to start selling cellphone service, rival Charter says it wants to have a wireless business too. That could mean more competition in the cellphone business, where Verizon and AT&T dominate. Comcast said Tuesday that it would launch a wireless service by the middle of 2017 that runs on its own Wi-Fi as well as...

  • SEOUL, Sept 21- U.S. carrier Verizon Communications Inc has begun taking orders for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, after having stopped sales of the device earlier due to fire-prone batteries. Samsung has recalled about 1 million Note 7 smartphones in the United States, offering to replace or refund the flagship phones.

  • Governments seek partnershps with telecoms firms

    David McCourt, founder and chairman at Granahan McCourt Capital, discusses opportunities for telecoms companies in the developing world.

  • Cutting cable cord

    An increasing number of subscribers intend to get rid of their pay TV service in the next 12 months.

  • A customer, right, looks at merchandise with an employee at a Sprint Corp. store in Palo Alto, California.

    "The iPhone 7 for us has been a smashing success," Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure tells CNBC.

  • Sept 20- Cable company Comcast Corp said it would launch a wireless service in the United States in mid-2017, ending speculation over its entry into the fiercely competitive market. The No.1 U.S. cable company has been evaluating the plausibility of launching wireless plans for about a year. The service plans to use the company's 15 million WiFi hotspots and...

  • NEW YORK— Comcast plans to launch a cellphone service roughly in the middle of next year, although it would be limited to areas of the country where it's a cable provider. Comcast CEO Brian Roberts confirmed the company's plans at an investment conference Tuesday in New York. He suggested that Comcast was looking at the mobile service as an add-on to customer...

  • Sprint's Claure: iPhone 7 pre-orders close to 5x previous year

    Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO, discusses the mobile company's marketing push in New York City, its iPhone 7 pre-orders and how they are faring against network rivals.

  • Using the cloud for communications

    Jeff Lawson, founder, chief executive and chairman of Twilio, talks about going public and disrupting business communications and IT using cloud computing.

  • Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook discusses the iPhone 7 during an Apple media event in San Francisco, California, U.S. September 7, 2016.

    Apple's HR chief has moved to address sexism and diversity challenges at its headquarters, Recode reports.

  • 21st Cent. Fox sues Netflix for poaching 2 executives

    21st Century Fox files a lawsuit against Netflix. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports the details.

  • About a million Galaxy Note7 smartphones are being recalled after nearly 100 reports of overheating batteries that caused burns and property damage. DETAILS: Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone sold before September 15, 2016. They were sold through wireless carriers and electronic stores nationwide, including AT&T, Best Buy, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular,...

  • BT Group CEO: We're prepared to invest

    BT Group's Gavin Patterson says a proposal has been made to Ofcom which addresses the regulator's concerns although some sticking points remain.

  • A customer with an iPhone at a T-Mobil store in New York City.

    T-Mobile executives are warning customers not to download Apple's latest update on older iPhone models.

  • MUMBAI, Sept 15- Reliance Communications, which is to merge its wireless business with smaller rival Aircel, said on Thursday the combined carrier would look to raise about $1 billion in equity from outside investors for expansion and to pay for mobile spectrum. Billionaire Anil Ambani- controlled Reliance Communications, and Aircel parent Malaysia's Maxis...

  • An employee, center, assists customers at a T-Mobile US store in New York.

    T-Mobile's stock ended more than 1 percent higher on Wednesday after the release of iPhone 7 data impressed Wall Street analysts.

  • A customer stands at a counter inside a Verizon Wireless retail store in Washington, D.C.

    Verizon's iPhone 7 pre-order volume is "within normal range," according to a Verizon executive cited by Bloomberg.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 14- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced measures on Wednesday to rein in the world's technology giants, improve broadband speeds and cut the cost of internet access, trying to rally popular support for an EU battered by Brexit. They complain that Google, Facebook's WhatsApp, Microsoft's Skype and other services have...

  • MUMBAI, Sept 14- India's Reliance Communications Ltd is to combine its wireless business with smaller rival Aircel to create the nation's third-biggest mobile phone network operator in terms of subscribers, as intensifying competition pushes consolidation in the world's second-biggest market. With more than 1 billion mobile phone subscriptions,...

  • iPhone 7

    Enderle Group's Rob Enderle says he's leery about the lack of iPhone 7 pre-order news from major U.S. telecom carriers and from Apple itself.

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