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  • Riding Uber in India? Get free in-car Wi-Fi Sunday, 23 Aug 2015 | 8:25 PM ET
    A woman uses the Uber app on a smartphone as a taxi cab drives by.

    Uber will partner Indian mobile carrier Bharti Airtel to provide free in-car Wi-Fi to users, the New York Times reports.

  • Why GCX is expanding Singapore-India connectivity Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 10:48 PM ET
    Why GCX is expanding Singapore-India connectivity

    Bill Barney, CEO of Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), discusses the construction of a new undersea cable that will expand the connectivity between Singapore and India.

  • The Internet and telecommunications provider blocked personal mobile hotspots of convention visitors and exhibitors who used their own data plans instead of paying Smart City's fees for Wi-Fi signals, the FCC said. Smart City President Mark Haley said the company has occasionally used technologies to prevent wireless devices from interfering with...

  • *Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea given provisional nod for payments bank. MUMBAI, Aug 19- India's leading mobile phone network operators Bharti Airtel Ltd and Vodafone India are among the 11 companies selected by the country's central bank to help set up "payments banks," aimed at granting millions of citizens access to basic banking. Energy-to-telecoms...

  • PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti— A mobile phone network provider has relaunched a money transfer system in Haiti designed to let people get easier access to cash through their cellphones. "Mon Cash has the potential to significantly improve the lives of Haitian people," Digicel Haiti Chairman Maarten Boute said in a company statement. Mobile money-transfer systems are...

  • FCC fines company $750K over Wi-Fi blocking claims Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 12:49 PM ET
    The seal of the Federal Communications Commission at FCC headquarters in Washington.

    Smart City is accused of blocking consumers from connecting with personal hotspots if they did not pay an $80 per day access fee.

  • Sprint CEO escalates Twitter war with T-Mobile CEO Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 10:58 AM ET
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    Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure came out swinging on CNBC in his war of words with rival T-Mobile's John Legere.

  • SNR and Northstar are expected to have to repay more than $3 billion back to the FCC in order to keep the spectrum licenses. In a relatively common process for FCC auctions, Dish and partners invested in separate companies with little to no revenue that can receive a 25 percent discount in auction bidding as "very small businesses." However, rival bidders Verizon...

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 16- America Movil said on Sunday it removed roaming charges on calls to and data in the United States for 40 million Mexican prepay clients as it gears up to prevent new rival AT&T Inc. stealing market share on its home turf. The company, owned by the family of billionaire Carlos Slim, said calls made to the United States by prepaid customers on "Amigo...

  • Can you hear us now? AT&T helped with NSA spying Saturday, 15 Aug 2015 | 1:13 PM ET

    The NSA's ability to spy on U.S. Internet traffic has relied on its partnership with a single company: Telecom giant AT&T, The NY Times reports.

  • Verizon: Customers eligible for discounted phones Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 7:21 AM ET

    Good news for existing Verizon customers: You'll still be able to get discounted phones for $100 or $200 by renewing a two-year service contract.

  • Aug 12- Japanese telecoms group SoftBank Group Corp, the majority owner of U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp, said it bought an additional 22.9 million shares in Sprint at a weighted average price of $3.80. SoftBank, which owns about 80 percent of Sprint, said the share purchases totaling about $87 million were made through subsidiary Galaxy Investment Holdings...

  • UPDATE 2-AT&T ups revenue, profit forecast on DirecTV buy Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 1:47 PM ET

    Aug 12- AT&T Inc said on Wednesday it expects revenue, earnings and free cash flow to grow through 2018 but sees higher capital expenditure following its DirecTV purchase and investments in Mexico. AT&T, which closed its $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV in July, forecast 2015 adjusted profit of $2.62 per share to $2.68 per share. The newly expanded AT&T...

  • Aug 12- AT&T Inc, the No.2 U.S. telecom company, said it expected double-digit consolidated revenue growth in percentage terms for the rest of 2015, citing gains from the purchase of DirecTV. AT&T, which closed the acquisition of DirecTV in July, forecast 2015 adjusted profit of $2.62- $2.68 per share. The company has also been expanding its footprint in Mexico,...

  • Here's how much TV boxes are costing you Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 8:50 AM ET
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    The situation could get even worse for consumers, NBC News reports.

  • SEOUL, Aug 10- For the boldest frontier market investor: North Korea is looking to raise $39 million from foreign investors to fund a new brewery in Wonsan, an eastern port city where leader Kim Jong Un has big development ambitions. Egypt's Orascom Telecom, which runs Pyongyang- based Koryolink- the country's sole mobile phone network- has not been able to withdraw...

  • FRANKFURT/ HELSINKI, Aug 10- Nokia is hiring software experts, testing new products and seeking sales partners as it plots its return to the mobile phone and consumer tech arena it abandoned with the sale of its handset business. It sold its handset business to Microsoft in late 2013 and has since focused squarely on making telecoms network equipment.

  • Verizon ditches two-year phone contracts Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 5:01 PM ET
    A Verizon Wireless sign outside a retail store in Washington, D.C.

    Verizon unveiled new plans that require customers to pay for their smartphone, NBC News reports.

  • TORONTO, Aug 7- Telus Corp, one of Canada's three big telecoms providers, reported a 5.1 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Friday, while gaining wireless, Internet and television customers during a tumultuous period for the industry. Telus said that in the second quarter it added 76,000 contract wireless customers, who typically spend much more per month for...

  • Aug 7- Cablevision Systems Corp lost more video subscribers in the second quarter as cable TV customers continued to "cut the cord", shifting to lower-priced bundled services from telecom carriers and Internet streaming service providers. Cablevision has lost video subscribers for about three years as it struggles to fend off competition from telecom...

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