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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 28- The new Republican head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission promised "light-touch" regulation of areas such as the internet, a dramatic shift away from the Obama administration's approach to telecommunications oversight. Ajit Pai, whom President Donald Trump named in January to chair the FCC, said at the Mobile World Congress in...

  • EU must change perception of telecom industry: Orange CEO

    European Commission’s VP Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip and Orange Group’s CEO & Chairman, Stephane Richard talks about Europe's mobile market, with comment on consolidation and 4G rollout.

  • European Commission: Cross border consolidation is welcome

    Liberty Global President & CEO Mike Fries says the European commission has been “very supportive” of consolidation in the cable industry.

  • Liberty Global President: Need a common playing field

    European Commission’s Andrus Ansip, U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s Ajit Pai and Liberty Global’s Mike Fries talks about 5G, net neutrality rules and the difference between the U.S. and Europe on these fronts.

  • Must have competitive market place: FCC’s Chair

    U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s Chairman Ajit Pai says he will not comment on the AT&T Time Warner deal, but discusses the state of consolidation and regulation in the U.S. market.

  • Difficult transformation from telco to tech: VimpelCom

    VimpelCom Chairman and LetterOne Technology CEO Alexey Reznikovich speaks about his aim to "create a new revenue line on top of (that from) connectivity."

  • BARCELONA, Feb 27- The brave new world of remote-controlled cars is now technically possible using wireless technologies which are set to be commonplace early in the next decade, two major telecoms companies said at a test drive staged on Monday during an industry conference in Barcelona. The driver of the vehicle took the wheel from the floor of the Fira...

  • Ericsson is poised to explore "uncharted territory" as the Swedish telecommunications company bids to rollout 5G, the next generation of mobile internet.

  • Not too surprised, takeover battle

    Francesco Filia, CEO at Fasanara Capital, reacts to news that Vivendi's Chairman Vincent Bollore is being investigated for his stake building in Mediaset.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Feb 21- Mobile phone company Nextel has been authorized to provide 4 G service in Argentina, becoming the fourth provider in the market, communications regulator Enacom said on Tuesday. In January 2016 Cablevision, a subsidiary of media firm Grupo Clarin, bought Nextel Communications Argentina, the No. 4 mobile phone operator in the country with 3...

  • Feb 21- Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it would buy Yahoo Inc's core business for $4.48 billion, lowering its original offer by $350 million in the wake of two massive cyber attacks at the internet company. The closing of the deal, which was first announced in July, had been delayed as the companies assessed the fallout from two data breaches that Yahoo...

  • Lowell McAdam, CEO of Verizon Communications

    Verizon announced a revised takeover deal with Yahoo that will cut the price by $350 million.

  • Feb 21- Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it would buy Yahoo Inc's core business for $4.48 billion, lowering its original offer by $350 million in the wake of two massive cyber attacks at the internet company. Time Warner is the parent of cable channels HBO and CNN, as well as film studio Warner Bros. The combined Yahoo and AOL businesses will help...

  • Feb 21- Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it would buy Yahoo Inc's core business for $4.48 billion, lowering its original offer by $350 million in the wake of two massive cyber attacks at the internet company. Verizon's shares rose 0.6 percent to $49.50 in early trading, while Yahoo's shares were up 0.3 percent at $45.25. Yahoo, however, will continue to be...

  • Feb 21- Verizon Communications Inc, the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, said on Tuesday it agreed to buy the core internet business of Yahoo Inc for $4.48 billion, about $350 million less than the original price. The deal will combine Yahoo's search, email and messenger assets as well as advertising technology tools with Verizon's AOL unit. Yahoo will continue to be...

  • Feb 21- Verizon Communications Inc, the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier, said on Tuesday it agreed to buy the core internet business of Yahoo Inc for $4.48 billion, reflecting a $350 million cut to the original price. The deal, which is expected to close in the second quarter, will combine Yahoo's search, email and messenger assets as well as advertising technology tools...

  • Trump administration not so adverse to a big player in the T Mobile market

    CNBC's Annette Weisbach discusses a report that SoftBank may give up its Spring business to Deutsche Telekom's T Mobile U.S.

  • Mike Fries, CEO of Liberty Global at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

    Shares of Liberty Global climbed more than 15 percent on Thursday after the company released its fourth quarter fiscal report on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 17- Japan's SoftBank Corp Group may have renewed interest in combining its Sprint Corp with Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile US Inc, but a deal between the No. 3 and No. 4 U.S. wireless carriers may not make it past U.S. regulators, antitrust experts and industry watchers said. The companies are expected to begin negotiations in April after the Federal...

  • Masayoshi Son, CEO of SoftBank.

    SoftBank is now willing to surrender control of Sprint and retain a minority stake in a merger with T-Mobile, sources told Reuters.

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