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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 17- Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it will pay $17.7 million to resolve a probe by U.S. regulators and the Justice Department into potential payment violations related to a federal school broadband program. The Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. telecoms regulator, and the Department of Justice said Verizon had invoiced...

  • DAKAR, Oct 16- Rapidly expanding access to the internet across Africa is helping grassroots opposition movements take on once-invulnerable regimes. While countries in the Middle East and China employ firewalls and block virtual private networks to control web access, leaders in Africa increasingly prefer the blunter instrument of outright outages.

  • Facebook and Google once aimed to connect the world. In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to send a "connectivity team" to help restore communications in ravaged Puerto Rico. Hours later, he announced he was delaying the unveiling of Tesla's new semi-truck and diverting resources, in part to "increase battery production for Puerto...

  • *Apple and Google cut some services to Iran. LONDON, Oct 6- Low on cash but high on hope, Iran's technology entrepreneurs are learning to live with revived hostility in the United States and growing suspicion- or worse- from hardliners at home. The atmosphere in Washington has soured again, with President Donald Trump signing legislation tightening domestic U.S....

  • AMSTERDAM/ LONDON, Oct 3- Dutch start-up messaging company MessageBird has landed $60 million in first-round funding, the largest ever early-stage venture capital investment into a European software company. The Amsterdam- based firm competes in the fast-growing cloud-based messaging market with more than a dozen firms, including Twilio, Blackberry, Nexmo...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- Telecommunications provider CenturyLink Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval for its purchase of Level 3 Communications Inc on condition that it sell certain assets, according to a court filing dated on Monday. The deal, which the companies expected to close in mid- to late-October, is awaiting approval by the Federal Communications...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 28- News anchorman Luis Penchi has slept about three hours a night since Hurricane Maria turned his radio station into one of the few sources of public information on this battered island. Working more than 25 hours straight during the height of the devastating storm, the lay Franciscan friar and grandfather has emerged as a light in the...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 28- News anchorman Luis Penchi has slept about three hours a night since Hurricane Maria turned his radio station into one of the few sources of public information on this battered island. Working more than 25 hours straight during the height of the devastating storm, the lay Franciscan friar and grandfather has emerged as a light in the...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 28- News anchorman Luis Penchi has slept about three hours a night since Hurricane Maria turned his radio station into one of the few sources of public information on this battered island. Working more than 25 hours straight during the height of the devastating storm, the lay Franciscan friar and grandfather has emerged as a light in the...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 28- News anchorman Luis Penchi has slept about three hours a night since Hurricane Maria turned his radio station into one of the few sources of public information on this battered island. Working more than 25 hours straight during the height of the devastating storm, the lay Franciscan friar and grandfather has emerged as a light in the...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 28- News anchorman Luis Penchi has slept about three hours a night since Hurricane Maria turned his radio station into one of the few sources of public information on this battered island. Working more than 25 hours straight during the height of the devastating storm, the lay Franciscan friar and grandfather has emerged as a light in the...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 28- On a busy highway bridge over San Juan Bay in Puerto Rico on Wednesday, cars pulled to the side of the road. A week after Hurricane Maria came ashore as the most powerful storm to hit Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, knocking out its electric grid, 90.9 percent of cell phone sites on the island remain out of commission, according to the U.S....

  • The WhatsApp app

    China has largely blocked the WhatsApp messaging app, the latest move by Beijing to step up surveillance, reports the NY Times.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 31- As Carlos Slims America Movil begins to loosen its grip on Mexicos telecom sector, the company could be the key to more competition in television, another highly saturated Mexican industry, a report released on Thursday said. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development hailed the results of Mexicos 2014 telecom reform, which...

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 31- As Carlos Slims America Movil begins to loosen its grip on Mexicos telecom sector, the company could be the key to more competition in television, another highly saturated Mexican industry, a report released on Thursday said. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development hailed the results of Mexicos 2014 telecom reform, which...

  • JERUSALEM, Aug 24- Bezeq Israel Telecom reported a 5 percent decline in quarterly net profit as revenue from fixed-line telephone services continued to decline. Israel's largest telecoms group said on Thursday it earned 358 million shekels in the second quarter. Its controlling shareholder Shaul Elovitch, CEO Stella Handler and a number of other officials...

  • JERUSALEM, Aug 24- Bezeq Israel Telecom reported a 5 percent decline in quarterly net profit as revenue from telephone services continued to decline. Bezeq, Israel's largest telecoms group, said on Thursday it earned 358 million shekels in the second quarter, down from 377 million a year earlier. Its controlling shareholder Shaul Elovitch, CEO Stella Handler...

  • No. 3 distributor Charter Communications Inc is expected to make Netflix available through its set-top boxes, joining more than a dozen top U.S. pay television operators adopting a model first rolled out in Europe. Altice NV is trying that approach in France, and the company aims to extend the deal to the United States, two sources with knowledge of the matter said...

  • Randall Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer of AT&T.

    AT&T beat EPS, revenue and wireless adds estimates.

  • *Offers VEON app in Georgia, Pakistan, Russia, Ukraine. FRANKFURT, July 19- Global telecom operator VEON said on Wednesday it was making progress in its strategy to reinvent itself as an online player by introducing its messaging and mobile services app in four new markets, including its largest in Russia and Pakistan. Two more markets where VEON will offer the app...