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  • SYDNEY, May 15- Google is under investigation in Australia following claims that it collects data from millions of Android smartphone users, who unwittingly pay their telecom service providers for gigabytes consumed by the activity, regulators said on Tuesday. Responding to the latest privacy concerns surrounding Google, a spokesman for the U.S. based...

  • SYDNEY, May 15- Google is under investigation in Australia following claims that it collects data from millions of Android smartphones users, who unwittingly pay their telecom service providers for gigabytes consumed during the harvesting, regulators said on Tuesday. Responding to the latest privacy concerns surrounding Google, a spokesman for the U.S....

  • Vodacom Tanzania, majority owned by South Africa's Vodacom Group, said in a statement that EBITDA rose to 266.4 billion shillings in the year through March, as new, cheaper smartphones helped drive a 35 percent jump in revenue from mobile data to 141.6 billion shillings. Voice revenue fell 6 percent to 392.3 billion shillings following a decision by Tanzania's...

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 16- Argentina is preparing to auction 90 megahertz of 4 G spectrum to mobile telephone and internet companies in a process that has already attracted interest from Telecom Argentina SA, Telefonica SA and Claro, a government source told Reuters. A spokesman for Argentina's Modernization Ministry told Reuters there would need to be a change...

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, Feb 20- Brazil's major telecoms operators stand to free up hundreds of millions of dollars to invest in technologies like 4 G and broadband by unloading unwanted assets, as a push by the sector to overhaul decades-old rules shows signs of paying off. Under Brazil's current rules, five companies- Telefonica Brasil, Oi, privately-held Algar...

  • Jan 29- Shares in the biggest U.S. communications companies slipped on Monday after reports President Donald Trump's national security team is considering building its own 5 G high-speed wireless network. While investors fled, regulators and analysts scorned the proposal, which is being considered as a way to counter the threat of China spying on U.S. phone...

  • The transformation in telecom means going digital

    Jean-Yves Charlier of Veon says the company aims to expand digital services to more unconnected areas to grow in a highly-competitive market.

  • *High-speed networks launched after Israel lifts ban. RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan 24- Palestinian cellular providers launched high-speed data services in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, narrowing a technological gap with Israel after a lengthy and costly Israeli ban on the operation of local 3 G networks. "We have launched the 3 G network service in the West...

  • *High-speed networks launched after Israel lifts ban. RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan 24- Palestinian cellular providers launched high-speed data services in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, narrowing a technological gap with Israel after a lengthy and costly Israeli ban on the operation of local 3 G networks. "We have launched the 3 G network service in the West...

  • *High-speed networks launched after Israel lifts ban. RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan 24- Palestinian cellular providers launched high-speed data services in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, narrowing a technological gap with Israel after a lengthy and costly Israeli ban on the operation of local 3 G networks. "We have launched the 3 G network service in the West...

  • *High-speed networks launched after Israel lifts ban. RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan 24- Palestinian cellular providers launched high-speed data services in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, narrowing a technological gap with Israel after a lengthy and costly Israeli ban on the operation of local 3 G networks. "We have launched the 3 G network service in the West...

  • LISBON/ MILAN, Dec 15- America's decision to scrap rules designed to ensure a free and open internet leaves the European Union as the biggest market where Net neutrality still prevails-- but critics say the EU is not a level playing field. "In practice, providers are allowed to use their position as gate-keepers to favour certain services, which is detrimental to...

  • LISBON/ MILAN, Dec 15- America's decision to scrap rules designed to ensure a free and open internet leaves the European Union as the biggest market where Net neutrality still prevails-- but critics say the EU is not a level playing field. "In practice, providers are allowed to use their position as gate-keepers to favor certain services, which is detrimental to...

  • MUMBAI, Dec 5- Alphabet Inc's Google launched a stripped-down version of its Android software in India on Tuesday, as it attempts to woo millions of basic phone users in the fast-growing wireless services market. "The new lighter operating system, if it works well, will likely attract first-time smartphone buyers to devices retailing in the $30 to $75 range," said...

  • The WhatsApp app

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

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

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

  • A customer enters a Vodafone store in Mumbai, India.

    Vodafone's $7.2 billion cash injection into its Indian business has turned up the heat just days ahead of a massive airwave auction.

  • A "Brexit" may prove beneficial for U.K. telecommunication companies, but could create headaches for consumers, according to industry watchers.

  • Environment for mergers has changed: OVUM's Howett

    Matthew Howett, practice leader for regulation at OVUM, comments on the collapsed merger talks between French telecom giants Bouygues and Orange.

  • BT is a target for Ofcom: Bob Parker

    Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, says BT is being targeted by the regulator.