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This dynamic news feed provides a steady stream of global Telecom industry news. The feeds come from a number of respected news sources such as Reuters, Financial Times and Total Telecom aiming to provide a steady stream of the latest headlines. 

FCC plans to ditch Obama-era net neutrality rulesOpen in a New Window

Ajit Pai indicates regulations to keep the internet open will be replaced

 

Lords water down push for minimum broadband speedOpen in a New Window

Digital Economy Bill is rushed through parliament before general election

 

AT&T feels the burn in Q1 as mobile competition heats upOpen in a New Window

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AT&T chief executive Randall Stephenson late on Tuesday admitted his company responded slowly to the return of unlimited plans, but insisted the telco has the requisite network capacity to cope with the expected rise in usage. AT&T lost 348,000 lucrative postpaid phone customers during the first quarter. Similarly Verizon last week revealed it lost 289,000, as the aggressive pricing strategies of T-Mobile US and Sprint took their toll. AT&T stopped offering unlimited tariffs to smartphone customers in 2010…

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Nextel Brazil names new CEOOpen in a New Window

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NII Holdings this week named Roberto Rittes as the new chief executive of its Nextel Brazil unit. Rittes joins from private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, where he served as a principal. He has also held senior roles at Brasil Telecom…

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Telefonica eyes possible O2 UK listing in Q4Open in a New Window

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Telefonica has revived plans for an initial public offering of O2 UK, and could list the unit during the fourth quarter of this year. Sources cited by Bloomberg on Monday said the Spanish incumbent &ndash…

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EC raids Swedish telcos in antitrust probeOpen in a New Window

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European Commission officials have raided the offices of Sweden's mobile operators, which are suspected of engaging in anti-competitive behaviour. All four players – incumbent Telia, 3, Tele2, and Telenor – confirmed that the authorities had dropped in unannounced and asked questions regarding the possible abuse of their collective dominant market position…

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China Mobile, private equity firms eye M1Open in a New Window

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China Mobile is among several firms mulling a move for Singapore's M1. This is according to sources cited by Reuters late last week, who said that the telco's three major shareholders &ndash…

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T-Mobile US ups guidance on strong Q1 net addsOpen in a New Window

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T-Mobile US late on Monday raised its full year outlook after reporting yet another quarter of solid customer additions and revenue growth. The self-styled 'uncarrier' added 1.14 million new subscribers in the three months to 31 March. Branded postpaid customers grew by 914,000, of which 798,000 were branded postpaid phone customers. T-Mobile's prepaid base grew by 386,000, while its wholesale base shrank by 158…

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Ericsson swings to Q1 loss on heavy writedownsOpen in a New Window

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Ericsson swung to a hefty net loss in the first quarter of 2017, as its previously-announced strategic overhaul led to writedowns and restructuring charges totalling SEK13.4 billion (€139 billion). If that wasn't bad enough, the Swedish kit maker saw worrying declines in revenue across its business areas. SEK8.4 billion of the aforementioned charges related to additional costs incurred by the IT and Cloud division…

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Unnamed bidder tops AT&T's Straight Path offerOpen in a New Window

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An unnamed telco on Tuesday made a $104.64 per share bid for Straight Path, topping AT&T's earlier offer of $95.63. In a statement, Straight Path, which holds nationwide 28-GHz and 39-GHz spectrum, said it considered the new bid superior to AT&T's, and gave the operator five working days to meet or exceed it…

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T-Mobile Netherlands wins zero-rated music decisionOpen in a New Window

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T-Mobile Netherlands has scored a victory in its bid to offer zero-rated music streaming, after the Rotterdam Court ruled that the service does not violate European net neutrality rules. "This statement is a breakthrough in the Netherlands and in Europe…

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China Unicom Q1 profit jumps 79%Open in a New Window

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China Unicom late last week reported a sharp recovery in first quarter profit, driven by mobile customers upgrading to 4G services. Profit attributable to shareholders for the three months to 31 March grew by 79.3% year-on-year to 862 million yuan (€115.21 million)…

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BT presses charges against former Italy execsOpen in a New Window

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BT has filed a criminal complaint against ex-staff at its scandal-hit Italian business. According to Reuters on Saturday, the U.K. incumbent has accused former executives and employees, including former BT Italy CEO Gianluca Cimini, of unlawful conduct and breaking company rules…

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Liberty Global, Ericsson, BT are 2017's early headline hoggersOpen in a New Window

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With telcos' Q1 financial reports beginning to blossom like the first flowers of spring – except there are more numbers and explanatory notes involved – Total Telecom thought it the ideal time to reflect on how the industry is faring so far in 2017. But rather than just give our take, we thought it would be interesting to see what has piqued the interest of Total Telecom readers so far this year. So here are our top 10 stories from the first few months of 2017, based on unique pageviews: 1. Liberty Global's John Malone floats possibility of T-Mobile US takeover 2. Ericsson announces major restructuring, impairments 3. Deutsche Telekom CEO predicts end of smartphones 4. BDUK chief to step down at end of April 5…

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Forget Siri and Alexa, for Orange it's Djingo all the wayOpen in a New Window

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Orange this week became the latest company to launch a voice-activated digital assistant. Called Djingo, it has similar functionality to Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, and Google's Assistant, enabling Orange customers to pose questions and control connected devices…

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ZTE bags virtualisation deal with VeonOpen in a New Window

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ZTE this week signed a global framework agreement with Veon, the telco formerly known as VimpelCom. Under the deal, the Chinese kit maker will become a supplier to Veon of network function virtualisation (NFV) infrastructure and virtual evolved packet core (vEPC) solutions…

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Verizon bleeds customers despite new data planOpen in a New Window

First-quarter profits at largest US mobile carrier tumble by a fifth to $3.45bn

 

SoftBank seeks change of tack after Snapdeal woesOpen in a New Window

Knockdown sale a reflection of Japanese group’s soured investment in India online marketplace

 

Proxy firms urge Telecom Italia shareholders to not vote for Vivendi board nomineesOpen in a New Window

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Two proxy advisors this week recommended that Telecom Italia investors should not vote for a list of board candidates nominated by top shareholder Vivendi. The French media conglomerate, which is Telecom Italia's biggest single shareholder with a stake of 23…

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US telecoms M&A: swear capacityOpen in a New Window

T-Mobile has suddenly become kingmaker

 

Vivendi threatens legal action after Italy rulingOpen in a New Window

Vincent Bolloré’s growing influence at Telecom Italia and Mediaset halted by regulator

 

Google settles Russian Android antitrust disputeOpen in a New Window

Agreement allows rivals’ apps to be pre-installed on Android phones’ home screens

 

Price war expected to hit Verizon and AT&T profitsOpen in a New Window

Groups will ‘take a hit’ this quarter as they hunt for market share, analysts say

 

India’s phonemakers cry foul on Chinese rivalsOpen in a New Window

Homegrown companies call for ‘antidumping’ duties as market share leaps towards 50%

 

WH Smith masters the art of managing declineOpen in a New Window

The retailer’s travel division will soon dwarf its legacy stores

 

BlackBerry boosted by $815m Qualcomm refundOpen in a New Window

Former phonemaker had overpaid for patents as its handset sales collapsed

 

Broadband providers told to improve customer serviceOpen in a New Window

Regulator reveals some companies deliberately made their service worse in 2016

 

TPG Telecom: network errorOpen in a New Window

Main winner from broadband operator’s move into mobile will be Australian consumers

 

Altice kick starts IPO of US arm to fuel expansionOpen in a New Window

Acquisitive group looks to fund video and broadband deals with cable float

 

Vodafone lodges India complaint about Jio’s tacticsOpen in a New Window

Telecoms group accuses rival of promoting free service offer after being told to stop

 

AT&T/Straight Path: millions for millimetresOpen in a New Window

The aggressive acquirer of spectrum has proved its business case

 

Vivendi CEO tops list for new Telecom Italia boardOpen in a New Window

Media group nominations suggest it wants to replace current TI chairman with own CEO

 

City of London to upgrade its free wifi serviceOpen in a New Window

New network to be installed in Square Mile in preparation for move to 5G

 

Comcast launches Xfinity Mobile telecom operatorOpen in a New Window

Wireless service will piggyback on infrastructure operated by Verizon

 

CityFibre keen to explore all expansion optionsOpen in a New Window

Shares rise 12% as telecoms group considers various re-financing routes
 
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