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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. 

Charter’s US push earns Trump seal of approvalOpen in a New Window

Jobs creation pledge originally announced before president took office

 

BT’s Global Services faces Asian bid rigging probeOpen in a New Window

Hong Kong’s Competition Commission allegations follow accounting scandal in Italy

 

Softbank in 28-GHz 5G trialsOpen in a New Window

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Japan-based Softbank this week announced it has commenced indoor and outdoor millimetre-wave (mmWave) 5G trials, having recently secured an experimental licence for a 732 MHz chunk of 28-GHz spectrum. The trials…

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Ofcom proposes automatic compensation for fixed-line customersOpen in a New Window

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Ofcom on Friday proposed that fixed-line customers should automatically receive compensation if they suffer from poor service. Incidents that would entitle users to compensation – either in the form of cash or a credit on their bill – include when an engineer misses an appointment, when a voice or broadband service is not up and running on the day promised by the telco…

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YouTube's ad problem spells trouble for Facebook – analystOpen in a New Window

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It is now time for YouTube's "Extremist Hate-Speech Hour", occasionally brought to you in association with, until recently, some of the biggest brands in the world, including none other than AT&T and Verizon, among others. Not any more of course, because the two telcos are among a growing number of prominent companies that pulled their ad spend from YouTube and Google this week, after their adverts appeared alongside extremist material. The wave of withdrawals started to gather pace last week as several European advertisers, including Sky, Vodafone, and O2 UK, pulled their ads. This week, the backlash reached the U…

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Telecom Italia seeks broadband partnerOpen in a New Window

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Telecom Italia this week unveiled plans to accelerate the rollout of ultrafast broadband and revealed that it is seeking a partner to help it cover uneconomic areas. The Italian incumbent, known as TIM…

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Bharti Airtel bolsters 4G footprint with INR16bn Tikona buyOpen in a New Window

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Bharti Airtel this week bolstered its spectrum holdings by agreeing to acquire Tikona Digital Networks' 4G business for 16 billion rupees (€226.47 million). Tikona holds 20 MHz of 2.3-GHz Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) spectrum in five telecom circles…

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End of an era as Finland's Sonera becomes TeliaOpen in a New Window

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Telia Company marked the end of an era on Thursday, rebranding its Finnish arm to Telia from Sonera. It means that now, all of the Swedish incumbent's wholly…

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Mobile data became China Mobile's biggest revenue driver in 2016Open in a New Window

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China Mobile on Thursday revealed that mobile data revenue overtook the combined revenue of voice, SMS, and MMS in 2016. The world's biggest mobile operator by subscribers generated revenue of 708.4 billion yuan (€95.34 billion) last year, up by 6% on 2015…

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ZTE swings to full year loss on US fineOpen in a New Window

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As expected, ZTE on Thursday reported a full-year net loss following the $1.19 billion (€1.13 billion) fine imposed by U.S. authorities after it illegally shipped network equipment to Iran and North Korea. The Chinese kit maker reported a net loss of 2…

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Virgin Media UK makes 100 Mbps its baseline broadband speedOpen in a New Window

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Virgin Media on Thursday took the wraps off new price plans that offer 100 Mbps broadband as the baseline connection speed. By comparison, the fastest speed widely available to retail customers of BT, Sky and TalkTalk is 76 Mbps…

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Three threatens legal challenge to UK 5G auctionOpen in a New Window

Mobile operator’s chief says existing terms could mean BT and Vodafone domination

 

Virgin takes on BT with faster broadband serviceOpen in a New Window

Speeds of up to 300 Mbps will combat Openreach push to get more out of copper

 

Mobile mavericks innovate faster than incumbentsOpen in a New Window

Upstarts such as Jio in India and Iliad in France offer more to consumers than oligopolies

 

Spark seeks watchdog OK for TeamTalk takeoverOpen in a New Window

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Spark this week applied to the New Zealand Commerce Commission for clearance of its proposed acquisition of smaller rival TeamTalk. TeamTalk offers mobile radio services and it also has two other operating companies…

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3UK strategy hinges on spectrum auction, UK Broadband buy - CEOOpen in a New Window

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3UK on Wednesday reported modest growth in 2016 revenue and earnings, and revealed plans to update its medium-to-long-term strategy later this year. With regulator Ofcom planning to auction 190 MHz of frequencies in the 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz bands this year, and with 3UK in the process of acquiring fixed-wireless operator UK Broadband, the operator's CEO Dave Dyson has many potential scenarios to factor into his planning…

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Orange France secures exclusive rights to HBOOpen in a New Window

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Orange Cinema Series (OCS) late on Tuesday announced it will become the exclusive broadcaster of HBO content in France, under an expanded agreement with the premium content network. OCS is a package of movie and TV channels owned and operated by Orange…

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China Telecom full year profit falls 10%Open in a New Window

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China Telecom's full-year net profit fell 10.2%, but revenues grew, as the company notched up strong fibre and 4G customer additions. "The company adopted a proactive marketing strategy and placed emphasis on two fundamental businesses…

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Fingerprint shares crash on revenue warningOpen in a New Window

Swedish sensor maker for smartphones and tablets alarms investors with dividend removal

 

Huawei founder details New Zealand investment planOpen in a New Window

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Huawei founder and permanent CEO Ren Zhengfei on Tuesday unveiled plans to open a data centre and research labs in New Zealand. Ren visited the country and met with prime minister Bill English to discuss working with local partners to build a New Zealand Cloud Data Centre…

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Altice snaps up online video ad firm TeadsOpen in a New Window

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Altice on Tuesday struck a €285 million deal to acquire Teads, the company that invented those annoying video ads that appear in the middle of an article you're trying to read. Teads claims an audience of 1.2 billion unique visitors, including 720 million via mobile…

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Vodafone opts to merge India unit amid price warOpen in a New Window

Deal with Idea Cellular is latest defensive move as global group challenged by local upstart

 

Vodafone relies on new Idea merger to fight JioOpen in a New Window

Free rival seen as catalyst for $23bn deal to create India’s biggest mobile operator

 

Vodafone chief’s new pragmatism on partnershipsOpen in a New Window

Idea merger in India follows other joint ventures, as CEO’s strategy shifts

 

Samsung speaks of Bixby, voice AI for Galaxy S8Open in a New Window

Korean smartphone maker’s voice control lags behind Apple, Google, Microsoft services

 

Vodafone/Idea: options strategyOpen in a New Window

Putting its interests into a listed company gives the UK telecoms group choices

 

Vivendi chief says Mediaset misled over dealOpen in a New Window

Media group chief alleges Italian rival gave ‘wrong’ information when link-up pursued

 

Space — the final frontier for investorsOpen in a New Window

From satellites to specialist funds to galactic tourism

 

MTN: What next for Africa’s $17bn telecoms group?Open in a New Window

The continent’s largest operator has struggled after a hefty fine in Nigeria. Now a new CEO aims to revive its fortunes

 

James Murdoch faces new ‘fit and proper’ testOpen in a New Window

Sky and its chairman face Ofcom scrutiny at same time as Fox’s £11.7bn bid

 

Vodafone to bring 2,100 call-centre jobs back to UKOpen in a New Window

Roles to be transferred from South Africa as telecoms company joins repatriation push

 

BT/Openreach: still within reachOpen in a New Window

A missed opportunity to force improvement on the UK’s broadband service

 

BT and Openreach separation is not end of storyOpen in a New Window

Ofcom has backed away from a formal split — for now

 

BT and Ofcom strike deal over future of OpenreachOpen in a New Window

Network unit’s 32,000 staff will be transferred to legally separate company

 

New chairman du Plessis brings his eclectic CV to BTOpen in a New Window

South African has worked in several industries, including mining, brewing and tobacco
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