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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. 

Tata feud with DoCoMo set to be resolvedOpen in a New Window

Court approves plan that will allow Indian group buy out Japanese telecoms investment

 

What is at stake in the Apple-Qualcomm dispute?Open in a New Window

The costly battle between the two smartphone giants explained

 

Qualcomm profit warning as Apple chokes supplier royaltiesOpen in a New Window

Proxy war between iPhone maker and leading chipmaker intensifies as payments withheld

 

Nokia narrows Q1 net lossOpen in a New Window

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Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri this week talked up his company's improving business momentum, after reporting a narrower first quarter net loss. "We slowed the rate of topline decline and generated healthy orders in what is typically a seasonally weak quarter for us…

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Here we go again: opening salvos fired in new U.S. net neutrality battleOpen in a New Window

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Anyone feeling nostalgia for 2014's fierce and seemingly never-ending debate about how the U.S. should protect net neutrality was overtaken by a warm, fuzzy feeling inside this week. Come on, you know who you are. As for the rest of us, there was a sense of old playbooks being dusted off, and the sound of a thousand acerbic statements being typed by spokespeople on both sides of the argument. U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai no doubt felt a great sense of anticipation ahead of the speech he delivered late on Wednesday at the Newseum in Washington, in which he set out his plan to do away with regulating net neutrality under Title II of the Communications Act. Sadly, in this age of fake news and alternative facts, both sides, rather than enter into a civilised discussion about the merits of their respective cases, have already resorted instead to accusing one another of peddling untruths…

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Orange Q1 sales inch up on Spain performanceOpen in a New Window

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Orange this week reported modest first quarter revenue growth driven by its Spanish unit, and said its convergence strategy is beginning to pay off. The French incumbent said 9.5 million customers had signed up to a convergent offer by the end of March, up 11.2% year-on-year. Net additions in the first quarter came in at 259,000. "The strategy Orange has pursued over a number of quarters…

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Nokia slows decline in networks businessOpen in a New Window

Shares touch a high for the year amid signs of turnround in telecoms equipment unit

 

AT&T in nonsense '5G' launchOpen in a New Window

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As if losing hundreds of thousands of postpaid phone customers in the first quarter wasn't bad enough, AT&T this week also launched what it calls a '5G Evolution' service. What the rest of the industry refers to as 4.5G, or LTE-Advanced Pro, is clearly not highfalutin enough for the U.S. telco; only the best 'G' will do for Randall Stephenson and Co., and in this case, that 'G' is 5G. To ensure maximum confusion and to dodge any awkward questions to which the obvious answer is…

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Telia manages to sell Tcell, reports Q1 numbersOpen in a New Window

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Telia has managed to push through the sale of Tcell, its Tajikistan unit, albeit for a lower price. The Sweden-based telco also said it expects to pay less to settle an investigation into its Uzbekistan operation. Telia agreed back in September to sell its 60% stake in Tcell to the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED)…

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NBN fixed wireless trial tops 1 GbpsOpen in a New Window

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Australia's NBN this week achieved gigabit downlink speeds in a fixed wireless trial. The state-run broadband wholesaler used carrier aggregation technology to combine seven carriers in the 3…

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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

 

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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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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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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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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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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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

 

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
 
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