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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. 

LionTree names Fatine Layt to head new Paris officeOpen in a New Window

US boutique adviser hopes to catch wave of telecoms, media and tech deals in France

 

FCC incentive auction set for final roundOpen in a New Window

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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) late on Wednesday announced this its long-running incentive auction will conclude at the end of the next round of bidding, due to take place next Monday. Bidding by telcos on 600-MHz spectrum in the forward auction have reached $18.21 billion (&euro…

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More US cable consolidation as Cable One snaps up NewWaveOpen in a New Window

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Cable One has agreed to acquire privately-held rival NewWave Communications for US$735 million (€688.58 million), bringing further consolidation to the U.S. cable market. Cable One is based in Phoenix, Arizona, and provides voice, video and high-speed data services in 19 states. Its acquisition of NewWave &ndash…

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Reliance Jio to start charging for dataOpen in a New Window

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Reliance Jio Infocomm is preparing to start charging for data once its latest special offer expires, it emerged on Thursday. The Mukesh Ambani-owned operator has been wreaking havoc in India's mobile market since introducing free nationwide voice and data services in September…

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Mediaset rules out Telecom Italia dealOpen in a New Window

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Mediaset on Thursday said it is not interested in a deal with Telecom Italia, but it is open to a possible tie-up with its biggest shareholder, French media conglomerate Vivendi. &quot…

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Premier Foods feels pressure from rising costsOpen in a New Window

In 12 months, wheat prices have risen 13% in euros but 27% in pounds

 

Ofcom fines EE £2.7m for overcharging customersOpen in a New Window

Regulator says company ‘broke a fundamental billing rule on two occasions’

 

T-Mobile Netherlands names new CEOOpen in a New Window

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T-Mobile Netherlands this week named Søren Abildgaard as its a new chief executive, replacing Mark Klein, who left the company in September. Abildgaard joins from Sweden-based Telia Company, where he most recently held the role of acting head of commercial and technology transformation…

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Vodafone strengthens presence in Scandinavia, Baltics with TDC, Tele2 dealsOpen in a New Window

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Vodafone on Wednesday reinforced its presence in Scandinavia and the Baltics by renewing a partnership with Denmark's TDC and establishing a new partner market agreement with Sweden's Tele2. Under Vodafone's renewed deal with TDC, mobile customers will continue to be able to roam onto each operator's networks…

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Velcom virtualises core with ZTEOpen in a New Window

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Telekom Austria's Belarussian unit Velcom on Wednesday laid claim to the world's first fully-virtualised core network. The operator, along with Chinese vendor ZTE, migrated all legacy core network components &ndash…

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FTC accuses Qualcomm of anticompetitive tacticsOpen in a New Window

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) late on Tuesday accused Qualcomm of using anticompetitive practices to protect its monopoly in the supply of mobile baseband processors, an accusation refuted by Qualcomm. The watchdog claims that Qualcomm operates a 'no licence, no chips' policy, under which it refuses to supply baseband processors unless handset makers agree to Qualcomm's preferred terms…

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EE fined £2.7m for overcharging customersOpen in a New Window

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EE was fined £2.7 million by U.K. telco regulator Ofcom on Wednesday for overcharging subscribers who called its customer support line. An investigation found that customers who dialled the '150' support number while roaming in the EU were billed as if they had called the U.S. It led to more than 32…

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Austria gets to work on 5G frequency auctionOpen in a New Window

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Austria's telco regulator, the Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications (RTR), this week announced it has begun work on allocating 3.4-GHz-3.8-GHz spectrum for 5G services…

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Turkcell hits 24.7 Gbps in 5G testOpen in a New Window

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Turkcell this week said it has achieved a 24.7-Gbps connection speed in what it claims is Turkey's first 5G test. The operator didn't give much away in terms of how it reached this milestone, only that it did so in partnership with Ericsson…

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5G could give $3trn boost to global GDP – QualcommOpen in a New Window

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5G could create as many as 22 million jobs enable the creation of $12.3 trillion (€11.5 trillion) worth of goods and services by 2035. This is according to a new study evaluating the potential economic impact of 5G that was commissioned by chip maker Qualcomm, and carried out by research firm IHS Markit…

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Australia invites bidders to 700-MHz auctionOpen in a New Window

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Australia's telco watchdog, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), has invited bidders to its upcoming 700-MHz auction, which it expects to begin on 4 April. Going under the hammer are 2x15 MHz of spectrum that remained unsold following the 2013 digital dividend auction. It is comprised of two lots…

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Jio hints free offer stays in Indian mobile warOpen in a New Window

Reliance-backed entrant says promotion may go on till rivals stop limiting calls

 

Vodafone seeks to tweak O2 network-sharing dealOpen in a New Window

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Vodafone UK and O2 are renegotiating their network-sharing deal, it emerged over the weekend, as Vodafone seeks greater control over its mobile infrastructure. According to a Sunday Telegraph report…

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Vodafone Australia taps Ericsson, Cisco to virtualise networksOpen in a New Window

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Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) on Monday picked Ericsson and Cisco to virtualise its core and IP networks. "Ericsson and Cisco are our existing providers of core and routing functions making them good partners to move into a virtualised environment…

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SpaceX mounts a comeback with new rocket launchOpen in a New Window

Elon Musk’s company returns to flight after launch pad explosion last year

 

Small-cap week: financial technologyOpen in a New Window

The sector looked strong this week, despite warnings about Brexit

 

Bharti Airtel opens banks in mobile phone shopsOpen in a New Window

New central bank rules allow supermarkets and mobile operators to launch services

 

ZTE: ring offOpen in a New Window

Phones will not drive Chinese group’s growth and it should adjust focus accordingly

 

Virgin Media signs new mobile deal with BTOpen in a New Window

Virtual operator extends network agreement as competition intensifies in UK

 

Telecom Italia challenged over Havas contractOpen in a New Window

Concerns over possible conflict of interest caused by links to largest shareholder

 

Corporate moments to look out for in 2017Open in a New Window

Tesla is making a new car, Apple opens a new HQ, RBS aims to settle US lawsuit

 

Vertu courts new investor for luxury phone driveOpen in a New Window

British group looks to shirk off talk of strife as it shakes up strategy

 

Public sector urged to join up for faster broadbandOpen in a New Window

Hospitals and councils pressed to co-ordinate efforts to speed fibre-optic rollout

 

UK mobile users face big roaming bills post-BrexitOpen in a New Window

Negotiating trade deal to cover phone charges will be delicate task, warns industry

 

AT&T/T-Mobile: Playing politicsOpen in a New Window

Horizontal integration once seemed like a good idea

 

Rational reasons to worry about space junkOpen in a New Window

Clutter leads to collisions, bringing debris down to Earth

 

Superfast broadband to reach 600,000 more rural homesOpen in a New Window

BT releases £300m back into scheme designed to address digital divide

 

Avanti shares rise on new funding for satelliteOpen in a New Window

UK satellite communications group takes itself off market after fresh financing

 

Eir bulks up board ahead of IPOOpen in a New Window

Irish telecoms operator plans to get debt under control before pursuing fresh listing

 

5G mobile networks speed towards an uncertain futureOpen in a New Window

Hype over next-generation technology begins despite doubts over demand for far faster downloads
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