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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. 

Telefonica picks Sigfox for global IoT rolloutOpen in a New Window

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Telefonica on Wednesday picked Sigfox to support its global IoT deployment. Under the agreement, Sigfox's proprietary low power, wide area (LPWA) networks, and its cloud platform, will be integrated with Telefonica's managed connectivity platform…

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Telkom SA could be back in running for Cell COpen in a New Window

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Telkom SA may have rekindled its interest in acquiring rival South African operator Cell C, and is reportedly mulling a $1 billion bid for the company. According to unnamed sources cited by Bloomberg on Tuesday…

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BDUK chief to step down at end of AprilOpen in a New Window

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Chris Townsend, the chief executive of Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) – the government body in charge of spending public money on network infrastructure – will step down at the end of April, it emerged on Wednesday. A spokesman for the Departure of Culture…

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NZ court orders delay to Vodafone/Sky mergerOpen in a New Window

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New Zealand's High Court on Wednesday ordered a brief delay to Vodafone's merger with Sky Network Television in the event that the Commerce Commission approves the deal. The decision is a victory for incumbent Spark and altnet 2degrees, which petitioned the court for the delay on Monday. In its decision document, the court agreed with Spark's assertion that if the Commerce Commission approves the deal…

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Telefónica shaves debt with Telxius sale to KKROpen in a New Window

Spanish telco says €3.2bn valuation is same as at time of September’s pulled IPO

 

India’s Reliance to start charging for dataOpen in a New Window

Low prices will extend price war engulfing fiercely competitive telecoms sector

 

EE drone balloons to boost UK’s 4G coverageOpen in a New Window

Helikites will boost data capacity in rural areas and for big events like Glastonbury

 

Reliance Jio unveils price plans as customer base tops 100mOpen in a New Window

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India's Reliance Jio Infocomm introduced its first price plans on Tuesday, and they did nothing to ease the pressure on its rivals. The operator has shaken up the market by providing free voice, messaging and data since September; it will continue to offer services at no charge until the end of March…

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Telefonica to sell 40% of Telxius to KKR for €1.28bnOpen in a New Window

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Telefonica on Tuesday agreed a €1.28 billion deal to sell a 40% stake in infrastructure arm Telxius to private equity firm KKR. The deal represents an important achievement in the Spanish incumbent's year-long plan to monetise its physical network assets. "We are delighted to have KKR on board as a long-term investment partner…

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EE's 4G network takes flightOpen in a New Window

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EE on Tuesday showed off airborne 4G base stations designed to provide mobile coverage in rural areas and during emergencies. Called 'Air mast' they consist of a mini mobile site attached to a helium balloon – which is used to deliver a signal in areas where existing infrastructure may have been damaged or in areas where there is no 4G coverage &ndash…

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Verizon secures $350m discount on Yahoo dealOpen in a New Window

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Verizon and Yahoo on Tuesday agreed a $350 million discount on the price that Verizon will pay to acquire Yahoo. The reduction lowers the value of the deal – originally agreed in July 2016 – to $4.48 billion from $4.83 billion. Verizon and Yahoo have also agreed to share certain legal and regulatory liabilities arising from the massive data breaches that Yahoo disclosed last year…

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Pager alert! Vodafone sells beeper unit to CapitaOpen in a New Window

Paging network was the last run by a UK telco, only 1,000 users to be transferred

 

Vodafone India, Idea could seal deal this weekOpen in a New Window

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Vodafone India and Idea Cellular could finalise their merger by the end of this week. The Economic Times cited sources on Sunday as saying that the two companies are likely to sign a definitive agreement by 24…

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Spark lobbies court to delay Vodafone/Sky NZ dealOpen in a New Window

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Spark New Zealand on Monday petitioned the country's High Court to delay Vodafone's planned merger with Sky Network Television in the event that the Commerce Commission approves the deal. The Commission is due to decide whether to green-light the NZ$3.44 billion (€2.33 billion) transaction on Thursday. Should the deal get the go-ahead, Spark – which is opposed to the tie…

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Softbank prepared to hand over control of Sprint as part of T-Mobile mergerOpen in a New Window

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Softbank would be willing to hand over control of U.S. arm Sprint to T-Mobile US in order to secure a merger between the two telcos. This is according to sources cited by Reuters late last week. According to the report, Softbank has not approached T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom about the alleged proposal because the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s anti…

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ZTE takes crowd-sourced phone back to the drawing boardOpen in a New Window

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ZTE is having a rethink about its crowd-sourced smartphone, Project CSX, amid pressure from people backing the project to improve its specification. Officially launched by ZTE USA in August 2016, Project CSX invited consumers to pitch ideas for a new device and vote for their favourite submission…

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Return of $1bn block trade energises HK marketOpen in a New Window

Bank and telecoms sales raise hopes for revival in interest in China-related stocks

 

5G worth more to UK economy than fibre by 2026 – O2 UKOpen in a New Window

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The direct economic benefits of 5G to the U.K. economy will overtake those delivered by fibre-based fixed broadband by 2026, claimed O2 this week. According to the results of a study published by the operator on Thursday, 5G will deliver a &pound…

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Telenor to cut 170 jobs in line with digital strategyOpen in a New Window

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Telenor this week said it will cut 170 jobs at its Norwegian operation, as the telco restructures in line with its digitalisation strategy. The incumbent said its operations and IT divisions will be merged into its technology division…

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Sorry week for SamsungOpen in a New Window

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Power, if not wielded properly, can blow up in your face. Just ask Samsung, which this week saw further proof that its exploding battery problem cost it top spot in the global smartphone market, and the arrest of heir apparent Lee Jae-yong for his alleged involvement in currying political favours in return for charitable donations. Lee is accused of making 41 billion won (€33.51 million) worth of donations to non-profit foundations owned by Choi Soon-sil, a friend of South Korea's president Park Geun-hye, reported the BBC on Friday. In return, Lee allegedly sought political support for a sweeping restructuring at Samsung that would pave the way for him to officially take control of the company from his father…

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Vodafone’s UK tax bill falls 20% to £257mOpen in a New Window

Telecoms provider escapes corporation tax with £486m loss in last financial year

 

Telcos struggle to define next generationOpen in a New Window

Failure to agree a common way forward could jeopardise likely benefits

 

Cyber attacks lead Yahoo to accept price cut from VerizonOpen in a New Window

Internet company and acquirer close to agreeing $300m discount

 

SoftBank to buy Fortress Investment Group for $3.3bnOpen in a New Window

Masayoshi Son makes push into private equity with deal for US asset manager

 

T-Mobile tops rivals with strong customer gainsOpen in a New Window

Quarterly profits exceed forecasts as group adds 933,000 ‘postpaid’ phone subscribers

 

Vodafone says EE should map out new UK networkOpen in a New Window

Rivals in the dark about mast locations for £1.2bn emergency services network

 

BT struggles to justify international ambitionsOpen in a New Window

Italy scandal puts Global Services unit in crosshairs of investors who want it sold

 

Small-cap focus: telecomsOpen in a New Window

Investors are having to size up a new generation of start-ups

 

UK sets timetable for launch of 5G networksOpen in a New Window

Early trials set to take place as soon as next year

 

SoftBank ‘open to all options’ on Sprint’s futureOpen in a New Window

Founder prepares for merger activity in US telco sector under Trump

 

New India banks spark hopes of industry overhaulOpen in a New Window

Dominance of state-owned lenders challenged by shift to mobile banking

 

Mobile operator Three buys broadband provider RelishOpen in a New Window

Deal gives Britain’s fourth-largest mobile group first step into home market

 

Week in Review, February 4Open in a New Window

iPhone sales boost Apple; Shell, Deutsche Bank, VW and Vodafone in the news

 

Vodafone lowers expectations for profit growthOpen in a New Window

Weakness at Indian and UK operations weighs on telecoms group

 

What business thinks of Donald TrumpOpen in a New Window

CEOs are split between hope for reforms and concern over controversial executive actions
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