Telecommunications

A view of CBS logo and signage at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, California in this November 4, 2007 file photograph. CBS Corp is considering a bid for Dick Clark Productions and would join other bidders including

CBS CEO says 'making progress' in Dish talks

Chief Executive Officer Les Moonves said in a TV interview that he had met with Dish Network Corp Chairman Charlie Ergen (DISH.O) on Wednesday and that the two were "attempting to make a deal" for the satellite provider to distribute the network's content.

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PSP Investments

Canada's PSP agrees to buy TDF's French arm for 3.5 billion euros

Canadian pension fund PSP Investments and its partners have agreed to buy the French operations of telecoms masts group TDF in a deal worth about 3.5 billion euros (4.40 billion US dollar), people familiar with the matter said.

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Xiaomi

China's Xiaomi says to invest $1 billion in TV content building

China's Xiaomi Technology Co Ltd, the world's third-largest smartphone manufacturer, will invest $1 billion in television content building, the company said on its official Weibo microblog on Tuesday.

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Airwaves between towers

Indonesia's Bakrie Telecom to merge network business with Smartfren

Indonesian telecommunication operators PT Bakrie Telecom Tbk and PT Smartfren Telecom Tbk will merge their network operations in a deal that will make Bakrie Telecom one of Smartfren's shareholders.

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Verizon Wireless

Wireless calls between Verizon and AT&T to be carried on data network by 2015

Verizon Communications and AT&T Inc expect to be able to transmit wireless voice calls between the two carriers over high-speed data networks by 2015, the companies said on Monday.

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Polish TVN and Deutsche Telekom unit team up to offer streaming service

Polish broadcaster TVN TVN.WA and a local unit of German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom (DTEGn.DE), T-Mobile Polska, said they have entered a strategic partnership and will offer a subscription video-on-demand service.

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Comcast

Comcast spin-off to list on Nasdaq in 2015

Midwest Cable Inc, the cable company to be spun off from Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) after it buys Time Warner Cable Inc (TWC.N), said it would list its Class A common stock on the Nasdaq under the symbol "GLCI" in 2015.

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AT&T

U.S. sues AT&T over alleged 'data throttling' on phone plans

The U.S. government sued AT&T Inc (T.N) on Tuesday, alleging the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier sold consumers unlimited data plans but would reduce their Internet speeds once they exceeded a certain amount of data.

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Mobile user

Viettel to invest $1 billion on 3G telecoms network in Tanzania: officials

Vietnam-based telecoms operator Viettel plans to invest $1 billion in a new third-generation (3G) mobile phone network in Tanzania, the office of the east African country's president said on Tuesday.

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Xiaomi

China's Xiaomi shifts some smartphone user data out of Beijing on privacy concerns

Fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Thursday it is migrating some data on non-Chinese customers away from its servers in Beijing due to performance and privacy considerations.

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DirecTV headquarters building

FCC pauses clock on AT&T-DirecTV, Comcast-TWC merger reviews

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday paused its informal "shot clock" deadline on the reviews of the proposed mergers of AT&T Inc (T.N) and DirecTV (DTV.O) and of Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) and Time Warner Cable Inc (TWC.N) over the issue of confidential programming agreements.

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BlackBerry Ltd.

BlackBerry shares up after unconfirmed report on possible Lenovo bid

BlackBerry (BB.TO) (BBRY.O) shares rose more than 3 percent on Monday after a news website said Chinese computer maker Lenovo Group (0922.HK) might offer to buy the Canadian technology company.

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Orange lowers acceptance threshold for Jazztel acquisition offer

French telecoms group Orange (ORAN.PA) has lowered the threshold of shareholder backing it needs in order for its 3.4 billion euro ($4.36 billion) offer to buy Spanish operator Jazztel (JAZ.MC) to go through.

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British Telecom tower

BT mobile network grappling with technical issues: Telegraph

UK-based BT Group PLC could take until beyond the current financial year to return to the consumer mobile market, due to technical problems, the Telegraph reported.

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User

EU divided over how to end mobile roaming charges

Agreeing on the best way to end mobile roaming charges in Europe is proving a difficult task among EU member states who are keen to deliver on their commitment to consumers but unsure of how to go about it.

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