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PLDT to Maintain Capital Spending at Record Level to prepare for Telstra entry

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. will allocate another record level 43 billion pesos ($915 million) in capital spending this year to defeat domestic competition and prepare for the possible entry of Telstra Corp. to the Philippines.

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Verizon Brings Back $20 Activation Fee For Devices

Verizon announces the resume of $20 activation fee whenever a customer adds a new line to their service. The fee would be a one-time charge and will not be charged again on future bills.

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Verizon plans to sell its business for $10 billion

Verizon Communications Inc. is considering to sell parts of its enterprise which could be worth as much as $10 billion. The company plans to focus on its core business.

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Huawei to invest $1bn in ICT; keen on graphene applications

Chinese mobile maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has decided to invest $1billion on information and communication technology (ICT) development over the next five years. Huawei will work closely with Britain in the development of technology applications in the telecommunications segment.

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Major French telecom groups are applying for 4G mobile spectrum auction

France will soon get a boost in internet speed as its telecoms regulator ARCEP announced on Tuesday that it had received applications for the upcoming 4G mobile spectrum auction.

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Sprint's bonds tumble as Moody's downgrades US wireless major

The US wireless major Sprint backed bonds tumbled in the market following the downgrade by Moody's, which sees increasing burden of debt maturities, brutal competitions and lack of operational stability for the third largest US wireless company.

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Kuwait's Zain telecom giant dials in margin push investment

Kuwait telecom major Zain has decided to invest in technology firms that boost the weakening margins following the sluggish subscriber numbers and drop in revenues. As part of its investment strategy to boost margins, Zain will invest in two digital advertising companies. Zain is also focusing on smart city projects, online advertising, and television services.

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AT&T counting on DirecTV, expansion in Mexico for topline, bottomline growth

Despite escalating capital expenditure, the US-based wireless carrier AT&T is optimistic of achieving double-digit growth in revenues for the second half of 2015.

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AT&T meets earnings estimates, clocks $33B revenues in Q2

AT&T recorded 1.4% growth in revenues taking to $33 billion during the second quarter of 2015 and increased the number of wireless customers by 2.1million during the period. The market analysts projected that revenues would be $33.07billion. Earnings per share (EPS) of the company grew 61% to 69 cents.

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AT&T Inc.

AT&T will charge additional fees for new installation and upgrades starting August 1

Starting August 1, AT&T will charge $45 for new installations and upgrades to those who are under a one to two-year contract. AT&T will also charge another $15 activation fee for the new subscribers of AT&T Next even if you bring your own phone.

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FCC looks to crack down on robocalls, robotexts

The top U.S. telecommunications regulator wants to make it harder for telemarketers and other businesses to place unwanted robocalls and text messages under changes to autodialing rules proposed on Wednesday.

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Stephane Richard

Orange boss sees end to French telecom price war

The chief executive of France's telecom leader Orange said on Saturday he believed the price war in the national telecoms sector was coming to a close.

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America Movil

America Movil says still looking at Mexico asset sale alternatives

Mexico's America Movil (AMXL.MX) said on Friday that it was still reviewing alternatives to a sale of assets in Mexico in the wake of AT&T's entry into the market, adding that it did not want to sell infrastructure.

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Hutchison and Telefonica set to close O2 deal for $15.7 billion

Hutchison Whampoa Ltd (0013.HK) is expected to finalize a deal to buy Telefonica SA's (TEF.MC) British mobile unit O2 for 10.5 billion pounds ($15.70 billion) as early as Tuesday morning, the Financial Times reported.

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T-Mobile takes aim at business market with new cellular plans

T-Mobile US Inc rolled out cellular and data plans for business customers, taking aim at a lucrative market segment long dominated by larger rivals AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc.

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