Telecommunications

AT&T Inc.

AT&T results beat Wall Street, shares rise after hours

AT&T Inc (T.N) on Tuesday posted a quarterly net loss that was slightly slimmer than Wall Street expected, as its mobile device deals attracted more customers, but its users switched to other networks at a higher rate.

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Li Ka-shing

Hutchison in talks over deal for Britain's O2

Hutchison Whampoa (0013.HK), owner of Britain's fourth-largest mobile operator Three, is in talks with Telefonica (TEF.MC) about buying its O2 network, the Sunday Times reported, citing unnamed city sources.

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Sky Deutschland Avails Soccer Games to Deutsche Telekom clients

Deutsche Telekom looked at bidding for KPN in 2014

Deutsche Telekom considered making a takeover bid for Dutch rival KPN in 2014, with a view to expanding in neighboring countries, sources familiar with the matter said.

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AT&T

AT&T estimates charges of $10 billion in fourth quarter

AT&T Inc said it expected to record charges of about $10 billion for the fourth quarter but the non-cash losses would not affect operating results. The biggest U.S. telephone company said it would take a charge of $7.9 billion related to actuarial gains and losses on pension and post-employment benefit plans.

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Xiaomi

China's Xiaomi to invest in Indian start-ups, overseas content

China's Xiaomi Inc [XTC.UL] plans to invest in Indian tech start-ups and overseas media content, as the world's No.3 smartphone maker looks to dominate homes with its own TVs and appliances.

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Tata Docomo

Tata wins central bank approval to buy DoCoMo stake in India JV

India's central bank has allowed conglomerate Tata Sons Ltd [TATAS.UL] to buy Japanese telecom firm NTT DoCoMo Inc's (9437.T) stake in their struggling Indian venture, paving the way for the completion of the long-delayed $1.1 billion deal.

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Huawei's new smartphone presentation

China's Huawei Technologies says 2014 profit likely rose 17 percent

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd likely booked a 17 percent increase in operating profit last year, as worldwide adoption of fourth-generation (4G) mobile technology boosted earnings at China's leading telecommunications equipment maker.

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Portugal Telecom

Portugal Telecom shareholders postpone vote on asset sale

Portugal Telecom SGPS (PTC.LS) shareholders on Monday postponed until Jan. 22 a vote on the sale of its former operations by its merger partner, Brazil's Oi (OIBR3.SA), complicating the 7.4 billion euro ($9 billion) deal and possibly casting doubts on the long-agreed deal.

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Wireless link between two cars

Wireless charging inches ahead as two industry groups merge

Two of three global industry groups vying to establish a dominant standard for wireless charging technology have agreed to merge, bringing consumers a small step closer to throwing away their smartphone power cords.

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Micromax Informatics Ltd

India's Micromax plans up to $500 million IPO

Micromax Informatics, India's second-largest smartphone maker, plans to raise as much as $500 million through a stock market listing in its financial year beginning in April, the Economic Times newspaper reported on Saturday.

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North Korea

North Korea's Internet links restored amid U.S. hacking dispute

North Korea, at the center of a confrontation with the United States over the hacking of Sony Pictures, experienced a complete Internet outage for hours before links were restored on Tuesday, a U.S. company that monitors Internet infrastructure said.

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Nokia

Alcatel-Lucent shares jump 8 percent on Nokia merger report

Two of Europe's top three remaining telecommunications equipment companies, Nokia Networks (NOK1V.HE) and Alcatel-Lucent (ALUA.PA), have revived talks on a possible merger, Germany's Manager Magazin reported on Thursday, citing company sources.

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Microsoft booth

Diverse allies rally for Microsoft in overseas data fight

Corporate lobbyists, news organizations and academics joined forces with Microsoft Corp on Monday in the software company's legal battle with the U.S. government over access to customer data stored overseas.

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Belgacom Group

Alleged UK hacking of Belgian telecoms firm was far-reaching

Hacking of computers at Belgian telecoms firm Belgacom, alleged to have been carried out by a British spy agency, was more far-reaching than previously thought and went undetected for more than two years, according to reports published on Saturday.

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Cybersecurity

Iran hackers targeted airlines, energy firms

Iranian hackers have infiltrated some of the world's top energy, transport and infrastructure companies over the past two years in a campaign that could allow them to eventually cause physical damage, according to U.S. cyber security firm Cylance.

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