Telecommunications

Smartphone user

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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Telefonica Sa

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

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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Federal Communications Commission

U.S. trade groups seen leading lawsuits against new Internet rules

Trade associations representing large U.S. Internet service providers are expected to take the lead in suing the Federal Communications Commission over its new web traffic regulations, according to several people familiar with the plan.

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BT

Rivals call for BT break-up in review of UK telecoms sector

Broadband providers Sky and TalkTalk have called on Britain's telecoms regulator to break up BT, the market leader whose network they rely on, in the biggest review of the sector for a decade.

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Verizon Wireless

Verizon close to deals to sell over $10 billion in assets: WSJ

Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) is nearing wrapping up deals to sell more than $10 billion in assets, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Dish Network Corp.

AT&T top buyer at U.S. airwaves auction; Dish spends big

AT&T Inc (T.N) spent close to half the total in the record-setting U.S. sale of airwaves for mobile data, with Dish Network Corp (DISH.O) spending heavily to manage a surprise win at No.2 ahead of Verizon, results showed on Friday.

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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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