Telecommunications

Telefonica SA

Telefonica prevails in battle for Vivendi's Brazil unit GVT

French media company Vivendi (VIV.PA) picked Telefonica (TEF.MC) for exclusive talks over the sale of its Brazilian broadband unit GVT, spurning a rival bid from Telecom Italia (TLIT.MI).

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Chip

Chipmaker CSR rejects Microchip approach, shares soar

Britain's CSR (CSR.L) has rebuffed an approach from Microchip Technology (MCHP.O), saying that the undisclosed price proposed by Microchip was not enough if its U.S. rival wants to bolster its role in the "Internet of Things" with the chipmaker's radio technology.

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People wait on a street in front of an Apple store as they await sales of the new iPad in the Apple store in Munich in this March 16, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle/Files

Apple working with NXP for pay-by-touch technology in new iPhone

Apple Inc is working with Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV to add secure near-field communications (NFC) technology into the next iPhone, which would enable the smartphone users to pay by touch, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with Apple's plans.

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telecommunications

Telekom sees T-Mobile sale at $35 a share as too low: source

Deutsche Telekom AG (DTEGn.DE) sees potential offers which value its T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.N) unit at $35 a share as being substantially too low, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday, countering a report from Bloomberg.

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New iPhones expected at Sept. 9 Apple event

Apple Inc invited media to a "special event" in its hometown of Cupertino, California, on Sept. 9, when the iPhone maker is expected to unveil the latest versions of its best-selling smartphones.

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Telecom Italia SpA

Telecom rivals battle for Vivendi's Brazil broadband unit

The battle over Brazil's telecoms market intensified on Thursday as European competitors Telecom Italia and Telefonica made rival offers for Vivendi's Brazilian broadband business GVT.

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Brazil

Brazil telecoms battle heats up as Oi steps in

The battle over Brazil's telecoms market is heating up, with the country's biggest fixed-line firm Oi signaling it may make an offer for Telecom Italia's local mobile business.

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Comtech Telecommunications Corp

Communications equipment maker Comtech explores sale

Communications equipment maker Comtech Telecommunications Corp said on Monday it is exploring strategic alternatives, including a possible merger or sale of the company, confirming a Reuters report earlier in the day.

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Nokia

Nokia sees clear revenue synergies from SAC Wireless acquisition

Finnish telecoms network gear maker Nokia said on Monday that it had closed the acquisition of U.S. -based SAC Wireless and that it expected clear revenue synergies from the purchase.

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Telecommunication

Phone registry company Neustar weighs sale - sources

Neustar Inc, a company which helps North American telecommunication carriers route calls and text messages, is considering a potential sale amid interest from private equity firms, according to people familiar with the matter.

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OnBeep

OnBeep Raises New Funding Worth $6.25M

San Francisco-based startup OnBeep has announced a new Series A round of $6.25 million in new funding to build what it calls “beautiful wearable communication devices that unite groups and allow teams to collaborate more fluidly in real time”.

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Google, Asian telecoms to build $300 million undersea cable to Japan

Search engine Google Inc and five Asian telecom and communications companies have agreed to invest about $300 million to develop and operate a trans-Pacific cable network connecting the United States to Japan.

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Orange's network investments help ward off low-cost rivals in France

Telecoms operator Orange's investment in faster fiber and mobile broadband networks in its French home market has started to pay off, as its high-end focus insulates it from cut- price fixed plans offered by rival Bouygues.

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Telefonica

Spain's Telefonica in talks to exit Telecom Italia: report

Spain's Telefonica SA is in talks to sell its stake in Telecom Italia in a move that could ease regulatory pressure in Brazil's wireless market, Brazilian newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported on Friday.

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Vodafone

Vodafone to push ahead with Indian tax arbitration case

Britain's Vodafone said on Thursday it intended to push ahead with international arbitration in its long-running Indian tax dispute, after the Indian government said it would set up a committee to review retrospective tax claims.

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