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Rogers Communications Inc

Rogers, Vodafone announce partner market deal

Rogers Communications Inc, Canada's biggest wireless company, and Vodafone Group PLC, the global telecoms group, announced a new market agreement on Tuesday to broaden the services they offer each other's customers.

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Turkey lifts block on access to YouTube: official

Turkey's telecoms regulator removed an official order blocking access to YouTube (GOOGL.O) from its website on Tuesday after the country's top court ruled last week that the ban was a breach of human rights.

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Evgeniy Bogachev

U.S. leads global effort to disrupt cyber crime ring

A U.S.-led international operation disrupted a crime ring that had infected hundreds of thousands of PCs around the globe with malicious software used for stealing banking credentials and cyber extortion, the Justice Department said on Monday.

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YouTube

Turkish telecoms watchdog says waiting on ruling to unblock YouTube

Turkish telecoms watchdog BTK said on Friday it had not yet received a ruling by Turkey's top court ordering the removal of a two-month block on video-sharing website YouTube

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Sipho Maseko

South Africa's Telkom takes second shot at IT firm BCX, offers $256 million

South African telecommunications company Telkom (TKGJ.J) made a second stab at buying IT infrastructure firmBusiness Connexion (BCXJ.J) with a 2.7 billion rand ($256 million) offer, seven years after competition concerns scuppered its first bid.

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T-Mobile

T-Mobile to launch wireless service targeted at Hispanic Americans

T-Mobile U.S. Inc and Univision Communications Inc announced on Thursday they will launch a wireless service targeted at Hispanic Americans, the latest innovative marketingattempt by the fourth-largest mobile carrier in the United States.

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Tom Wheeler

Amid protests, FCC to vote on new 'net neutrality' proposal

U.S. telecommunications regulators will vote on Thursday on whether to formally propose new "net neutrality" rules that may let Internet service providers charge content companies for faster and more reliable delivery of their traffic to users.

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Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative

Microsoft's 4Afrika Initiative to bring wireless internet to universities in Ghana

Microsoft made announcement at Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit in Accra, Ghana that it will launch a new TV white space partnerships and projects in Africa and three other continents to provide lowcost wireless connectivity to students and faculty at universities in Koforidua, Ghana.

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Vimpelcom

Russia's Vimpelcom agreed to sell holdings in Orascom Telecom Algeria

Russian telecoms giant Vimpelcom has agreed to let go of its much disputed holdings in Orascom Telecom Algeria to the Algerian government after buying the telecoms firm from Naguib Sawiris in 2010 for $6 billion.

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ItsOn Inc

US telecom firm ItsOn nabs $12.9M to make data plan more flexible

Redwood City, US-based telecommunications services provider ItsOn Inc nabbed $12.9 million in a new funding round to create flexibility in the data plan of its users and allow them to customize their usage according to their needs.

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Digitel Corp

Atlanta-based telephone firm Digitel buys IT service provider JTECH

Atlanta, US-based telephone and data networking firm Digitel Corp bought Cumming, Georgia-based managed IT services provider JTECH Networks for an undisclosed sum to expand its portfolio of services.

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Blackberry

BlackBerry severs sales ties with T-Mobile US

BlackBerry Ltd said it would not renew a deal allowing T-Mobile US Inc to sell its products, a gamble by the smartphone maker as it struggles to stabilize its business under an aggressive new chief executive officer.

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Go PLC

Malta-based cable firm Go agrees to purchase stake in Cablenet for €12M

Marsa, Malta-based telephone and cable television services provider Go PLC agreed to purchase a 25% stake in Nicosia, Cyprus-based firm Cablenet Communications Systems Ltd for €12 million in convertible loan.

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Yahoo Japan Corp

Yahoo Japan to take telco eAccess from Softbank in $3.2B deal

Search giant Yahoo Japan is set to take Japan-based telco eAccess from Internet firm Softbank in a deal valued at $3.2 billion (JPY324 billion) to beef up its e-commerce and advertising businesses.

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Verizon Communications Inc.

Southern California customers complain of Verizon Communications Inc forcing them to use VoIP connections

Southern California households are complaining that Verizon Communications Inc is not maintaining its traditional phone lines and forcing ratepayers to switch to Voice over Internet Phones, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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