Iliad founder sets off on $15bn US odyssey

Even the French elite hail Niel’s audacity on T-Mobile

Xavier Niel: France’s rebel entrepreneur

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Mobile operators win UK licence fee cut

Levy increase reduced by 20% after backlash

Cukurova reclaims Turkcell controlling stake

Turkish conglomerate’s $1.6bn deal ends seven-year battle with Russia’s Alfa

Iliad bids for control of T-Mobile US

$29.5bn valuation from French upstart upends Sprint bid chances

Alcatel-Lucent to list subsea cables arm

Planned IPO comes as group looks to sell €1bn of assets

Naver disappoints amid Line IPO talk

Growth of mobile chat app offset by online games writedown

Cost cuts and broadband lift BT profits

Pay-TV revenue rise boosts consumer division

Orange cost-cutting efforts bear fruit

French telecoms group’s earnings beat analysts’ expectations

India prepares for smartphone ‘big bang’

Lower prices drive Asia’s fastest-growing market for the devices

Court gives nod to Cukurova fundraising

Funding for Turkcell acquisition could come from a state bank

Vodafone sales hit by Spanish competition

Sales at the telecoms group falls 4.2% year on year

BlackBerry stakes out business customer

John Chen lays groundwork with square device for spreadsheets

BlackBerry in talks to rival Apple-IBM tie

Device maker attempts to recover lost ground

Nokia shows there is life after mobiles

Finnish company has stronger than expected second quarter

Slimmed down Nokia eyes turnround hopes

Group’s networking and telecoms units showed improved sales

Ofcom reviews rise in mobile licence fees

Telecoms operators say cost would have to be passed to customer

TalkTalk boosted by family film watchers

Budget telecoms-to-TV operator reports rapid subscriber growth

Javid faces battle to boost broadband

Culture secretary’s top goal is improving access

Britain’s need for broadband speed

Connectivity has improved but more effort is needed

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