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    1. October 23, 2014

      Comcast profits rise as broadband subscribers surge

      Comcast added 315,000 subscribers to its high-speed internet service, its best third-quarter performance for five years, as...

    2. October 23, 2014

      Fight for iPhone users hurts AT&T

      AT&T on Wednesday lowered its revenue outlook for the year amid a bitter price war for iPhone users and lacklustre take-up...

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    1. October 21, 2014

      Verizon wireless surge driven by tablets

      Verizon’s wireless business added 1.5m new retail customers in the third quarter as it shrugged off an industry price war,...

    2. October 21, 2014

      US spectrum auction: cash, or carry on

      When it has something very pricey to sell, even the government hires a banker. The Federal Communication Commission, the US...

    3. October 19, 2014

      Change is in the air after Xavier Niel’s failed bid for T-Mobile

      If $15bn deals could be done with chutzpah alone, then Xavier Niel, the French telecoms billionaire, would be the proud new...

    4. October 17, 2014

      Apple plan to embed iPad Sim cards challenges mobile networks

      Apple’s plans to embed its own Sim cards in the latest line of iPads will move the company nearer to a long-held ambition to...

    5. October 14, 2014

      SoftBank buys streaming video service DramaFever

      SoftBank, the Japanese telecoms company, is bulking up its digital content portfolio with the acquisition of DramaFever, a...

    6. October 10, 2014

      TV sports fees: regional differences

      Now that the Los Angeles Dodgers have been eliminated from the Major League Baseball playoffs, their fans won’t see the team...

    7. October 8, 2014

      AT&T pays $105m to settle bogus charges case

      AT&T, the second-largest US mobile carrier, has agreed to pay a record $105m to settle allegations it allowed its customers...

    8. October 7, 2014

      Why my front door is not web-ready

      Last month in The Economist I read a scenario of a future home in which all manner of objects, connected to each other in...

    9. October 5, 2014

      Tech and telecoms groups fight to dominate ‘internet of things’

      From connected cars that cut insurance costs to washing machines controlled by smartphones, the much-hyped “internet of...

    10. September 16, 2014

      Tax doubts dampen hiring by US companies

      US chief executives see little chance of Congress reforming the country’s tax system after November’s midterm elections,...

    11. September 11, 2014

      Vodafone says door is open to new deals

      Vodafone would consider a transformational M&A deal at the right price in the future, according to its chief executive...

    12. September 11, 2014

      Online companies join battle over ‘internet slow lanes’

      A fierce battle is raging for the hearts and minds of web users – a battle that, if the heated rhetoric from each side is a...

    13. September 9, 2014

      Netflix joins net neutrality protests

      A coalition of some of the web’s most popular sites – including Netflix, Kickstarter and Reddit – will on Wednesday stage an...

    14. August 25, 2014

      Gloves off now that Sprint’s courtship of T-Mobile US is over

      Within the space of three weeks, Sprint and T-Mobile US have gone from potential allies to enemies in a price war that...

    15. August 21, 2014

      Gore sues Al Jazeera America

      Al Gore, the former US vice-president and co-founder of Current TV, has alleged Al Jazeera America “manufacture[d]” claims...

    16. August 21, 2014

      Digital shake-up drives newspaper deals

      Rupert Murdoch’s withdrawn bid for Time Warner might have stolen the limelight of deal manoeuvring in the US media industry,...

    17. August 20, 2014

      US may be a gamble too far for Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank

      Masayoshi Son, the billionaire founder of the telecommunications group SoftBank and perhaps Japan’s most successful example...

    18. August 8, 2014

      T-Mobile US’s Legere gives Sprint a run for its money

      John Legere, the provocative chief executive of T-Mobile US, is not the sort of man to be fazed by the failure of a mooted...

    19. August 8, 2014

      Telecom triopolies set the watchdogs’ alarm bells ringing

      There are some circumstances in which it is unquestionably better to have four than three. Attempting to play bridge, mixed...

    20. August 7, 2014

      FCC’s Tom Wheeler applauds collapse of T-Mobile-Sprint deal

      Tom Wheeler, US Federal Communications Commission chairman, wasted no time in welcoming the news of Sprint’s abandonment of...

    21. August 6, 2014

      Iliad prepares to sharpen T-Mobile US pitch

      France’s Iliad is preparing to step up its pitch for a $15bn takeover of T-Mobile US with fresh overtures to its largest...

    22. August 6, 2014

      T-Mobile tie-up plan falls foul of regulators

      Not for the first time, Deutsche Telekom has good reason to curse a US regulator determined to make sure the country has at...

    23. FT Alphaville

      August 4, 2014

      Popped collars

      One hot feature in big M&A deals this year has been “collars”, a way for selling companies to lock in value when they are...

    24. July 29, 2014

      Windstream soars on Reit spin-off plan

      The US telecoms sector climbed on Tuesday after a small wireline network announced plans to spin off part of its business...

    25. July 17, 2014

      US media: Who else might be in play?

      What Murdoch would be getting Rupert Murdoch has tried to buy Time Warner for $80bn, but 21st Century Fox is not the only...

    26. beyondbrics

      July 9, 2014

      América Móvil - Five reasons for Slim's slimming

      Backed into a corner by tough new Mexican telecoms regulations, Carlos Slim’s América Móvil (AMX) has come out fighting. Its...

    27. June 30, 2014

      Telecoms: Europe’s scrambled signal

      Nothing would be smarter for Jens Sanford’s phone bill than emigrating. It would barely matter what border the German IT...

    28. June 24, 2014

      AT&T accused over merger promises

      AT&T had a bad record of keeping its past merger-related promises, and politicians should be sceptical of commitments it was...

    29. June 18, 2014

      Most ISPs improving performance, says FCC

      Most broadband internet service providers in the US are improving their performance, but those using local telephone...

    30. June 18, 2014

      Amazon chief launches ‘Fire’ smartphone

      Amazon muscled into the smartphone market on Wednesday, launching a handset called Fire and betting that the ecommerce...

    31. FT Alphaville

      June 10, 2014

      Premium pricing

      The whopping 240 per cent premium Merck is paying for hepatitis drug developer Idenix Pharmaceuticals got us wondering about...

    32. June 8, 2014

      AT&T: clear line

      Transparency means one thing for AT&T’s customers; for its investors, another. Last week, the telecoms behemoth released a...

    33. June 5, 2014

      Sprint / T-Mobile: extreme makeover

      A Sprint/T-Mobile merger would be an expensive, risky way to fix an identity crisis. In the US mobile phone market, top dogs...

    34. June 4, 2014

      Internet access costs set to sap digital content spending

      Consumers’ willingness to pay for digital content is in danger of being held back by their rising spending on internet...

    35. May 23, 2014

      Letter from Lex: Question marks

      Readers, Here are eight questions we wondered about this week: • Why did AstraZeneca turn down Pfizer’s offer? If the answer...

    36. May 22, 2014

      Beware pitfalls that can dog megamergers

      More than a decade ago, AT&T undertook a giant corporate unbundling. Mobile communications and cable TV divisions were shed...

    37. May 22, 2014

      Dish Network ponders options after AT&T deal for DirecTV

      When AT&T announced its $49bn agreed bid for DirecTV this week, the deal appeared to leave Dish Network and the company’s...

    38. beyondbrics

      May 20, 2014

      Tough times ahead for Slim

      Carlos Slim, Mexico’s telecoms tycoon, is both highly strategic and highly pragmatic. Already fuming over his country’s...

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