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  1. December 10, 2014

    US wireless: tough call

    What is that warm, tingly feeling that Vittorio Colao feels when he wakes? What makes the challenges facing Vodafone’s chief...

  2. December 9, 2014

    US telecoms price war takes a toll on profits

    US mobile phone groups appear to be auditioning for the part of Santa Claus. A cut-throat price war started by Sprint, the...

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  1. December 4, 2014

    SoftBank aims to be goose that lays golden eggs

    SoftBank and its ‘golden goose’ Investors watching SoftBank’s latest earnings presentation for news of its Sprint telecoms...

  2. November 24, 2014

    Wireless spectrum auction: carrier on

    T-Mobile and its boss John Legere have the snappy lines and pink T-shirts. AT&T and Verizon have the cash. The importance of...

  3. November 23, 2014

    Telecoms groups find it difficult to connect with content strategies

    Remember ringtones? They were what passed for a content play in the 1990s telecoms industry and remarkably successful they...

  4. November 13, 2014

    Net neutrality debate raises big questions for Comcast’s big deal

    David Cohen, architect of Comcast’s political and regulatory strategy, has been a big supporter of Barack Obama over the...

  5. November 12, 2014

    Cisco chief warns on Obama web plans

    Cisco warned on Wednesday that new internet rules proposed by the White House would badly damage investment in...

  6. November 12, 2014

    AT&T suspends superfast broadband plans

    The biggest fixed-line telecoms group in the US on Wednesday said it would suspend plans to roll out superfast fibre...

  7. November 7, 2014

    AT&T to take on Slim’s telecoms empire

    AT&T is taking on Carlos Slim’s Mexican telecoms empire by buying one of his main rivals and competing aggressively for his...

  8. October 31, 2014

    Donald Pels, telecoms entrepreneur and benefactor, 1928-2014

    On spotting John McCaw in the lobby of the George V hotel in Paris, Donald Pels cracked a smile. The pair had lately grown...

  9. October 28, 2014

    FTC sues AT&T over ‘unlimited’ data plans

    The US Federal Trade Commission is suing AT&T for charging millions of mobile customers for unlimited data plans when it was...

  10. October 26, 2014

    Comcast: Broadband battleground

    Ralph Roberts, the 94-year-old co-founder of Comcast, was seriously ill last year, spending 85 days in bed after being...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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,...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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,...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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,...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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