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  1. April 9, 2014

    Debt worries weigh on European groups

    Passengers arriving at Jorge Chávez airport in Lima will soon be able to travel into Peru’s capital on a new metro line....

  2. April 8, 2014

    Comcast FCC filing puts case for TWC deal

    Comcast is positioning itself as a limited player in a dynamic media and technology industry dominated by Apple, Google,...

  1. March 21, 2014

    AT&T hits back at Netflix over ISP fees

    AT&T has hit back at Netflix, calling the chief executive of the film and TV streaming service “arrogant” for arguing it...

  2. March 4, 2014

    Comcast points to NBCU deal to convince regulators

    Comcast, the US media group, is trumpeting its compliance with conditions attached to its 2009 acquisition of NBCUniversal...

  3. February 23, 2014

    Netflix to pay Comcast for better speeds

    Netflix and Comcast have struck a landmark agreement for internet providers and content distribution companies, with Netflix...

  4. February 19, 2014

    How to tackle the great American cable monopoly

    What harm is there in merging Comcast, America’s biggest cable company, with Time Warner Cable, the second biggest? The...

  5. February 19, 2014

    FCC plans new rules to free web traffic

    The US Federal Communications Commission will propose new “net neutrality” rules, prohibiting internet service providers...

  6. February 13, 2014

    TWC battle will test Comcast’s regulatory skills

    Comcast and Time Warner Cable are already the two most powerful companies in an industry that is unpopular with consumers...

  7. February 13, 2014

    Ma Bell should toll for Comcast’s deal

    America may be the birthplace of the internet. But when it comes to web access, US consumers get a startlingly poorer deal...

  8. January 30, 2014

    US telecoms groups to conduct digital voice trials

    US regulators agreed to allow telecom companies to conduct trials of digital voice services delivered over fibre-optic and...

  9. January 16, 2014

    Internet ruling threatens extra costs for Netflix and YouTube

    Online video viewing has become so pervasive that two companies – Netflix and YouTube – are now responsible for more than...

  10. January 15, 2014

    Q&A: What the US court ruling on net neutrality means

    A US court ruled on Tuesday that the Federal Communications Commission had over-reached its powers in imposing “net...

  11. January 14, 2014

    FCC loses ‘net neutrality’ court ruling to Verizon

    A US court ruled on Tuesday that the Federal Communications Commission had over-reached its powers in imposing “net...

  12. FT Alphaville

    January 3, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: The global retreat in equity markets continued on Friday, with bourses weakening across Asia-Pacific. Hong Kong’s...

  13. December 12, 2013

    US agencies debate use of mobile phone calls during flights

    The US Transportation Department joined in the high-pitched debate over the use of mobile phones during flights just after...

  14. December 12, 2013

    Centerbridge in $3.3bn LightSquared bid

    Private equity firm Centerbridge Partners has bid $3.3bn for LightSquared, the wireless telecoms group which was backed by...

  15. November 22, 2013

    Cable operators push S&P to record high

    Reports that US communications stalwart Comcast was considering a bid for Time Warner Cable sent shares in both companies...

  16. November 22, 2013

    Phone chatter likely to hit new heights

    One of the last bastions of peace from mobile telephone chatter could soon tumble after the US Federal Communications...

  17. September 29, 2013

    Julius Genachowski, telecoms and internet expert

    In 2010, Julius Genachowski and his parents visited Auschwitz. “The family of my father, most of them were killed there. It...

  18. August 19, 2013

    Privacy on the line

    A coalition of US telecommunications and cable providers is lobbying to be regulated in privacy matters by the Federal Trade...

  19. August 18, 2013

    Telecommunications industry lobbies to relax privacy rules

    The biggest US cable and telecommunications companies, including Comcast and Verizon, are pushing for a relaxation of...

  20. July 29, 2013

    Saudi Arabia awards $22.5bn Riyadh metro contracts

    Saudi Arabia has awarded three foreign-led consortiums contracts worth $22.5bn to build a metro system in Riyadh, said to be...

  21. July 24, 2013

    Dish raises offer for LightSquared assets

    Dish Network, the US satellite TV operator which has been seeking to enter the country’s mobile broadband data market, has...

  22. July 5, 2013

    SoftBank gets final approval for $22bn Sprint deal

    The Federal Communications Commission has approved SoftBank’s $21.6bn purchase of Sprint Nextel, clearing the final hurdle...

  23. June 25, 2013

    Sprint shareholders accept SoftBank bid

    Sprint Nextel’s shareholders voted overwhelmingly today to approve SoftBank’s sweetened $21.6bn bid for a 78 per cent stake...

  24. June 9, 2013

    Sprint and Clearwire votes set to shape sector’s fate

    US shareholders will vote on two deals this week that could help to decide the future of the US mobile phone industry....

  25. May 22, 2013

    Dish steps up campaign to derail SoftBank’s bid for Sprint Nextel

    In 2006 a bid by Dubai Ports World to buy several US port terminals fell apart at the last minute after opponents of the...

  26. FT Alphaville

    May 9, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Fobor on film: David points to Deutsche’s Jim Reid comment in Thursday’s Authur’s note...

  27. May 1, 2013

    Obama eyes former lobbyist as FCC head

    The White House is expected to nominate Tom Wheeler, a former lobbyist and important fundraiser for the president, to head...

  28. April 21, 2013

    US telcos pave way for more mergers

    Blame the iPhone. Since the debut of Apple’s smartphone in 2007, wireless data consumption in the US has mushroomed....

  29. April 15, 2013

    Sprint offers Dish chance for revival

    Charlie Ergen is the wild card in the US mobile industry. As the sector has been shaken by a series of megadeals in recent...

  30. March 22, 2013

    FCC head to step down after years of change

    Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, the main US telecoms regulator, confirmed on Friday...

  31. March 12, 2013

    Regulators back T-Mobile USA’s Metro deal

    T-Mobile USA’s planned reverse takeover of MetroPCS has won approval from regulators, but still faces opposition from two...

  32. January 31, 2013

    SoftBank profits double on Apple contract

    SoftBank, which aims to expand in the US with its $20bn acquisition of Sprint Nextel , doubled net profits in the last...

  33. January 29, 2013

    SoftBank’s $20bn Sprint plan faces delay

    SoftBank’s proposed $20bn deal for 70 per cent of US wireless operator Sprint faced mixed news in Washington on Tuesday, as...

  34. January 9, 2013

    FCC to free up additional WiFi spectrum

    The US Federal Communication Commission plans to free up “a significant tranche” of additional spectrum for use by...

  35. December 31, 2012

    Tribune to emerge from bankruptcy

    US media group Tribune, owner of the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, is to emerge from bankruptcy on Monday,...

  36. December 21, 2012

    News Corp lays out details of spin-off

    News Corp has released the first financial details about the business it plans to spin off in the middle of next year,...

  37. December 13, 2012

    Dish Network wins approval on spectrum

    US regulators approved Dish Network’s plans to use repurposed satellite spectrum to roll out a new terrestrial mobile...

  38. November 28, 2012

    Fears grow over efforts to govern the web

    A deeply technical, two-week conference on new rules for connecting the world’s communications networks hardly sounds like a...

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