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  1. March 22, 2015

    Chen banks on BlackBerry pivot into software to stop decline

    Every year the great and good of global telecoms descend on Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, the industry’s trade fair....

  2. March 2, 2015

    Fears of a spectrum shortage spark networks’ bidding frenzy

    When US telecoms groups spent $44.9bn snapping up airwaves in a record-breaking auction of government-owned spectrum last...

  3. February 26, 2015

    Watchdog heeds Obama on net neutrality

    The US has entered a new era of online regulation after rulemakers approved the biggest government intervention in the way...

  4. February 22, 2015

    US telecoms executives turn on Dish’s Charlie Ergen

    The US telecoms industry has rounded on Charlie Ergen after he emerged as one of the biggest bidders in a record-breaking...

  5. February 20, 2015

    Sim card maker’s shares hit by spy claims

    Shares in the world’s largest maker of mobile phone Sim cards fell by as much as 10 per cent on Friday after it was rocked...

  6. February 19, 2015

    T-Mobile outflanks US rivals in price war

    T-Mobile US underlined its status as the biggest winner in a mobile telecoms price war as it reported fourth-quarter results...

  7. February 17, 2015

    US wireless: After the spectrum rush

    The first thing people tell you about Charlie Ergen, the American satellite TV billionaire, is that he used to be a...

  8. February 5, 2015

    Sprint starts to stem loss of subscribers

    Sprint, the third-largest US wireless carrier, posted a quarterly loss of $2.4bn in the final three months of last year,...

  9. February 4, 2015

    US regulator’s plan to treat internet traffic as utility upsets providers

    The US is planning sweeping changes to the regulation of broadband by reclassifying it as a public utility and using new...

  10. January 30, 2015

    Dish spends $13.3bn in spectrum auction

    Charlie Ergen, the satellite TV billionaire, has bought $13.3bn of airwaves in a record-breaking auction of government-owned...

  11. January 29, 2015

    US spectrum auction raises record $44.9bn

    US wireless groups have snapped up $44.9bn of airwaves following a record-breaking auction of government-owned spectrum that...

  12. January 28, 2015

    AT&T losing war on mobile battleground

    AT&T lost more than 100,000 of its most lucrative mobile phone customers in the final three months of 2014, as the...

  13. January 22, 2015

    Verizon warns on Google mobile plans

    Google’s plan to sell mobile phone packages directly to consumers runs the risk of leaving millions with a substandard...

  14. January 21, 2015

    Amazon backs White House on net neutrality

    Republicans are stepping up their opposition to President Barack Obama’s plans to stop broadband companies from...

  15. January 8, 2015

    FCC chair seems to be siding with the president on net neutrality

    Is he thinking what Barack Obama is thinking? That was the question on everyone’s lips when Tom Wheeler, chairman of the US...

  16. January 7, 2015

    T-Mobile US comes out on top in bitter price war

    T-Mobile US, the smallest of the main US mobile phone networks, won a record number of customers in 2014, cementing its...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. November 24, 2014

    Spectrum cost concerns hurt US telecoms

    Telecoms underperformed the S&P 500 on Monday, after higher than expected spectrum prices at the Federal Communications...

  20. 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...

  21. Lex Live

    November 20, 2014

    European Telecom M&A: a dissenting view

    There has been a range of reactions to our recent big read urging consolidation on the European telecoms carriers. By far...

  22. November 10, 2014

    Washington urges ban on internet ‘fast lanes’

    President Barack Obama has urged the US communications regulator to ban so-called internet “fast lanes” and reclassify...

  23. October 29, 2014

    The fiendish bond market needs a radical rethink

    Shares in Verizon rose. Or they fell. Whichever, the point is that it is easy to keep track. The US telecoms group has one...

  24. 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...

  25. October 22, 2014

    Gearing up to go reverse and forward

    Lex discussed on Wednesday the upcoming 600Mhz spectrum auction the FCC will launch in 2015. Not only is the estimated...

  26. 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,...

  27. 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...

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    October 14, 2014

    Value for the money: Mexico telecoms compete

    Several times in the past couple of weeks, your correspondent has been called up by Movistar, the Mexican mobile unit of...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. August 29, 2014

    US financials enjoy strong August gains

    Investors returned to US equity markets in August, sending the benchmark S&P 500 up 3.7 per cent – its best performance...

  33. 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...

  34. August 25, 2014

    Cyber attacks: banking on safety

    Whether hacktivists or criminals, cyber attacks against banks are on the rise. Financial executives surveyed by PwC said...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. July 27, 2014

    US pensions: follow the cash

    Pension accountants are the unseen victims of the era of low interest rates. US bookkeeping rules require that future...

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