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  1. 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...

  2. January 29, 2015

    US spectrum auction raises record $44.9bn

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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,...

  16. 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...

  17. beyondbrics

    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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. July 10, 2014

    Corporate bond sales hit five-year highs

    Global companies have turned to international debt markets in the first half of 2014 to meet their funding needs, seizing on...

  30. 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...

  31. June 26, 2014

    Berlin drops Verizon over US spying fears

    Berlin has terminated a contract with Verizon over concerns about the security of its systems in the first sign of serious...

  32. 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...

  33. June 17, 2014

    Netflix switched on by upbeat analyst report

    Netflix shares received a boost from an upbeat report from analysts at Morgan Stanley, contributing to a 37 per cent rebound...

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    June 10, 2014

    Premium pricing

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

  35. 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...

  36. June 5, 2014

    US jobs report key to outlook for bonds

    More than ever, and with good reason, investors are obsessed with America’s jobs market. Every month, US non-farm payrolls...

  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. May 1, 2014

    T-Mobile jumps on strong subscriber gains

    T-Mobile shares surged at their greatest pace in at least five months after the company added more subscribers in the first...

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