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FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 23, 2020

Covid-19 forces Australia broadband upgrade as internet use surges
Government-owned NBN's A$4.5bn U-turn to fibre also a response to competitive threat from 5G

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 21, 2020

Iliad/telecoms M&A: Trojan lore
Investors want more than just consolidation and cost-cutting

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 21, 2020

Iliad sets sights on Poland with takeover of mobile group Play
Xavier Niel's telecom group has already agreed to buy 40% stake from two investment funds

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 18, 2020

Why telecoms groups have fallen out of fashion with investors
High debt and unwieldy corporate structures plague valuations of European groups but owners see an opportunity

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 18, 2020

Slow 5G rollout a risk to Europe's supply chains, warn industrialists
A fragmented approach in EU threatens investment, says roundtable boss Svanberg

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 18, 2020

SoftBank to sell last of telecoms assets with Brightstar deal
Sale cements Japanese group's transition to global investor following string of disposals

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 16, 2020

Telefónica teams up with Rakuten in search of 5G networks alternative
Move to bolster ‘open RAN' technology will strengthen smaller suppliers competing with Huawei and Ericsson

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 13, 2020

Five of the world's best homes for sale in broadband hotspots
From waterside residences to mountain chalets, prime property with speedy internet connections

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 11, 2020

Former BT chief Livingston to oversee UK's post-Huawei shake-up
Former trade minister and BT chief executive to chair vendor diversity task force for Britain's telecoms sector

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 11, 2020

Altice Europe: private line
The board has recommended Patrick Drahi's offer to minority shareholders. That does not make it an attractive offer, though

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 11, 2020

Drahi offers to take Altice Europe private in €2.5bn buyout
French billionaire says delisting will allow indebted telecoms group to focus on ‘long-term' strategy

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 08, 2020

Why Italy continues to swim against the telecoms tide
State is creating a broadband monopoly provider via the merger of Telecom Italia and Open Fiber

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 07, 2020

Samsung seals $6.6bn 5G deal with Verizon as Trump targets Huawei
South Korean group stands to gain from Washington's sanctions on Chinese rival

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 07, 2020

Samsung seals $6.6bn Verizon 5G deal as Trump targets Huawei
South Korean group stands to gain from Washington's sanctions on Chinese rival

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 02, 2020

Drahi seeks to expand US cable empire with Cogeco bid
Altice USA unveils offer for Canadian group, which owns Atlantic Broadband

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 01, 2020

Indian phone towers: leaps of faith
Those making long-term investments in hard infrastructure will need patience

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 01, 2020

Indian Supreme Court hands reprieve to Vodafone Idea in fee battle
Mobile operator given up to 10 years to pay an estimated $7bn in retrospective fees and penalties

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 31, 2020

KKR buys €1.8bn stake in Telecom Italia's last-mile network
US group acquires 37.5 per cent of FiberCop at ‘turning point' for national system

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 30, 2020

Salt says it rebuffed Liberty Global prior to Sunrise deal
Xavier Niel's Swiss telecoms group says the $7.4bn merger of rivals will cost it billions of francs

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 28, 2020

BT lands on KKR's radar after share price tumble
US private equity firm monitoring UK telecoms group as rival firms decide not to consider a bid

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 28, 2020

SoftBank plans $14bn telecoms unit stake sale
Move raises expectations that chief Masayoshi Son is preparing for further acquisitions

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 27, 2020

Salt Mobile considering filing a suit against Sunrise over $7.4bn Liberty deal
Xavier Niel's mobile telecoms group argues that sale is in breach of exclusivity arrangement

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 27, 2020

Salt Mobile considering suing Sunrise over $7.4bn Liberty deal
Xavier Niel's mobile telecoms group argues that sale is in breach of exclusivity arrangement

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 26, 2020

India's Huawei ban prompts new crisis for Chinese telecoms group
Move could also boost market control of Mukesh Ambani's Jio Platforms

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 26, 2020

India's Huawei snub prompts new crisis for Chinese telecoms group
Move could also boost market control of Mukesh Ambani's Jio Platforms

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 26, 2020

Huawei loses landmark patent case at UK Supreme Court
Ruling may lead to steeper licensing costs for all mobile phone makers

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 25, 2020

Huawei/India: network ill effect
When politics scrambles market signals, innovation inevitably suffers

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 24, 2020

India moves to cut Huawei gear from telecoms network
Industry executives say government seeking to phase out Chinese equipment as border tensions rise but no formal ban

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 24, 2020

BT Group: lawn time coming
Regulation and the need to appease pension plan trustees remain obstacles to any takeover

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 23, 2020

Taiwan's ‘bandit phone king' hit by US crackdown on Huawei
Tsai Ming-kai's MediaTek among chipmakers left reeling by ban on sales to Chinese group

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 23, 2020

Taiwan's ‘bandit phone' king hit by US crackdown on Huawei
Tsai Ming-kai's MediaTek among chipmakers left reeling by ban on sales to Chinese group

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 23, 2020

Huawei and ZTE slow down China 5G rollout as US curbs start to bite
‘De-Americanisation' adds to Chinese carriers' cautious investment stance

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 21, 2020

US-China: is Huawei ‘too big to fail'?
Washington's latest sanctions have been likened to a ‘death sentence' on the telecoms group but some say that is premature

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 19, 2020

Emmanuel Macron's low profile on China is strategic
Like Britain, France's president is curbing Huawei — but without provoking Beijing's anger

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 18, 2020

Huawei/US: incision time
Sanctions leave America better placed to catch up on 5G market

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 18, 2020

Chip and phone supply chain shaken as Huawei faces mortal threat
New US sanctions bar Chinese telecom equipment maker from buying semiconductors

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 18, 2020

Asia chipmaker stocks dive after Huawei ‘death sentence'
New US sanctions on Chinese group wipe billions of dollars off tech shares

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 17, 2020

US tightens restrictions on suppliers to Huawei
Trump administration makes it harder for Chinese telecom equipment group to obtain chips

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 12, 2020

Liberty Global/Sunrise: good morning
With Freenet backing the plan, a deal looks likely

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 12, 2020

Liberty Global to buy Sunrise in $7.4bn Swiss telecoms deal
Tie-up would create more robust competitor to market leader Swisscom

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 11, 2020

Chile picks Japan's trans-Pacific cable route in snub to China
Decision a blow to Huawei and Chinese telecom sector

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 09, 2020

Wiltshire valley locals build their own mobile phone network
Ch4lke Mobile uses just five masts to deliver broadband-like speeds and bridge digital divide

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 06, 2020

The US needs a new JP Morgan to lead the fight against Huawei
Battle over 5G rests on the modern equivalent of banker-led rescue of financial system in 1907

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 05, 2020

Italian government holds up Telecom Italia asset sale to KKR
Officials want a more ambitious tie-up involving Enel to create a single national fibre network

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 02, 2020

Towers of power: European telcos find value in masts
Groups such as Vodafone keep control but wave of consolidation predicted among smaller players

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 31, 2020

Big Tech defies pandemic
Nvidia eyes Arm, LinkedIn spy scandal, Australia targets tech

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 31, 2020

Nokia lifts profit guidance ahead of change in chief executive
Finnish telecoms equipment maker warns it may lose market share ‘slightly' in 2020

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 31, 2020

BT warns of Covid-19 pressure on full-year profit
Quarterly revenue falls but company expects return to growth in next financial year if economy recovers

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 31, 2020

UK telecoms group BT warns of Covid-19 pressure on full-year profit
Quarterly revenue falls but company expects return to growth in next financial year if economy recovers

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 29, 2020

Qualcomm shares surge on Huawei deal and 5G progress
Chipmaker hits record high after boosting revenue forecasts

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 27, 2020

Space entrepreneur Charlie Ergen invests in UK government-backed OneWeb
Billionaire businessman to invest $50m in failed satellite broadband company

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 26, 2020

Telecoms networks look to fix Huawei problem with open source software
OpenRAN movement promises to open up market by unbundling 5G software and hardware

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 24, 2020

Frankfurt wins Vodafone towers IPO over London
Group's telecoms infrastructure business Vantage Towers set for early 2021 float

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 23, 2020

AT&T media businesses hit by the costs of pandemic
Revenue falls 9% as closures hit Warner Bros studio and HBO streaming service lags

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 23, 2020

AT&T revenues fall as pandemic hits media business
Telecoms group reports 36.3m HBO and HBO Max subscribers and says mobile subscribers missed forecasts

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 22, 2020

Cellnex seeks €4bn in Europe's biggest equity raising this year
Spanish telecoms group building war chest as it eyes acquisitions worth €11bn

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 17, 2020

Ericsson/5G: tough call
The Swedish telecoms equipment maker has more in its favour than market opportunity

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 16, 2020

Five Eyes, 5G and America's self-sabotaging trade wars
Pushing out Huawei doesn't come cheap: the main alternatives are more expensive in the west

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 15, 2020

Vodafone wants 5G auction to be scrapped after Huawei move
Call to allocate telecoms spectrum to cover cost of replacing Chinese equipment

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 15, 2020

Google to pour $4.5bn into Reliance's digital business
US tech group joins other international investors such as Facebook in backing young Indian company

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 14, 2020

Why the UK has decided to ban use of Huawei's 5G kit
Government concluded that company's products posed threat to security of UK infrastructure

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 14, 2020

Britain takes long view with Huawei 5G ban
The government must ensure its China relations remain constructive

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 14, 2020

UK orders ban of new Huawei equipment from end of year
Boris Johnson's government says existing kit must also be stripped from 5G networks by 2027

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 14, 2020

Huawei UK chair Lord Browne to step down as government decision looms
Board exit precedes announcement on Chinese telecoms supplier

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 14, 2020

Huawei UK chair Lord Browne to step down early
Earlier-than-expected departure coincides with UK move to ban Chinese company equipment

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 14, 2020

Huawei/European telecoms: security hang-up
Exile for the Chinese group will confirm the ascendancy of rival equipment suppliers

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 14, 2020

Huawei: security hang-up
Exile for the Chinese group will confirm the ascendancy of rival equipment suppliers

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 13, 2020

BT sounds alarm over prospect of UK ban on Huawei
Chief says it would be ‘impossible' to remove all Chinese group's kit within 10 years

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 13, 2020

Huawei growth slows after sanctions and political pressure
Telecoms company says profit margin improved as consumer business outpaced carrier division

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 13, 2020

UK turns to ‘Five Eyes' to help find alternatives to Huawei
Washington cautions that London needs to first take a harsher stance on the Chinese group

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 12, 2020

Johnson set to curb Huawei role in UK's 5G networks
Ban to take effect within months after pressure from Tory rebels and Washington

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 12, 2020

Boris Johnson set to curb Huawei role in UK's 5G networks
Ban to take effect within months after pressure from Conservative party rebels and Washington

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 12, 2020

Africa/internet access: the cloud above
Google's Loon project in Kenya is a test of whether the balloon-based service can be profitable

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 10, 2020

UK-Bharti bid for OneWeb gets green light from US court
Decision bolsters Britain's ambitions to be at forefront of space technology

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 08, 2020

Huawei calls for UK to grant stay of execution
Chinese telecoms supplier says British government should not rush decision on 5G strategy following US sanctions

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 06, 2020

UK's growth rate could be revised after large revisions to official data
ONS made mistakes over two decades in its measurements for the telecoms industry

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 06, 2020

UK's growth rate could be revised after ONS accepts errors
Statistical body made mistakes over two decades in its measurements for the telecoms industry

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 05, 2020

UK expected to phase Huawei out of 5G networks
US sanctions have increased security concerns around the Chinese telecoms company

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 05, 2020

The UK should bar Huawei from its 5G network
The west also needs to unite and stand firm against rising Chinese aggression

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 05, 2020

UK expected to phase Huawei out of 5G network
US sanctions have increased security concerns around the Chinese telecoms company

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 03, 2020

UK and EU watchdogs battle for final say on O2-Virgin deal
Looming fight over which authority will have control over review of £31bn tie-up

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 01, 2020

Nokia and Ericsson remain vulnerable in geopolitical 5G tussle
There is a sense that the EU has yet to grasp fully the implications of US and Chinese interest in 5G

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 01, 2020

NEC sees Huawei's woes as chance to crack 5G market
Pressure on Chinese vendor opens door for Japan Inc revival in global telecoms equipment

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 30, 2020

AI & Robotics
Recyclers turn to AI-powered robots to counter China's plastic import ban; historians harness machine learning to solve ancient puzzles; and farmers pick high-tech robotics to help bring in the harvest

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 30, 2020

Huawei and ZTE classified as security threat to US
Companies will not be able to access federal funding in dealings with Chinese telecoms groups

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 30, 2020

US sanctions ‘likely' to hit Huawei's 5G position in UK, says minister
Britain is reviewing whether to retain Chinese company as a supplier for mobile networks

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 29, 2020

Bharti Enterprises emerges as key investor in UK's OneWeb bid
Government said to expect golden share in project, giving it say over any future sale and over access to platform

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 25, 2020

Virgin Media apologises for network outage in London
Glitch angers broadband users working from home across the capital

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 25, 2020

EU competition chief urges more cross-border M&A
Margrethe Vestager calls for pan-European consolidation, especially in telecoms sector

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 24, 2020

Ford first carmaker to sign up for private 5G network in UK
Project with Vodafone partly funded by UK government

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 24, 2020

Telefónica chief predicts dealmaking boom for European telcos
‘Stars are aligning' for consolidation, says José María Álvarez-Pallete

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 18, 2020

Saudi Arabia's PIF invests $1.5bn in Jio Platforms
Sovereign wealth fund becomes latest backer of fast-growing Indian digital services business

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 18, 2020

Napster co-founder's internet of things network expands to Europe
US start-up Helium to sell ‘hotspots' to consumers in attempt to take on telecoms groups

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 16, 2020

Huawei/trade war: dialling it back
Hopes that modest retreat will prevent US being left on the sidelines

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 16, 2020

Shares in China telecoms groups rise as US eases Huawei sanctions
Washington loosens curbs amid fears it could be excluded from talks on future technologies

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 14, 2020

Telecoms groups consider reviving mergers after EU court ruling
A new round of consolidation in sector could threaten bloc's competition policy

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 14, 2020

Telecoms groups expected to revive mergers after EU court ruling
Sector consolidation anticipated after court ruling on bloc's competition policy, say advisers

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 10, 2020

CityFibre to create 11,000 jobs in full-fibre network push
Goldman Sachs-backed telecoms group expects to reach 8m homes by 2025

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 09, 2020

Vodafone warns ripping out Huawei would cost UK lead in 5G
Mounting political pressure for ban on Chinese group despite potential equipment bill for telecoms industry

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 09, 2020

European telcos: the Spanish acquisition
Greater support is needed from EU politicians for consolidation to go ahead

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