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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Telecoms
Jun 25, 2020

Virgin Media apologises for network outage in London
Glitch angers broadband users working from home across the capital - Telecoms
Jun 25, 2020

EU competition chief urges more cross-border M&A
Margrethe Vestager calls for pan-European consolidation, especially in telecoms sector - Telecoms
Jun 24, 2020

Ford first carmaker to sign up for private 5G network in UK
Project with Vodafone partly funded by UK government - Telecoms
Jun 24, 2020

Telefónica chief predicts dealmaking boom for European telcos
‘Stars are aligning' for consolidation, says José María Álvarez-Pallete - 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 - 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 - Telecoms
Jun 16, 2020

Huawei/trade war: dialling it back
Hopes that modest retreat will prevent US being left on the sidelines - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Telecoms
Jun 09, 2020

European telcos: the Spanish acquisition
Greater support is needed from EU politicians for consolidation to go ahead - Telecoms
Jun 08, 2020

Pain in Spain for telecoms groups as competition heats up
Fresh round of consolidation expected as five players jostle in struggling economy - Telecoms
Jun 07, 2020

Huawei fights back against attacks over Britain's 5G
China telecoms supplier launches advertising campaign in response to Conservative criticisms - Telecoms
Jun 01, 2020

Spain's MasMovil to be acquired in €5bn private equity buyout
Providence, KKR and Cinven to take Spanish telecoms company private in consolidating market - Telecoms
Jun 01, 2020

Zynn: paid to play
A new world app, with an old-school business model - Telecoms
May 31, 2020

UK review of Huawei eyes impact of US sanctions
British move could pave the way for government to curb Chinese group's role in 5G - Telecoms
May 28, 2020

EU's decision to block Three-O2 deal annulled
Rationale for stopping UK telecoms deal in 2016 was based on ‘several errors', says EU court - Telecoms
May 28, 2020

Google explores Vodafone Idea stake as part of India push
Investment in struggling venture could pit search group against Facebook and Reliance - Telecoms
May 26, 2020

Huawei shown to have switched to Chinese parts after US blacklisting
Analysis of Mate 30 smartphone reveals American-made components represent only 1% of total components value - Telecoms
May 26, 2020

Parent of India's Bharti Airtel seeks $1bn from stake sale
Efforts to cut debt come amid flood of investment into rival mobile operator Reliance Jio - Telecoms
May 24, 2020

Hans Vestberg: The 5G evangelist with a vision for the future
The Swedish telecoms pioneer is spending to create jobs as demand for data services rises - Telecoms
May 23, 2020

UK drawing up 3-year plan to remove Huawei kit from 5G networks
Downing Street under pressure over national security after allowing Chinese telecoms group a limited role - Telecoms
May 23, 2020

UK draws up 3-year plan to remove Huawei from 5G networks
Downing Street under pressure after allowing Chinese telecoms group a limited role - Telecoms
May 22, 2020

Vodafone picks Heineken chief as new chair
Jean-François van Boxmeer will succeed Gerard Kleisterlee in November - Telecoms
May 20, 2020

BT executives to defer bonuses after scrapping dividend
UK telecoms group moves to reassure investors after scrapping annual payout for first time since 1984 - Telecoms
May 19, 2020

Liberty Global forms alliance to create UK electric car charging network
Telecoms group teams up with government-backed fund to roll out on-street charging points - Telecoms
May 17, 2020

Reliance's Jio bags fourth big investor with General Atlantic stake
US private equity group joins Facebook and Silver Lake on shareholder list - Telecoms
May 17, 2020

S Africa's digital health travails provide useful lessons
Country yet to match ambition for data-fed, unified system with investment in skills and infrastructure - Telecoms
May 16, 2020

Africa races to fill telecoms ‘not spots'
Resourceful medical services use 3G and 2G signals to overcome poor network coverage - Telecoms
May 15, 2020

Will BT sell the family silver in its hunt for cash?
With a costly fibre rollout, the telecoms group has held talks with investors about its network plans - Telecoms
May 15, 2020

BT Group: far horizons
For those seeking a quick return, with no dividend coming soon, UK company remains a value trap - Telecoms
May 14, 2020

BT in talks to sell multibillion-pound stake in Openreach
Macquarie among investors looking at deal that would bankroll £12bn UK broadband upgrade - Telecoms
May 14, 2020

Intelsat files for bankruptcy amid burden of legacy debt
Satellite operator to clear customers from its airwaves ahead of US government auction of its spectrum - Telecoms
May 14, 2020

Intelsat files for bankruptcy under burden of legacy debt
Satellite operator to clear customers from its airwaves ahead of US government auction of its spectrum - Telecoms
May 12, 2020

Vodafone: call of the mild
Dividend gives yield investors something to hang on to in a world turned upside down - Telecoms
May 12, 2020

Vodafone rules out gatecrashing Virgin-O2 deal
UK telecoms group posts strong full-year results and maintains dividend - Telecoms
May 11, 2020

KCom to be carved up by new owner Macquarie
Australian fund looking at options for independent Yorkshire-focused telecoms group - Telecoms
May 08, 2020

A £31bn merger and a master dealmaker in action
John Malone shows his adroitness in deal between Liberty Global and Telefónica - Telecoms
May 07, 2020

Ambani's Jio extends US deal run as Vista takes $1.5bn stake
Investment in Reliance tech and telecoms division follows Facebook and Silver Lake agreements - Telecoms
May 07, 2020

Reliance's Ambani agrees latest Jio stake sale with $1.5bn Vista Equity deal
India's richest man moves to alleviate debt burden as foreign investors seek foothold in Indian market - Telecoms
May 07, 2020

Liberty Global and Telefónica dial up changes in ‘deal of decade'
O2 and Virgin Media's £31bn merger is one of the biggest examples of virtual dealmaking during pandemic - Telecoms
May 07, 2020

‘Project Pink': Liberty Global and Telefónica dial up changes in ‘deal of decade'
O2 and Virgin Media's £31bn merger is one of the biggest examples of virtual dealmaking during pandemic - Telecoms
May 07, 2020

Virgin Media and O2's tie-up will leave customers cold
Deal's architects say it will improve connectivity, choice and value, but consumers have heard that before - Telecoms
May 07, 2020

BT Group: road to nowhere
After suspending dividend, investors will rightly wonder what is the point of owning the telecoms group - Telecoms
May 07, 2020

BT suspends annual divi for first time in 36 years and signals future cuts
UK telecoms group says payouts to shareholders will be lower when they resume - Telecoms
May 07, 2020

BT suspends annual dividend for first time in 36 years
UK telecoms group warns shareholders over lower payouts in future as it focuses on broadband network upgrade - Telecoms
May 07, 2020

BT suspends dividend and signals future cuts
The UK telecoms group says payouts to shareholders will be lower when they resume - Telecoms
May 07, 2020

Liberty Global and Telefónica agree £31bn deal to merge UK groups
Combination of O2 and Virgin Media is set to transform British telecoms market - Telecoms
May 06, 2020

Liberty Global and Telefónica agree £24bn deal to merge UK groups
Combination of O2 and Virgin Media is set to transform British telecoms market - Telecoms
May 05, 2020

The Cable Cowboy gets back in the saddle
Liberty Media's buccaneering owner sets his sights on Telefonica's O2 - Telecoms
May 05, 2020

Virgin Media challenges BT with Three contract win
Cable company will dominate market for fibre connecting 5G following deal - Telecoms
May 05, 2020

Virgin Media to dominate market connecting 5G after contract win
Cable company added Three as a new customer for so-called ‘backhaul' network - Telecoms
May 04, 2020

Covid-19 and consolidation
Silver Lake's Jio stake, Amazon VP quits in protest, new MacBook Pro - Telecoms
May 04, 2020

Telefónica/Liberty: rainy day dealmaking
Potential cost cuts should not be used as justification for a UK telecoms tie-up - Telecoms
May 04, 2020

Telefónica confirms UK merger talks with Liberty Global
Combining Virgin Media and O2 would reshape British telecoms market - Telecoms
May 04, 2020

O2 threatens legal challenge to UK 5G auction
Mobile operator's move could potentially delay sale already affected by coronavirus upheaval - Telecoms
May 01, 2020

Liberty Global in talks to merge Virgin Media with O2
Proposed deal would create strong UK competitor to challenge BT - Telecoms
Apr 30, 2020

Comcast rides broadband wave during lockdown
US cable company enjoys rising demand for high-speed internet but movie business suffers - Telecoms
Apr 22, 2020

Facebook/Jio: one-sided relationship
Social media giant eyes new audience in India but deal may not leave it with much to take home - Telecoms
Apr 21, 2020

Huawei revenue rises despite coronavirus challenges
Chinese telecoms group reports 1.4% rise in first-quarter sales to $25.7bn - Telecoms
Apr 17, 2020

Orange becomes first big European telecoms group to cut dividend
Chief of French state-backed company said decision was made with ‘heavy heart' - Telecoms
Apr 16, 2020

Verizon buys video conferencing company BlueJeans
US telecoms group tries on virtual meeting service for size as demand soars during lockdowns - Telecoms
Apr 16, 2020

Indian telecoms/Vodafone: don't call us
Operators grapple with fierce competition in their battle to boost profits - Telecoms
Apr 15, 2020

How a 5G coronavirus conspiracy spread across Europe
Spate of arson attacks on telecoms masts fuelled by disinformation over pandemic's origins - Telecoms
Apr 14, 2020

BT delays Huawei strip out despite signing Ericsson deal
Postponement comes as Swedish group wins 5G core contract after Chinese rival blocked on security concerns - Telecoms
Apr 13, 2020

Former BT chairman Mike Rake joins Huawei UK board
Appointment comes as tension rises over government decision to restrict 5G rollout - Telecoms
Apr 13, 2020

Lockdown deepens woes of India's mobile operators
Subsidies and freebies to retain cash-strapped users add to sector's financial burden - Telecoms
Apr 13, 2020

Fall of the roaming empire: telecom groups face revenue loss as travel collapses
Industry forecast to suffer $25bn hit this year as coronavirus changes working life - Telecoms
Apr 12, 2020

Coronavirus exposes America's broadband problem
Poor internet access in rural areas was already an issue before the pandemic. It is now more important than ever - Telecoms
Apr 10, 2020

That 5G coronavirus conspiracy? It was me
Outside my day job at the Financial Times, I've been working flat-out to undermine new technologies - Telecoms
Apr 09, 2020

US agencies call for China Telecom's licence to be revoked
National-security concerns cited in recommendation to FCC, which will have the final say - Telecoms
Apr 08, 2020

Tracking coronavirus: big data and the challenge to privacy
European demands for information from smartphones are raising fears over the reach of state surveillance - Telecoms
Apr 06, 2020

BT, Verizon and Virgin Media raise pay for frontline workers
Telecom groups reward rank-and-file staff supporting essential communication services - Telecoms
Apr 02, 2020

T-Mobile borrows $19bn to fund Sprint takeover
About $65bn of investor orders for deal underscore demand for investment-grade debt - Telecoms
Apr 02, 2020

China Mobile picks Huawei and ZTE to build its 5G network
State-owned company's $5.2bn contract will cover more than 200,000 base stations - Telecoms
Mar 31, 2020

Huawei: outfaced abroad, outflanked at home
Months of lockdown have taken their toll on local manufacturing and sales - Telecoms
Mar 31, 2020

Huawei spending with US companies surges despite sanctions
Chinese company spends $18.7bn with US suppliers in 2019 - Telecoms
Mar 30, 2020

Huawei's P40 phone contains US parts despite blacklisting
FT teardown of new smartphone identified US parts makers including Qualcomm and Skyworks - Telecoms
Mar 27, 2020

China and Huawei propose reinvention of the internet
New architecture would enable cutting-edge technologies but western countries fear more control for state-run internet services - Telecoms
Mar 26, 2020

Vodafone criticised over timing of UK price rise
Telecoms group follows rivals in applying increase but news comes at bad time for many customers - Telecoms
Mar 25, 2020

Virgin Media to recruit 500 call-centre staff in UK
Coronavirus disrupts offshore operations in India and other Asian countries - Telecoms
Mar 24, 2020

Broadband users face switching barriers under UK lockdown
BT Openreach engineers to prioritise ‘essential' work and avoid unnecessary home visits - Telecoms
Mar 24, 2020

Facebook eyes multibillion-dollar stake in Reliance Jio
Deal seeks to expand social media giant's presence in India stalled by coronavirus travel ban - Telecoms
Mar 23, 2020

Rise in voice calls puts UK telecoms networks under strain
Ministers seek reassurance that system can cope with increase in demand linked to virus outbreak - Telecoms
Mar 23, 2020

Spike in voice calls puts UK telecoms under strain
Ministers seek reassurance that system can cope with demand rise linked to coronavirus - Telecoms
Mar 18, 2020

EU warns of broadband strain as millions work from home
Brussels tells streaming companies to limit services as Facebook says managing traffic is a "challenge" - Telecoms
Mar 18, 2020

Broadband/home working: inglorious isolation
Much of Britain still relies on a cranky local network of copper wires - Telecoms
Mar 18, 2020

Pressure grows on Vodafone's India venture after court ruling
Judge scathing of government move to give telecom groups 20 years to pay historic fees - Telecoms
Mar 16, 2020

Vodafone's India venture boosted after government plea for payment extension
New Delhi asks Supreme Court to allow telecoms groups 2 decades to repay $13bn in retrospective charges - Telecoms
Mar 16, 2020

Broadband can cope with surge in home work, says BT
Telecoms operator not anticipating any blackouts or slower speeds for users - Telecoms
Mar 13, 2020

UK ministers seek to placate Tory rebels over Huawei deal
Government strives to meet upgrade ambition while tackling critics wary of Chinese influence

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