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FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 01, 2021

Jan du Plessis to step down as BT chair after four years
South African has replaced the telecoms operator's chief executive and reset its relationship with the regulator

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 28, 2021

Verizon gambles on sports betting to restore media business
Booming US gambling market grants telecoms group's failed push into content a shot at redemption

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 26, 2021

Deutsche Telekom revenue tops €100bn for first time
Takeover of Sprint helps German group to reach a record high for a European telecoms company

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 25, 2021

AT&T unloads DirecTV stake to TPG and spins off pay-TV units
Deal values satellite broadcast provider at $16.3bn, far less than what telecoms group paid for it

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 25, 2021

Telefónica cuts dividend as restructuring continues
Spanish telecoms group slashes debt as it slims down and gears up for O2-Virgin Media merger

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 24, 2021

UK tech company sues Huawei and Goodix for patent infringement
WaveTouch says Chinese rival is ‘spinning gold' out of its fingerprint sensor system

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 24, 2021

UK tech sues Huawei and Goodix for patent infringement
WaveTouch says Chinese rival is ‘spinning gold' out of its fingerprint sensor system

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 24, 2021

Inmarsat appoints former Nokia boss as chief
Veteran telecoms executive and dealmaker Rajeev Suri to take reins at satellite group next month

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 24, 2021

Vantage hopes to take advantage of tower dealmaking boom
Vodafone's masts business seeks to scoop up more ‘sleeping beauty' assets after float

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 22, 2021

Liberty Global targets deals in Ireland and Poland
Telecoms group see opportunities for further consolidation in European market as it prepares to merge Virgin Media with O2

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 22, 2021

Apple back on top in global smartphone sales
Gartner figures show slumps for Samsung and Huawei as Apple reclaims lead for first time since 2016

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 17, 2021

Eutelsat: underperforming flying object
A dependence on satellite broadcasting revenues has become a weakness as streaming proliferates

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 16, 2021

European telecoms: mixed signals
Investors want to see a green light for consolidation

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 16, 2021

Ericsson chief slams Europe's ‘non-functioning' telecoms market
Swedish telecoms equipment maker is worried the continent is falling far behind China and US in 5G rollout

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 16, 2021

How a tiny telco is fighting back against text message fraud
A Luxembourg mobile operator has developed technology that can identify scams

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 15, 2021

Norwegian telecoms chief denounces cyber security bill in Myanmar
Telenor says the bill proposed by the junta should not be implemented

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 12, 2021

O2 fined £10.5m for overcharging departing customers
Regulator lambasts poor customer service after 250,000 were incorrectly billed

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 08, 2021

Flawed approach to 5G threatens US's digital future
Former Google chief warns that recent $81bn spectrum auction could hobble American innovation

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 08, 2021

Eric Schmidt: US's flawed approach to 5G threatens its digital future
Former Google chief warns that recent $81bn spectrum auction could hobble American innovation

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 05, 2021

Social's splintering apps
SoftBank Vision improves, Krebs on crime, BT's Hybrid Connect

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 04, 2021

BT urges UK government to cut business rates on new fibre lines to hit broadband target
Telecoms group says pledge to remove onerous planning laws must be honoured

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 04, 2021

Nokia expects second year of falling revenues
Finnish telecoms equipment group struggles to win 5G market share from rivals Huawei and Ericsson

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 04, 2021

Nokia expects second year of falling sales
Finnish mobile phone maker fights to win market share from rivals Huawei and Ericsson in 5G era

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 03, 2021

Vodafone chief says consolidation needed in crowded Spanish market
Telecoms group has failed to shine in country but expects improvement when travel recovers

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 03, 2021

Telecoms groups on the hook for $81bn in 5G spectrum auction
US officials celebrate taxpayer windfall but it is a heavy price for indebted companies

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 01, 2021

SoftBank: piecing the puzzle together | FT Film
Masayoshi Son's company has been called a telecoms group, an investment group - what exactly is it?

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 29, 2021

Europe falls further behind US and Asia in 5G rollout
About 1 in 4 Europeans can connect to a 5G network compared to 76% of Americans

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 27, 2021

AT&T takes $15.5bn charge on pay-TV business
HBO Max remains bright spot as consumers shift to online streaming during pandemic

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 27, 2021

Why Ericsson took on its own government to defend rival Huawei
Intervention by Swedish telecoms equipment lays bare geopolitical pressures facing businesses

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 21, 2021

UK watchdog to probe O2-Virgin deal over risk of higher prices
Competition regulator outlines areas of potential harm in proposed £31bn telecoms merger

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 18, 2021

BT cannot hang up on a class action distraction
Line rental costs have long-term consequences; state support helps pull Funding Circle out of its tailspin

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 13, 2021

American Tower buys Telxius for €7.7bn in European push
Telefónica to reduce debt as tower unit owned with KKR is sold to Boston-based group

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 12, 2021

Japan telecoms: close call
The pandemic and Rakuten's 5G problems have granted incumbents a reprieve

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 12, 2021

SoftBank accuses ex-employee of leaking 5G trade secrets to rival
Competitor Rakuten confirms arrest but says it did not tap worker for information

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 11, 2021

BT pursues digital growth with tech unit split
Telecoms group taps Bharti Airtel executive to boost presence in cloud services and cyber security

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 11, 2021

Vodafone/Vantage: tower power
Good news for value hunters keen on portfolio alternatives

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 10, 2021

‘M&A machine' Cellnex reviews next move after tower dealmaking bonanza
Spanish group has amassed a vast mast empire but faces growing debt and competition

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 10, 2021

Airspan looks to fill 5G gap left by Huawei phaseout in UK
US company to undertake ‘aggressive' expansion to win business from telecoms groups

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 07, 2021

UK ‘gigabit' broadband rollout under fire from MPs
Warning that strategy will result in rural internet users suffering slow speeds for years

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 06, 2021

New York Stock Exchange reverses course again on China delistings
Exchange operator will drop three telecoms after criticism from US Treasury for initial backtrack

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 06, 2021

Sky chief Jeremy Darroch steps down
Comcast exec Dana Strong takes over at pay-TV and broadband group

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 06, 2021

Veteran Sky chief Jeremy Darroch steps down
Comcast executive Dana Strong takes over at pay-TV and broadband group

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 06, 2021

US/China app bans: purple haze
Biden should clarify whether he will roll back executive orders targeting Chinese business

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 04, 2021

NYSE reverses plan to delist Chinese telecoms groups
US exchange was set to drop state-run companies to comply with Trump administration order

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 04, 2021

Indian telecoms masts damaged amid farm protests
Reliance to file petition in court seeking protection from ‘malicious and motivated' campaign

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 04, 2021

China telcos/NYSE: check list
Despite Beijing efforts to ease restrictions in local markets, local listings remain more complicated than listing in the US

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 03, 2021

Daisy Group's cloud unit valued at £1bn after Inflexion agrees deal
Private equity company to buy minority stake in DWS unit

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 01, 2021

NYSE begins delisting China's three largest state-run telecoms groups
Exchange is dropping companies to comply with Trump administration executive order

FT.com - Telecoms
Dec 23, 2020

The Seven Years' War: Vodafone versus Elliott in Germany
The telecoms group and activist hedge fund have finally settled the terms of a 2013 takeover

FT.com - Telecoms
Dec 22, 2020

Vodafone in move to buy out Kabel Deutschland minority shareholders
UK telecoms group plans €2.1bn offer in attempt to reduce its exposure to legal claims

FT.com - Telecoms
Dec 22, 2020

Vodafone to buy out Kabel Deutschland minority shareholders
The €2.1bn offer will reduce the UK company's exposure to legal claims

FT.com - Telecoms
Dec 18, 2020

OneWeb set to raise $400m as satellites launched into orbit
Executive chairman expects to complete first fundraising since rescue within weeks

FT.com - Telecoms
Dec 17, 2020

Openreach to create 5,300 jobs next year in broadband fibre push
BT division the latest UK telecoms company to unveil hiring plans for network upgrades

FT.com - Telecoms
Dec 17, 2020

Café owner SSP serves recovery-hungry investors bread and circuses
Cash could become tight for Caffè Ritazza owner; serial underperformer TalkTalk disconnects from public markets

FT.com - Telecoms
Dec 17, 2020

Toscafund to buy TalkTalk for £1.1bn
Fund manager already owns a near-30 per cent stake in the company

FT.com - Telecoms
Dec 17, 2020

Toscafund to take TalkTalk private in £1.1bn deal
Hedge fund that is UK broadband group's second-largest shareholder wins backing from founder Charles Dunstone

FT.com - Telecoms
Dec 16, 2020

Germany sets high hurdle for Huawei
Law gives ministers ability to exclude Chinese group from 5G network on security grounds

FT.com - Telecoms
Dec 16, 2020

Billionaire Drahi raises Altice Europe buyout offer by 30%
Move appeases hedge funds that had threatened legal action to secure a higher price for telecoms company

FT.com - Telecoms
Dec 15, 2020

Frontier taps Vodafone UK head to lead it out of Chapter 11
Nick Jeffery will join heavily indebted US telecoms group early next year

FT.com - Telecoms
Dec 14, 2020

Altnet boom continues as G.Network raises £1bn for fibre upgrades
London-focused telecoms company wins backing from Universities Superannuation Scheme

FT.com - Telecoms
Dec 11, 2020

BT fined £6m for breaking bidding rules in Northern Ireland
Regulator Ofcom launched investigation following complaint from rival Eir over award of public sector telecoms contract

FT.com - Telecoms
Dec 10, 2020

BT breaks up Italian business with sale to Telecom Italia
Accounting scandal at BT Italia was the catalyst for a stock price collapse that has never been fully reversed

FT.com - Telecoms
Dec 09, 2020

Bidders line up for AT&T's troubled DirecTV business
Michael Klein's Spac and private equity group Apollo among bidders for unit valued at close to $50bn just five years ago

FT.com - Telecoms
Dec 08, 2020

Axell Wireless goes into administration
British antenna systems specialist collapses months after being spun out from Cobham

FT.com - Telecoms
Dec 07, 2020

Cisco gets the message on UK tech stock bargains
Transatlantic bid for IMImobile is a blow to London; Heathrow pushes its luck with price increases

FT.com - Telecoms
Dec 07, 2020

Pandemic brings surge in business for Middle East's fintechs
Transactions and investments are up in a sector that started from a low base

FT.com - Telecoms
Dec 07, 2020

Altice Europe $2.5bn buy out faces further challenge
Winterbrook Capital launches US legal filings over minority squeeze out

FT.com - Telecoms
Dec 06, 2020

Ethiopia pushes telecoms privatisation despite security worries
Bidders say curbs on mobile banking and access to infrastructure will affect sale

FT.com - Telecoms
Dec 03, 2020

Ofcom signals support for BT network upgrade
Regulator aims to encourage investment by saying price controls will not apply to full fibre services for 11 years

FT.com - Telecoms
Dec 03, 2020

Ofcom removes BT price controls to help boost UK broadband upgrade
Regulator aims to encourage investment by removing cap on full fibre services for 11 years

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 29, 2020

Digital push for Nigeria's telecoms industry
National broadband plan and a youthful population provide reasons for optimism for companies aiming to invest in the sector

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 29, 2020

Broadband networks prove their mettle in pandemic challenge
Telecoms companies seek the removal of regulatory barriers to help them build on success in meeting lockdown demand

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 29, 2020

UK to ban installation of Huawei 5G equipment from September
Move comes as surprise to industry which had stockpiled kit, expecting to be able to use it until 2027

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 24, 2020

Gojek bags $150m from Indonesian mobile operator Telkomsel
State-owned company joins Google and Facebook in backing superapp

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 24, 2020

UK rushes to upgrade broadband at emergency vaccination sites
Telecoms companies asked to assess 47 locations to ensure they can open by next week to inoculate NHS workers

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 24, 2020

UK rushes to upgrade broadband links at emergency vaccination sites
Telecoms companies asked to assess 47 sites to ensure they can open by next week to inoculate NHS workers

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 23, 2020

UK telecoms face huge fines for Huawei breaches
Government adds installation ban on top of existing phase-out plan

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 23, 2020

UK telecoms groups face huge fines for Huawei breaches
Government adds installation ban on top of existing plan to phase out Chinese company

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 19, 2020

New battleground takes shape over 5G patents
Demand for connectivity heightens tensions between innovators and intellectual property owners

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 18, 2020

Vodafone/Vantage IPO: towers of strength
Telecoms airtime is under constant price pressure. Masts, with the quasi-monopoly status of any real estate, are worth more

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 18, 2020

Ericsson chief hits out at Swedish 5G ban on Huawei
Borje Ekholm says action against his rival undermines free competition and trade

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 17, 2020

Huawei sells Honor smartphone brand in bid to ensure survival
Chinese group says sale aimed at preserving unit's supply chain as US sanctions bite

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 16, 2020

The Future of Telecommunications
Japanese retailer Rakuten makes a big leap into telecoms by building and running its own network; plus which are the new technology job opportunities emerging in the pandemic.

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 16, 2020

Tech jobs spring up as companies adapt to new world of work
The pandemic has transformed working practices and wreaked huge change on some sectors. Here are five posts created as employers seek new skills

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 16, 2020

Rakuten pioneers new retail route into telecoms
The Japanese ecommerce group hopes to succeed where other groups in the sector have failed by building and running its own mobile phone network

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 16, 2020

Microsoft's 5G telecoms comeback
SpaceX's new crew, dealing with disinformation, 2020 tech books

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 16, 2020

Vodafone raises earnings outlook despite roaming hit
UK telecoms group is the latest operator to issue upbeat forecast as it prepares for towers IPO

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 16, 2020

Vodafone hit by decline in roaming income
Drop in European travel due to pandemic impacts revenues and handset sales

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 15, 2020

Will 5G era make it third-time lucky for Microsoft in telecoms?
Software group is teaming up with operators in a move that risks creating tensions

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 15, 2020

Orange chief ‘open-minded' on creating European mobile towers champion
Carriers can be ‘smarter' than just cashing in on their valuable masts, says Stéphane Richard

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 15, 2020

Orange chief ‘open-minded' to creating European mobile towers champion
Carriers can be ‘smarter' than just cashing in on their valuable masts, says Stéphane Richard

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 12, 2020

Tightening takeover rules: the UK finally catches up
The UK's new foreign investment rules put it in line with the rest of the world, top lawyers and advisers tell DD

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 04, 2020

Qualcomm shares surge on optimism over 5G smartphones
Chipmaker which counts Apple among its customers raises revenue guidance for holiday season

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 04, 2020

CK Hutchison closes in on €10bn European tower sale to Cellnex
Masts owned by the Three mobile brand is latest telecoms infrastructure asset to be spun off by an operator

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 02, 2020

Nigeria mobile money revolution delayed by scarcity of licences
Unlocking the continent's largest unbanked population may hinge on granting access to telecoms groups

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 01, 2020

Vodafone supports 5G networks alternative as Huawei phased out
UK company's pledge over ‘open RAN' technology is a boost for smaller suppliers

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 01, 2020

Stonepeak to buy cable provider from TPG in $8.1bn deal
Broadband industry has grown as people work from home during coronavirus pandemic

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 29, 2020

BT forecasts profits to recover to pre-Covid levels
Chief Jansen bullish about restructuring programme as group raises annual earnings outlook

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 29, 2020

Battered European telcos signal recovery
BT raises annual earnings outlook while Orange outperforms

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 29, 2020

Nokia's new chief vows to do ‘whatever it takes to win in 5G'
Finnish group cuts profit forecast and says it faces ‘challenging' performance next year as R&D investment ramps up

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