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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

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

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

Nokia's new boss revamps strategy in bid to win 5G battle
Pekka Lundmark says Finnish group will invest ‘whatever it takes' and cuts profit forecast for year

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

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 28, 2020

US allows sales of chips to Huawei's non-5G businesses
Chinese company could be handed lifeline if sanctions less severe than previously thought

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 27, 2020

UK networks to be banned from locking mobile phones
Ofcom says practice curbs competition and confuses customers

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 23, 2020

Police radio suppliers accused of exchanging pricing information
UK regulator Ofcom opens formal investigation into Motorola and Sepura over £180m contract

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 23, 2020

Huawei: stale mate
The Chinese telecoms giant is running out of options in both its handset and network gear businesses

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 23, 2020

Huawei's revenue growth slows as US tightens sanctions
Chinese tech group's local smartphone sales drop for first time while inventory fears grow

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 22, 2020

AT&T's media assets weighed down by pandemic
WarnerMedia revenue hit by production and cinema shutdowns although HBO Max was a bright spot

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 21, 2020

Ericsson shines against backdrop of Sino-Swedish tension
Growth in Chinese 5G sales lifts the performance of one of Europe's biggest telecoms equipment makers

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 20, 2020

Sweden bans Huawei and ZTE from 5G telecoms networks
Move follows security services warning on spying and technology theft by China

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 18, 2020

Cogeco owner rebuffs $8.4bn bid from Altice USA
US cable operator had hoped to expand to take on rivals Comcast, Charter and Verizon

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 16, 2020

Ligado Networks/high yield: total recall
Investors in the bond sale may well see the US telecoms group as a binary bet on the saleability of its spectrum

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 15, 2020

Johnson's £5bn broadband plan ‘ludicrously unrealistic'
Rural users face being left farther behind by slow rate of rollout, says watchdog

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 15, 2020

Boris Johnson's £5bn broadband plan ‘ludicrously unrealistic'
Rural users face being left further behind by slow rate of rollout, says watchdog

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 15, 2020

Ligado tests limits of bond markets with highest rate in 9 years
US wireless communications group prepares to pay 17.5% interest rate

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 14, 2020

Telecoms industry looks to Apple for 5G ‘tipping point'
Operators pin hopes on iPhone 12 after slow adoption of the new networks among consumers

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 14, 2020

Shenzhen/Huawei: the other Bay Area
There is an uncharacteristic urgency in China's reaction to US attacks on its tech sector

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 14, 2020

5G-powered automation will transform work for the better
The pandemic has accelerated the need for a new digital infrastructure

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 14, 2020

The Indian tycoon chased down by Chinese creditors
Brother of Mukesh Ambani has had a very different year to that of his influential dealmaking sibling

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 13, 2020

Apple enters 5G market with new line of iPhones
Company hopes to spark an upgrade cycle heading into the holiday season

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 13, 2020

Apple enters the 5G market with new line of iPhones
Company hopes to spark an ‘upgrade cycle' heading into the holiday season

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 13, 2020

Orange launches legal proceedings against Iraq government
French company says stake in Kurdish operator Korek was expropriated

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 12, 2020

NTT's $40bn bet on home market to fend off Big Tech
Deal would help Japan back into global race for 5G networks and future technologies

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 11, 2020

Richard Tang: Zen and the art of internet maintenance
The Rochdale internet pioneer wants to become a true challenger to the big guns of broadband

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 09, 2020

Why talk of a TalkTalk trade buyer was all talk
Takeover approach came in the end from the hedge fund that is the UK broadband provider's second-largest shareholder

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 08, 2020

Investors should not let Fomo stop offer to take TalkTalk private
Toscafund move for TalkTalk puts high value on cash; Hargreaves Lansdown — in perpetual motion

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 08, 2020

Reliance Jio battles falling share of active users on network
Indian telecom operator has wooed big investors by touting fast-growing subscriber numbers

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 08, 2020

TalkTalk in discussions with Toscafund over takeover approach
Hedge fund already owns near-30% stake in UK broadband provider

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 08, 2020

TalkTalk shares rise after Toscafund's takeover bid
Hedge fund already owns an almost 30% stake in the UK broadband provider

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 07, 2020

Samsung's profits soar as US sanctions rival Huawei
South Korean group's smartphone sales benefit from curbs on Chinese competitor

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 06, 2020

Telia sells off world's biggest telecoms carrier business
€1bn sale to Swedish pension funds is latest in series of disposals by European telecoms groups

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 05, 2020

TalkTalk hits out at BT over delays to deal on ultrafast fibre
Challenger broadband player warns of hit to competition

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 04, 2020

Samsung mounts 5G offensive as countries review Huawei networks
South Korean group snares early deals as multitrillion-dollar opportunity emerges

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 01, 2020

Out of date Huawei kit posed threat to UK telecoms security
New report by oversight board says vulnerabilities could have led to cyber attack or network outage

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 30, 2020

Germany crackdown set to exclude Huawei from 5G rollout
IT security bill would provide insurmountable barriers to Chinese telecoms group

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 29, 2020

NTT/Japanese telecoms: downwardly mobile
This record take-private deal could represent final blow for sector's investors

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 29, 2020

Nokia to become biggest BT supplier as Huawei kit phased out
Finnish group a beneficiary of government decision to reduce reliance on Chinese group

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 28, 2020

Japan's NTT set to take mobile unit DoCoMo private
Buyout could cost telecoms group as much as $38bn and herald a price war

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 28, 2020

Japan's NTT to buy out mobile unit DoCoMo in $40bn deal
Country's biggest ever tender offer could fuel a sector price war

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 27, 2020

Oaktree invests £100m in British broadband
US fund to acquire a majority stake in full fibre specialist Zzoomm

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 25, 2020

Vodafone wins long-running €3bn India tax battle
International arbitration court rules in favour of UK telecoms group

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

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