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FT.com - 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

FT.com - 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

FT.com - 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

FT.com - 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

FT.com - 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

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 31, 2020

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

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 31, 2020

Huawei spending with US companies surges despite sanctions
Chinese company spends $18.7bn with US suppliers in 2019

FT.com - 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

FT.com - 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

FT.com - 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

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 25, 2020

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

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 24, 2020

Broadband users face switching barriers under UK lockdown
BT Openreach engineers to prioritise ‘essential' work and avoid unnecessary home visits

FT.com - 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

FT.com - 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

FT.com - 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

FT.com - 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"

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 18, 2020

Broadband/home working: inglorious isolation
Much of Britain still relies on a cranky local network of copper wires

FT.com - 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

FT.com - 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

FT.com - 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

FT.com - 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

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 13, 2020

Boss of Three UK is latest telecoms chief to self-isolate
Dave Dyson was among those at government meeting with BT head later diagnosed with coronavirus

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 12, 2020

BT chief executive tests positive for coronavirus
Philip Jansen diagnosed days after meeting with government minister and industry leaders

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 11, 2020

5G is safe, says international watchdog
New guidelines suggest more conservative thresholds for 6Ghz frequencies

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 08, 2020

Sunak announces £1bn deal to boost mobile ‘not spots'
The funding will provide extra coverage to 280,000 premises and along 16,000km of roads

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 06, 2020

Virgin Media data breach exposes highly sensitive browsing data
Records linking contact details to gambling and pornography sites may have been accessed

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 06, 2020

Customer details linked to adult and extreme content in Virgin Media data breach
Records linking accounts to gambling and pornography sites may have been accessed

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 06, 2020

Customer details linked to adult content in Virgin Media data breach
Records linking accounts to gambling and pornography sites may have been accessed

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 05, 2020

Tory grandees plan amendment to bar Huawei
MPs want to pass telecoms law that will exclude company's equipment after 2022

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 05, 2020

Tory grandees will seek amendment to bar Huawei
MPs want to pass telecoms law to exclude company's equipment after 2022

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 05, 2020

Asian telecoms/coronavirus: a good call
The epidemic underlines the centrality of sector as a vital utility

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 04, 2020

US senators urge UK to scrap role for Huawei in 5G network
Cross-party group highlights ‘security, privacy, and economic threats' in letter to MPs

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 02, 2020

Nokia calls up former star to lead 5G turnround
Finnish telecoms group has struggled despite problems at competitors Ericsson and Huawei

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 02, 2020

Nokia to replace chief as doubt grows over 5G strategy
Telecoms equipment group has struggled in battle with rivals over latest mobile technology

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 28, 2020

Activist takes aim at Liberty-controlled Belgian telecoms group
CIAM issues demand for Telenet to return almost €1bn to shareholders

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 20, 2020

T-Mobile and Sprint strikes new deal terms
SoftBank accepts weaker position after shift in fortunes since original 2018 approach

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 20, 2020

T-Mobile and Sprint close to agreement on new deal terms
Renegotiation follows weak performance of Sprint's business since original approach in 2018

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 20, 2020

Telefónica reports fourth quarter loss amid Latin American overhaul
Additional costs in Mexico and Argentina underline challenges of reorganisation

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 18, 2020

Can Vodafone survive in India?
What is the issue threatening the mobile group's survival and rattling the telecoms industry?

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 18, 2020

Tepper joins throng of hedge fund managers in Intelsat
Veteran trader urges the satellite operator to fight US regulator's 5G spectrum plan

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 16, 2020

New York opts against T-Mobile-Sprint merger appeal
State is one of more than a dozen that tried to stop $59bn deal

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 14, 2020

Ultrafast broadband answers Salisbury's prayers
Cathedral city has proved a learning curve for Openreach's engineers

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 14, 2020

5G is not the only fruit
Google may pay for news, William Gibson on the web, Iris's ‘live' music app

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 14, 2020

Nancy Pelosi warns Europe over Huawei 5G dangers
Top Democrat's ‘autocracy' jibe highlights bipartisan US hawkishness over China role

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 14, 2020

Vodafone's India venture on brink of collapse after court ruling
Decision means telecoms company must pay billions of dollars in fees by next month

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 13, 2020

Silicon Valley eyes next big thing rather than taking on Huawei
Other ways exist to compete against Chinese group than buying Nokia and Ericsson

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 13, 2020

Ericsson claims 5G leadership over Huawei
Alibaba hit by epidemic, taxi for Uber, dying local news, productivity apps

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 13, 2020

Cisco rules out approach for Nokia or Ericsson
Chief rebuffs Trump suggestion that US takes majority stake in European firms

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 13, 2020

US accuses Huawei of stealing tech from six companies
DoJ adds fresh charges in case against Chinese telecoms equipment group

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 13, 2020

D Telekom seeks changes to Sprint takeover terms
Pressure from T-Mobile US's parent company threatens to delay or scupper $74bn deal

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 12, 2020

Australian court overturns block on telecoms merger
Decision paves the way for $10bn combination of Vodafone and TPG

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 12, 2020

Mobile World Congress cancelled over coronavirus
Telecom and tech groups opted not to attend industry's biggest show in Europe in wake of outbreak

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 12, 2020

Tech's Big Five face regulatory grilling
The no-go phone show, SoftBank profits collapse, Samsung's foldable Flip unveiled

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 12, 2020

Mobile World Congress at risk because of coronavirus
Europe's biggest telecoms trade show holds emergency meeting after withdrawals from companies

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 12, 2020

Switzerland halts 5G rollout over health concerns
The country's environment agency has called time on the use of all new towers

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 12, 2020

SoftBank profit plummets as Elliott bears down
Hedge fund has pressed Japanese conglomerate for better governance and share buybacks

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 12, 2020

Do Europe's champions need help in 5G tech battle?
Proposed US takeover of Ericsson and Nokia has forced EU to consider stepping up

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 11, 2020

T-Mobile/Sprint: battle of marathon
A complex integration lies ahead, but huge cost savings should be possible

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 11, 2020

SoftBank's big mobile bet turns sweet
Samsung's new phones unfolded, coronavirus threatens MWC, Spotify Kids

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 11, 2020

US judge clears T-Mobile's $59bn Sprint takeover
Ruling dismisses Democratic-led states' argument that deal would have anti-competitive effect

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 10, 2020

Coronavirus cancellations rock world's biggest smartphone event
Big groups scrap plans to attend Mobile World Congress amid health and safety fears

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 10, 2020

Judge poised to approve $59bn Sprint takeover
Telecoms group's shares surge almost 70% on news T-Mobile USA deal will clear

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 10, 2020

Sprint shares surge 70% on takeover approval
Judge tells telecoms group he will clear its $59bn acquisition by rival T-Mobile USA

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 10, 2020

KKR to sell German internet business in €2.8bn deal
EQT and Canadian pension fund Omers to buy fibre network specialist Deutsche Glasfaser

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 09, 2020

Chinese diplomat accuses Tory MPs of Huawei ‘witch hunt'
Boris Johnson faces mounting criticism over plan to use group's 5G technology

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 09, 2020

US regulators face off in 5G court tussle over Qualcomm
DoJ fears an FTC case against chipmaker could weaken US in its battle against China's Huawei

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 09, 2020

US regulators face off in court tussle over Qualcomm
DoJ fears an FTC case against chipmaker could weaken US in its battle against China's Huawei

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 07, 2020

Ericsson should court US takeover, says big investor
Cevian urges telecoms group to consider DC ‘controlling stake' to fend off Huawei

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 06, 2020

Barr urges US stakes in Nokia and Ericsson to stall Huawei
Chinese telecoms equipment maker viewed by Washington as national security threat

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 06, 2020

Barr urges US to buy stakes in Ericsson and Nokia to compete with Huawei
Chinese telecoms equipment maker viewed by Washington as national security threat

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 06, 2020

Huawei sues Verizon for $1bn intellectual property theft
Chinese telecoms company takes more aggressive stance in US

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 05, 2020

Competition regulator becomes predictably interventionist
CMA reflects digital marketplace; Vodafone sheds imperial ambitions; Ryanair's wearing of the green

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 05, 2020

Vodafone boss is replacing imperial ambitions with cost-cutting
Nick Read's move to make the business leaner has yet to dazzle investors

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 05, 2020

Vodafone boss replaces imperial ambitions with cost-cutting
Chief executive Nick Read's move to make the business leaner has yet to dazzle investors

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 05, 2020

Vodafone to pay €200m to strip Huawei systems out of ‘core' network
Move follows new UK and EU guidelines on use of Chinese group's equipment

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 05, 2020

Vodafone to strip Huawei from ‘core' network at cost of £200m
Move follows new UK rules and EU guidelines on use of Chinese group's equipment

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 03, 2020

Mobile groups warned to deliver on rural ‘not spots'
BT rebuked by government's digital director as deal nears collapse

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 03, 2020

How the WorldCom con helped Huawei
Tesla battery boost, bitcoin back in favour, bye bye BlackBerry...again

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 03, 2020

Former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers dies aged 78
Telecommunications executive was jailed for presiding over huge accounting fraud

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 03, 2020

Former WorldCom chief Bernard Ebbers dies aged 78
Telecommunications executive was jailed for presiding over huge accounting fraud

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 31, 2020

Huawei: the indispensable telecoms company
The Chinese group is an irresistible technological force but could cause a fight between the UK and US

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 30, 2020

Pompeo soothes UK-US tensions after Huawei 5G spat
US envoy says close ties ‘not at risk' despite worries over Chinese spying

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 30, 2020

BT warns UK cap on Huawei will cost it £500m
Shares drop after first clear signal of impact on telecoms sector

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 30, 2020

BT warns UK's cap on Huawei will cost it £500m
Warning is first clear signal of financial impact on telecoms industry

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 29, 2020

Huawei curbs force UK groups to review 5G plans
More equipment will have to be purchased from Ericsson and Nokia

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 29, 2020

Pompeo urges Britain to rethink Huawei 5G decision
Meeting with Johnson on Thursday amid growing London-Washington tensions

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 29, 2020

Vodafone: eurovision
Telecoms group to refocus on core European markets but they are also the most competitive

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 29, 2020

Saudi Telecom to pay $2.4bn for Vodafone Egypt stake
Prospective deal comes as Riyadh-listed STC seeks to expand regionally

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 29, 2020

Huawei decision highlights dilemmas of surveillance age
When it comes to tech building blocks, most roads lead to Beijing, while the west lags behind

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 29, 2020

Saudi Telecom to buy Vodafone stake in Egyptian group for $2.4bn
Deals values biggest operator in north African country at $4.4bn

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 29, 2020

BT demands return of WiFi routers in e-waste clampdown
Group threatens fines in push to keep as many as 1m units a year out of landfill

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 29, 2020

Internet of Things: Smart cities pick up the pace
Early hype around adoption of IoT networks gives way to realities on the ground

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 29, 2020

EU draws up 5G guidelines to screen security risks
Plans leave member states to make decisions over network suppliers

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 29, 2020

EU draws up 5G plan to screen security risks
Recommendations leave member states to make decisions over network suppliers

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 28, 2020

Huawei move jolts US-UK ‘special relationship'
Britain had to weigh potential threat to quick trade deal after Brexit

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 28, 2020

Huawei move jolts US-UK ‘special relationship' at tense time
Britain had to weigh up potential threat to quick trade deal with main ally after Brexit

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 28, 2020

US attacks UK's decision on Huawei
Johnson tries to calm Washington fears after White House calls move ‘disappointing'

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 28, 2020

Huawei executives greet UK 5G approval with relief
UK government decision allows use of company's equipment in ‘non-core' parts of network

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 28, 2020

UK approves limited 5G role for China's Huawei
Decision in defiance of repeated warnings from the US

FT.com - Telecoms
Jan 28, 2020

Report from Wuhan, Airbus deal, UK's Huawei heat
The FT's Tom Hancock reports from Wuhan on how China is coping with the coronavirus

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