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BT reports full-year profit rise ahead of pay TV price war

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Telecoms group signs up new pay TV customers faster than rivals Sky and Virgin as it announces profits up 2% to £6.18bnBT's pay TV customer base increased by 40,000 to 840,000 in the last quarter, the telecoms group said as it announced better than expected fourth-quarter and full-year results.Growth at...
BT reports full-year profit rise ahead of pay TV price war

Ericsson Will Take A $1.2B Hit On Decline Of ST-Ericsson Chip JV; Confirms It Won't Buy STMicro's Stake

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Earlier this week European Commissioner Neelie Kroes spoke in platitudes about how the EU would be putting more effort into kick-starting the region’s hardware industry — to create the ‘Airbus of chips.’ Her words seem particularly ironic (and possibly more empty) today, as the world’s largest telecoms company, Ericsson, admitted...
Ericsson Will Take A $1.2B Hit On Decline Of ST-Ericsson Chip JV; Confirms It Won't Buy STMicro's Stake

KPN Mulls Options for German Unit

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Dutch telecoms company KPN rebuffed Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's bid to raise his stake in the company and said it will consider ways to unlock the value of its German unit E-Plus....
KPN Mulls Options for German Unit

Pirate Bay Financier Files For Bankruptcy, Focus Shifts To Peter Sunde

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Following their earlier convictions for copyright infringement, Pirate Bay co-founders Gottfrid Svartholm and Fredrik Neij, former site spokesman Peter Sunde, and financier Carl Lundström all owe a considerable amount in damages. Collectively the four originally owed 46 million kronor ($7.03m) to the movie and recording company plaintiffs in the case...
Pirate Bay Financier Files For Bankruptcy, Focus Shifts To Peter Sunde

Google Decides Smartphone Market Share Is More Important Than Net Neutrality

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As a recent post noted, net neutrality is under threat in France, with ISPs like Free asking Google to pay extra for delivery of its traffic. According to this post on the Forbes Web site, Google has already agreed to pay the French telecoms company Orange in precisely this way....
Google Decides Smartphone Market Share Is More Important Than Net Neutrality

Everything Everywhere partners with Go ON to encourage access to the mobile Internet

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UK telecoms company, Everything Everywhere, which encompasses Orange and T-Mobile brands, has become a founding partner of the cross-sector charity Go ON, which aims to make the UK the world’s most digitally capable nation. Go ON is an ambitious organisation, it aims to use its cross-sector partnerships to “make the...
Everything Everywhere partners with Go ON to encourage access to the mobile Internet

Verizon denies Vodafone bid rumours

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Verizon quells speculation after reports it was preparing joint £161bn takeover with AT&T sent Vodafone shares to record highVerizon Communications, the US telecoms company, has moved to quell speculation it is preparing a joint takeover of Vodafone, telling investors it has no current plans for a bid.Reports that Verizon and...
Verizon denies Vodafone bid rumours

Huawei throws R&D dollars at gesture control, cloud storage, being more 'disruptive'

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Undeterred by the fact that even humans struggle to interpret certain gestures, Huawei says it's allocating a chunk of its growing R&D budget to new motion-sensing technology for smartphones and tablets. The company's North American research chief, John Roese, told Computerworld that he wants to allow "three-dimensional interaction" with...
Huawei throws R&D dollars at gesture control, cloud storage, being more 'disruptive'

Vodafone ups its stake in Vouchercloud to 57%, as the couponing company rolls out in Ireland

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Vodafone has announced today that it is increasing its shareholding in the parent company of Vouchercloud, a mobile coupon provider. This points to the telecoms company taking a real interest in the trend for social, local and mobile commerce. Vodafone is raising its stake in Invitation Digital Limited (IDL) to...
Vodafone ups its stake in Vouchercloud to 57%, as the couponing company rolls out in Ireland

VOD platform Clarovideo goes live in Mexico today, undercutting Netflix's fees by two-thirds

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Earlier this month we reported that video-on-demand (VOD) service Clarovideo was coming to Mexico and other Latin American countries, an announcement made by Telcel, the Mexican arm of Latin America’s largest mobile operator, América Móvil. Well, it seems the Mexican service rolls out today. “We will have [Clarovideo] in all other...
VOD platform Clarovideo goes live in Mexico today, undercutting Netflix's fees by two-thirds

Russian YotaPhone promises dual 4.3-inch LCD and E Ink displays in Q3 of next year

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Cast your mind back to IFA and you might just recall the appearance of a dual-screen mash-up device with no proper branding or launch date. Well, it so happens we've been in touch with the mystery phone's maker, Yota Devices -- a spin-off from the more established Russian telecoms...
Russian YotaPhone promises dual 4.3-inch LCD and E Ink displays in Q3 of next year

FBI's demands for private data struck down by federal court

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Judge says national security letters - which allow government to obtain data without citizens' consent - breach first amendmentThe FBI has suffered a dramatic setback in its use of hyper-secret gagging orders in the name of national security to obtain the private data of US citizens, after a federal court...
FBI's demands for private data struck down by federal court

Hong Kong firm files complaint over locked iPhones

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Hong Kong Telecommunications is turning to the legal system in a complaint with the city's telecoms regulator over Apple iPhone locking, according to the Wall Street Journal. Unlocked phones are commonplace in Hong Kong; in fact, the city was one of the first regions in the world to get unlocked...
Hong Kong firm files complaint over locked iPhones

BT 'monopolising' UK's superfast broadband

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Telecoms company may need to be split into two, says shadow business minister Chi OnwurahBT may need to be split into two companies, the shadow business minister, Chi Onwurah, has warned, because the company is carving out a new monopoly in superfast broadband."BT must be made to understand that if...
BT 'monopolising' UK's superfast broadband

Japan's KDDI Closes Their Twilio Clone, Partners With Twilio Instead

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Back in April of 2012, KDDI Web Communications (part of KDDI, Japan’s second largest telecoms company) launched boundio. Meant to allow developers to build services that ran over phone lines (like, say, a basic call center), it was sort of like a less-awesome Twilio. One year later, the company is...
Japan's KDDI Closes Their Twilio Clone, Partners With Twilio Instead

MPAA Still Hunting for Cash as Pirate Bay Financier Set to go Bankrupt

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Following their earlier convictions for copyright infringement, Pirate Bay co-founders Gottfrid Svartholm and Fredrik Neij, former site spokesman Peter Sunde, and financier Carl Lundström owed considerable amounts in damages. After an appeal which further increased the amount of damages to be paid, together the quartet owed 46 million kronor ($6.99m)...
MPAA Still Hunting for Cash as Pirate Bay Financier Set to go Bankrupt

Japan's KDDI to open an office in Myanmar, marking its 100th site overseas

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Japan’s KDDI is the latest international telecoms company to jump into Myanmar after it announced that it will set up an office in the country, which has notably relaxed its political and social restrictions over the last six months. Myanmar’s journey away from isolation has opened up opportunities and telecoms...
Japan's KDDI to open an office in Myanmar, marking its 100th site overseas

O2 declares its ‘Bring Your Own Device’ scheme a success, but has warnings for other businesses

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O2 has been mixing it up lately when it comes to how and where employees work and the tools they use to get things done. Recently the UK telecoms company experimented with a flexible working pilot which saw 2500 people sent away from the company’s headquarters in Slough to work...
O2 declares its ‘Bring Your Own Device’ scheme a success, but has warnings for other businesses

Russian mobile operator MegaFon limps over line at London listing | Nils Pratley

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UK investors still have good reasons to be nervous about being minority shareholders in an oligarch-dominated ventureIt was the largest capital raising in London by a telecoms company since 2001 and the first big Russian arrival since 2007. But MegaFon hardly sprinted over the line.The shares, which the company hoped...
Russian mobile operator MegaFon limps over line at London listing | Nils Pratley

Google's Other Bad Idea: Offering 50 Million Euros To French Newspapers

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Earlier this week we wrote about a strange move by Google: apparently agreeing to pay the French telecoms company Orange extra to deliver its traffic -- thus abandoning the principle of net neutrality it has championed for so long. And now here's another dubious decision: allegedly offering to pay French...
Google's Other Bad Idea: Offering 50 Million Euros To French Newspapers

Russian Supreme Court: ISPs Need To Proactively Block 'Illegal Content'

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We've been covering Russia's moves towards increasing censorship of the internet over the past few months, including passing a dangerous new law that appears to be focused on being able to directly censor sites that the government doesn't like. Now the Russian Supreme Court may have just made it even...
Russian Supreme Court: ISPs Need To Proactively Block 'Illegal Content'

Vodafone gets green light to buy Cable & Wireless, goes on a high-fiber diet

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Vodafone has succeeded in its attempt to buy Cable & Wireless in a bid to become the UK's second largest telecoms company. The £1.04 billion ($1.6 billion) purchase had been at risk thanks to a C&W shareholder rebellion, but will will now go ahead barring regulatory approval. Big Red...
Vodafone gets green light to buy Cable & Wireless, goes on a high-fiber diet

Orange is bringing second-screen app TVCheck from France to the UK

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The French telecoms company Orange is bringing its second-screen app TVCheck to the UK this month, PaidContent reports. First launched in France last year, the app has proven quite popular in its home country, where it was downloaded over 100,000 times since its release. As it names indicates, TVCheck is...
Orange is bringing second-screen app TVCheck from France to the UK

Sprint to sell 70% stake to Japan's Softbank for $20bn

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US mobile carrier given much-needed cash boost as Softbank makes biggest overseas acquisition by a Japanese companyThe third largest mobile operator in the US is falling into Japanese hands, in the latest multibillion deal in an increasingly concentrated industry. Japanese telecoms company Softbank will buy up to 70% of Sprint...
Sprint to sell 70% stake to Japan's Softbank for $20bn

BSkyB told to withdraw misleading 'rent movies instantly' advert

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Advertising watchdog upholds rival BT's complaint about Sky Store claim saying company must not exaggerate speedThe advertising watchdog has told BSkyB to stop exaggerating the speed of its film download service, after rival BT complained its claim that it was "instant" was misleading.BSkyB ran a press ad promoting its new...
BSkyB told to withdraw misleading 'rent movies instantly' advert

BT hits superfast broadband target ahead of deadline

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BT chief executive Ian Livingston said: 'Our roll-out is one of the fastest in the world and our engineers deserve lots of credit.'BT Group has rolled out fibre-based superfast broadband to an area covering 10 million homes eight months ahead of deadline, after hiring hundreds of extra engineers and drafting...
BT hits superfast broadband target ahead of deadline

Virgin Media makes bad call over free package deal

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Virgin forced me to pay £124, ignored my calls and letters, and spoilt my credit ratingI used to work for Virgin Media but in January 2011 was transferred to Sky under a Tupe (a transfer of one business to another) arrangement. I used to get free Virgin services as part...
Virgin Media makes bad call over free package deal

Cuba confirms high-speed internet

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Cuba's state telecoms company, Etecsa, says a high-speed fibre-optic cable is connecting Cuba to the global internet, nearly two years after its arrival....
Cuba confirms high-speed internet

MPs raise alarm over Chinese equipment in UK phone networks

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Committee flags up fears that telecoms firm Huawai could be involved in spying or cyber-attacksA group of MPs has lambasted the government for risking national security by failing to monitor the widespread use of Chinese equipment in Britain's phone and broadband networks.In a damning report into the potential threats posed...
MPs raise alarm over Chinese equipment in UK phone networks

Telefónica tests stock market with German O2 flotation

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Germany's biggest IPO in five years set to raise €1.5bn; success would show revived confidence in European economyTelefónica, Europe's largest telecoms company, is testing the appetite of European investors with the flotation of its German subsidiary O2.The shares are expected to begin trading on Tuesday in Frankfurt and will help...
Telefónica tests stock market with German O2 flotation
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