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FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 30, 2021

Xavier Niel launches offer to buy out his €11bn Iliad telecoms empire
Billionaire founder's tender offer for remaining 30% signals belief that group's prospects are undervalued

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 30, 2021

Xavier Niel launches offer to take private his Iliad telecoms empire
Tender offer unveiled for remaining 30 per cent of low-cost provider

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 29, 2021

Telecoms industry adopts more confident outlook
Nokia, Cellnex and Telefónica raise guidance but BT disappoints

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 29, 2021

Virgin Media O2 to upgrade entire UK network to full fibre
Cable group plans latest upgrade to broadband infrastructure to take on BT and alt-nets

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 26, 2021

Myanmar rights groups complain to OECD over Telenor sale
Norwegian state-owned telco offloaded operations in conflict-torn nation to Lebanese investment firm

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 25, 2021

Fibre broadband ‘gold rush': can the UK's alt-nets pull it off?
Smaller rivals to incumbent BT have attracted billions from investors but must now deliver

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 23, 2021

Economist develops UK subsidy auction to save endangered turtle dove
Oxford professor behind Britain's 3G sell-off creates system to protect declining species

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 23, 2021

Economists develop UK subsidy auction to save endangered turtle dove
Oxford professor behind Britain's 3G sell-off creates system to protect declining species

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 23, 2021

China Telecom: US blacklist was a blessing in disguise
Shanghai listing is well timed and sets the stage for other Chinese groups planning to return to the mainland

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 23, 2021

Vodafone's booming M-Pesa shines a light on valuable Africa fintechs
UK telecoms group plans to invest in mobile payments system but is weighing future options

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 20, 2021

Google and Jio seek to convert 450m Indians into smartphone users
Tech groups hope new device will crack untapped market but pricing hurdles pose challenge

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 20, 2021

Huawei equipment quality still insufficient says UK
Monitoring body says progress has been made but new problems have emerged

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 20, 2021

Huawei equipment quality still insufficient, UK industry report finds
Monitoring body says progress has been made but new problems have emerged

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 19, 2021

Australia's Telstra in talks for Pacific arm of Denis O'Brien's Digicel
Canberra offers to back bid for mobile operator in move analysts say is aimed at China

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 16, 2021

Ericsson warns of China retaliation following Sweden's Huawei ban
Telecoms group hit by geopolitical battle as revenues in Asia's biggest economy plunge

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 14, 2021

BT pledges 5G will cover almost all of UK by 2028 despite Huawei ban
New targets come weeks after rival operators Virgin Media and O2 sealed a merger

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 13, 2021

Nokia to lift financial guidance for 2021 as turnround progresses
Chief Pekka Lundmark says 5G strategy progressing at slimmed down Finnish group

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 08, 2021

Motorola warned it may have to sell UK emergency services network
Competition regulator to consult on US company's ownership of Airwave

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 08, 2021

Telenor exits Myanmar after military coup
Norwegian state-controlled telecoms operator was seen as a cornerstone foreign investor

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 29, 2021

Elon Musk says SpaceX prepared to spend $30bn on Starlink
Satellite internet network has 70,000 users in 12 countries and aims for global coverage by August

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 29, 2021

UK roaming charges: return of fees is better news for investors than holidaymakers
Mobile operator EE is unlikely to be a lone voice for long

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 28, 2021

Mobile's quieter 5G networking
China's cyber weaknesses, Binance booted, Crispr breakthrough

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 27, 2021

Dish hopes to serve up new kind of 5G network
Charlie Ergen wants to turn TV business into phone company that competes with the titans

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 24, 2021

EE to bring back mobile roaming charges in Europe
BT-owned company is first UK operator since Brexit to reintroduce fees once banned by Brussels

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 22, 2021

Tube mobile winner pledges £1bn boost to upgrade London networks
BAI secures Underground 4G contract and plans citywide fibre upgrade

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 21, 2021

Axiata and Telenor to merge Malaysian mobile groups in $12bn deal
Agreement comes after the pair abandoned plan to combine regional operations 2 years ago

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 17, 2021

AT&T: back to basics after four decades of botched dealmaking
The humiliating decision to turn its back on Hollywood has forced a return to its ‘bellhead' roots in telecoms

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 16, 2021

London cements position as hub for telecoms patent disputes
Landmark Huawei ruling reinforces UK capital as preferred location to enforce Standard Essential Patents

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 14, 2021

Vodafone hands first ‘open RAN' deals to Samsung, Dell and NEC
Asian and US companies chosen to build network despite European push to boost domestic industries

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 13, 2021

Huawei's UK revenue and profit shrink after 5G ban
Chinese company blames ‘political decisions' for decline as it braces for full impact in 2021

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 13, 2021

Huawei's UK revenue and profit shrinks after 5G ban
Chinese company blames ‘political decisions' for decline as it braces for full impact in 2021

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 11, 2021

Private equity discovers patience is a virtue for European telecom bets
Plus, meet the man who can claim to be Amazon's landlord and the end of a €9.3bn Italian toll road saga

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 10, 2021

BT needs strong chair to handle Altice's Drahi
The French-Israeli billionaire has bought a 12 per cent stake and says he is there to help

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 10, 2021

Altice bets on UK fibre with £2bn BT stake
Patrick Drahi's group becomes largest shareholder in UK telecoms operator

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 10, 2021

Altice buys £2bn stake in BT
Patrick Drahi's group becomes the largest shareholder in the UK telecoms operator

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 06, 2021

Ethiopia's promising but problematic telecoms privatisation
Despite tantalising growth prospects, foreign operators have doubts over mobile money regulation and political stability

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 04, 2021

Lutz Schüler answers a £31bn call of duty at Virgin Media O2
Telecoms veteran vows to take on BT as CEO of newly merged group

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 04, 2021

Telecoms veteran Lutz Schüler answers a £31bn call of duty
Chief executive of newly merged Virgin Media O2 vows to take on BT

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 03, 2021

How the UK fibre frenzy leaves BT playing defence
Money is pouring into fibre forcing established players to accelerate their own plans

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 03, 2021

How the UK fibre frenzy leaves BT playing defence on broadband
Money is pouring into fibre forcing established players to accelerate their own plans

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 01, 2021

LetterOne backs £1bn UK broadband plan to compete with BT
Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman's group to finance fibre network rollout to 1m premises in eastern England

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 01, 2021

Newly merged Virgin Media O2 ‘ready to fire' at incumbent BT
Newly combined telecoms company seeks partners for fibre expansion

FT.com - Telecoms
May 22, 2021

Ethiopia raises $850m from historic telecoms auction
UK's Vodafone and Kenya's Safaricom part of winning consortium for African country's first licence sale

FT.com - Telecoms
May 21, 2021

Liberty Global to tap demand for data centres close to 5G customers
Telecoms group and US investor Digital Colony look to unlock value of real estate assets

FT.com - Telecoms
May 19, 2021

US telecoms decide focusing on pipes isn't so dumb after all
AT&T and Verizon unwind big bets on media content to concentrate on core businesses

FT.com - Telecoms
May 18, 2021

Vodafone plans multi-million-euro investment for network expansion
Telecoms group aims to capture bigger slice of post-pandemic market

FT.com - Telecoms
May 18, 2021

Vodafone plans multimillion-euro investment for network expansion
Telecoms group aims to capture bigger slice of post-pandemic market

FT.com - Telecoms
May 18, 2021

Vodafone to increase capital expenditure for network expansion
Telecoms group seeks to become ‘next generation connectivity champion'

FT.com - Telecoms
May 18, 2021

AT&T discovers it has no business in show business
Plus, Spac fever proves less contagious, and a closer look into Sanjeev Gupta's ‘white knight'

FT.com - Telecoms
May 17, 2021

AT&T/Discovery: getting your money back will have to do
Telecoms group abandons Hollywood dream but shareholders in new venture can still play supporting role

FT.com - Telecoms
May 16, 2021

AT&T/Discovery: A telco concedes defeat
For AT&T shareholders, the victory has proved pyrrhic

FT.com - Telecoms
May 15, 2021

Developing countries sign Huawei deals despite US espionage warnings
Tie-ups in Africa, Asia and Latin America could give Chinese group ‘coercive leverage', report warns

FT.com - Telecoms
May 13, 2021

O2 dials up record profit ahead of Virgin Media merger
Mobile company pays out near £2,000 cash bonus to staff after bumper first quarter

FT.com - Telecoms
May 13, 2021

BT Group: less content, more cash flow
Successful production of drama or sport does not come cheap

FT.com - Telecoms
May 13, 2021

BT hunts for funding partners in fibre broadband expansion
Telecoms group plans to reach 25m homes by 2026 at cost of £15bn

FT.com - Telecoms
May 13, 2021

BT to allow external investors to fund fibre network
Telecoms company to increase its fibre build to 25m homes by 2026

FT.com - Telecoms
May 10, 2021

Frontier: calling in a post-bankruptcy reinvention
Challenge for the US telco is finding its place in the market

FT.com - Telecoms
May 06, 2021

Fading support for single Italian broadband network hurts Telecom Italia
Government signals desire for more competition in blow to plan for incumbent to spearhead rollout

FT.com - Telecoms
May 04, 2021

Telenor writes off $782m Myanmar business following coup
Norwegian telecoms group has been hit by internet shutdowns and worsening operating conditions

FT.com - Telecoms
May 03, 2021

Verizon/Apollo: hanging up on online media dreams
Proceeds from sale will give telecoms group more cash to fund its 5G network expansion

FT.com - Telecoms
May 03, 2021

Apollo buys Verizon media assets including Yahoo for $5bn
Deal ends US wireless operator's ill-fated foray into digital content

FT.com - Telecoms
May 02, 2021

Apollo close to buying Verizon media assets including Yahoo
Deal worth up to $5bn would end US wireless operator's ill-fated foray into digital content

FT.com - Telecoms
May 02, 2021

KPN rejects €18bn takeover bid from EQT and Stonepeak
Dutch telecoms group knocks back initial private equity offer

FT.com - Telecoms
May 02, 2021

KPN rejects takeover bids from EQT and KKR
Dutch telecoms group decided unsolicited offers added no value

FT.com - Telecoms
May 02, 2021

Vodafone joins forces with Google Cloud for data analytics push
Latest example of telecoms working with tech sector to reduce costs and unlock value of data

FT.com - Telecoms
Apr 30, 2021

Elon Musk's SpaceX is seizing power in space with satellites
Authority has tilted away from governments since Sputnik and the Apollo moon landings

FT.com - Telecoms
Apr 30, 2021

BT blows final whistle on sport as sale talks kick off
Broadcasting push has been a game of two halves for UK telecoms group

FT.com - Telecoms
Apr 29, 2021

BT is right to call time on sports and prepare for trench warfare
Broadcasting has been no disaster for the telecoms company but football rights bidding wars belong to another era

FT.com - Telecoms
Apr 28, 2021

BT looks at potential sale of sport business
Telecoms company open to disposal or partnership to move away from content and focus on core telephony

FT.com - Telecoms
Apr 28, 2021

BT opens talks over potential sale of sports broadcasting business
Telecoms company considers disposal or partnership at it looks to focus to core telephony operations

FT.com - Telecoms
Apr 27, 2021

Space race with Musk heats up as Eutelsat takes stake in OneWeb
European group intensifies battle with SpaceX to deliver broadband from satellites

FT.com - Telecoms
Apr 26, 2021

Ethiopian telecoms sell-off flops in wake of economic and security concerns
Investors worried about opacity, restrictions and political instability

FT.com - Telecoms
Apr 21, 2021

Koch Industries invests in supplier touted as alternative to Huawei
$500m stake in Mavenir comes amid flourishing market for alternatives to vendors deemed high risk by US and UK

FT.com - Telecoms
Apr 21, 2021

Verizon: subscriber losses risk 5G spending plans
Promise of lightning-fast connection fails to stop thousands of lucrative mobile phone customers from hanging up

FT.com - Telecoms
Apr 21, 2021

US satellite company Dish taps Amazon for 5G launch
World's first public cloud-based 5G network will run on AWS in major test for global telecoms

FT.com - Telecoms
Apr 19, 2021

Millicom sells out of Africa to double down on Latin America
Nasdaq-listed emerging markets telecoms group sells last remaining African operation

FT.com - Telecoms
Apr 19, 2021

Millicom sells Tanzania telecom operation to Madagascar's Axian
Nasdaq and Stockholm-listed emerging market telecom exits Africa to focus on Latin America

FT.com - Telecoms
Apr 19, 2021

Lycamobile names CEO to lead digital push beyond expatriates
Navanit Narayan seeks to expand into ‘middle England' and international presence

FT.com - Telecoms
Apr 14, 2021

O2-Virgin Media £31bn merger cleared by UK competition watchdog
Telecoms deal agreed last year judged unlikely to lead to higher prices

FT.com - Telecoms
Apr 13, 2021

Towercos signal the prospect of healthy returns
Digital infrastructure Reits have high valuations, but serve a sector with accelerating demand

FT.com - Telecoms
Apr 12, 2021

UK told to use new telecoms suppliers after Huawei's 5G exit
Government task force says Britain should use smaller companies' kit after banning Chinese group

FT.com - Telecoms
Apr 12, 2021

Euskaltel/MasMovil: little consolidation gain in Spain
The merger is unlikely to boost returns for long-suffering telecoms investors

FT.com - Telecoms
Apr 11, 2021

MTN targets valuation of at least $5bn for mobile money arm
South African telecoms group plans to spin out business within the next year

FT.com - Telecoms
Apr 08, 2021

5G for the masses
US global tax plan, the Epic-Apple papers, ShareChat's Moj mojo

FT.com - Telecoms
Apr 06, 2021

Schüler to head merged Virgin Media and O2
German will lead integration of cable network with largest UK mobile group if regulators pass £31bn deal

FT.com - Telecoms
Apr 05, 2021

UK anti-fraud group increases pressure on Big Tech to fight scams
Online marketplace eBay offers support to new alliance as MPs and police urge sector to do more

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 30, 2021

Cellnex: towering ambition, low-rise returns
Spanish group's next step should be to stop selling shares and concentrate instead on improving returns

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 29, 2021

Inmarsat sues Netherlands over 5G switch
UK company told to relocate so spectrum used at ‘big ears' facility can be sold off

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 29, 2021

MasMovil offers €2bn for Basque rival Euskaltel
Deal would create larger rival to take on Spanish market leaders Telefónica, Vodafone and Orange

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 29, 2021

Three aims to grow up and get past fourth place in 5G era
After 18 years, CK Hutchison wants the UK's smallest network to shed its challenger status

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 28, 2021

Rural England struggles to secure state broadband subsidies
Communities face missing out on popular voucher scheme as deadline looms for applications

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 28, 2021

Sadiq Khan promises 4G on Tube if he wins London election
Mayor links plan to connect Underground to broader efforts to improve telecoms in capital

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 25, 2021

Airbus breaks US hold on Japanese satellite market
European aerospace group makes first sale to one of country's top telecoms services groups

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 24, 2021

BT to hand Covid bonus to 60,000 workers
Telecoms group promises £1,500 award amid threat of industrial action

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 24, 2021

BT to hand pandemic bonus to 60,000 workers
Telecoms group promises £1,500 award amid threat of industrial action

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 18, 2021

Airtel Africa/TPG: private equity makes a good call
Sudden interest in phone payments holding company makes telecoms group's stock look undervalued

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 18, 2021

Ofcom paves way for UK's rapid upgrade to fibre broadband
Market review will stimulate infrastructure investment, but also trigger price rises

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 18, 2021

Ofcom to allow telecoms companies to keep fibre investment profits
Market review is designed to stimulate greater investment in infrastructure

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 17, 2021

5G spectrum auction raises £1.3bn for UK government
BT and Telefónica spent around £450m to boost their networks

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 17, 2021

5G spectrum auction raises just £1.3bn for UK government
BT and Telefónica spend about £450m each to boost networks but result falls short of predictions

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