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FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 25, 2022

Chinese telecoms groups Huawei and ZTE barred from US sales
Washington cites national security in order that includes phones, cameras and WiFi routers

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 23, 2022

Openreach cutbacks hit expansion of UK ultrafast fibre network
BT division suspends work on future projects as it seeks savings amid high inflation

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 23, 2022

Telecoms operators face anxious wait for 5G to pay off
Consumers may be wowed by the next generation of mobile telephony — but they are taking their time

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 20, 2022

Cellnex says European towers M&A is ‘over' as it seeks to rein in debt
Chief executive is sceptical of private equity firms snapping up assets in the industry

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 16, 2022

Regulator orders ‘number spoofing' crackdown to combat fraud
Ofcom takes steps to stamp out rogue phone calls deceiving consumers

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 15, 2022

Vodafone cuts outlook after weak performance in Germany
Group's shares slide as it lowers guidance and seeks cost savings

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 09, 2022

Vodafone sells masts unit stake to Saudi-backed PE consortium
KKR and Global Infrastructure Partners will ‘co-control' towers business with telecoms group

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 08, 2022

Saudi Arabia bankrolls KKR-led bid for €15bn Vodafone towers business
Consortium on course to seal deal this week after beating competition from Spain's Cellnex

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 07, 2022

BT's enduring pension problem
The telco's £40bn pension liability remains an albatross around its neck

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 04, 2022

Losing interest: how rising rates hit towers and data centre groups
Fears over rising cost of capital depress the digital world's infrastructure assets

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 04, 2022

Telefónica third-quarter profit bolstered by growth in Brazil
Spanish telecoms group reports better than expected results

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 03, 2022

BT calls on Sunak government to extend ‘super-deduction' tax relief
Telecoms group raises cost-savings target and warns of job losses as it battles inflationary pressures

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 03, 2022

BT raises cost savings target as it battles inflationary pressures
Telecom's group to increase prices in attempt to mitigate soaring costs

FT.com - Telecoms
Nov 01, 2022

UK regulator Ofcom sounds death knell of the fax machine
Requirement that BT provides dedicated landlines for the devices at affordable prices is to be scrapped

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 31, 2022

India's big bet on 5G
Network operators hope rollout will have an outsized impact on both the mobile telecoms market and the country's economy

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 29, 2022

BT's Openreach looking at lowering cost of wholesale broadband
Network which sells to multiple internet service providers faces increasing competition

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 27, 2022

‘It's an exceptional time': UK telecoms groups urged to offer cheaper tariffs
Households face squeeze as companies push ahead with above-inflation price rises

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 20, 2022

EU lawyer deals blow to telecoms dealmaking hopes in Europe
Advocate general backs Brussels in examination of decision to block proposed £10.5bn O2-Three merger in 2016

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 20, 2022

Ericsson and Nokia results disappoint as trading outlook worsens
Earnings at Europe's largest telecoms equipment makers underwhelm as recession concerns grow

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 18, 2022

European telecoms groups await M&A green light
ECJ view on whether Brussels was right to block O2-Three merger will be ‘a moment' for dealmakers

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 15, 2022

Cevian slashes Vodafone stake as investors call for faster change
Frustration grows as share price of telecoms group continues to decline despite prospect of deals

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 09, 2022

Campaign to make big tech pay for telecoms networks gathers pace
Decade-long debate over infrastructure investment heats up in streaming era

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 06, 2022

Viasat's Inmarsat deal risks making in-flight WiFi more expensive, says CMA
UK competition regulator warns $7.3bn tie-up risks quality of onboard connectivity

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 05, 2022

Huawei to relaunch 5G phone despite US sanctions
Chinese group works on strategies to bypass sanctions including one plan to redesign phone without using restricted advanced chips

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 04, 2022

Vodafone: Three UK deal would impede necessary restructuring
Unknotting mobile operator requires deft sword strokes, not fiddling with loose ends

FT.com - Telecoms
Oct 03, 2022

Vodafone and Three in talks to create UK's biggest mobile operator
Vodafone has been under pressure from activist investors to change strategy and improve returns

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 26, 2022

Elon Musk offers Iranians uncensored internet access
Special terminals will still need to be sent to country for users to benefit from Starlink service

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 26, 2022

Musk offers Iranians uncensored internet access
Special terminals will still need to be sent to country for users to benefit from Starlink service

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 23, 2022

French investors first in the queue at the UK's rummage sale
A flurry of buyers from across the Channel will be joined by dollar-rich US rivals

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 21, 2022

Vodafone/Xavier Niel: a second French tycoon targets UK telecoms
Investment vehicle Atlas describes mobile phone group as ‘an attractive investment opportunity'

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 21, 2022

French billionaire Xavier Niel builds 2.5% Vodafone stake
UK-based telecoms group under pressure to pursue deals and streamline business

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 19, 2022

TalkTalk pushes UK government to promote superfast broadband
Target to cover 99% of homes needs a campaign to encourage switching, provider says

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 19, 2022

Apple/satellites: smartphone service from space could add millions of new customers
US tech group's partnership with Globalstar gives iPhones an advantage

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 18, 2022

The strange death of the company phone number
As anger rises over clueless customer service there has never been a better time to offer a human, instead of an online form

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 12, 2022

Qatari telecoms group Ooredoo to exit Myanmar, following Norway's Telenor
Business will be sold to Singapore-based Nine Communications

FT.com - Telecoms
Sep 11, 2022

Europe needs a more robust optical fibre supply chain, says Corning chief
Demand has surged over the past three years driven by the rollout of 5G infrastructure

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 29, 2022

Rakuten founder embroiled in scandal as investors pile on pressure
Hiroshi Mikitani's group is bleeding cash as he tries to enlist shareholders to back online bank IPO

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 26, 2022

Aviation recovery boosts earnings of UK satellite operator Inmarsat
Surging orders for in-flight connectivity drive revenues while takeover by ViaSat on track, says chief executive

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 23, 2022

BT says UK government to take no further action over Altice stake
Conclusion comes after review of increased interest from billionaire Patrick Drahi

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 22, 2022

Vodafone/Hungary: victor Orbán builds nationalist champ at a cost
Telecoms group is clever or lucky to get a good price for its Hungarian unit

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 22, 2022

Vodafone to sell Hungarian business for $1.8bn
Deal will help European telecoms group trim debt as it hunts for M&A elsewhere

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 22, 2022

Vodafone to sell Hungarian business for $1.8bn to state-backed groups
Deal will help consolidate PM Viktor Orbán's influence in sector

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 19, 2022

China funds Huawei's Solomon Islands deal in sign of countries' deepening ties
Telecoms upgrade follows security pact that caused geopolitical fight with west

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 19, 2022

China funds Huawei's Solomon Islands deal in sign of deepening ties
Telecoms upgrade follows security pact that caused geopolitical fight with west

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 19, 2022

China funds Solomon Islands' telecoms deal after signing security deal
Backing for Huawei towers project follows April deal that caused geopolitical fight with west

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 19, 2022

China funds Solomon Islands' telecoms deal after signing security pact
Backing for Huawei towers project follows April agreement that caused geopolitical fight with west

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 17, 2022

Subsidy blow for Elon Musk raises questions over orbital broadband
Governments have to reach for the stars to close the digital divide with satellites

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 12, 2022

Huawei's sales freefall slows as cloud business expands
Chinese tech group has been reeling since US imposed export controls on it in 2020

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 09, 2022

Avaya: messy rescue financing shows an earlier reckoning was in order
US telecom company's market worth has fallen to under $100mn, squashed by $3bn of debt

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 04, 2022

An inflation wheeze is dialling up sales for telecoms providers
Innocuous-sounding increases of 3.9% plus inflation are a key element of improving results at BT, Vodafone UK and Virgin

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 04, 2022

Satellite operators SES and Intelsat in deal talks
US and Luxembourg groups exploring tie-up as challengers like Elon Musk push into space industry

FT.com - Telecoms
Aug 01, 2022

Reliance Jio outbids rivals in India's $19bn 5G auction
Mukesh Ambani's company is top spender in competition to run India's ultrafast telecoms network

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 29, 2022

Virgin Media O2 secures £4.5bn investment to expand fibre footprint
Owners Telefónica and Liberty Global joined by investment firm InfraVia Capital Partners

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 28, 2022

BT boss says pay deal is ‘history' ahead of two-day strike action
Telecoms group's chief Philip Jansen insists there will be no change to £1,500 rise offered to frontline staff

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 28, 2022

Bring back the landline
My parents getting rid of their home phone is like cutting the umbilical cord all over again

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 26, 2022

Moonshot: can Eutelsat compete in a space race with Bezos and Musk?
Merger of French satellite operator and money-losing OneWeb shows pressure old order faces from challengers

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 26, 2022

Eutelsat to suspend dividend as it strikes deal with OneWeb
French and UK satellite operators combine in an effort to take on space billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 25, 2022

Anglo-French concordance on Big Tech space threat
Fibre shortage, Voyager spurns FTX, DJI's mini drone

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 25, 2022

Eutelsat/OneWeb: rumoured terms bring satellite deal down to earth
The French satellite communications company lacks growth but has the finances to pay for some with OneWeb

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 25, 2022

Vodafone boosted by growth in UK business
Europe's largest broadband provider says it is on track to deliver full-year guidance

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 25, 2022

Global shortage of fibre optic cable threatens digital growth
Rising prices of critical components casts shadow over 5G rollout and development of data centres

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 23, 2022

France's Eutelsat nears deal to buy UK satellite company OneWeb
Deal will bring together British, French and Chinese governments in competition with Musk's Starlink

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 15, 2022

Virgin Media O2 submits bid for UK rival TalkTalk
Approach values privately held group at £3bn and could create UK's second-largest broadband company

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 15, 2022

MTN in talks to buy Telkom as South Africa's telecoms market consolidates
Discussions between country's second- and third-biggest telcos may concern competition commission

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 14, 2022

Deutsche Telekom/towers: deal structure forces out buyers
Future sellers may have to rely on private equity to hold prices up

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 14, 2022

Deutsche Telekom to sell majority stake in towers business
Consortium of Canada's Brookfield and US private equity firm DigitalBridge to take 51% holding

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 12, 2022

Gautam Adani takes on Mukesh Ambani's Jio with 5G bid
Indian tycoon enters competitive telecoms sector as he expands infrastructure empire

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 11, 2022

Ericsson, Qualcomm and Thales to trial 5G from space
Tech exploration could enable smartphones to access superfast speeds wherever they are in the world

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 10, 2022

Buyers challenge UK government's decision to block Truphone deal
Transaction to sell Abramovich-owned telecoms group under scrutiny on national security grounds

FT.com - Telecoms
Jul 07, 2022

Beijing decries India's ‘frequent' probes after raid of phonemaker Vivo
New Delhi is putting increasing pressure on Chinese tech groups following border clashes in 2020

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 30, 2022

BT staff to decide on major strike action
Telecoms group embroiled in dispute with CWU over low flat-rate pay rise

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 30, 2022

BT staff vote to strike for first time in 35 years
Telecoms group embroiled in dispute with union over flat-rate £1,500 pay rise

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 30, 2022

BT staff weigh first strike in 35 years
Telecoms group embroiled in dispute with CWU over low flat-rate pay rise

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 24, 2022

UK ‘altnets' risk digging themselves into a hole
Overbuilding poses threat to business model of fibre broadband groups challenging the big incumbents

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 19, 2022

Broadband ‘market that makes no sense' tests UK levelling-up targets
Disparity in access to fast internet sets back rural and poorer areas, data analysis shows

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 19, 2022

Broadband market inequalities test Westminster's hopes of levelling up
Disparity in access to fast internet sets back rural and poorer areas, data analysis shows

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 19, 2022

Broadband market that ‘makes no sense' tests UK levelling-up targets
Disparity in access to fast internet sets back rural and poorer areas, data analysis shows

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 14, 2022

BT executive says Brexit is slowing superfast broadband rollout
Openreach head hits out at ‘tortuous' process of hiring skilled workers from the EU

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 05, 2022

Learning to love 5G, and beyond | FT Tech
Business uptake 5G has been slow, and the question of how to monetise its applications still looms large

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 03, 2022

Abramovich-owned UK telecoms group to be sold for £1 to tech entrepreneurs
Future of Truphone — valued at £410mn in 2020 — thrown into doubt after sanctions imposed on Russian billionaire

FT.com - Telecoms
Jun 02, 2022

CityFibre secures £4.9bn debt raise to roll out broadband to 8mn UK homes
Financing will enable Goldman-backed ‘altnet' to participate in government scheme to reach rural areas

FT.com - Telecoms
May 31, 2022

BT and Ericsson to offer private 5G networks to companies in the UK
Telecoms groups have invested heavily in new technology and say it can help industry become more efficient

FT.com - Telecoms
May 30, 2022

Telecom Italia agrees to discuss merger of fixed network assets with Open Fiber
Move paves way for single broadband champion in Italy

FT.com - Telecoms
May 30, 2022

Telecom Italia agrees to merge fixed network assets with Open Fiber
Move paves way for single broadband champion in Italy

FT.com - Telecoms
May 30, 2022

Telecom Italia agrees to merger of fixed network assets with Open Fiber
Move paves way for single broadband champion in Italy

FT.com - Telecoms
May 26, 2022

BT/Altice: Drahi stakebuilding is worthy of M&A watchdog's scrutiny
Leveraged private investment vehicles do not look like natural owners of national telecoms infrastructure businesses

FT.com - Telecoms
May 26, 2022

UK government to probe Altice's BT stake
Business secretary uses new ‘call-in' powers to examine national security implications

FT.com - Telecoms
May 20, 2022

Under pressure Vodafone chief given ‘breathing space' by new investor
Nick Read says he is pursuing deals but shareholders are pushing for turnround at telecoms group

FT.com - Telecoms
May 20, 2022

New investor gives ‘breathing space' for under pressure Vodafone chief
Nick Read says he is pursuing deals but shareholders are pushing for turnround at lacklustre telecoms group

FT.com - Telecoms
May 19, 2022

Canada to ban Chinese telecoms Huawei and ZTE from 5G networks
Trudeau government delivers long-awaited decision on equipment manufacturers targeted by Washington

FT.com - Telecoms
May 17, 2022

Vodafone targets deals as it warns on inflation hit
UK-listed telecoms group under pressure from shareholders to overhaul its businesses

FT.com - Telecoms
May 16, 2022

‘Unlawful collusion' by mobile groups led to Phones 4U demise, High Court told
EE, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Vodafone and Telefónica deny working together to stop supplying retailer

FT.com - Telecoms
May 16, 2022

Vodafone/e&: new investor fortifies chief's hand in scrap with activist
Mike Read could use a friendly face but even a friend wants value for money when spending $4.4bn

FT.com - Telecoms
May 14, 2022

UAE telecoms group takes 9.8 per cent stake in Vodafone
State-controlled e&, formerly known as Etisalat, says it has no plans to make an offer for the British multinational

FT.com - Telecoms
May 13, 2022

Deutsche Telekom raises forecasts as Sprint acquisition pays off in US
Group increases subscribers and net profit quadruples on back of T-Mobile Netherlands sale

FT.com - Telecoms
May 12, 2022

Three-Vodafone may become third UK option
SoftBank's historic loss, Disney gains on Netflix, Google Glass 2.0?

FT.com - Telecoms
May 12, 2022

Vodafone/Three: consolidation is needed to dial up improvements
A cost-cutting merger that boosts shareholder returns is justified

FT.com - Telecoms
May 12, 2022

BT signs sports deal with Warner Bros Discovery
New venture will broadcast English Premier League and Uefa Champions League football matches

FT.com - Telecoms
May 11, 2022

Vodafone in talks to combine UK arm with CK Hutchison's Three
Latest effort to consolidate British mobile telecoms comes as activist investor exerts pressure

FT.com - Telecoms
May 11, 2022

Airtel Africa: underserved Nigeria is an opportunity for mobile payments
Telecoms group is not without competition but digital banking shows great potential to boost revenues

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