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FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 26, 2019

Brussels unveils EU-wide plan to address 5G security risks
Move reflects rising fears about opening up sensitive networks to Chinese tech companies

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 25, 2019

Huawei turns to US group in public relations battle
China telecoms group hired BCW in pushback against claims it is threat to national security

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 25, 2019

Private equity consortium to buy Inmarsat for $3.4bn
Group led by Apax and Warburg Pincus to scoop up UK satellite communications company

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 25, 2019

Private equity consortium to buy Inmarsat in $6bn deal
Group led by Apax and Warburg Pincus swoops for UK satellite communications company

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 25, 2019

Brussels faces clash with US over Huawei 5G plan
European Commission favours risk management rather than ban on Chinese company

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 24, 2019

Full-fibre start-up secures £75m in funding
Former Vodafone directors gain investor and government backing for network

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 24, 2019

Huawei ramps up university investment despite US pressure
Chinese telecoms group reveals it spends $300m a year on academic partnerships

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 22, 2019

Can Google's Stadia compete with consoles?
Richard Waters looks at the tough technical challenges behind cloud gaming

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 22, 2019

Nokia admits to ‘compliance issues' at Alcatel-Lucent business
Finnish mobile equipment maker says it has reported it and is investigating

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 21, 2019

BT Group/Openreach: let there be light
Infrastructure business is right to surrender in a political battle it cannot win

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 21, 2019

Openreach prepares to retire copper network
Group behind UK's telecoms infrastructure to spend billions on fibre upgrade

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 19, 2019

Inmarsat considers $3.3bn private equity-led offer
Interest in UK satellite company comes after EchoStar of US ditched takeover attempt

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 19, 2019

Inmarsat approached by private equity-led group
Interest in British satellite company comes after EchoStar of US ditched a takeover

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 19, 2019

Iliad/French telecoms: phone Homer
For investors, the story will get worse before it gets better

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 19, 2019

France's Iliad delays targets and considers asset sale
Telecoms group is under pressure in its home market after price war

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 19, 2019

Why brotherly love has broken out between the Ambanis
Family and business ties may have prompted Mukesh to spare Anil from jail time

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 19, 2019

France's Iliad extends timing of targets and considers asset sale
Telecoms group's potential mobile divestment comes amid pressure in its home market

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 18, 2019

Trump officials say UK's 5G approach imperils security
Warning comes as Washington pressures allies to shun Huawei equipment

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 18, 2019

US officials say UK's 5G approach imperils security
Warning comes as Trump administration pressures allies to shun Huawei equipment

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 18, 2019

Ambani avoids prison after RCom makes Ericsson payment
Outstanding fees of $77m for outsourced services settled days before court deadline

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 18, 2019

Mukesh Ambani helps brother Anil make $77m payment to avoid jail
Fees from RCom to Ericsson for outsourced services settled before court deadline

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 18, 2019

Payments group Worldpay acquired in $43bn deal
Financial services technology group FIS seeks scale with acquisition

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 18, 2019

Payments group Worldpay to be taken over in $43bn deal
Financial services technology group FIS seeks scale with acquisition

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 15, 2019

National roaming back on mobile agenda
Government and industry are at odds over how to fix longstanding connectivity problem

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 15, 2019

D Telekom, Telefónica and Vodafone fail to halt German 5G auction
Operators had argued that conditions imposed by regulators are too onerous

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 15, 2019

Telecom groups fail in attempt to halt German 5G spectrum auction
Trio of operators had argued conditions imposed by regulators were too onerous

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 15, 2019

Telecoms operators fail to halt German 5G spectrum auction
Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica and Vodafone had argued regulators' conditions are too onerous

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 13, 2019

Manx Telecom set to go private with cash offer
One of UK's few remaining listed telecoms groups bought by infrastructure fund

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 13, 2019

Proxy advisor comes out against Vivendi's Telecom Italia proposals
Frontis Governance cites ‘serious concerns' over Vivendi's board moves

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 12, 2019

China start-up undercuts Samsung, Huawei foldables
Questions over quality may limit Royole's $1,300 FlexPai

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 11, 2019

US threatens intelligence sharing with Berlin over Huawei
Envoy tells Germany co-operation will drop if Chinese company wins 5G work

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 11, 2019

US warns Berlin on intelligence sharing over Huawei
Envoy tells Germany co-operation will drop if Chinese company wins 5G work

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 11, 2019

US threatens to cut intelligence sharing with Germany over Huawei
Envoy tells Berlin co-operation will drop if Chinese company wins 5G work

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 11, 2019

Ryanair and KT face stock turmoil over removal from indices
MSCI considers ejecting low-cost airline and telecoms group in shake-up

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 07, 2019

US indicts daughter of former Uzbekistan president
A deal to update Nafta sent stocks soaring, and there's new reason to believe pragmatism will trump protectionism.

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 07, 2019

US setback as Germany fails to ban Huawei over 5G
New security criteria say telecoms operators must diversify their supply chains

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 06, 2019

Russia's biggest mobile operator settles with US investigators
A deal to update Nafta sent stocks soaring, and there's new reason to believe pragmatism will trump protectionism.

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 05, 2019

Vodafone launches convertible bond to back Liberty deal
UKgroup raises £3.4bn in deal laden with eye-catching financial-market alchemy

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 05, 2019

Vodafone's alchemy in biggest sterling convertible bond
UK group raises £3.4bn in eye-catching deal to fund Liberty Global network acquisition

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 05, 2019

Huawei fightback aided by China's mastery of 5G
The same reason why US targeted telecoms group also puts it in a strong position

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 05, 2019

The US strategy is not the best way to deal with Huawei
The Chinese telecoms company has made strenuous efforts to adapt to global norms

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 04, 2019

CenturyLink finds internal controls ‘weakness' in $34bn Level 3 deal
US telecoms group delays filing annual report as it sees need for extra auditing

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 04, 2019

Sunrise ‘confident' it will land Swiss telecom deal
Chief expects UPC deal to proceed despite one shareholder declining to participate in rights issue

FT.com - Telecoms
Mar 03, 2019

UK looks at capping use of Huawei equipment
Moderate approach to Chinese telecoms hardware group limits disruption to 5G roll-out

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 28, 2019

Huawei threat uncovers enemy within UK spy agencies
Debate about approach to the Chinese telecoms group reveals tensions over security roles

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 28, 2019

As 5G expands, so does resistance to technology
Many are concerned about the total surveillance potential which comes with upgrades

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 28, 2019

Huawei's Meng retreats from public eye in Vancouver
Founder's daughter is under house arrest awaiting an extradition hearing to the US

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 28, 2019

Huawei's Meng Wanzhou retreats from public eye
Founder's daughter is under house arrest awaiting an extradition hearing to the US

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 28, 2019

Lead investor in Sunrise threatens $6.3bn Swiss telecom deal
Germany's Freenet owns 25% of Sunrise and opposes funding the deal via a rights issue

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 28, 2019

German cyber chief backs ‘no spy' deal over Huawei
Remarks suggest Berlin could allow Chinese company to take part in network roll-out

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 28, 2019

Aurelius court victory sends Windstream to Chapter 11
Welcome to Due Diligence, the FT's daily deals briefing

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 27, 2019

Investors lose patience with Xavier Niel's Iliad odyssey
Shares at 8-year low on worries over cash flow, consolidation and strategy

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 27, 2019

Liberty Global sells Swiss network to Sunrise in $6.3bn deal
Cable company says that the restructuring of its assets is complete for now

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 27, 2019

How Huawei tried to sell itself to Motorola for $7.5bn
2003 deal between Chinese group and US partner would have changed course of telecoms history

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 27, 2019

Arm warns delaying 5G in Europe would hit GDP
British chipmaker speaks out as debate rages over Chinese supplier Huawei

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 27, 2019

The US attacks on Huawei betray fear of falling behind
Proliferation of our technology hampers American efforts to spy on whomever it wants

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 26, 2019

Will the folding phone catch on?
The iPhone has for years defined the shape and style of a smartphone but with the ma…

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 26, 2019

US court backs AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner
Decision rejects justice department's bid to overturn approval of $80bn deal

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 26, 2019

Magic Leap strikes distribution deal with SK Telecom
Google and Alibaba-backed augmented reality start-up launched first headset last year

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 26, 2019

US urges Europe to exclude Huawei from 5G network builds
A deal to update Nafta sent stocks soaring, and there's new reason to believe pragmatism will trump protectionism.

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 26, 2019

Are foldable phones more than a gimmick?
Handset makers are yet to prove consumers will want design changes enough to upgrade

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 25, 2019

Are foldable phones more than just a gimmick?
Handset makers yet to prove consumers will want design changes enough to upgrade devices

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 25, 2019

Huawei needs vigilance in 5G rather than a ban
Security does not demand the exclusion of the Chinese equipment maker

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 24, 2019

Microsoft proves a pioneer in ‘augmented reality'
Tech giant doubles down on corporate customers with latest version of HoloLens headset

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 24, 2019

Microsoft proves a pioneer in augmented reality
Tech giant doubles down on corporate customers with latest version of HoloLens headset

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 24, 2019

Microsoft proves pioneer in AR with HoloLens 2
Tech giant doubles down on corporate customers with latest version of headset

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 24, 2019

Gigaclear founder launches new UK telecoms company
Matthew Hare sets up Zzoomm to launch full-fibre networks in suburbs and small cities

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 24, 2019

Huawei unveils foldable phone and tests pricing power
Under-fire Chinese telecoms group introduces model costing up to $2,600

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 24, 2019

Huawei unveils Mate X foldable phone at Mobile World Congress
Under-fire Chinese telecoms group introduces model costing up to $2,600

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 24, 2019

‘My model is capitalism': Ethiopia's PM plans telecoms privatisation
Abiy Ahmed outlines policies in country's shift towards economic liberalisation

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 24, 2019

Huawei v US in ‘Battle of Barcelona' at Mobile World Congress
Officials to lobby against Chinese company at world's biggest telecoms trade show

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 24, 2019

Huawei vs US in ‘Battle of Barcelona' at Mobile World Congress
Officials to lobby against Chinese company at world's biggest telecoms trade show

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 22, 2019

Telstra looks to deliver turnround through 5G launch
Australian telecoms group chief says Canberra ban on Huawei kit could hurt rivals Optus and Vodafone

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 21, 2019

Europe's biggest telecoms companies warn on growth
Region's largest group Deutsche Telekom faces questions over Sprint takeover approval

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 21, 2019

Trump appears to offer olive branch to Huawei
President says he opposes ‘blocking out' 5G technologies ahead of US-China trade talks

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 21, 2019

Trump wades in to 5G telecoms debate
President's tweet comes as allies voice security concerns about Huawei's networks

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 21, 2019

Huawei may have to lift $2bn pledged to fix UK concerns
British cyber security official says Chinese telecoms group has been slow to address problems

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 21, 2019

Orange warns 2019 growth may slow on competitive European market
A deal to update Nafta sent stocks soaring, and there's new reason to believe pragmatism will trump protectionism.

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 20, 2019

Telecom Italia sets sights on being a ‘normal company'
Chief Luigi Gubitosi to unveil new strategy amid battle between group's biggest shareholders

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 20, 2019

Vivendi locks horns with Elliott over derivatives
French group and US hedge fund both built stakes in Telecom Italia through "collars"

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 20, 2019

Vivendi used Elliott tactics that it attacked
French group also built its Telecom Italia stake with equity derivatives

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 20, 2019

How Huawei lost its PR battle in the west
Foreign advisers say they were ignored and undermined by Chinese management

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 20, 2019

RCom's troubles leave Anil Ambani fighting for his empire
Tycoon's complex web of companies could unravel if lenders sell stock pledged as collateral

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 20, 2019

Samsung takes on Apple and Huawei with Galaxy S10 launch
Korean smartphone maker raises prices in the face of rising sales for Chinese rivals

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 20, 2019

Samsung ups ante with Apple and Huawei with foldable phone
Korean smartphone maker launches Galaxy S10 and raises prices in bid to get ahead of rivals

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 20, 2019

Samsung ups ante with rivals by launching foldable phone
Company unveils Galaxy S10 and raises prices in bid to get ahead of Apple and Huawei

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 20, 2019

Samsung ups ante with rivals by launching Galaxy S10
Company unveils new foldable phone and raises prices in bid to get ahead of Apple and Huawei

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 20, 2019

Anil Ambani guilty of contempt in Ericsson case
RCom chairman faces prison if $77m payment not made within 4 weeks

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 19, 2019

Distressed debt hedge fund Aurelius vindicated in Windstream case
A new call for a cheaper greenback is at odds with the likelihood of multiple Fed rate hikes this year.

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 19, 2019

The long courtship between Sprint and T-Mobile
Sprint and T-Mobile have a long on-again, off-again history.

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 18, 2019

Ericsson chief warns on Europe's 5G delay
Focus on Huawei, regulation and high costs risk region falling further behind, says Börje Ekholm

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 18, 2019

Huawei founder says US will not ‘crush' company
Ren Zhengfei says arrest of company's CFO and daughter is ‘politically motivated'

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 17, 2019

Legal ruling puts Windstream at risk of bankruptcy
Hedge fund known for pursuing unpaid debts prevails in litigation against telecoms company

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 17, 2019

UK says Huawei is manageable risk to 5G
Blow to US efforts to ban Chinese company from allies' telecoms networks

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 17, 2019

The war on plastic will dent oil demand
Companies are underestimating the importance of changed consumer attitudes

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 15, 2019

Mobile phone operators told to fix ‘not spots'
Rural districts' frustration with poor signal spurs push for national roaming

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 15, 2019

Vodafone drops PwC as auditor after Phones4U dispute
FTSE 100 telecommunications group chooses Big Four rival EY

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 15, 2019

Deportation of MTN unit head compounds African mobile group's problems
Company gives no explanation for Wim Vanhelleputte's expulsion from Uganda

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 14, 2019

Billionaire Bolloré to step down from Vivendi board in April
Shareholders will be asked at AGM to appoint Cyrille Bolloré to replace his father

FT.com - Telecoms
Feb 13, 2019

T-Mobile/Sprint: Democratic deficit
The outlook for both companies would be worse if they stayed independent

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