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Vivendi tries to defend its investment in Telecom Italia vs Elliott

France’s media group Vivendi is asking Telecom Italia (TIM) investors to trust its strategy ahead of a leadership showdown against activist fund Elliott, Reuters...
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TRAI reveals result of voice quality during drive test on highways and rail

TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) has revealed the result of voice / call quality offered by mobile operators after conducting drive tests through...
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TRAI publishes mobile tariffs challenging telecom operators and consumers

TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) will start publishing mobile tariffs of all service providers in its website – posing challenges to operators and...
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T-Mobile to pay $40 mn penalty for low quality calls in rural areas

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has imposed a penalty of $40 million as part of a settlement after its investigation found that T-Mobile USA failed...
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SoftBank CEO running out of time to clinch Sprint-T-Mobile merger

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son faces a closing window of opportunity to merge the Japan-based company’s debt-laden U.S. wireless business unit Sprint with Deutsche Telekom-owned...
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COAI says telecom tower policies are impacting investment

Telecom industry body COAI said issues created by state and local body policies have impacted mobile operators’ plans to make investment of around Rs 9,000...
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Sprint, T-Mobile re-started merger talks in order to reduce costs

U.S. wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile have re-started talks to merge their operations to reduce cost and take on AT&T and Verizon, Reuters reported. The...
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Sprint to pay $10 mn penalty to settle FCC investigation

Sprint, a telecom operator in the U.S., has agreed to pay $10 million fine to settle a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) investigation. The FCC investigation...
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Elliott presents 10 independent Italian businessmen for Telecom Italia board

Activist fund Elliott has proposed 10 independent Italian businessmen for the Telecom Italia board as part of its strategy to step aside top shareholder...
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SK Telecom issues $500 mn worth of 5-year offshore private loans

SK Telecom has issued $500 million worth of five-year offshore private loans at a coupon rate of 3.75 percent. The ongoing US-China trade war has...
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Telecom Italia may take legal action to reduce pressure from Elliott

Telecom Italia (TIM) may take legal action to prevent a vote on board candidates proposed by fund Elliott on April 24. Elliott has 9...
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Rakuten Mobile to challenge NTT Docomo, KDDI and SoftBank in Japan

Rakuten, an e-commerce company, is set to challenge the dominance of major carriers such as NTT Docomo, KDDI and SoftBank in Japan. Rakuten, which has...
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Telecom Italia board to discuss demands of Elliott

The board of Telecom Italia will meet on Monday to discuss a decision by auditors to include demands made by activist fund Elliott on...
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TRAI wants to simplify MNP process

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a consultation paper on reviewing the MNP (mobile number portability) process. TRAI has sought written comments...

U.S. says AT&T wants Time Warner deal to grow pay-TV business

The U.S. Justice Department presented evidence on Thursday to show that AT&T, owner of DirecTV, viewed buying Time Warner as a way to make...
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U.S. fights AT&T deal by citing Time Warner’s clout with cable cos

The Justice Department, seeking to stop AT&T Inc’s deal to purchase Time Warner, has sought to show how often Time Warner subsidiary Turner would...

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