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  • Fibre upgrade cost traps Britain in cyber slow lane Reuters - UK Focus - 10 hours ago

    In a bid to boost Britain's economy through Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May's government has said it wants to address business concerns and replace an ageing copper network with the "gold standard" common across Asia and parts of Europe. Pressure has been building on BT and its Openreach division for years, led by rivals …

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  • UK telecoms watchdog wants more powers to block M&A post Brexit Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Dec 2, 2016 12:17 GMT

    LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 2 (Reuters) - British regulators should be given wider powers to block mergers, particularly if a company has strategic significance, after the country's exit from the European Union, Sharon White, head of communications watchdog Ofcom said. Britain should use the opportunity presented …

  • U.S. software group CA buys Austrian peer Automic in 600 mln euro deal Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Dec 1, 2016 17:09 GMT

    U.S. software management group CA Inc said on Thursday it has agreed to buy Austrian business automation firm Automic from private equity group EQT in a 600 million euro deal as it seeks to expand in Europe. ...

  • SCENARIOS -Beyond banks, investors seek other Italian referendum plays Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Dec 1, 2016 15:17 GMT

    MILAN, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 1 (Reuters) - With (Other OTC: WWTH - news) only three days to go before Italians vote in a referendum that could tip their country into political chaos, investors are trying to work out how to play the ballot on the stock market. The prospect that Prime Minister Matteo Renzi could …

  • LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Vodafone and Singapore’s StarHub have agreed to renew their strategic partnership for a further three years, building on a successful relationship that has seen significant collaboration ...

  • Deutsche Telekom attack part of global campaign on routers Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Nov 29, 2016 22:27 GMT

    A cyber attack that infected nearly 1 million routers used to access Deutsche Telekom (IOB: 0MPH.IL - news) internet service was part of a campaign targeting web-connected devices around the globe, the German government and security researchers said on Tuesday. The revelation from the German Office for Information Security, …

  • UK regulator goes to Europe to force reform at BT Openreach Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Nov 29, 2016 12:40 GMT

    Britain's telecoms regulator will go to the European Commission to try to force BT to legally separate Openreach, the division that supplies broadband to millions of homes and businesses, in a major reform aimed at spurring investment in the country's ageing network. The regulator, which despite Britain's vote to leave …

  • BUZZ-TalkTalk: rebounds as regulator piles pressure on rival BT Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Nov 29, 2016 09:17 GMT

    ** TalkTalk rises 3.3 pct, rebounding off 4-year lows, after Britain's telecoms regulator says it will go to the European Commission to force rival BT to separate its Openreach broadband network ** Openreach ...

  • British telecoms regulator Ofcom said on Tuesday it was preparing to go to the European Commission to try to force BT to legally separate its networks division Openreach after the two sides failed to come to a voluntary agreement. Ofcom, which put forward its plan for a legally separate Openreach in July, said the two …

  • Ex-divs to take 1.1 points off FTSE 100 on Dec. 1 Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Nov 28, 2016 13:19 GMT

    The following FTSE 100 companies will go ex-dividend on Thursday, after which investors will no longer qualify for the latest dividend payout. According to Reuters calculations at current market prices, ...

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  • Why these 5% yields could be under threat Fool.co.uk - Fri, Nov 25, 2016 15:56 GMT

    Bilaal Mohamed explains why these two dividends are looking increasingly exposed to a cut.

  • UAE's Yahsat to expand satellite fleet by 2020 - CEO Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Nov 24, 2016 12:21 GMT

    Satellite operator Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) plans to substantially increase its fleet by 2020, its chief executive said, as the United Arab Emirates pushes ahead with its ambition to diversify its economy. Thuraya Telecoms Co has launched three, while Yahsat has two, with the launch of the third, …

  • Vodafone Group plc (LON: VOD) has been dialling the right numbers lately but generating future growth could prove a tough call, says Harvey Jones.

  • Why Telecom Plus plc could beat the competition Fool.co.uk - Tue, Nov 22, 2016 12:15 GMT

    Why upstart Telecom Plus plc (LON:TEP) could continue to outperform heavyweight peers in the utility and telecoms sectors.

  • MORNING BID EUROPE-France's battle for the centre Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Nov 22, 2016 08:14 GMT

    Sure enough, the French presidential primaries are heating up with Alain Juppe, one-time favourite for the conservative ticket, now attacking his Thatcherite rival Francois Fillon for what he called a ...

  • Britain to limit BT/EE's role in 2017 mobile spectrum auction Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Nov 21, 2016 07:55 GMT

    Britain will sell a new batch of mobile broadband spectrum next year in an auction designed to prevent the biggest player, BT/EE, from becoming too dominant. Telecoms regulator Ofcom said on Monday it would auction 190 MHz of spectrum in the 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz bands - an increase of just under a third of the total mobile …

  • Liberty says Vodafone Dutch JV 'probably not' a template for more deals Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Nov 17, 2016 16:44 GMT

    Liberty Global (NasdaqGS: LBTYA - news) 's chief executive said the cable group's joint venture with mobile operator Vodafone in the Netherlands did not signal more deals between the two companies in Europe. Vodafone said on Wednesday regulators could look favourably on more co-operation between the two companies as …

  • ROME--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Sparkle acquires Spectrum capacity on GCX’s FA-1 trans-Atlantic cable system Global Cloud Xchange acquires capacity on SEAMEWE-5 and expands in Sparkle’s Sicily Hub to develop Palermo ...

  • Vodafone says regulators might welcome any new Liberty deal Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Nov 17, 2016 11:34 GMT

    Vodafone said regulators could look favourably on any wider tie-up between the mobile telecoms giant and cable company Liberty Global (NasdaqGS: LBTYA - news) in Europe because it would counterbalance the power of former incumbents in Germany, Italy and Britain. "The European Commission has clearly indicated that they …

  • Telecom Italia chief says Brazil business TIM is "good asset" Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Nov 16, 2016 18:00 GMT

    Telecom Italia considers its Brazilian subsidiary a "good asset" for the group and believes the country offers opportunities for growth, Chief Executive Officer Flavio Cattaneo said on Wednesday. ...

  • Why Vodafone’s €5bn loss shouldn’t worry you Fool.co.uk - Wed, Nov 16, 2016 07:25 GMT

    Vodafone Group plc (LON: VOD) is in much better shape than a €5bn loss in H1 suggests.

  • Is AdEPT Telecom plc the best telco stock after profits soar? Fool.co.uk - Tue, Nov 15, 2016 12:57 GMT

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  • Will Vodafone Group plc (LON: VOD) or Talktalk Telecom Group plc (LON: TALK) win the battle of the telecoms giants?

  • Vodafone takes $5 bln charge against new price war in India Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Nov 15, 2016 12:01 GMT

    Mobile telecoms group Vodafone reported a first-half net loss of 5 billion euros ($5.5 billion) on Tuesday after writing down the value of its Indian business by the same amount due to the start of a price war sparked by a powerful new rival. Chief Executive Vittorio Colao said an improvement in its European markets …

  • Vodafone will not IPO Indian unit until next financial year Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Nov 15, 2016 07:55 GMT

    British mobile operator Vodafone will not launch the highly anticipated initial public offering (IPO) of its Indian unit before March next year, it said on Tuesday. Vodafone India, the No.2 mobile phone carrier by market share and revenue, and other players in India's crowded telecoms market have been impacted by the …

  • Vodafone beats forecasts with 4.3 pct rise in first-half earnings Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Nov 15, 2016 07:16 GMT

    British mobile phone group Vodafone reported a better-than-expected 4.3 percent rise in core earnings in the first half of the year, helped by improving trading in European markets like Germany and Italy. ...

  • South Africa's Vodacom posts flat profit on one-off item, weak forex Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Nov 14, 2016 07:25 GMT

    South Africa's biggest mobile phone operator Vodacom Group reported flat half-year earnings on Monday, hurt by a one-off tax adjustment and currency effects. The mobile operator said headline earnings per share, which strips out certain one-off items and is the main profit measure in South Africa -- was unchanged year …

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  • Vodafone Qatar posts narrower Q2 net loss Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Nov 8, 2016 05:03 GMT

    Vodafone Qatar, an affiliate of Vodafone Group, reported a narrowing second-quarter loss on Tuesday, according to Reuters calculations. The operator made a net loss of 63.9 million riyals in the three ...

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  • BUZZ-Inmarsat: boosted by Barclays upgrade Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Nov 7, 2016 08:34 GMT

    ** Inmarsat +2.2% after Barclays upgrades to "equal-weight" v "underweight" ** Cites better than expected Q3 last week notably as GX starts to deliver, and stock's correction ** Stock ...

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