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  • Vodafone Group plc (LON: VOD) and BT Group plc (LON: BT.A) have underperformed this year so is it time to sell?

  • Which stock has the most attractive dividend prospects, Vodafone Group plc (LON:VOD) or BT Group plc (LON:BT.A)?

  • SAP to invest 2 bln euros in Internet of Things by end 2020 Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 28, 2016 09:00 BST

    The German company said it would invest that amount by the end of 2020, targeting what it estimates to be a 250 billion-euro market in the so-called Internet of Things (Frankfurt: 7IT.F - news) (IoT), in which regular objects are connected to networks to send and receive data. "It is a big and growing market and we think …

  • Telecom Egypt considers buying more spectrum Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Sep 26, 2016 11:01 BST

    Telecom Egypt, the state fixed-line monopoly, said on Monday it was considering buying more spectrum, weeks after acquiring a fourth-generation (4G) licence that will allow it to directly offer mobile phone services for the first time. "Telecom Egypt has presented a request to the National Telecom Regulatory Authority …

  • Telecom Egypt says considers acquiring additional 4G spectrum Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Sep 26, 2016 09:09 BST

    Telecom Egypt, the state fixed-line monopoly, said on Monday it was considering acquiring additional spectrum, weeks after it bought a fourth-generation licence that will allow it to directly offer mobile ...

  • Vivendi hopes to make Mediaset new pay-TV offer next week -source Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 18:58 BST

    PARIS/MILAN, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Vivendi hopes to make a new offer for Mediaset's pay-TV business by the end of next week to try to end a dispute between the French and Italian media groups that erupted in July, a source close to matter said. Under the preferred scenario Vivendi is working on, shares of Mediaset Premium …

  • Vivendi aims to make Mediaset a new offer for its pay-TV next week-source Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 23, 2016 17:56 BST

    French media giant Vivendi aims to make an alternative offer to Italian broadcaster Mediaset for its pay-TV by the end of next week, as it tries to end a legal dispute that has escalated between the two ...

  • Yahoo admits 500 million users had data stolen in 2014 attack

    Data from at least 500 million Yahoo (NasdaqGS: YHOO - news) users was "stolen" during an attack in 2014, the internet company has said. It said the hack may have been "state-sponsored" but "the investigation has found no evidence that the state-sponsored actor is currently in Yahoo's network". Yahoo said it was working …

  • 500 million Yahoo customers have data stolen Sky News - Thu, Sep 22, 2016 21:12 BST
    Yahoo admits 500 million users had data stolen in 2014 attack

    Data from at least 500 million Yahoo (Hanover: YHO.HA - news) users was "stolen" during an attack in 2014, the internet company has said. The attack may have been "state-sponsored" but "the investigation has found no evidence that the state-sponsored actor is currently in Yahoo's network", Yahoo said. "Yahoo is working …

  • Egypt said it will consider auctioning its fourth-generation (4G) licences on the international market after all three of the country's existing mobile phone operators turned down an offer to acquire them. Egypt, one of Africa's largest markets, is selling four 4G licences as part of a long-awaited plan to reform the telecoms …

  • Vodafone injects $7.2 bln into Indian arm as competition intensifies Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Sep 22, 2016 13:43 BST

    Vodafone Group Plc (NasdaqGS: VOD - news) has injected 477 billion rupees ($7.2 bln) into its Indian unit ahead of an auction of airwaves in the world's second-biggest mobile phone market, which has seen increased competition with the entry of a new player. The British group's subsidiary is India's second-biggest carrier …

  • Egypt's three mobile operators reject 4G licences -two officials Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Sep 22, 2016 09:35 BST

    Egypt's three existing mobile phone operators have declined to buy its fourth-generation licences, two Egyptian telecoms officials told Reuters on Thursday. The companies, Vodafone, Orange (LSE: 0OQV.L - news) and Etisalat, did not respond to repeated requests for comment. The Egyptian officials declined to be named …

  • EU scraps telecom roaming time limit in effort to please public Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 21, 2016 15:41 BST

    The European Commission proposed on Wednesday scrapping time limits on charge-free mobile phone roaming included in next year's plan to abolish such tariffs after critics said its initial proposal was consumer unfriendly. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker abruptly ordered the previous proposal to be redrafted two …

  • EU Commission to scrap daily limits on mobile telecoms roaming Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Sep 21, 2016 11:44 BST

    The European Commission said on Wednesday it would propose scrapping daily limits on mobile telecoms roaming following criticism of its initial idea to limit the amount of time consumers could use their phones abroad. Andrus Ansip, European Commissioner for the digital single market, told a news conference that there would …

  • Can growth hunters afford to miss these 3 Footsie favourites? Fool.co.uk - Tue, Sep 20, 2016 15:56 BST

    Royston Wild discusses the growth prospects of three Footsie-quoted growth greats.

  • 2 investment disasters to avoid after today’s news Fool.co.uk - Fri, Sep 16, 2016 10:52 BST

    Roland Head explains why he believes investors should steer clear of these troubled firms.

  • BUZZ-Avanti: plans debt issue to address liquidity needs, shares rally Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 16, 2016 09:02 BST

    ** Satellite communication services provider Avanti Communications shares up 9.5%, best day since August ** Co says begun process to pay debt due in Oct. through debt issue which matures in 2019, to address ...

  • MTN scraps mobile money business in South Africa Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Sep 15, 2016 16:21 BST

    South African mobile phone operator MTN Group has pulled the plug on its local mobile money business, saying it was not viable in a country where around three quarters of the population already has a bank account. Mobile money services that allow customers to transfer funds using their phones have proved hugely popular …

  • Vimpelcom (Frankfurt: 35V.F - news) and CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd can invoke a buy-sell option on the stakes they hold in the joint venture that merges their Italian units from three years after the deal's conclusion, a Vimpelcom presentation showed. Earlier this month, the EU gave its greenlight to the 21.8 billion euro …

  • India's Reliance Communications (BSE: 532712.BO - news) Ltd is to combine its wireless business with smaller rival Aircel to create the nation's third-biggest mobile phone network operator in terms of subscribers, as intensifying competition pushes consolidation in the world's second-biggest market. The merged business …

  • Croatia's conservatives take clear lead in preliminary results Reuters - UK Focus - Sun, Sep 11, 2016 22:25 BST

    Croatia's conservative Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) had a clear lead in Sunday's snap parliamentary elections, preliminary results showed, suggesting the party was on course to head a more stable government after a turbulent period for the country. The HDZ stood at 62 seats in the 151-member parliament, according to …

  • Vodafone stock could rise 33 pct, benefit from a merger -Barron's Reuters - UK Focus - Sun, Sep 11, 2016 22:08 BST

    Vodafone Group Plc (NasdaqGS: VOD - news) could benefit from a merger with Liberty Global Plc (Frankfurt: A1W0FL - news) , according to a report in Barron's, which added the British telecommunications company's shares could also be poised for a 33 percent rise. Vodafone has already said it was no longer in talks with …

  • Juncker demands better EU telecom roaming charge plan Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 9, 2016 15:59 BST

    The European Commission withdrew proposals on Friday that would limit next year's abolition of mobile phone roaming charges after criticism that the rules should do more to favour telecoms firms' customers. In a dramatic U-turn, four days after officials published rules to restrict how many days consumers could use phones …

  • EU Commission to withdraw and revise telecom roaming plans Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 9, 2016 10:42 BST

    The European Commission said on Friday it was withdrawing and would revise its proposals designed to end mobile telecom roaming charges. The Commission said in a brief online statement that President Jean-Claude ...

  • Two small-caps that could double after today’s results? Fool.co.uk - Thu, Sep 8, 2016 10:17 BST

    Are these popular small-cap stocks today's top growth buys?

  • Telia Company divests its stake in Tajik operator Tcell Business Wire - Wed, Sep 7, 2016 08:14 BST

    Telia Company (OSE:TEL)(STO:TELIA)(HEX:TLS1V)(LSE:TEE)(Nasdaq:TLSN) has agreed to sell its 60 percent holding in Central Asian Telecommunications Development B.V., which controls CJSC “Indigo Tajikistan” (Tcell), to the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED). AKFED is currently the minority owner in Central …

  • UK mobile operator Three calls for spectrum cap to rein in EE Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Sep 6, 2016 16:55 BST

    Britain's smallest mobile network operator, Three, wants the regulator to rein in market leader EE by setting a 30 percent cap on the proportion of airwaves an operator can own. The operator, owned by Hong Kong's CK Hutchison Holdings , said it needed more spectrum to grow its customer base and offer bigger bundles of …

  • EU mergers and takeovers (Sept 5) Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Sep 5, 2016 18:30 BST

    The following are mergers under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU merger process: APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS None NEW LISTINGS -- Swedish telecoms operator Tele2 to acquire Danish ...

  • Royston Wild takes a look at three FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE: UKX) firecrackers.

  • BUZZ-TalkTalk: Exane downgrades on competition fears Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Sep 2, 2016 08:51 BST

    ** Phone and broadband provider TalkTalk falls 3.8 pct after Exane double-downgrades to "underperform" from "outperform" ** Broker says threat of competition from Sky and Vodafone likely ...

  • EU approves 21.8 bln euro Hutchison, VimpelCom Italian deal Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Sep 1, 2016 15:46 BST

    CK Hutchison Holdings won EU approval on Thursday for the planned merger of its Italian mobile unit with that of VimpelCom (Frankfurt: 35V.F - news) , after pledging to help French maverick Iliad (LSE: 0MGY.L - news) enter the Italian market. The EU green light will come as a relief to the telecoms industry after a …

  • India's Reliance Industries (BSE: RELIANCE.BO - news) unveiled its new telecom network on Thursday, touting free calls and rock-bottom data prices that sent shares of established telecom players into a nosedive on fears of an all-out price war. Reliance's Chairman Mukesh Ambani, India's richest man, told shareholders …

  • Bilaal Mohamed uncovers three fat dividends from the FTSE 250 (INDEXFTSE:MCX).

  • Potash Corp, Agrium talk merger; competition scrutiny expected Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Aug 30, 2016 20:51 BST

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba/WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Canada's Agrium Inc (Toronto: AGU.TO - news) and Potash Corp of Saskatchewan Inc said on Tuesday they are in talks to merge, a deal that would create a fertilizer and farm retailing giant worth more than $25 billion but also trigger U.S (Other OTC: UBGXF - news) . Potash …

  • EU telecom regulators take strict view of net neutrality rules Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Aug 30, 2016 17:20 BST

    EU regulators on Tuesday adopted a strict interpretation of rules limiting how telecoms firms like Vodafone and Orange (LSE: 0OQV.L - news) can prioritise some types of internet traffic, aiming to protect the principle that all web traffic be treated equally. The guidelines on net neutrality were welcomed by internet …

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