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South Africa: Competition Commission probe on high cost of data

Siyabonga Cwele, the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, has stated that high mobile data prices in South Africa may need to be brought...

EU: Altice accused of breaking rules in Portugal telecoms merger

The European Union's antitrust regulator on Thursday formally accused Dutch telecommunications company Altice NV of implementing its merger announced in 2014 with PT Portugal...

US: Sprint and T-Mobile are reportedly in merger talks again

T-Mobile and Sprint are once again in talks to merge, according to reports. The country's third- and fourth-largest cellphone carriers have reportedly begun informal discussions...

US: T-Mobile will be part of merger talks

T-Mobile US will very likely be part of merger talks in the United States and its strong position there should give it time to...

US: Verizon wins 5G bandwidth

Verizon will pay $3.1 billion for wireless spectrum holder Straight Path Communications, it confirmed today, giving it access to the kind of frequencies it...

UK: Vodafone shutting down paging business

Vodafone is to shut down its pager business after the competition watchdog refused to approve its sale to Capita. The telecoms giant said it was...

France: Telecom operator seeks $2.6bn in damages

France's second-biggest telecoms operator SFR is seeking $2.6 billion in damages from bigger rival Orange in an antitrust litigation tied to the corporate market...

US: Comcast and Charter agree to not compete

Comcast and Charter announced on Monday an agreement to cooperate in their plans to sell mobile phone service, an agreement that also forbids each...

New Zealand: Vodafone NZ, Sky find alternative path to merger

Pay TV provider Sky TV and telecommunications carrier Vodafone NZ have pushed ahead with their proposed merger, receiving consent from the New Zealand Overseas...

EU: EC raids Swedish mobile operators for blocking rivals

According to concerns raised by the European Commission, Sweden’s telecom companies may have illegally prevented other companies from entering the consumer mobile market. According to...

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