Mighty Blighty broadbanders beg: Let us lay cable in BT’s, er, ducts

Complain to Ofcom that telco has ‘effective monopoly’

Blighty’s broadband providers are once again at Ofcom to do something about the alleged monopoly they believe former national telco BT maintains in the business broadband sector.…

Paym to be rolled out to HSBC’s business customers

HSBC is introducing Paym to its customers who use its business internet banking, which will allow them to receive payments using just a mobile phone number. Until now Paym, which launched in the UK in April this year and registered …

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Etisalat’s Saudi affiliate suspends CEO over accounting error

Etisalat’s Saudi affiliate Mobily has suspended its CEO Khalid Omar Al Kaf after errors were found in the company’s accounting, leading it to restate figures for 2013 and the first nine months of 2014. Al Kaf’s suspension took effect from …

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US AWS-3 auction hits $34B in bids

The ongoing spectrum auction in the US chalked up $34 billion by the close of bidding on 21 November, as the mobile industry dug deeper in its pockets than many experts anticipated. The AWS-3 auction run by the Federal Communications …

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Telefónica reportedly mulling UK alliance with BT

The CEO of Telefónica has reportedly indicated he is open to some kind of strategic alliance with BT in the UK, which could include selling off O2 UK in return for a stake in BT.

BT in talks to RE-SLURP O2 after spitting it out a decade ago

In talks with Spanish owner Telefonica

BT could be the new owner of Blighty mobe network O2 if talks with Spanish parent Telefonica go well.…

Airtel offloads Nigerian towers

Airtel inked a deal to sell more than 4,800 masts in Nigeria to American Tower, for an unspecified sum. Under the terms of the agreement, Airtel will be the “anchor tenant” for the towers over a ten-year period. The acquisition …

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Telecom Italia sells Brazilian towers, mulls tie-up with Oi

Telecom Italia has announced the sale of its Brazilian towers to American Tower Corp for approximately €900 million, the price tag it set out to achieve in the first place. The telco also confirmed it is weighing up its options overall in the Brazilian market, and that it is considering a tie-up of its subsidiary Tim Participações with local competitor Oi.

EC mullng Google break-up – report

A leaked report has fuelled speculation that the European Commission intends to unbundle Google in response to the internet giant’s growing share in multiple markets. According to the FT, a draft motion from the Commission states that “unbundling search engines from other commercial services” is being investigated as a means of curtailing the company’s growing dominance.