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After years of negotiations, it's finally official: Mobile carriers Sprint and T-Mobile have agreed to join forces in a mega-merger, the two companies announced Sunday. The all-stock transaction, which puts the value of the combined company at $146 billion, is poised to significantly change the U.S. telecom ...
Job losses in the telecom sector could increase double-fold this year as the ongoing mergers and acquisitions in the telecom industry mean more ... The ongoing talks between telecom giants Vodafone India and Idea Cellular, which is expected to create India's largest phone company may see job cuts up ...

The Bellevue telecom company is once again in talks to merge with rival Sprint, and the third time could be the charm. The combination would have more than 127 million customers, putting it within spitting distance of the industry's top two, Verizon and AT&T.
U.S. pressure on Chinese telecom equipment giants Huawei and ZTE is causing immediate challenges for the companies in financial markets. ... The Chinese company, which has raised security concerns in Washington for years, reported a 28.1 percent increase in net profit last year to 47.455 billion yuan ...
Sandwich Isles has an exclusive license to provide telecommunications services on Hawaiian Home Lands, and borrowed more than $166.7 million from the department to help finance its fiber optic telecommunications network across the Hawaii Islands. The suit seeks a foreclosure judgment against ...
The decision takes direct aim at Huawei, which makes telecommunications network equipment and smartphones, and its main Chinese rival, ZTE, .... Carri Bennet, general counsel for the Rural Wireless Association, an industry group for American telecom companies with fewer than 100,000 subscribers.

"We will apply for a VPN line with (the government)," the chief executive of a foreign-owned technology company told AFP. "As a company that is ... But it was business as usual for a nearby store that was licensed to sell VPNs from state-owned telecommunications operator China Telecom. "We've had no ...
After reading Telecom Plus PLC's (LSE:TEP) latest earnings update (30 September 2017), I found it beneficial to look back at how the company has ... I also like to compare against an industry benchmark to understand whether TEP has outperformed, or whether it is simply riding an industry wave. Below is ...
Shares of Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd.CHT scaled a new 52-week high of $38.59 during the trading session on Mar 28. However, the stock closed a tad lower at $38.49, up 1.05% from the closing price of Mar 27. In fact, the stock has performed pretty well in the past six months. Shares of Chunghwa ...
In this case, the companies that have commented on the matter are Hong Kong-listed PC giant Lenovo, and China Telecom, the smallest of China's three major wireless carriers. None of the comments are too earth-shattering, and the only reason we're even hearing them is because it's earnings season in ...
According to recent data from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), licence fee collections from the telecom industry shrank almost 5% sequentially in the October to December quarter to Rs 3,104 crore, while adjusted gross revenue (AGR) of the sector fell 7.5% on quarter to Rs 38,536 crore.
... the new telecom policy, which is slated to focus on key domains such as the licensing framework, R&D and innovation, data security & privacy and also outline India's 5G technology roadmap. Post-consolidation, EY expects the industry to be more stable with tariff wars easing out and companies focusing ...
Under the stewardship of new chairman Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission has gone out of its way to enact policies that are favorable towards the biggest telecoms company. Nothing has done more to pump the stock prices of bigger ISPs at the expense of smaller companies than net ...
In this article, I'm going to take a look at Hellenic Company for Telecommunications and Telematic Applications SA. ... Differences in ownership structure of companies can have a profound effect on how management's incentives are aligned with shareholder returns, and whether they adhere to corporate ...
China Telecom will shrink capital expenditures by 15.5% to 75 billion yuan, the company said Wednesday in Hong Kong. Chairman and CEO Yang Jie said the money will go mainly toward improving existing fourth-generation networks, expanding fiber-optic broadband capacity and enhancing platforms ...
China Telecom will shrink capital expenditures by 15.5% to 75 billion yuan, the company said Wednesday in Hong Kong. Chairman and CEO Yang Jie said the money will go mainly toward improving existing fourth-generation networks, expanding fiber-optic broadband capacity and enhancing platforms ...
States attempting to preserve net neutrality regulations will soon see challenges in court, according to a blog post from the leading lobbying firm for the telecom industry. USTelecom, which represents major broadband providers, says it will fight current state-level net neutrality rules and any more that may ...

Telecom companies' pre-tax losses widened to a staggering Rs 381.53 billion in the 2016-17 fiscal from Rs 17 billion in the preceding year, ... The note of minister's reply mentioned that the likelihood of a company getting into financial stress is high when the debt to Ebitda ratio is 4 times or above on a ...
The telecom minister Wednesday said that pre-tax losses of all carriers combined widened to Rs 38,153 crore in the 2016-17 fiscal, far higher from Rs 1,699 crore in the preceding year, and said that 24 out of 50 companies reported losses before tax during 2016-17. The note of minister's reply said that the ...
The Federal Communications Commission is joining the Trump administration, Congress and other government agencies that have targeted Huawei, China's giant telecommunications equipment maker, as a national security risk. Ajit Pai, chairman of the commission, on Monday proposed a rule to tighten ...
According to a DIP release, the company's plan was expressed on Thursday to Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes by Vice ... interest and confidence in Guyana and the immense potential the country currently has for creating a vibrant, competitive telecommunications industry.
But for AT&T and CNN parent company Time Warner, joining forces is all about survival. The media industry has been upended in recent years by a handful of internet and tech companies — most prominently Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google. Each is offering video content -— the live sports, ...
Assessing Public Joint Stock Company Long-Distance and International Telecommunications Rostelecom's (MISX:RTKM) past track record of performance is a valuable exercise for investors. ... Viewing growth from a sector-level, the RU telecom industry has been relatively flat in terms of earnings growth .
Eight members of Telecom Italia's board of directors resigned on Thursday, triggering a re-election of the entire board as an activist investor fund has ... But in a statement released on Thursday, Telecom Italia said that eight directors had announced their resignation, which it says under the company's ...
Last month's passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 heralds the industry's most fundamental structural change since AT&T Corp. was split up in 1984. Traditional barriers separating industry sectors are crumbling. Wireless will play a key role in the industry's transformation. While few provisions of ...
The Indian telecom industry will need $10-15 billion a year in form of investments said Aruna Sundararajan , secretary, department of telecommunications (DOT). The secretary also said that the new telecom policy (NTP) 2018 will be crucial for an industry at an inflection point in India . "Consolidation willl ...
From Zacks: The U.S. telecom market continues to witness intense pricing competition, as success to a great extent depends on technical superiority, quality of services ... DISH Network's CEO Charlie Ergen has hinted that the company is interested in the potential deal-making to enter the wireless industry.
He said there was a communication breakdown between the two companies, and also explained steps the company is taking to ensure that it doesn't happen again. Commissioner Victor Crist demanded those changes be committed to writing. “I would like to see something in writing that is guaranteed to ...
The U.S. telecom market continues to witness intense pricing competition, as success to a great extent depends on technical superiority, quality of services and ... DISH Network's CEO Charlie Ergen has hinted that the company is interested in the potential deal-making to enter the wireless industry.
"The industry structure with four players is right size and with time there will be increase in average revenue per user (ARPU) and the sector is poised for good times ahead," said Gupta who was part of the panel discussion on the 'National Telecom Policy 2018 : A new revenue engine for telcos'.
So, later this year, the Global Industry Classification Standard, or GICS, is getting just its second change since 1999, when the Telecommunications ... Teresa noted that the new structure will force changes in ETF holdings, and it could also push active fund managers to move companies in and out of their ...
He said there was a communication breakdown between the two companies, and also explained steps the company is taking to ensure that it doesn't happen again. Commissioner Victor Crist demanded those changes be committed to writing. “I would like to see something in writing that is guaranteed to ...
Once a darling of any serious income investor's portfolio, Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX: TLS) has seen its share price decline by almost 30% over the past 12 months. The company's first half FY18 results were a mixed bag. Telstra's total income was up 5.9% on first half FY17, but it was forced to recognise a ...
Smuts says the complexities around the change will differ from company to company. It will have a major impact on banks because of the different systems they have to run and industries with a large customer base such as the telecommunication industry. “There will be period where companies will have to ...
Legal battles in the telecom industry have reached unprecedented levels in the past year or so, forcing companies and law firms to strengthen their bench ... teams have strong presence abroad, in India it used to be mainly media and technology until now," said Niren Patil, partner at Khaitan and Company.
In a falling market, one of the sectors to have fallen the most is the telecom space. The BSE Telecom index has fallen around 17 percent on a year to date basis. Jefferies expects the sector's profitability to remain under pressure for another 12 months. It expects improvement from Mid-FY20e, when share for ...
Other IT and Telecom industries are significantly overpriced, but they are all are above their historical baseline in profitability, which may partly justify overpricing for some of them. Telecommunications and Software are the most overvalued. Anyway, systemic risk is more important than market valuation to ...
AT&T and the U.S. Justice Department will face each other in court this week to decide the fate of the telecom company's $85 billion proposed merger with ... who will grace the stage today: Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, who will likely have a thing or two to say about tech companies gunning for his industry.
... a look at NORDTELEKOM Telecommunications Service Provider Public Limited Company's (BUSE:NORDTELEKOM) most recent earnings update (30 June 2017) and compare these latest figures against its performance over the past few years, as well as how the rest of the telecom industry performed.
Legal battles in the telecom industry have reached unprecedented levels in the past year or so, forcing companies and law firms to strengthen their bench ... teams have strong presence abroad, in India it used to be mainly media and technology until now," said Niren Patil, partner at Khaitan and Company.
Sometimes this happens when private companies are handed direct payments in the form of subsidies: public money, amounting to at least $5 billion a year ... From the perspective of the shareholders of AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink, Comcast, and Spectrum—the Big Five telecommunications companies that ...
Mueller and all other full-time employees of the telecommunications company will get $1,000 bonuses in April that the business says stem from recently ... The company will use the tax cuts to make a $3 million capital investment that will allow it to better compete against much larger companies such as ...
Companies in the same industry don't always follow the same business model, and it's hard to find two more diametrically opposed ways of doing business than you'll see ... With that in mind, below we'll take a closer look at Frontier and Verizon to see which company seems like the better buy right now.
The Australian Financial Review reported late last month that the Critical Infrastructure Centre within the newly created Department of Home Affairs would conduct a national security assessment of the company. Under legislation passed last year, the Federal Government has the power to direct carriers to ...
In a global report on the commercial applications of drone technology, PwC estimates the addressable market of drone powered solutions in the telecommunications industry at $6.3 billion. Below explores the different ways wireless carriers and telecom operators are looking to take advantage of the ...
Noticeably absent in AT&T's filing was an earlier argument it had made: that the government singled out the company's deal because of presidential ... of presidential interference in the deal, the trial is pivotal for the telecom and media industries, providing a clue about the chances of other industry deals, ...
Telecom operators have been directed to immediately recall all sim cards that are held in stock by street vendors, agents, and hawkers. This is just one of the new tough regulations governing the sale and registration of sim cards in the country that has been introduced by the Uganda Communications ...
Well, let's take a look at whether it is merely owing to industry tailwinds, or if China Telecom has seen some company-specific growth. The hike in earnings seems to be bolstered by a strong top-line increase outstripping its growth rate of expenses. Though this brought about a margin contraction, it has ...
This consolidation is helping those companies survive, analysts say. “The year gone was marked as one of the most challenging years in the history of Indian telecommunications market,” says Inderpreet Kaur, a senior analyst for the central and south Asia telecoms, media and technology sector at Ovum.
However, as leading telecommunications firms begin rolling out 5G technology, investors may find new reasons to own these stocks. 5G is the fifth ... 5G-ready telecoms, then, will be able to keep pace with exponential growth in data demand, trim costs and tap into new sources of revenues. They also will ...


 

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