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FCC sets review teams for AT&T-DirecTV, Comcast-TWC-Charter deals

FCC general counsel Jonathan Sallet will ride herd over a steering committee charged with reviewing merger applications from AT&T-DirecTV and Comcast-Time Warner Cable-Charter Communications, the agency said.

Telecom Italia postpones merger talks with Hutchison

Telecom Italia's board has put its merger discussions with Hong Kong-based conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa on hold. The service provider, reports Reuters, said its board did not talk about a deal with Hutchison and that it will discuss the matter at "a future meeting."

HomeGrid, HomePNA Alliance merge under one umbrella

The HomeGrid Forum and HomePNA have merged into one large group that will be focused on promoting the G.hn "any wire" technology standard for home networks.

America Movil considers integrating Brazil telco, pay-TV operations

More action on the Brazil broadband front as America Movil said it is studying the possibility of slimming down operations in the country by merging its fixed and mobile carriers and its cable TV operations.

Rob Shanahan on merging Lightower, Sidera's futures

Rob Shanahan, CEO and president of Lightower Fiber Networks, isn't afraid of transitions. The 25-year telecom industry veteran is now leading the company through a merger with fellow competitive provider Sidera Networks. Sean Buckley talks with Shanahan about the value the merger will create for Lightower's customer base.

Kordia, Orcon integrate to become Kordia New Zealand

Kordia Group, a New Zealand-based competitive business provider, on Friday integrated its two main telecom businesses, including Kordia Networks and Orcon, under one common brand—Kordia New Zealand.

Colombia's ETB, UNE, Emcali consider merging operations

Three Colombian-based service providers--Telecomunicaciones de Bogota (ETB), UNE and Emcali--are exploring ways they can combine their strengths to compete more effectively against cable operators

Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom-Orange's joint venture becomes operational

Deutsche Telekom (XETRA: DTE.DE) and France Telecom-Orange's (NYSE: FTE) "BUYIN" joint procurement telecom equipment purchase program goes live this week. France Telecom-Orange's Livephone

Brazil's Telemar gets board approval to merge its 3 units

Telemar Participacoes SA, Brazil's largest telco, has gotten the go-ahead to merge its three units into one common company from their boards of directors. And the shareholders liked the plan as each

EarthLink makes move into the wholesale carrier market

EarthLink (Nasdaq: ELNK) is taking another step forward in its ongoing transformation from being just another dial-up service provider with the creation of its EarthLink Carrier Division. The new