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AT&T's Stephenson: Iusacell deal will create synergies with Cricket prepaid biz

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said he is enthusiastic about the growth prospects for the company in Mexico following the company's announcement of a $2.5 billion deal to purchase Mexican operator Iusacell. He also said that a large portion of the customer base of AT&T's Cricket prepaid brand has personal connections to the Mexican market, and there will be synergies between Cricket and Iusacell.

Deutsche Telekom sets up VC fund amid questions over future government shareholding

Deutsche Telekom is setting up what it claims is one of Europe's largest investment funds, with an eye to boosting German start-ups, as reports emerge suggesting the German state will sell its stake in the operator.

Entner: The market response to regulating the Internet? Not good.

President Obama's foray into broadband policy could represent a major turning point in telecommunications and internet policy both for the United States and the world as a whole, if the FCC adheres to what the President requested. In a world where prices decline, services improve, and choices increase, this country's most senior leader has decided that a heavy-handed regulatory framework developed 80 years ago is the right vehicle to grow jobs, attract investment and catalyze innovation in the digital economy.

T-Mobile's Legere opposes reclassifying broadband under Title II in net neutrality debate

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere came out against President Barack Obama's statement in support of the "strongest possible" net neutrality rules and his push for the FCC to reclassify broadband as Title II common carrier services. While not surprising, given T-Mobile's past stance on net neutrality, the opinion offered by Legere puts him in league with Verizon Communications and AT&T, two companies he is usually railing against.

NCTA, cable companies 'stunned' by President's Title II endorsement

With President Barack Obama stridently encouraging the FCC to adopt Title II Internet regulation, National Cable Telecommunications Association CEO Michael Powell was among the high-profile cable-industry denizens who let out an equally strident negative response.

Obama calls on FCC to enact 'strongest possible' net neutrality rules, including for wireless

President Barack Obama called on the FCC to create the "strongest possible" regulations to ensure net neutrality. Importantly, the president said the rules should apply to wireless networks as well as wireline ones, but he acknowledged that wireless networks are different than wired ones.

Obama tells FCC to take the Title II path

President Barack Obama delivered a statement Monday, urging the Federal Communications Commission to render broadband a utility under Title II reclassification. "This set of principles--the idea of net neutrality--has unleashed the power of the Internet and given innovators the chance to thrive," Obama said in a prepared statement.

DirecTV finally reveals details about Al Jazeera suit: It wants news channel off its program guide

DirecTV sued Al Jazeera America in July to terminate its carriage agreement with the cable news network, claiming the channel's programming is not what it signed up for.

President Obama throws support behind the FCC's Title II broadband reclassification option

President Barack Obama issued a new statement telling service providers they need to ensure that the Internet remains free and open to any consumer.

OECD sees little benefit in mobile operator consolidation

Market consolidation is a popular concept with European mobile network operators (MNOs), but recent experience in countries that are members of the Operation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) suggests it may not serve consumers' best interests--even when there remains a choice of three network providers.