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Hutchison Resubmits Bid For Debt-Laden Irish Telecom

Hong Kong-based diversified holding company Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. (Hong Kong: 0013) resubmitted its ?2 billion ($2.62 billion) cash bid for Dublin-based Eircom Group Ltd., the closely held fixed, mobile and broadband telecommunications services provider.

China Dismayed by Australian Ban on Huawei

China expressed consternation over the decision of the Australian government to ban telecommunications giant Huawei from competing in its new national broadband network over concerns for cybersecurity.

Falcone Mulls Voluntary Bankruptcy For LightSquared

Hedge fund manager Philip Falcone said in an interview on Wednesday he is seriously considering filing a voluntary bankruptcy for LightSquared, the struggling telecom startup in which his Harbinger Capital Partners is the majority owner.

Verizon Plans Wireless Video Service: WSJ

Verizon Communications Inc is aiming to offer an integrated video service for its wireless customers, its FiOS customers and its cable partners as soon as this holiday season, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing the telephone company's chief executive.

FCC Proposal could Help Dish Wireless Plan

Communications regulators proposed on Wednesday a path for making satellite airwaves available for mobile broadband use, a rulemaking that could help Dish Network Corp launch a wireless cellular network.

NetZero to Offer Free Wi-Fi Broadband Teaser for 1 Year, No Contract

Back in 1998, NetZero was the first Internet Service Provider (ISP) to offer free dial-up Internet access. More than a decade later, the ISP is doing the same thing, but with today's access technology - mobile broadband. On Monday, March 19, NetZero announced its plans to become a virtual 4G service provider by reselling Clearwire's WiMAX bandwidth.

Barnes & Noble Hires Former Cable Exec as CFO

Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) hired a chief financial officer with extensive experience in cable broadcasting, particularly with that industry's spin-offs as well as mergers and acquisitions, the New York-based company said Monday.

No clear future for Mexican private broadband plan

A lack of agreement between media company MVS and the Mexican government over how to unlock a private broadband project is threatening to shelve the plan for several more years as growing court appeals cloud the case.

FCC Denies Dish Request on Wireless Plans

The Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it was delaying its decision on whether Dish Network Corp can build a wireless cellular network, a move that could hurt the value of the satellite television company's newly acquired wireless assets.

AT&T to Data Guzzlers: Start Paying More

AT&T has advised its mobile-device customers that those among the top 5 percent of data users will have to start paying more for monthly service . Smartphone customers who download 3 gigabytes of data monthly qualify and will be subjected to slower service.

Will Apple TV Service Be Launched by Christmas?

Despite facing difficulties with the media conglomerates that broadcast a large majority of television content, Apple may be pushing ahead with its plans to release a streaming television service by Christmas. Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of internet software and services, has been leading talks with content providers for months reports the NY Post. The paper describes Apple's negotiating stance as this: We decide the price, we decide what content.

AT&T Standardizes Data Throttling Practices

AT&T Inc has standardized rules for subscribers with unlimited data service plans after a public outcry about its practice of slowing down speeds for its heaviest users, but the change also drew sharp criticism.

Republicans Introduce Softer Cyber Security Bill

Eight top Republicans introduced a cybersecurity bill on Thursday aimed at stopping an overarching, bipartisan measure proposed earlier this month in order to better protect critical infrastructure.

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