Broadband http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23835/all en Vodafone helps drive Britain's FTSE higher http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/vodafone-helps-drive-britains-ftse-higher <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* FTSE 100 up 0.3 percent</p> <p>* Vodafone rises on Verizon sale talk</p> <p>* Miners weaken, caution ahead of China data</p> <p>By Tricia Wright</p> <p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - Britain's top share index moved back up on<br /> Tuesday towards recent two-year highs, helped by gains from UK<br /> market heavyweight Vodafone.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/vodafone-helps-drive-britains-ftse-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bell System Broadband Economy of the United Kingdom Economy of the United States Electronic engineering Person Career Quotation Racal Verizon Communications Vodafone Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:52:09 +0000 5731481 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-Divide between European and U.S. telcos widens http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/preview-divide-between-european-and-us-telcos-widens <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* U.S. telcos valued at 17.6 times earnings vs 9.9 in Europe</p> <p>* Weak European telcos shy away from big network investments</p> <p>* Regulators worry slower networks may hamper economy</p> <p>By Leila Abboud and Harro Ten Wolde</p> <p>BARCELONA, Feb 24 (Reuters) - When the bosses of global mobile operators meet in Barcelona this week, there will be an elephant in the room: the widening gap between fast-growing and richly-valued U.S. telecoms companies and their ailing European counterparts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/preview-divide-between-european-and-us-telcos-widens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Business Deutsche Telekom Technology Vodafone Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Feb 2013 15:45:52 +0000 5765002 at http://www.globalpost.com BT to recruit 1,000 more staff to extend UK fibre broadband network http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/bt-recruit-1000-more-staff-extend-uk-fibre-broadband-network <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, March 7 (Reuters) - British Telecom aims to recruit another 1,000 engineers to install optic fibre broadband, it said on Wednesday, as it installs superfast Internet connections to more of Britain's homes and businesses.</p> <p>The new jobs, which come on top of 1,500 new engineers employed last year, would result in more than 6,000 people working on the roll-out, the telecoms company said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130306/bt-recruit-1000-more-staff-extend-uk-fibre-broadband-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 00:45:53 +0000 5775575 at http://www.globalpost.com Top US court deals fresh blow to class-action suits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/top-us-court-deals-fresh-blow-class-action-suits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US Supreme Court on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit by more than two million concerned customers of telecom giant Comcast, further limiting so-called class action suits by a group.</p> <p>It overturned a lower court's ruling that current and former subscribers in the Philadelphia area could seek collective damages. The customers said Comcast kept unfairly high prices by controlling 60 percent of the market.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/top-us-court-deals-fresh-blow-class-action-suits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Business Comcast Hospitality Labor Law NBC Universal Politics AFP Wed, 27 Mar 2013 15:45:54 +0000 5795394 at http://www.globalpost.com Saudi orders telcos to ensure Skype, Whatsapp meet local laws http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130331/saudi-orders-telcos-ensure-skype-whatsapp-meet-local-laws <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>RIYADH (Reuters) - Some Internet-based communication tools such as Skype and Whatsapp flout Saudi Arabia's telecom laws, the regulator said on Sunday, instructing telecom operators to quickly ensure these services comply.</p> <p>The announcement from the kingdom's Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) follows local newspaper reports last week that claimed the government had asked telecom companies to look at ways to monitor or block these services.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130331/saudi-orders-telcos-ensure-skype-whatsapp-meet-local-laws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Business Labor Social Issues Software Technology Videotelephony Thomson Reuters Sun, 31 Mar 2013 13:45:15 +0000 5798066 at http://www.globalpost.com Google, AT&T target Austin for high-speed Internet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130409/google-expand-high-speed-internettv-service-austin-texas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alexei Oreskovic and Sinead Carew</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Google Inc said on Tuesday it plans to bring its ultra high-speed Internet and television service to Austin, Texas, next year, prompting AT&amp;T Inc to reveal its own plans to follow suit - if it gets the same terms from local authorities.</p> <p>AT&amp;T appeared to be making a political point to highlight the heavy regulations that encumber traditional phone companies, analysts said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130409/google-expand-high-speed-internettv-service-austin-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Computing Digital media Google Inc Internet Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:31:18 +0000 5808033 at http://www.globalpost.com Google superfast Internet service heads to Texas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/google-superfast-internet-service-heads-texas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Google announced Tuesday that its experimental superfast Internet service will spread to Austin, the Texas home of a South By Southwest festival beloved by technology trendsetters.</p> <p>Google Fiber should start connecting its so-called gigabit Internet to homes in Austin, the Texas state capital and a hotbed for Internet entrepreneurs, by the middle of next year, said vice president of access services Milo Medin.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/google-superfast-internet-service-heads-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Computing Geography of Texas Technology AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 18:46:20 +0000 5808111 at http://www.globalpost.com Google superfast Internet service heads to Texas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/google-superfast-internet-service-heads-texas-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Google announced Tuesday that its experimental superfast Internet service will spread to Austin, the Texas home of a South By Southwest festival beloved by technology trendsetters.</p> <p>Google Fiber should start connecting its so-called gigabit Internet to homes in Austin, the Texas state capital and a hotbed for Internet entrepreneurs, by the middle of next year, said vice president of access services Milo Medin.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/google-superfast-internet-service-heads-texas-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Computing Google Technology AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:30:54 +0000 5808243 at http://www.globalpost.com Czech Telefonica disappointed with proposed frequencies auction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/czech-telefonica-disappointed-proposed-frequencies-auction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PRAGUE (Reuters) - Telefonica Czech Republic is unhappy with newly proposed rules for a planned auction of mobile spectrum frequencies and is considering whether to challenge them, the company's chief executive said on Thursday.</p> <p>"We are really disappointed with the changes," Luis Malvido told reporters. "We ... will give our input to the regulator but this is far away from what we expected ... and this is damaging our business case."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/czech-telefonica-disappointed-proposed-frequencies-auction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Business Deutsche Telekom Thomson Reuters Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:45:04 +0000 5810919 at http://www.globalpost.com Dish moves to rule mobile video, upend competition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130415/dish-moves-rule-mobile-video-upend-competition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jennifer Saba and Lisa Richwine</p> <p>(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp's offer for Sprint Nextel Corp holds the promise of upending U.S. mobile video services, further stoking the deal frenzy among telecommunication companies and pay-TV providers.</p> <p>Charlie Ergen, the colourful chairman of Dish who orchestrated the surprise counter-bid on Monday, said that by marrying the No. 2 satellite TV carrier with the No. 3 mobile services provider, the combined company would be able to offer consumers more.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130415/dish-moves-rule-mobile-video-upend-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Electronic engineering Technology Video on demand Thomson Reuters Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:15:47 +0000 5816896 at http://www.globalpost.com Verizon beats estimates and raises Vodafone pressure http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130418/verizon-posts-higher-quarterly-revenue-subscriber-growth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sinead Carew</p> <p>(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc posted a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on the performance of its wireless business, which reined in costs without slowing growth.</p> <p>Verizon also ramped up the pressure on Vodafone Group Plc, which owns 45 percent of the Verizon Wireless unit. Verizon has been seeking to buy that stake and take full control of the top U.S. mobile company.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130418/verizon-posts-higher-quarterly-revenue-subscriber-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bell System Broadband Business Dow Jones Industrial Average Smartphones Technology Verizon Communications Verizon Communications Inc Verizon Wireless Vodafone Thomson Reuters Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:01:36 +0000 5819211 at http://www.globalpost.com Comcast profits rises 17 per cent in first quarter as lack of Super Bowl holds back revenue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130501/comcast-profits-rises-17-cent-first-quarter-lack-super-bowl- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - Comcast Corp., the nation's largest cable company and owner of NBCUniversal, on Wednesday said its net income rose 17 per cent in the latest quarter, powered by continued strong results from its cable operations.</p> <p>Price increases on cable TV and customers upgrading to high-definition packages and digital video recorders helped boost numbers. Subscribers paid an average of $3.40 more per month for TV compared with the same period last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130501/comcast-profits-rises-17-cent-first-quarter-lack-super-bowl-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Comcast Comcast Comcast Corporation NBC Universal The Canadian Press Wed, 01 May 2013 11:45:18 +0000 5829150 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. appeals court sides with Comcast in Tennis Channel dispute http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130528/us-appeals-court-sides-comcast-tennis-channel-dispute <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that Comcast Corp. did not discriminate against the Tennis Channel by placing it in a different cable television subscription tier than its own sports networks.</p> <p>The unanimous ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reverses a 2012 decision from the Federal Communications Commission that Comcast unfairly placed the sports channel in a more expensive and thus less-watched viewing tier than its own Golf Channel and NBC Sports Network.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130528/us-appeals-court-sides-comcast-tennis-channel-dispute" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband NBC Universal Television in the United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 28 May 2013 17:33:25 +0000 5847551 at http://www.globalpost.com Cuba broadens Internet access, but private use remains restricted http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130528/cuba-broadens-internet-access-private-use-remains-restricted <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Havana, May 28 (EFE).- The Cuban government will expand the number of public Internet connection points with new Web-surfing rooms as part of its policy of facilitating "social" online access, but Internet use in private homes will continue to be restricted.</p> <p>The Communications Ministry decided to establish, starting June 4, 118 new connection spots nationwide with facilities to surf the Internet and the national network and to use e-mail via a portal called Nauta, official daily Juventud Rebelde said Tuesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130528/cuba-broadens-internet-access-private-use-remains-restricted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Broadband Media technology Technology Agencia EFE Wed, 29 May 2013 02:15:41 +0000 5847825 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama calling for federal money to help bring 'digital learning' to nation's classrooms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130606/obama-calling-federal-money-help-bring-digital-learning-nati <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama wants to see the nation's classrooms transformed into digital learning centres and he is ready to ask federal regulators to use billions of dollars to pay for the broadband and high-speed Internet connections that will be needed to make it happen.</p> <p>During a stop Thursday in Mooresville, N.C., Obama was expected to call on the Federal Communications Commission to use a program that funds Internet access in schools and libraries to bring these faster connections to 99 per cent of students within five years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130606/obama-calling-federal-money-help-bring-digital-learning-nati" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Broadband Business Environment Health Labor Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Social Issues Technology The Canadian Press Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:44:33 +0000 5851976 at http://www.globalpost.com