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AT&T Bid for Telefónica Rejected Report

The Spanish government reportedly blocked the deal because of the important role Telefónica plays in Spain’s economy, strategically and symbolically. AT&T is said to have suspended its acquisition attempt after getting the news.

Vodafone Lobbies for Google Tax

Vodafone plc and Telefónica are taking on Google with the intent of making it and other online content providers pay for network usage. Specifically, Vodafone plans to petition the European Union to “facilitate bilateral agreements between telecom operators and online content providers like Google.” The president of Vodafone Spain, Francisco Roman, has outlined the plan, […]

Level 3 Signs Single Largest Capacity Agreement Ever

Level 3 Communications has signed the largest single capacity commitment in Level 3 history. The transport provider will support voice, data and Internet traffic for more than 250 million Telefonica customers in Europe and Latin America. The deal is an expansion of its existing relationship with Telefonica International Wholesale Services, and it establishes a dedicated […]

Fortune Magazine Recognizes Admirable Companies

Thanks to iEverything, Apple takes the top spot in Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies list for the second year in a row. In a similar vein, Apple’s good friend AT&T ranked as the top telecommunications company in the list again after the snagging the same position last year. However, AT&T was the only telecom […]

LG Handset Chosen in GSM Campaign

Twelve mobile operators have selected a multimedia phone developed by LG Electronics as the winning handset to spearhead the GSM Association’s 3G for All campaign. The LG-KU250, which is only 15mm thick, was selected from 19 handsets submitted by eight vendors. Containing a chipset supplied by Qualcomm, the handset supports video calls, high-speed Internet access, […]

NeuStar Announces Deployments for Mobile IM

NeuStar will interconnect and support mobile instant messaging for Telefonica, and for Vodafone plc throughout Europe. Users also will be able to access their PC-based Internet IM services. This is the first commercial fruit of the GSM Associations 2006 initiative for global, fully-interoperable personal IM. The acquisition last year of FollowApp, which specialized in mobile […]

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