Telecommunications services

May 07, 2020 - 12:17 am
LONDON (AP) — Internet supplier Virgin Media and mobile phone carrier O2 plan to merge and create a big new telecommunications provider in the U.K., the brands’ parent companies announced Thursday. Virgin Media’s owner, Anglo-Dutch-American firm Liberty Global, and Spain’s Telefonica, which owns O2...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2010, file photo, Rami Makhlouf, a cousin of Syrian President Bashar Assad and one of that country's wealthiest businessmen, attends an event to inaugurate a hotel project in Damascus, Syria. In a homemade video posted on Facebook late Thursday, April 30, 2020, Makhlouf pleads with the Syrian leader to help prevent the collapse of his telecommunications company through excessive and “unjust” taxation, exposing a major rift in the tight knit Assad family. (AP Photo, File)
May 02, 2020 - 3:52 am
BEIRUT (AP) — A cousin who has been a bulwark of support for President Bashar Assad posted a video on Facebook late Thursday pleading with the Syrian leader to prevent the collapse of his major telecommunication company through what he called excessive and “unjust” taxation. The unprecedented video...
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In this undated selfie, Martin Morales stands in front of the George Washington Bridge, which crosses the Hudson River between New Jersey and New York. Morales loved to ride his bike around northern New Jersey when he had some time to himself. To his family, this selfie is a reminder of just how far he had journeyed, from a remote village in southern Mexico to follow his older brother Javier to a new American life. Then, the new coronavirus extinguished both their lives, just a day apart. (Martin Morales/Courtesy of Sheila Cruz-Morales via AP)
April 23, 2020 - 7:28 pm
To drivers on the George Washington Bridge, Martin Morales probably looked like just another weekend warrior in his windbreaker and bicycle helmet, out for a ride in the suburbs across the river from New York City. To his family, though, a selfie Morales snapped with the bridge towering overhead...
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FILE - This combination of April 30, 2018, file photos shows signage for a Sprint store in New York's Herald Square, top, and signage at a T-Mobile store in New York. Mobile carrier T-Mobile has completed its takeover of smaller rival Sprint, creating a new wireless giant that rivals AT&T and Verizon in size. The deal was announced two years ago and has taken a long time to close because of pushback from state and federal regulators.(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
April 01, 2020 - 11:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mobile carrier T-Mobile has completed the takeover of smaller rival Sprint, creating a new wireless giant that rivals AT&T and Verizon in size. The companies announced the deal, valued at $31.6 billion based on T-Mobile's closing stock price Tuesday, two years ago. It has taken...
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FILE - This June 19, 2017 file photo shows a person working on a laptop in North Andover, Mass. The U.S. internet won’t get overloaded by spikes in traffic from the millions of Americans now working from home to discourage the spread of the new coronavirus, experts say. But connections could stumble for many if too many family members try to videoconference at the same time. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
March 14, 2020 - 2:18 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. internet won’t get overloaded by spikes in traffic from the millions of Americans now working from home to discourage the spread of the new coronavirus, experts say. But connections could stumble for many if too many family members try to videoconference at the same time...
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Workers dismantle a booth after that the 90th Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) is cancelled by Swiss authorities, at the Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. The 90th edition of the International Motor Show, scheduled to begin on March 5th, is cancelled due to the advancement of the (Covid-19) coronavirus in Switzerland. The Swiss confederation announced today that all events involving more than 1,000 people would be banned until 15 March. (KEYSTONE/Salvatore di Nolfi)
March 03, 2020 - 8:57 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Fine wines and hipster gin. Hunting rifles and knives. Contemporary paintings and million-dollar sports cars. They're all marketed at trade events that are quickly going dark across the globe due to the new coronavirus - and taking with them sales opportunities that may be...
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March 02, 2020 - 3:35 am
The CEO of wireless networks company Nokia is stepping down from the post and will be succeeded by an energy executive. The company announced Monday that Pekka Lundmark will take on the role on Sept. 1 from Rajeev Suri. Lundmark is currently president and CEO of Finnish energy company Fortum. Nokia...
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February 28, 2020 - 10:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has proposed roughly $200 million in fines combined for the country's four major phone companies for improperly disclosing customers' real-time location. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said during a news conference Friday that the fines amounted to $91...
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Workers at the Mobile World Congress sit outside the venue in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair are pulling the plug over worries about the viral outbreak from China. The annual Mobile World Congress will no longer be held as planned in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 24-27. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
February 13, 2020 - 7:52 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair insisted Thursday that they canceled the annual Mobile World Congress due to health and safety concerns over the virus outbreak in China. But the Spanish government disagreed, hinting that there was another motive for...
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In this Feb. 25, 2019 photo, attendees walk to enter at the Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain. Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair are pulling the plug over worries about the viral outbreak from China. The annual Mobile World Congress show will no longer be held as planned in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 24-27, 2020. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
February 12, 2020 - 12:55 pm
LONDON (AP) — Organizers of the world’s biggest mobile technology fair are pulling the plug over worries about the viral outbreak from China. The annual Mobile World Congress will no longer be held as planned in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 24-27. “Global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak,...
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