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Telecoms

The telecom industry is engaged in the the transmission of messages over significant distances for the purpose of communication. 

In the modern age of electricity and electronics, telecommunications has typically involved the use of electric means such as the telegraph, the telephone, and the teletype, developed in fiber optics, and/or the Internet.  

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Telefonica
European Telcos in Buy-out Mode for American Firms

By IBTimes AU

European telecommunication companies are on a buying mode, and they are targeting telcos in North and South America. (Aug 19)

MORE TOPICS: INVESTMENT

Telstra
Telstra Adds 1 Million New Customers; Total Client Base of 16 Million More Than Twice That of Optus & Vodafone Combined

By IBTimes AU

While competitor telcos in the Australian market Optus and Vodafone have suffered hemorrhages in customer numbers, it is the other way for Telstra which reported on Thursday, Aug 14, the addition of one million new subscribers in the past 12 months. (Aug 15)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, MANAGEMENT, TELSTRA, OPTUS

‘Black Sails’ TV Series Episode Review
New Zealand Enters a Season of Channel War

By IBTimes AU

A channel war is brewing in the TV sector of New Zealand, with new challenger Telecom announcing its intent to take on the entrenched contender Sky TV with streaming videos. (Aug 01)

MORE TOPICS: NETFLIX, BROADBAND, HOLLYWOOD

Asian stock market
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday July 14, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian market started the week's trade in positive territory after the US and European markets closed higher on Friday. The All Ordinaries opened up 16pts higher at the beginning of the session and by lunchtime the markets had added 28.6pts to 5,503pts. (Jul 14)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RETAIL, SOUTH AFRICA, WOOLWORTHS, RIO TINTO

Dual-Sim Variant Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos LTE Available For $899
Samsung's Profits Decline

By IBTimes AU

Samsung Electronics reveals its operating profit is expected to drop 25 per cent in the April to June months, the lowest in the last 2 years. This drop in profits is attributed to a slowdown in the smartphone market and a strong Korean currency. (Jul 08)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, APPLE INC., SAMSUNG, SMARTPHONE

BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen Holds Up The Unreleased Blackberry Passport
BlackBerry U.S. Market Now 0%, Canadian Tech Firm Rolls Out Fact Check Portal

By IBTimes AU

Blackberry CEO John Chen wants to believe that the Canadian technology company is not yet dead, despite all signs pointing to an imminent for the once number 1 technology firm in the world. (Jul 01)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, DUBAI, BLACKBERRY, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

Viral Video: Internet Baby Advert Gets Almost 25 Million Hits in YouTube in 3 Months

By IBTimes AU

A viral video baby video in the Internet has gone viral and generated 24.8 million hits in just three months. The video, the most viral advertisements in India for MTS Telecom's 4GPlus Network, features a tech-savvy baby the moment he comes out of his mum's womb, reports Business Insider. (Jun 16)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA

Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 5/29/14

By Comsec

Sellers returned to the ASX on Thursday having been absent in any meaningful fashion for 7 sessions. Bulk miners were the weak spot after the price of iron ore continued to fall in the last day to the lowest levels seen in 2 years;around $US 97.00 per tonne levels. (May 29)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RETAIL, TELSTRA, WESTFIELD GROUP, INVESTMENT

Google Chromecast Finally Available in Australia

By IBTimes AU

Google Chromecast is finally available in Australia. The long-awaited plug-and-play device sells for $49 in JB HiFi, Dick Smith Electronics, and via Google Play Store. (May 28)

MORE TOPICS: NETFLIX, AUSTRALIA, MANAGEMENT, TELSTRA, ANDROID

A woman uses her mobile phone to take a selfie picture at the Trocadero Square near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, May 16, 2014. French telecoms market leader Orange is in talks about a tie-up with smaller Bouygues Telecom, France's economy minister confirmed
Canada Won't be Able to Support 4 National Telecoms Carriers – Rogers CEO

By IBTimes AU

Guy Lawrence, new chief executive of Rogers Communications Inc., strongly believed Canada won't be able to support a fourth national wireless carrier because of the gigantic costs involved in maintaining and operating all of them. (May 26)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY