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'Wired' Services

Despite the phenomenal growth in mobile communications services delivered over a variety of networks and technologies, 'fixed wire' services delivered over wires and cables still play an important role in most countries, particularly in the delivery of broadband services.

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AT&T acquires Centennial for $944 in Cash Deal

AT&T is acquiring Centennial, a US regional provider of wireless and wired communications services, for $944 million in cash. The deal should improve AT&T's wireless coverage for customers in largely rural areas of the Midwest and Southeast United States and in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin... More »

Monday, November 10, 2008

ATT acquires WiFi provider WayPort for $275m

AT&T has acquired Wayport, which provides managed Wi-Fi services in the United States, for $275 million in cash. The deal will add Wayport's enterprise customer portfolio and expertise to AT&T's IP and 3G networks, consumer and business customers, to deliver enhanced broadband connectivity at... More »

Friday, November 7, 2008

Google invests in Satellite-based Broadband service for Africa

Google is investing in a service to bring internet access to 3bn people in Africa and other emerging markets by launching at least 16 satellites to provide services to the unconnected half of the globe. The company has teamed up with John Malone, the cable television magnate, and HSBC to set... More »

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Telefonica invests $1.15bn in China Netcom

Telefónica is paying €802m ($1.15bn) for 5.7 per cent of China Netcom, which gives it a significant stake in the company created by the merger of China's second fixed-line group with mobile operator China Unicom. More »

Friday, September 5, 2008

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