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Deutsche Telekom 'hack' affects nearly a million customers

Hundreds of thousands of Deutsche Telekom customers in Germany had their broadband service cut off following a hack-attack on its hardware.

Hundreds of thousands of Deutsche Telekom customers in Germany had their broadband service cut off following a hack-attack on its hardware.

Business

Vodafone fined over customer failings

Britain's telecoms regulator has fined Vodafone a record amount for what it called "serious and sustained" failings in its dealings with customers.

Britain's telecoms regulator has fined Vodafone a record amount for what it called "serious and sustained" failings in its dealings with customers.

Business

Vodafone partners with Iranian internet firm HiWEB

Vodafone is to help modernise the network and IT infrastructure of Iran's HiWEB as it looks for expand into new markets.

Vodafone is to help modernise the network and IT infrastructure of Iran's HiWEB as it looks for expand into new markets.

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Galaxy Note 7: Samsung offers replacement phones on flights out of Seoul

Following the decision by a number of airlines to ban the carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7s aboard their planes, the South Korean tech giant is now offering alternative phones to affected users flyin

Following the decision by a number of airlines to ban the carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7s aboard their planes, the South Korean tech giant is now offering alternative phones to affected users flyin

Business

Snapchat moves closer to shares sale

Snapchat has moved closer to an initial public offering of shares having reportedly chosen Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to run the sale.

Snapchat has moved closer to an initial public offering of shares having reportedly chosen Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to run the sale.

Business

Samsung launches Note 7 refund programme

Trying to keep customers after the Galaxy Note 7 disaster Samsung is offering larger cash incentives to those who stay with the brand.

Trying to keep customers after the Galaxy Note 7 disaster Samsung is offering larger cash incentives to those who stay with the brand.

Europe

EU answers call to scrap 'no roaming fees' time limit

Consumers should be exempt from roaming fees no matter how long they spend abroad, the European Commission said on Wednesday.

Consumers should be exempt from roaming fees no matter how long they spend abroad, the European Commission said on Wednesday.

Business

Huawei's profits jump

Chinese smartphone and network equipment maker Huawei has posted a 40 percent rise in sales revenue for the first half of the year.

Chinese smartphone and network equipment maker Huawei has posted a 40 percent rise in sales revenue for the first half of the year.

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New Russian anti-terrorist law sparks sharp criticism

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law an anti-terrorist bill that has been fiercely criticised both at home and abroad for offering huge powers to the security services and…

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law an anti-terrorist bill that has been fiercely criticised both at home and abroad for offering huge powers to the security services and…

Business

BT responds to critics with fibre-optic and 4G mobile investment plan

Britain's biggest broadband company, BT says it will spend six billion pounds (7.6 billion euros) on fibre-optic cabling and 4G mobile in the next three years.

Britain's biggest broadband company, BT says it will spend six billion pounds (7.6 billion euros) on fibre-optic cabling and 4G mobile in the next three years.

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Cuts in EU mobile roaming charges come into effect

The shock of discovering a surprisingly inflated mobile phone bill after travelling abroad within the EU should be a thing of the past from now on

The shock of discovering a surprisingly inflated mobile phone bill after travelling abroad within the EU should be a thing of the past from now on

Business

Has the rot set in to Apple?

Technology giant Apples's record-setting growth has finally come to an end. The company has reported a 13 percent drop in its second quarter revenues through to March.

Technology giant Apples's record-setting growth has finally come to an end. The company has reported a 13 percent drop in its second quarter revenues through to March.

Business

Verizon close to making bid for Yahoo's web business - reports

Telecom giant Verizon Communications is believed to be poised to make a bid for Yahoo’s web business. It is also hoping to put in an offer for a

Telecom giant Verizon Communications is believed to be poised to make a bid for Yahoo’s web business. It is also hoping to put in an offer for a

Business

Facebook armours WhatsApp with full encryption

Facebook has announced it is providing strengthened encryption for its popular WhatsApp messaging service. The company says this means that

Facebook has announced it is providing strengthened encryption for its popular WhatsApp messaging service. The company says this means that

Business

Samsung Pay launches in China

Samsung has launched its mobile payment service in China, following a similar move by Apple last month, but both face an uphill battle against dominant local electronic wallet services like Alipay.

Samsung has launched its mobile payment service in China, following a similar move by Apple last month, but both face an uphill battle against dominant local electronic wallet services like Alipay.

Business

Bouygues-Orange deal 'on track'

France biggest telecoms operator, Orange, is reportedly making good progress on an agreement to buy Bouygues Telecom.

France biggest telecoms operator, Orange, is reportedly making good progress on an agreement to buy Bouygues Telecom.

Business

Vivendi increases Telecom Italia stake

French media group Vivendi has raised its stake in Telecom Italia to 24.9 percent which gives it effective control of the company without the expense of taking it over.

French media group Vivendi has raised its stake in Telecom Italia to 24.9 percent which gives it effective control of the company without the expense of taking it over.

Business

US to restrict ZTE over alleged Iran sanctions busting

The US Commerce Department is set to place export restrictions on Chinese telecoms equipment maker ZTE for alleged violations of sanctions against Iran

The US Commerce Department is set to place export restrictions on Chinese telecoms equipment maker ZTE for alleged violations of sanctions against Iran

Business

China challenge at Mobile World Congress

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, China is in the ascendant, with firms like Huawei, Xiaomi and ZTE challenging the dominance of Samsung and Apple in the smartphone market .

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, China is in the ascendant, with firms like Huawei, Xiaomi and ZTE challenging the dominance of Samsung and Apple in the smartphone market .

Business

India chasing Vodafone in tax dispute over Hutchison deal

India's tax office is pushing for billions in a dispute with Vodafone, even though the matter is the subject of an international arbitration process.

India's tax office is pushing for billions in a dispute with Vodafone, even though the matter is the subject of an international arbitration process.