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Telecom Italia appoints Giuseppe Recchi chairman

Independent directors dominate operator's 13-member board as it aims to create distance between itself and Telefonica.


NTT's rivals urge regulator to retain bundle ban

Softbank, KDDI oppose idea of allowing NTT to offer discounts to customers taking both fixed and mobile services.


Telenor faces €42m India fine

Regulator claims telco's former JV partner broke rules when it amalgamated its stake.


2014: The story so far

M&A and executive changes have dominated the headlines in the past few months, but the readers of Total Telecom have a different idea of what makes a good story.


Telefonica Germany offers to create new rival to appease regulators

Operator reportedly offers to lease spectrum, host up to three MVNOs on its network.


Sawiris ready to invest $2bn in Telecom Italia if Telefonica exits

Egyptian businessman is waiting for Spanish incumbent to make a decision on its own future before making a move for Italian operator.


FTC warns Facebook, WhatsApp to respect users' privacy

U.S. regulator says failure to comply could constitute breach of social network's 2011 privacy policy settlement.


TeliaSonera names CFO

Christian Luiga takes on the role permanently as part of Swedish telco's plan to put Uzbekistan scandal behind it.


Saudi Arabia re-opens contest for MVNO licence on Zain's network

Axiom Telecom likely to return to MVNO licensing contest, but CITC invites bids from all interested parties.


French watchdog to look at Numericable/SFR deal

European Commission's Joaquin Almunia reportedly says France's competition body will look at proposed merger in first instance.


Australia issues new set of objectives to NBN Co

Nationwide wholesale provider's CEO Bill Morrow reportedly begins management reshuffle.

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