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TalkTalk to adopt 'all-in' prices

Telco calls on U.K. service providers to to ditch 'bad habit' of advertising line rental cost separately from subscription fee.


South Korea spectrum auction raises lacklustre €1.6bn

Country's three main mobile network operators secure frequencies, 700-MHz block remains unsold.


Bell Canada buys MTS in C$3.9bn deal

Telco boosts its presence in Western Canada, will rebrand its Manitoba operations accordingly; announces sale of mobile customers to Telus.


Telenor execs resign as 'weaknesses' in Vimpelcom case come to light

Norwegian operator shares details of Deloitte report into its handling of Vimpelcom case; discloses possible ethics violations in other markets.


Ofcom finalises new BT leased line rules

U.K. incumbent ordered to speed up installations, cut wholesale prices, provide dark fibre access.


Questions over Italy merger as EU prepares to object

Brussels will publish statement of objections to 3 Italia/Wind tie-up in June, sources say.


Argentina ruling gives Clarin a triple, quad-play option

ENACOM approves transfer of Fibertel fixed-line licence to Clarin's Cablevision unit.


EU ready to block UK mobile merger

Commission will approach national regulators seeking backing for O2/3UK tie-up veto this week, sources say.


Charter, TWC agree merger conditions with US authorities

U.S. cableco hopeful of receiving final approval 'soon' as FCC, DoJ set out pro-competition remedies.


India working to free up 3G spectrum for upcoming auction

Defence ministry's 2.1-GHz airwaves could be included in this summer's auction, source says.


Hutch says no more concessions on O2 deal

Hong Kong company will not extend its proposed remedies in order to appease Brussels, sources say.

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