Watchdog proposes price controls for BT's high-speed business lines

Ofcom opens a consultation on what controls would apply to some wholesale leased line prices

Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's telecoms regulator Ofcom has proposed controlling the prices BT can charge for some of its high-speed business lines, following up on a review which recognized the former state monopoly's "significant" market power.

Ofcom said it was opening a consultation on what price controls would apply to some of BT's wholesale leased line prices, which could result in price cuts for customers in the 2 billion pound ($3.10 billion) market.

Court declines to suspend U.S. net neutrality rules

Decision puts suit on expedited schedule, but does not indicate how the court may ultimately rule

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. Internet traffic regulations, known as net neutrality rules, will go into effect on Friday after a federal appeals court rejected the telecommunications industry's request to partly suspend their implementation while they are being litigated.

The ruling on Thursday marked an early win for the Federal Communications Commission, whose assertion of a broader enforcement authority over Internet service providers is being challenged in court by AT&T Inc and cable and wireless industry groups.

Vodafone in talks with Liberty Global on asset swap, not merger

After weeks of speculation, Vodafone released a statement on Friday saying it was not in merger talks

Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Vodafone, the world's second biggest mobile company, said it is in early talks about exchanging selected assets with Europe's largest cable operator Liberty Global, which could enable each to better compete with rivals.

Analysts and sector bankers said the two most important countries for both firms where they overlap were Britain and Germany. They also both operate in Ireland, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania.

Charter-Time Warner Cable deal could spawn an online video service

Would be an unprecedented move in the cable industry

Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Charter Communications Inc executives are exploring whether to launch an online video service as part of its combination with larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc, in what would be an unprecedented move in the cable industry.

The $56 billion takeover announced on Tuesday would make Charter the No. 2 U.S. Internet and cable company after Comcast Corp. Charter's top shareholder John Malone, a cable industry pioneer, is on record as being a fan of streaming TV over the Internet.

China to spend $182 billion to boost Internet by end of 2017

Goal is to accelerate the development of fiber optic broadband and high speed 4G mobile networks

Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will spend more than $182 billion to boost Internet speeds by the end of 2017, a top government body said, as Beijing moves towards a more service-driven economy to boost growth.

The State Council said the government will invest more than 430 billion yuan ($69.3 billion) this year on network construction, with at least another 700 billion yuan ($112.8 billion) spent over the following two years.

The goal is to accelerate the development of fiber optic broadband and high speed 4G mobile networks, the governing body said on its website.

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