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Backers and opponents of "open internet" rules have clashed in a US federal appeals court, in the third round of a battle on how US broadband providers may be regulated. The so-called "net neutrality" case tests whether online services like Netflix, Yelp and new start-ups should have equal access through…

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Advanced Info Service Pcl (AIS) , Thailand's largest mobile operator, plans to invest 14.52 billion baht ($405.36 million) in the first phase of an 1,800 MHz network under the fourth generation (4G) technology, Chief Executive Somchai Lertsuthiwong said on Friday. The company expects to install the 4G network in 6,000…

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Altron has sold 75 percent of its cables unit, Aberdare Cables, to Chinese firm Hengtong Optic - Electric for R1.232 billion. The JSE-listed company explains the disposal is a step towards finding suitable equity partners to take them forward. Hengtong will pay R1 billion in cash and the rest will…

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Vodafone India said it has invested Rs 500 crore in the last six months on network optimization and putting additional mobile sites in Delhi for resolving the call drop problem. "We have invested around Rs 500 crore in capital expenditure in Delhi for network set up and optimization. In the…

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Star India said it has successfully completed the integration of the broadcast business of MAA Television Network. The acquisition of MAA TV also opens up a significant opportunity for major content innovation in the Telugu television market, which is extremely important given that the Telugu TV market is the second…

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TEGNA Inc., announced today it has completed its acquisition of three Sander Media LLC television stations – KGW in Portland, Oregon, WHAS in Louisville, Kentucky and KMSB in Tucson, Arizona – following approval from the Federal Communications Commission last week. TEGNA Media has serviced these stations under shared services and…

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SK Telecom said Wednesday it will invest five trillion won ($4.29 billion) in developing media content through its proposed takeover of CJ HelloVision (CJHV), dispelling growing concerns that the deal may boost the company's dominance in the broadcasting sector. "Diversification of content is the main reason behind our decision for…

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Ingram Micro Inc., today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire certain assets from Parallels Holdings Ltd. ("Parallels"), a leading provider of commercial cloud management platform technologies, connectors, billing systems and professional services. Under the terms of the transaction, Ingram Micro will acquire the Parallels Odin Service…

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Gravity Media Group, the owner of worldwide broadcast services specialist Gearhouse Broadcast, has today announced the acquisition of Hyperactive Broadcast Limited, a UK-based provider of products and services for the outside broadcast, longform television and feature film markets. The Hyperactive acquisition forms a key strand in Gravity Media Group’s ongoing…

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State officials have authorized $1.5 million in broadband expansion grants for rural Wisconsin in fiscal-year 2016. Eleven grants were approved by the Public Service Commission, ranging in size from $41,914 to more than $286,000. The largest grant, $286,165, went to Wisconsin Independent Network, LLC, in Chippewa County, followed by $249,093…