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SoftBank COO Marcelo Claure is leaving the company, sources say

SoftBankPeople familiar with the situation say that Marcelo Claure will be stepping down as Chief Operating Officer at the Japanese technology conglomerate. According to people familiar with the matter, Claure had been discussing leaving SoftBank for some time. They asked to remain anonymous as the discussions are confidential. One person said Claure might want to […]

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FAA warns 5G-related landing restrictions could divert flights as snow hits airports

American Airlines’ commercial plane flies by a cell tower while it is approaching John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana (California U.S.A) January 18, 2022. Reuters| Reuters Snow and other winter weather will be testing the effect of 5G cellular services on air travel after a relatively easy first day. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has stated that […]

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Biden administration says in talks to prevent flight disruptions over 5G rollout

An aircraft commercially flying approaches San Diego International Airport to land. The FAA, U.S. telecommunication companies and airlines continue to talk about the potential effects of 5G wireless service on electronic systems in aircraft electronics. Reuters| Reuters The White House stated that it was working with federal agencies and wireless providers to find a resolution […]

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Major U.S. airline CEOs warn 5G could ground some planes, wreak havoc

A Boeing 737-800 American Airlines Boeing 737 is seen at 500ft above ground, while making final approach to LaGuardia Airport, New York City, New York on January 6, 2022. Bryan Woolston | Reuters The chief executives of major U.S. passenger and cargo carriers on Monday warned of an impending “catastrophic” aviation crisis on Wednesday when […]

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Virgin Media O2 offers free roaming in Europe: EE, Vodafone, Three don’t

One person passes a Virgin Media Mobile Phone Store in London, which was closed due to Covid-19 Pandemic on May 4, 2020. Tolga Akmen | AFP via Getty Images Brits enjoy free roaming in Europe since years, but this will change as operators begin to charge fees for the next few months. Three, Vodafone, and […]

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Aviation, telecom groups agree to share data to help resolve 5G safety concerns

United Airlines’ plane flies past the Empire State Building in New York City and One Vanderbilt as it approaches Newark Liberty Airport for landing on December 3, 2021 in Newark. Corbis News | Corbis News | Getty Images On Wednesday, telecom and aviation groups announced that they would exchange data in order to resolve safety […]

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French billionaire Patrick Drahi amasses 18% stake in BT

Patrick Drahi is the president of French telecoms group Altice. He smiles as he inaugurates the Altice Campus in Paris. This was October 9, 2018. Eric Piermont | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — French billionaire Patrick Drahi has increased his stake in British telecommunications company BTThe U.K. responded to the concerns of a complete […]

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KKR buyout offer sends Telecom Italia shares surging 22%

Getty Images| Bloomberg | Getty Images Telecom ItaliaStocks rose by more than 22% after U.S. Private Equity giant KKRA 10.8 Billion Euro ($12 Billion) purchase offer was made to buy out Italy’s largest telephone company. This proposal is non-binding and values the ex-monopoly phone company at 0.505 euro per share in cash. It represents a […]