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New owners of Nitel, Mtel, face a tough road to success

The sale of the company is just the start of what will likely prove to be a tough comeback

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Academics urge FCC to enforce net neutrality on case-by-case basis

A group of 32 professors asks the FTC to weigh in and encourage the FCC to step away from utility regulation

Gigabit speeds over telephone wires get closer thanks to new G.fast standard

G.fast offers speeds of up to 1Gbps over copper -- but only for those within 100m of their operator's fiber network.

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Zambia pays loan for Libya's Lap Green, but Zamtel case continues

Zambia to compensate Lap Green for its investment as it fights a court battle over repossession of Zamtel

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Indigenization law pushes Russia's VimpelCom out of Zimbabwe

Law requires foreign companies to cede 51 percent of ownership to black Zimbabweans

Supercharged Wi-Fi sparks Ethernet standard showdown

The IEEE is just starting to tackle 2.5G/5G Ethernet, and two groups think they have the answers

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Fastest LTE speed will be out of reach for most users

Users in Asia will be the first to get 450 Mbps, while Americans and European will have to wait

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China to open up Internet broadband market with upcoming trials

Two state-controlled companies currently dominate China's broadband market

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Kenya telecom market in turmoil as Viettel withdraws bid for Telkom Kenya

International players may avoid market

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UK network BT mulls mobile return to fuel quad-play competition

Fixed netowrk operator BT is considering buying a UK mobile network, and is in talks with the owners of O2 and EE

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Mobile broadband modems lose their luster as phone tethering becomes common

Sales of mobile broadband tech is plummeting as more and more people tether to their smartphones.

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NSA privacy director defends agency's surveillance

The agency's first privacy director answers public questions on Tumblr

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FCC chairman gives no timeline for net neutrality decision

The agency needs to make sure any rules it passes will stand up to a lawsuit, Wheeler says