Mobile telecommunications services

People surf the internet on their smartphones at a government-sponsored Wi-Fi spot at a park in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. For the first time, Cubans are able to sign up for 3G internet service for their mobile phones, with packages ranging from 600 megabytes for about $7 to four gigabytes for about $30 month. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
December 06, 2018 - 5:18 pm
HAVANA (AP) — For the first time, average Cubans became eligible to sign up for internet service for their mobile phones Thursday, a development long awaited on the communist-ruled island. Users began receiving text messages in the morning from the state telephone monopoly informing them that they...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2018, file photo, people walk past in front of a SoftBank shop at Ginza shopping district in Tokyo. SoftBank Group Corp. says the price for the initial public offering of its Japanese mobile subsidiary has been set at 1,500 yen ($13) a share. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
December 06, 2018 - 5:37 am
TOKYO (AP) — Some users of SoftBank cellphones had problems calling and text messaging for several hours in Japan on Thursday ahead of the company's IPO which is set to be among the world's biggest at about $21 billion. The mobile service's problems started in the early afternoon and were gradually...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2015 file photo, youths use a password protected wifi network coming from a five star hotel to surf the Internet on their smart phones in downtown Havana, Cuba. Cuba's government announced on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 that its citizens will be offered full internet access on mobile phones starting Thursday, Dec. 6, becoming one of the last nations to do so. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)
December 04, 2018 - 9:43 pm
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba announced Tuesday night that its citizens will be offered full internet access for mobile phones beginning this week, becoming one of the last nations to offer such service. Mayra Arevich, president of the Cuban state telecom monopoly ETECSA, went on national television to say...
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November 12, 2018 - 3:16 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. will carry out an initial public offering of its Japanese mobile subsidiary, set for Dec. 19. The Tokyo Stock Exchange approved the listing of 1.6 billion shares of SoftBank Corp. Monday, at 1,500 yen ($13) a share, raising potentially...
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November 06, 2018 - 8:32 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Tightening its control over popular anonymous chat apps, the Russian government has approved regulations that would identify users by their cellphone numbers. The measures signed Tuesday by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev are part of Russia's moves to clamp down on smartphone messenger...
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Sandra Sheffield, 72, uses a washcloth to wipe sweat from her face, in her home, which now has no electricity, in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. She and her husband refuse to leave their home, and neighbors are trying to assist them with fans and a generator. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 18, 2018 - 10:50 pm
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Missing relatives and worries that looters are just outside the door. Dirty clothes. Hours-long lines for gasoline, insurance adjusters, food and water. No power, no air conditioning, no schools, no information and little real improvement in sight. Daily life is a series...
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Sandra Sheffield, 72, uses a washcloth to wipe sweat from her face, in her home, which now has no electricity, in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. She and her husband refuse to leave their home, and neighbors are trying to assist them with fans and a generator. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 18, 2018 - 7:59 pm
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Missing relatives and worries that looters are just outside the door. Dirty clothes. Hours-long lines for gasoline, insurance adjusters, food and water. No power, no air conditioning, no schools, no information and little real improvement in sight. Daily life is a series...
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Shawn Gehlert is reflected in a message displayed on a window of his motel room, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Panama City, Fla., where survivors continue to live amid the damage from Hurricane Michael. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
October 16, 2018 - 5:14 pm
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Six days after Hurricane Michael ripped through the Florida Panhandle, nearly 137,000 customers remain without power in an 11-county region that stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to the Georgia border. Michael...
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FILE- This April 23, 2018, file photo shows the logo for Verizon above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Cellular companies such as Verizon are looking to challenge traditional cable companies with residential internet service that promises to be ultra-fast, affordable and wireless. Using an emerging wireless technology known as 5G, Verizon’s 5G Home service provides an alternative to cable for connecting laptops, phones, TVs and other devices over Wi-Fi. It launches in four U.S. cities on Monday, Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 01, 2018 - 12:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cellular companies such as Verizon are looking to challenge traditional cable companies with residential internet service that promises to be ultra-fast, affordable and wireless. Using an emerging wireless technology known as 5G, Verizon's 5G Home service provides an alternative to...
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This Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, photo shows Charter Communications, Inc.'s Spectrum trucks in the parking lot at a Spectrum customer center in Orlando, Fla. Cable company Charter is launching a $45-a-month unlimited-data phone plan as cable companies try to diversify to offset slowing traditional cable TV revenue. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
September 05, 2018 - 11:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Cable company Charter is launching its own wireless service as cable companies try to diversify to offset slowing traditional cable TV revenue. Charter and Comcast agreed last year to cooperate on back-end operations for mobile networks, including leasing Verizon's cellular network...
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