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T-Mobile chief executive John Legere (L) and Sprint executive chairman Marcelo Claure. Photograph: MANDEL NGAN/Getty Images

T-Mobile US and Sprint have won backing for their $26 billion (€22.9 billion) merger from two national security reviews on Monday, clearing key hurdle(...)

Telco unit SoftBank Corp on Monday priced its stock at 1,500 yen apiece, as previously indicated. Photograph: Reuters

SoftBank is set to raise 2.65 trillion yen (€20.6 billion) in Japan’s biggest-ever IPO – a share sale widely regarded as finalising the group’s transi(...)

Japan’s big three telecom operators plan not to use current equipment and upcoming  5G gear from China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Japan’s big three telecom operators plan not to use current equipment and upcoming fifth-generation (5G) gear from China’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE(...)

“Fixed broadband may have been Plan A for the government in 2015 when the rural broadband project was launched, but time and technology have moved on, and mobile broadband has caught up”

The Government’s plan to subsidise the roll out of broadband in rural areas – so long in the planning and now so mired in controversy – has failed. Th(...)

The company, which has never made a profit, could target a valuation of $120 billion when it lists on the New York stock market next year – three times the value of the carmaker Ford. File photograph: Ginnette Riquelme/Reuters

Uber has posted a loss of more than $1 billion in its latest quarter as growth in bookings continued to slow in the run-up to its stock market flotati(...)

A WeWork common space in New York. Photograph: Cole Wilson/The New York Times

Shared office space provider WeWork has secured an additional $3 billion (€2.65 billion) in funding from Japan’s SoftBank Group, according to an inves(...)

Fifa president  Gianni Infantino  during a press conference on Friday, after a Fifa council meeting  in Kigali. Photograph: Cyril Ndegeya/AFP/Getty Images

The plans of Fifa’s president, Gianni Infantino, to launch a lucrative new Club World Cup and Nations League have been delayed by intense European opp(...)

Cameron Poetzscher: resigned after a report on allegations of sexual misconduct. File photograph: Twitter

Cameron Poetzscher, who oversaw a string of high-profile deals at Uber Technologies Inc, has resigned, weeks after a report on allegations of sexual m(...)

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud

Just months after King Salman ascended to the throne, he presided over a cabinet meeting that would have a profound effect on the future of Saudi Arab(...)

WeWork’s prospects have been treated with scepticism by some Silicon Valley investors who see the company as an overvalued real estate play vulnerable to a property market downturn. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Reuters

Japan’s SoftBank Group is in discussions to take a majority stake in shared office space provider WeWork, a source familiar with the matter said, in a(...)

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