Mexican regulator targets service providers with new antitrust investigation

first_img America Movil’s mobile and fixed line operations are likely to face further scrutiny, with the announcement of a further probe by the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT), Mexico’s telecoms regulator.Both Telcel and Telmex could be impacted by the IFT inquiry, announced in the government’s official gazette.The announcement said the regulator will determine which operators hold substantial market power in voice, data or video services and networks, both nationally and at state, regional or local levels.The inquiry, which could also pull in Televisa, the country’s largest TV player, will not exceed 90 days. It will look at market practices, and whether leading operators are using their power for unfair advantage.America Movil has been under growing pressure in Mexico since IFT declared the operator a “preponderant economic agent” and hence eligible for tougher rules to curb its dominance. That definition was an assessment based on market share.The company subsequently responded by putting parts of its business up for sale, in an attempt to reduce its reach.Numerous reports have said America Movil will dispose of operator assets on Mexico’s east coast, as well as the west coast and near the US border. And foreign players have been linked to the assets — including AT&T, SoftBank and Bell Mobility. But so far no sale has taken place.AT&T subsequently inked a deal to acquire Iusacell. Previous ArticleSpark catches up with competition on 4G — COONext ArticleTelenor Euro head talks up scale benefits of TeliaSonera Denmark deal Related Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Author Home Mexican regulator targets service providers with new antitrust investigation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 22 DEC 2014 OneWeb, SoftBank Corp plot Japan satellite movecenter_img Tags Deutsche Telekom, SoftBank tipped for T-Mobile trade Richard Handford Asia SoftBank Corp targets growth through acquisitions America MovilAT&TBellMobilityIFTMexicoSoftBanklast_img read more

Allison Pineau again with injured knee?

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe Romanian TOP team HCM Baia Mare won the pre-season tournament in Slovakian city of Michalovce by beating Croatian best side RK Podravka Vegeta 26:23 in the final, but all thoughts and atmosphere are linked with the injury of new Romanian signing – Allison Pineau. The 26-years old French playmaker got injured in the second minute of the final match and stayed on the floor with the pain in her knee.This is not the first problem with the knees as she was out of the court for a while after injury in 2011.Since then, Pineau career got the wrong direction. The IHF World Player 2009 lost the rhytm, changed a lot of teams (Oltchim, Vardar, Krim, Metz), finally, get the chance to back on the TOP with Baia Mare, but…Handball world cross the fingers before the final diagnosis. Related Items:Allison Pineau Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Allison Pineau to join ZRK Buducnost Podgorica Sweden loses a valuable point as France catches a dramatic draw Recommended for you Pineau: “It’s hard to describe what this means, but it means a lot” ShareTweetShareShareEmaillast_img read more

Top-Ranked UWF, Huizinga Sweep Titles at GolfRank Invitational

first_imgThe Argonauts opened up a 14-shot lead after Monday’s morning round of 14-under-par 274 and maintained it through the afternoon 18, using a 16-under-par 560 36-hole total to make the team title theirs for the taking. They did just that in tying the tournament record of 19-under-par 845 following a 3-under-par 285 on Tuesday. Huizinga’s score of 68-71-71=210 included 15 pars as he played the par 5s at 9-unde-par for the week. Westmoreland ended the 2-day event with rounds of 69-70-71 and Blanchet signed for three 70s. On Tuesday, both Huizinga and Blanchet birdied their final hole to force the playoff, which began on the par 3, 15th hole. All three put their shots safely on the green with Huizinga the farthest from the hole at approximately 25 feet. He proceeded to make his putt for birdie while the others were unable to match him, giving the junior from Orlando his second individual title in two events this fall. The Argos have won 10 of their last 13 team tournaments and not finished lower than third in any of them. Just about the only thing to be resolved was not if a UWF player would win the individual title, but which one would it be. After 36 holes, Westmoreland and Huizinga were tied for first at 5-under, one shot ahead of Blanchet and four ahead of Bosso. The trio of Jacob Huizinga, Henry Westmoreland IV and Chandler Blanchet all tied for medalist honors at 6-under-par 210, while Christian Bosso was just six shots back in a tie for 11th.center_img Boss, who led the tournament after the first round, tied for 11th with a 68-75-73=216 score, while Julian Otero registered his best tournament as an Argo, shooting 69-76-75=220 to post a 20th place showing. His opening round 69 was a career low and included an eagle and four birdies. UWF will return to play next week when it hosts the Copperhead Championship at the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida, Oct. 16-17. Print Friendly Version “They are kind of feeding off each other and pushing each other to improve and get better,” UWF head coach Steve Fell said. “They’ve gotten to where they are at that high level of play because they are used to it, whether they are in a tournament or at home qualifying.” COMPLETE RESULTSPALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The fact that the top-ranked UWF men’s golf team ran away from the field en route to another team victory, winning the GolfRank Invitational by 15 shots was a good story, but how they went about it is another chapter in the recent success of the program.last_img read more

‘Cheshire win a big boost’ – Kapoulas

first_imgFlyers outscored their opponents by ten points in the third quarter to build a double digit lead, before the visitors fought back in the fourth to take a five point lead of their own in the final two minutes.Adam Weary sparked a 10-2 finish for Bristol, which included Panos Mayindombe’s go-ahead three-pointer in the final 17 seconds to break Cheshire hearts.last_img

Europa League: 10-Man Burnley Lose At Olympiacos

first_imgPremier League side Burnley have their work cut out ahead of their Europa League Playoff second leg clash with Greek giants Olympiacos at Turf Moor on Thursday following the 3-1 loss in the first leg.Greek winger Kostantinos Fortounis gave the Olympiacos the lead on 19 minutes only for the hosts to be pegged back through a Chris Wood penalty in the 33rd minute as both teams went into the halftime interval on level terms.Greek midfielder Andrea Bouchalakis edged the home side ahead again four minutes into the second half and the aforementioned Fortounis added a third goal from the penalty spot to complete his brace following English defender Ben Gibson’s foul in the box.Gibson was also given his marching orders due to a second yellow card issued as a result of his foul in the lead up to the Fortounis spot kick.Neither side added to their tally with Olympiacos now firmly in the driving seat ahead of the second leg next week.In the pick of the other games, former winners Sevilla secured a 1-0 win in Czech Republic against home side Sigma Olomouc with Pablo Sarabia getting the crucial goal for the Spanish club.Scottish Premier League champions Celtic were able to secure a 1-1 draw at Lithuanian side Suduva, while Zorya Luhansk of Ukraine and German Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig played out a goalless draw ahead of the second leg in Germany.Atalanta and Danish side FC Copenhagen could only settle for a goalless draw in their first leg clash in Bergamo, Italy.Gent FC of Belgium and managerless Bordeaux were not able to hit the target as both sides ended their Europa League Playoff first leg clash in a goalless draw.Former French champions Bordeaux are hoping to appoint Arsenal legend and France World Cup winner Thierry Henry as replacement for suspended head coach Gus Poyet in the coming days.Uruguayan tactician Poyet was suspended from his post after he criticised the club’s new American owners.Relatedlast_img read more

Schenley’s Ken Durrett named to the 2017 Atlantic 10 Legends Class

first_img[email protected] (215) 893-5719 LEGENDS—From left: ABA/NBA legend and Hall of Famer Connie Hawkins, Bill Neal, and Pittsburgh legend and NBA star Kenny Durrett. Neal credits both with playing a vital role in establishing Champion Enterprises. (Photos courtesy of Bill Neal) La Salle University basketball star Ken Durrett will be honored posthumously as a part of the 2017 Atlantic 10 Legends Class. Durrett was born in Pittsburgh and played at Schenley High School.  The Legends program was started in 2013 to recognize men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes and coaches who have made a lasting impact on their respective basketball programs and institutions.This year is the fifth class the Atlantic 10 has inducted. Every year, A-10 schools choose their two legends. In previous years, the honorees have included hall of famers, national champions, Olympians and professional players.(Courtesy Photo/Philadelphia Tribune)Durrett averaged 23.6 points a game during his career. As a sophomore, he helped to lead La Salle to a 23-1 season and a No. 2 national ranking and was named Co-MVP in the Philadelphia Big 5. In addition, he picked up Big 5 Player of the Year honors in 1970 and 1971. He is one of only four players in Big 5 history to win the award three times.In 1971, Durrett’s final year with the Explorers, he was a consensus All-American as the team received a bid to the NIT. Durrett, a 6-foot-7 forward, graduated as the second-leading scorer and rebounder in school history. He was selected fourth overall in the 1971 NBA Draft and had a four-year NBA career (1971-75) with the Cincinnati Royals, Kansas City-Omaha Kings and Philadelphia 76ers.The Men’s Basketball Legends will be recognized on Saturday, March 11 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh before the A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship semifinals.Jenkins-Powell named ECAC Athlete of the WeekThe Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has named Lincoln University high jumper Rhashawn Jenkins-Powell the Corvias Men’s Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week. Jenkins-Powell received this honor for his effort last Saturday at the Towson Tiger Invitational at the New Balance Track and Field Center at the Armory in New York.Jenkins-Powell had a fourth-place finish at the Towson Tiger Invitational with a jump of 2.01 m. (6’7”) scoring the only points for Lincoln at the meet. His 6’7” jump is the top mark by a CIAA high jumper this year.Burgin-Sparrow bout tops boxing cardLightweights Anthony Burgin and Avery Sparrow will battle over eight rounds or less on Friday, March 10 at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. The first fight will be at 7:30 p.m.Burgin, 24, a pro for more than four years, has a 10-2 record with two knockouts. He comes into this fight after defeating another Philadelphia fighter, Gerald Smith, in his last fight on Oct. 14.Sparrow, 23, hasn’t had many fights, but has a 5-1 record with three knockouts.last_img read more