Nokia may have launched its own secret Android invasion, one that may surprise Microsoft as it prepares for its takeover of Nokia’s mobile division. According to tech site, The Verge, Nokia is quietly working on a new Android smartphone project, codenamed ‘Normandy,’ aimed squarely at the lower cost budget end of the smartphone spectrum. According [...]
Five US carriers have signed an agreement with the FCC that will make it easier for consumers to unlock their mobile phones to use it on another network, the Federal Communications Commission Chairman, Tom Wheeler, announced on Thursday. The deal also requires carriers to process or deny unlocking requests within two business days, the FCC’s [...]
Apple has become accustom to getting its way in its dealings with North America’s mobile carriers. The formula for the company’s negotiating dominance has been simple: Apple has the iPhone, people want the iPhone, and mobile carriers want the people. The unsurpassed popularity of the company’s iPhone franchise has led to a veritable cash cow [...]
Deal comes just ahead of a threatened FCC rulemaking. This week the FCC had planned to consider a rule that would require cell companies to allow “unlocking” of their phones for transfer to a competing carrier. Unlocking phones usedShow More Summary
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Bezeq, Israel's incumbent telco, has appointed Alcatel-Lucent as its VDSL2 and vectoring equipment provider to deliver higher speed broadband over its existing copper network.
Cisco has forecast that its mid-term revenue and earnings will be 3-6 percent per year, down from 5-7 percent as it sees issues with emerging markets, slower customer spending and lackluster core network equipment growth.
Ofcom performs a valuable service for consumers by publishing each quarter an analysis of the complaints that it receives about service providers. The main findings for the current reporting period (Q3 2013) are as follows: ? Overall Complaints: The total volume of complaints increased slightly due to increases in fixed-line, broadband and pay TV complaints. [...]
A new raft of network attacks at the application layer is prompting both enterprises and service providers to increase investments in DDoS appliances, according to Infonetics Research.
Telstra Global has taken another step forward with its cloud services drive by achieving Cisco's Cloud and Managed Services Master Partner certification, enabling it to sell and deliver cloud and managed services using the vendor's technology to its multinational corporation clients.
Consolidated Communications is putting its Texas fiber network to work by expanding its enterprise and commercial services reach into the Dallas-Fort Worth market.
Just back from a quickie business trip – my first with a Powerocks Magicstick 2800 universal extended battery for my phone. When I travel I’ve always been careful about phone use just in case I need to make an emergency call, check for an important email, text etc. Show More Summary
TGIF and 11 shopping days left until Xmas. But before you get busy, here’s a look at some of the other cloud-related news from the week. … [visit site to read more]
Yesterday saw another expansion in metro fiber, but by an operator that I don’t get to write about that often. Consolidated Communications has decided to take its northern Texas fiber footprint and begin using it to target the enterprise market. … [visit site to read more]
Over the past couple of years, tablets have enjoyed a huge surge in popularity putting them at the top of Christmas wishlists for kids and adults alike. However, this could be all set to change over the next year or so as phablets could overtake them in overall sales figure across the globe. A new [...]
This article was authored by John C. Tanner, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net. One of the biggest challenges of realizing the Internet of Things (IoT) isn’t connecting things to the internet but getting them to talk to each other. … [visit site to read more]
EA or CMA or MSA/RSA or CMA or... how about PEA? One of the crucial questions that the FCC must answer before it can get its Incentive Spectrum Auction off the ground is how it plans to sell 600 MHz licenses in the “forward” part of the auction. Show More Summary