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Researcher, Chinese Broadcaster: Is Apple Up to Something?

Claims that iOS has secret backdoors were made at the Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE/X) conference this week in New York.

The Internet of Things Demands a New Storage Approach

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Stefan Bernbo, CEO and founder of Compuverde.  The Internet of Things (IoT), an ever-expanding web of connections generating unprecedented volumes of data, holds promise as well as challenges for the telecom industry. Show More Summary

Time Warner Cable answers Los Angeles' call for Gigabit broadband

Time Warner Cable may be one of the holdouts in the 1 Gbps fiber-based broadband game, but the cable MSO may finally be making its move in Los Angeles by responding to a request for information (RFI) put out by the city for ultra broadband service.

America Movil's pay TV additions drive up wireline-revenue generating units to 71.8M

América Móvil's second-quarter 2014 wireline segment revenues saw the benefit of increases in both pay TV and broadband access subscriber increases.

Hibernia Networks, TE SubCom begin work on Express submarine cable system

Hibernia Networks is advancing its standing in the submarine cable market race, announcing that it is working with its network partner TE Connectivity to begin work on its Hibernia Express cable system.

XO deploys Infinera's DTN-X across its 100G network

XO Communications has made another step forward with its 100G initiative by deploying Infinera's DTN-X packet optical transport network platform across its nationwide network.

Verizon's FiOS revenues rise 14.4% to $3.1B on strong broadband, video adds

Verizon's FiOS results bounced back in the second quarter, with revenues rising 14.4 percent year-over-year to $3.1 billion due to an uptick in both broadband and video subscriptions.

CenturyLink's Gowen looks back on what saved the bacon and ahead to 'a brave new world'

After a nine-year tenure with CenturyLink and its predecessor company Qwest, Diana Gowen is retiring. A 35-year veteran of the telecom industry with a particular focus on the public sector, Gowen recently sat down with Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, to reflect on the past and share expectations for the future.

Level 3 Plans to Bring On 2 tw telecom Executives

The closing of the deal may be a few months off, but the management team that will lead the combined Level 3/tw telecom was announced today.  We already knew Larissa Herda wouldn’t be staying on of course, leaving the top slot for Jeff Storey, but two of tw telecom’s top management will be merging in. […]

Ofcom consultations in 2013/14 (2)

A week ago, I did a blog posting about Ofcom consultations for the period of its last Annual Report. I set out the number of consultations by broad subject area and the number of submissions by blocks of numbers. I explained that I would like two further pieces of information and that I would seek these […]

Forensic Scientist Reveals Suspicious Back Doors Running on iPhones

Apple designed the iPhone to be “reasonably secure” against a typical attacker but left a back door for itself and the government, forensic scientist and author Jonathan Zdiarski said at the Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE/X) conference (via ZDNet). Zdiarski is known as the hacker “NerverGas” in the iPhone development community, as he has worked [...]

The Beginning of the End for Firefox

Back in 2009 Firefox was on top of the world, enjoying the good life as the world’s go-to alternative Web browser, alternative to the far and away first place finisher Internet Explorer that is. Sure the browser’s second place 23.75 percent of the market share wasn’t world beating, but it was respectable; life was good [...]

Lumia Cyan Update Roll Out Begins in Pakistan

The Lumia Windows Phone 8 range of devices will receive the Lumia Cyan software, which is the new Windows Phone 8.1 update. The Lumia Cyan upgrade comes loaded with better features that will surely amplify your experience on your Lumia device. Show More Summary

Blackberry Hires New Enterprise-Oriented COO

Having long since conceded the fight for the consumer mobile market segment to heavyweights Android and iOS, Blackberry’s slim hope of survival has been squarely placed on the company’s renewed focus on enterprise, a return to its roots as a strong business-oriented mobile company. Perhaps as a sign of the company’s slow reversal of fortunes, [...]

Fifth Circuit: False Claims for USF Funds Are Not Subject to False Claims Act Suits

Court holds that USF funds, administered by a private corporation, are not “federal funds” within meaning of False Claims Act. One weapon in the government’s anti-fraud arsenal – the False Claims Act – will no longer be available toShow More Summary

AT&T wins $275M Department of State task order

AT&T Government Solutions added another win to its public sector column when the U.S. Department of State awarded it a Foreign Post Telephone Replacement Program task order that could be worth up to $275 million over the next five years.

The WebRTC Craze

Blog post is co-written by Anne Lee, Chief Technology Officer of IMS Innovations at Alcatel-Lucent and recently recognized by the industry as a WebRTC pioneer and by Gilles Duboué, IP Platforms Innovation Marketing at Alcatel-Lucent. The...Show More Summary

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