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Huawei starts work on Guinea's first fiber-optic cable

The project will deliver 77 exchange points


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Move over Skype, Facetime, Hangouts. Here comes Spreedbox, a fully open source, secure videoconferencing solution

Spreedbox can offer private and secure video chat using Linux and open source technologies. All it needs is your support.

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4 low-cost videoconferencing devices keep you connected

If you need to conduct meetings with remote colleagues or clients, these relatively low-cost videoconferencing devices can enhance the experience.

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Videoconferencing gear roundup

Brian Nadel shows off four videoconferencing kits that can help you communicate with employees, clients or customers more effectively.

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2 experimental apps from Microsoft Garage you need to test drive

Microsoft's Garage unit continues to pump out interesting and experimental apps for Windows Phone, iOS and Android. Two of its most recent releases, Send, for quick messaging, and InstaNote, which retroactively records audio, are both...

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Cell service at US airports varies from first class to middle-seat coach

Tests by RootMetrics found coverage is improving but inconsistent.

AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV appears headed for approval with conditions

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has circulated his recommendation for approval of the deal

Orange in talks with Airtel, may gain largest African footprint

The two companies agreed to exclusive negotiations of a merger

T-Mobile to pay $17.5 million fine for 911 outages

A settlement with the FCC requires the company to improve the reliability of its emergency dialing service

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5 reasons why Spark could be the next great iOS email app

The recently updated iOS app Spark has a lot to offer, including support for multiple email and cloud document services, and it could be the only iOS email app you need. However, it also has a few annoying kinks.

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Native visual voicemail is finally coming with Android M, report says

For now we only have a screenshot of a preview version, but it's definitely a welcome and long overdue feature.

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Internet capacity crunch staved off

Fiber optic transmission gains a 20x power boost thanks to some clever engineers

How NASA beams Pluto images 3 billion miles to Earth

Spanning three continents, the Deep Space Network hears all

ACLU asks court to immediately kill NSA phone snooping

A court that already found the program illegal should shut it down, instead of allowing it to be phased out, the ACLU says

T-Mobile's latest family data plans are a downright bargain

The latest promotion from T-Mobile undercuts Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint by a wide margin.

9 things you didn't know about Google's undersea cable

The high-speed Google-backed FASTER system will link the U.S. with Japan next year at 60 Tbps

Here's what it takes to lay Google's 9,000km undersea cable

The French ship René Descartes is loading cable for the transpacific FASTER system

FCC looks to protect customers during voice switch to IP

Carriers would be required to give customers warning before retiring their copper-based networks, under an agency proposal

Two US telecom companies to pay $3.5 million for data breach

Sister telecom carriers stored personal information on servers accessible on the Internet

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