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  • The $1 million a year software developer

    Posted August 28, 2013 - 6:00 am

    The unfortunate story of a Wall Street programmer who went to jail for code theft also demonstrates how one man became a million dollar developer
  • Telecom companies at risk of becoming mere utilities

    Posted December 12, 2012 - 12:22 pm

    For telecommunications companies everywhere, the future has "catch-22" written all over it. Network operators face disintermediation of their customer relationships and commoditization of voice and data services, while at the same time they are called upon to invest significantly in deploying new network technologies to meet exploding bandwidth demands and QoS requirements. Simultaneously, network operators face changing market dynamics and a host of new competitors.
  • Move from frame relay and ATM to Ethernet services gains speed

    Posted October 9, 2012 - 2:33 pm

    As carriers step up the pressure on their corporate customers to migrate off older frame relay, ATM and private-line technologies and adopt IP networks, companies that make the switch are reaping the rewards of instant savings and improved service.
  • Geena Davis wins major telecom award

    Posted May 17, 2012 - 12:32 pm

    Actress Geena Davis, President of Argentina Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and Huawei Chairman Sun Yafang have been named winners of the 2012 ITU World Telecommunication and Information Society Award for their efforts promoting information and communications technology (ICT) to empower women and girls.
  • Telus links social, traditional training

    Posted March 29, 2012 - 5:07 pm

    When major Canadian telecommunications company wanted to change how it handles employee training, it turned to social networking.
  • Telecom leaders come out swinging against cybersecurity laws

    Posted March 8, 2012 - 8:06 am

    Appearing before a House subcommittee, executives from Internet service providers such Comcast and AT&T warn against check-box compliance approach to cybersecurity.
  • 5 tech pros companies want to hire

    Posted October 25, 2011 - 12:37 pm

    Networking pros are among the top five tech professionals that companies want to hire, according to Robert Half Technology.
  • Telecom bill cramming impacts IT's bottom line

    Posted September 28, 2011 - 11:58 am

    Unauthorized charges on enterprise telecom bills are getting more sophisticated and harder to detect.
  • Level 3 to acquire Global Crossing in stock deal

    Posted April 11, 2011 - 9:48 am

    Level 3 announces plans to aquire Global Crossing in an all-stock deal.
  • Telco networks under pressure following New Zealand earthquake

    Posted March 2, 2011 - 10:38 am

    The 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch, New Zealand at 12.51pm on Tuesday February 22 caused widespread disruption to telecommunication networks.
  • Internet hijack claims denied by China Telecom

    Posted November 18, 2010 - 3:05 pm

    China Telecom has issued a curt denial that it was complicit in a claimed ‘hijacking’ of Internet traffic earlier this year that saw large volumes of data between sensitive US military and commercial websites briefly travelling through its serve
  • IBM:Tiered mobile data pricing here to stay

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 1:59 pm

    Consumers may hate the tiered pricing models that AT&T rolled out last month, but they're also likely the future of mobile data consumption according to analysis by IBM.
  • VA disconnects Sprint's voice, data services

    Posted May 18, 2010 - 2:27 pm

    The U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs will complete a major network transition this fall, migrating from Sprint as its primary service provider to a new architecture that splits telecom traffic across three other carriers: AT&T, Qwest and Verizon.
  • ITU Telecom World expo shifts in response to economic crisis

    Posted October 8, 2009 - 9:40 am

    The ITU Telecom World exhibition has returned to Geneva after a visit to Hong Kong in 2006 -- and has brought many Asian exhibitors back with it. There are also signs that the way some companies are using the show is shifting.
  • What makes a carrier green?

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 10:59 pm

    Analyst Aditya Kaul discusses the metrics that ABI Research used to create its green carrier ratings, which carriers fared best in the study, and the benefits of green IT to consumers and businesses.
  • Google begins adding new customers for Voice service

    Posted June 25, 2009 - 1:43 pm

    Nearly two years after acquiring Grand Central, Google is accepting some new users to its Google Voice service.
  • Satellite launch will lead to wider AT&T coverage

    Posted June 23, 2009 - 8:02 pm

    AT&T Mobility should achieve true nationwide coverage by the end of this year after it introduces a planned service that utilizes both satellite and cellular service.
  • Groups ask FCC for changes in 'special access' fees

    Posted June 22, 2009 - 8:41 pm

    A group of public interest groups and regional telecom carriers has launched a new campaign to reform the fees paid to large telecom carriers for so-called special access to large-pipe connections between buildings and central switching facilities.
  • Police say hackers stole phone time from AT&T, others

    Posted June 12, 2009 - 2:53 pm

    An Italian magistrate has issued an international arrest warrant for a Filipino hacker suspected of causing millions of dollars of losses to telecommunications multinationals, and Italian police have arrested five Pakistani nationals accused of exploiting the hacker's work to defraud the telecom companies, officials in the northern city of Brescia said Friday.
  • Korean businessman pleads guilty to telecom bribery

    Posted June 12, 2009 - 12:39 pm

    A South Korean businessman has pleaded guilty to his role in a bribery conspiracy involving a US$206 million telecommunications contract to serve members of the U.S. military, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
  • Swedish regulators look at handling of mobile location data

    Posted June 9, 2009 - 11:01 am

    The sale of location information from mobile operators to service providers could result in privacy issues, and needs to be investigated, two Swedish regulators said on Tuesday.
  • Qualcomm offers tool to build app stores across diverse wireless devices

    Posted May 18, 2009 - 11:42 am

    Qualcomm software will allow developers to bring mobile retailing to nearly any device on any network, offering mobile users a uniform shopping experience.
  • BT to cut another 15,000 jobs

    Posted May 14, 2009 - 11:46 am

    BT Group plans to cut about 15,000 jobs, including indirect employees, this year, the company said on Thursday while announcing its fourth quarter and annual results.
  • AT&T to buy divested Verizon assets for $2.35B

    Posted May 11, 2009 - 3:50 pm

    AT&T has agreed to pay $2.35 billion for network assets in 18 U.S. states that Verizon Wireless has to divest as part of its acquisition of Alltel last year.
  • Sales to mobile networks hold steady, Ericsson says

    Posted April 30, 2009 - 9:34 am

    The effects of the economic downturn have so far had a limited effect on mobile networks, but some operators are postponing investments, according to Ericsson, which reported an increase in revenue for the first quarter on Thursday.
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