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  • EC approves merger of Orange UK and T-Mobile UK

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    The European Commission Monday gave a conditional go-ahead for the merger of Orange UK and T-Mobile UK, owned by France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom respectively.
  • Powerline networks to get bandwidth boost

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 1:10 pm

  • Jailbreaking in the iPhone 3.0 era

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 12:45 pm

    Apple's iPhone OS 3.0 firmware unlocked many capabilities, but users seek more from their iPhones through jailbroken apps.
  • 40/100G Ethernet needed, but too pricey

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 10:52 pm

    Though demand for 40G and 100G Ethernet is on the rise, prices need to come down to earth before mainstream adoption can occur, experts at an Ethernet conference said here this week.
  • Review

    Review: Dell PowerConnect 8024F hits 10G paydirt

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 10:40 pm

    Dell's 24-port 10G switch packs a lot of bandwidth into its 1U form factor and backs it up with redundant power supplies and full Layer-3 switching -- at less than $500 per port
  • A WiMax phone might help ailing Palm

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 10:16 pm

    After Palm Inc. admitted that its smartphone sales were below expectations, rumors started swirling that the company might be sold, or that it could be beefing up its product line with a WiMax smartphone for Sprint Nextel.
  • Think tank: Gov't needs to give up some spectrum

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should look not only for television broadcasters to give up unused wireless spectrum but also government agencies, in an effort to provide more spectrum for commercial mobile broadband, a new paper says.
  • Skype Pulls Windows Mobile Apps; No Word of Return

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 2:15 pm

    Skype's VoIP apps for the Windows Mobile operating system, Skype Lite and Skype for Windows Phones, are no longer available for download, the company announced, claiming the apps didn't offer a good enough experience.
  • Users lament state of Ethernet

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 2:07 pm

    Vendors have a lot more work to do to make Ethernet ready for large-scale data center duty, according to users at the Ethernet Technology Summit.
  • They're here: Cheap Android smartphones

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 5:10 am

    New low-cost smartphones running Google's Android software have been launched in Taiwan recently and the good news is they should start showing up just about everywhere soon.
  • Q&A: Verizon's LTE road map for 2010 and beyond

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 10:50 pm

    Tony Melone, the executive vice president and CTO of Verizon Wireless, gives us an idea of where Verizon is headed with its 4G LTE services both this year and beyond.
  • Where does Palm go from here?

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 10:49 pm

    Smartphone industry pundits wonder whether Palm Inc. can survive another year, given Palm's guidance that its smartphone sales failed to meet expectations.
  • Broadband in rural America: I'm not holding my breath

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 10:37 pm

    I live in the country amidst rich forests, abundant wildlife, clear starry nights and a silence so deep it often stuns visitors from the city. The price I pay: really crappy Internet access.
  • Is Android the Boys' Club of Smartphones?

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 10:36 pm

    Android, it seems, may be metaphorically stuck in a treehouse with a "NO GIRLS ALLOWED" sign nailed to the door.
  • VMware buys management software from parent EMC

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 10:32 pm

    VMware is acquiring a portion of parent company EMC’s software business, in what has to be one of the stranger acquisitions in the technology industry thus far this year
  • Alaska Airlines switches to Aircell for Wi-Fi

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 8:10 pm

    Alaska Airlines plans to introduce the Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi service from Aircell on all its aircraft, even though it has already completed testing with another provider, Row 44.
  • FCC chairman: Congress should pay for public safety network

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will ask Congress for US$16 billion to $18 billion to pay for building and maintaining a nationwide mobile broadband network for emergency response agencies, including police and fire departments.
  • Google vows to appeal Italian convictions

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 12:26 pm

    Google denounced the conviction of three of its executives by an Italian court and said it will help the employees appeal the ruling.
  • Wireless carriers need to find ways to keep customers to stay profitable

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 12:03 pm

    There are already so many wireless users in North America that carriers need to think of ways to reap additional profits from their existing customers, rather than finding new ones, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • India resumes 3G auction process, inviting applications

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 10:10 am

    India started the process for auctioning 3G and broadband wireless access (BWA) licenses again on Thursday, but it has scaled back the number of licenses up for bidding.
  • Study: Lithuania has highest fiber penetration in Europe

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 8:10 am

    Lithuania has become the European country with the highest fiber broadband penetration, with fiber access to 18 percent of its households, according to a survey from industry organization FTTH Council Europe.
  • Top-rated cell phones also rank high in radiation emissions

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 6:34 pm

    An environmental activist group has issued its latest list of popular cell phones that emit comparatively high levels of RF radiation, though all are within federal limits.
  • Mobile carriers defend early termination fees

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Early termination fees for mobile phone contracts are necessary to subsidize the cost of smartphones and customers know what they're getting into, mobile carriers told the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in comments filed this week.
  • Students launch protest of AT&T coverage

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 5:25 pm

    College students have long been known to protest against war, racism and other social maladies. But now students at Santa Clara University are taking aim at a new form of injustice: Poor cell phone reception.
  • Q&A: Taking the early dive into 4G

    Posted February 24, 2010 - 3:22 pm

    Kayentis executive Guy Maestre discusses why his company decided to invest in Sprint's WiMAX technology.
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