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  • Faster 3G coming to six cities, says AT&T

    Posted September 9, 2009 - 4:35 pm

    AT&T is again upgrading its 3G high-speed packet access (HSPA) network by deploying HSPA 7.2 technology in six U.S. cities this year
  • Cisco fixes TCP denial-of-service bug

    Posted September 9, 2009 - 3:57 pm

    Cisco this week issued a patch for a denial-of-service vulnerability that affects multiple products.
  • Mobile carriers sign up to EU in-car accident alert system

    Posted September 9, 2009 - 3:01 pm

    E.U.'s mobile-phone industry on Wednesday signed up to eCall, a Europe-wide road accident alert system designed to reduce fatalities and serious accidents on the continent's roads.
  • Upcoming technology promises improved mobile TV

    Posted September 9, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    The GSM Association is getting behind the emerging mobile broadcast technology IMB (Integrated Mobile Broadcast), it said on Wednesday. The technology opens the door for more mobile TV channels and better picture quality, according to chip maker IPWireless.
  • Skype bungles software upgrade for the iPhone

    Posted September 9, 2009 - 11:31 am

    Take a deep breath: Skype isn't working so great on the iPhone right now. But a fix should be available by Wednesday evening in Apple's App Store.
  • Recession leads to sluggish global broadband growth

    Posted September 9, 2009 - 10:01 am

    Broadband growth is still reeling from the economic downturn, but there are also tentative signs of a recovery, according to market research company Point Topic.
  • China Mobile powers up app store with Symbian deal

    Posted September 9, 2009 - 9:01 am

    China Mobile and the Symbian Foundation have teamed up to promote the carrier's next-generation mobile standard and its application download store for handsets, the two said Wednesday.
  • China clears iPhone for network, puts picture online

    Posted September 8, 2009 - 11:40 pm

    The Chinese government has cleared a version of the iPhone to use the country's mobile networks and posted pictures of the handset online, just as carrier China Unicom prepares to launch the phone.
  • Vivendi to offer $2.9 billion for Brazilian telecom operator

    Posted September 8, 2009 - 8:40 pm

    Vivendi, the French communications and content provider, plans to buy Brazilian telecom company GVT in a deal that could be worth more than US$2.9 billion.
  • Wi-Fi, powerline to merge in Atheros-Intellon deal

    Posted September 8, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    Wi-Fi chip vendor Atheros Networks plans to acquire Intellon, a maker of chips for home powerline networking equipment, for about US$244 million.
  • AOL hires 'peanut butter manifesto' author

    Posted September 8, 2009 - 2:11 pm

    A former Yahoo executive perhaps best known for his so-called "peanut butter manifesto" has taken a job running AOL's Internet and mobile communications business.
  • HTC Tattoo to be first customizable Android handset

    Posted September 8, 2009 - 2:06 pm

    High Tech Computer (HTC) gave its latest smartphone a name it can live up to, Tattoo, because people who buy it will be invited to design their own personal skin for the phone.
  • Fast, Universal Broadband: Dirty Secret about the Roadblock

    Posted September 7, 2009 - 8:19 pm

    Where's the fastest broadband service? The FCC's effort to expand availability of high-speed Internet access throughout the U.S. offers a clue as to where -- and why -- the best services exist.
  • On the road: Testing wireless voice and data on the highways

    Posted September 7, 2009 - 8:17 pm

    Marc Lefevre is the up-to-date, real-life equivalent of the "Can you hear me now?" guy from the Verizon Wireless TV ads that grew popular in 2004. But don't call him that.
  • Cisco's Chambers gets $2 million payout despite bad year

    Posted September 4, 2009 - 5:50 pm

    Cisco Systems gave Chairman and CEO John Chambers a "discretionary incentive payment" of more than US$2 million for the company's 2009 fiscal year, despite the fact that net income fell nearly 24 percent from the previous year on sales that were down almost 9 percent.
  • Verizon operations chief Strigl to retire

    Posted September 4, 2009 - 3:42 pm

    Verizon Communications President and Chief Operating Officer Denny Strigl will retire by the end of this year, the company said Friday.
  • TransferJet wireless data gadgets coming next year

    Posted September 4, 2009 - 8:09 am

    TransferJet, a data transfer technology that allows information to be exchanged between gadgets by simply bringing them close to each other, should begin appearing in products next year.
  • Facebook Connect goes mobile

    Posted September 3, 2009 - 1:25 pm

    Facebook is extending its Connect data portability technology to developers of mobile sites and applications, following its launch six months ago for iPhone developers, the company announced Thursday in an official blog.
  • Philips set to debut Wireless HDMI

    Posted September 3, 2009 - 11:31 am

    Philips has announced a wireless HDMI product that lets consumers connect home electronics products, like a television and a Blu-Ray player, without using any wires, it said on Thursday.
  • Google-Baidu rivalry goes mobile in China

    Posted September 3, 2009 - 8:20 am

    Google and Chinese search engine Baidu are racing to dominate China's growing mobile search market, taking their rivalry beyond Web search.
  • Android, WiMax mobile device and chip kit unveiled in Taiwan

    Posted September 3, 2009 - 5:03 am

    A Taiwanese research group unveiled a personal Internet device (PID) on Thursday made from its WiMax chips and a reference board that runs a version of Google's Android mobile operating system tweaked for PIDs.
  • Group asks IRS to repeal tax of personal mobile-phone use

    Posted September 2, 2009 - 3:30 pm

    A little understood 20-year-old U.S. Internal Revenue Service rule that taxes employees' personal use of employer-provided mobile phones should be repealed, trade group CTIA said.
  • Qwest to deploy network capable of 100Gbps

    Posted September 2, 2009 - 3:19 pm

    Qwest Communications International is deploying equipment that will allow the carrier to deliver data at 100Gb per second (Gbps) all the way across its network to a customer's location.
  • China's carriers all turn to mobile app stores in 3G race

    Posted September 2, 2009 - 7:28 am

    China's three mobile carriers are all developing download platforms like the iPhone App Store as their competition for 3G users intensifies.
  • Nokia Siemens changes CEOs

    Posted September 1, 2009 - 4:26 pm

    The founding CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks has resigned and will be replaced by another long-term Nokia executive as the two-year-old company battles it out in a consolidating carrier-infrastructure industry.
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