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  • LION cable links Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion

    Posted March 31, 2010 - 12:41 pm

    The LION (Lower Indian Ocean Network) cable inauguration by Mauritius Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam over the weekend marked a milestone in the history of telecommunications and ICT in the Indian Ocean.
  • 4G satellite company takes aim at cell carriers

    Posted March 31, 2010 - 11:46 am

    Look out, U.S. cellular carriers -- there could soon be a new 4G carrier on the block.
  • US Airways joins growing list of airlines with Wi-Fi

    Posted March 31, 2010 - 11:45 am

    US Airways launched GoGo inflight Wi-Fi service on five aircraft, joining eight other airlines working with wireless service provider Aircell.
  • Developer enthusiasm for iPad slackens as Android surges

    Posted March 31, 2010 - 11:29 am

    Developer enthusiasm for Apple's iPad has cooled somewhat because the tablet lacks multitasking and a camera, a company that makes cross-platform development tools said today.
  • 4G Essentials

    Posted March 31, 2010 - 11:22 am

    There is plenty of hype around 4G technologies but beyond the rhetoric some real implementations are happening. Here's a roundup of the latest coverage of the 4G world.
  • iPhone for Verizon report drives up Verizon stock prices

    Posted March 30, 2010 - 10:00 pm

    A report that Apple will begin production of an iPhone for Verizon and other CDMA networks pushed Verizon's stock higher today.
  • Tech firms, privacy groups want new e-privacy law

    Posted March 30, 2010 - 3:11 pm

    A coalition of tech vendors and privacy groups is calling on the U.S. Congress to update a 24-year-old law to better protect users of e-mail, cloud computing services and mobile phones from government surveillance.
  • Innovative wireless products shine at CTIA 2010

    Posted March 30, 2010 - 11:16 am

    The CTIA Wireless conference brought in larger crowds and more vendors than last year's event, but that probably isn't saying much, considering the recession had begun to hit hard in early 2009.
  • Improve Your 3G Connection with an AT&T MicroCell

    Posted March 30, 2010 - 11:07 am

    AT&T announced this week at the CTIA show in Las Vegas that it will soon make its femtocell device available to subscribers nationwide. The femtocell--which AT&T has dubbed the MicroCell--creates a mini 3G cell tower in your home or office, and leverages your existing broadband network to resolve slow or spotty 3G coverage.
  • Benefits of Skype Mobile on Verizon

    Posted March 30, 2010 - 10:56 am

    As of Thursday, Verizon and Skype will make good on the promised partnership announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month. Using another industry conference, the CTIA show in Las Vegas this week, Verizon announced that Skype will be available for nine different smartphones this week, with more to come.
  • Microsoft OCS update promises to replace PBX

    Posted March 30, 2010 - 10:52 am

    Microsoft previews the next version of its unified communications software, Communications Server "14," at VoiceCon Orlando 2010 conference.
  • Femtocell prices have dropped below $100, says vendor

    Posted March 30, 2010 - 10:40 am

    The wholesale cost of a femtocell has dropped below US$100 and that will help give the sector a boost, femtocell vendor Ubiquisys said on Tuesday.
  • What can WiMAX bring to smart grid program?

    Posted March 30, 2010 - 10:03 am

    GE takes a look at what WiMAX can bring to smart grid technology.
  • Tech Secrets: 21 Things 'They' Don’t Want You to Know

    Posted March 30, 2010 - 9:42 am

    Yes, the truth is out there. But they don't want you to know about it.
  • Google says mobile services in China partly blocked

    Posted March 30, 2010 - 4:40 am

    Google mobile services have been partly blocked in China, according to the company, after it snubbed the Chinese government over censorship last week.
  • Eclipse Pulsar still holds potential for mobile application development

    Posted March 29, 2010 - 7:39 pm

    Pulsar has been held back by the perception that it is a Java IDE, say panelists at ElipseCon, where OSGi efforts also will be featured
  • DOJ won't challenge Cisco acquisition of Tandberg

    Posted March 29, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    The U.S. Department of Justice won't challenge Cisco Systems' US$3 billion acquisition of video-conferencing service provider Tandberg, the agency announced Monday.
  • Google Fiber Candidates: Top 5 Desperate Cities

    Posted March 29, 2010 - 9:31 am

    What's more entertaining than the sight of civic leaders fawning all over Google for a little high-speed action? In recent weeks, cities across the U.S. have staged some fairly bizarre antics to convince Google to build its proposed 1-gigabit fiber-optic network in their area. The search giant will make its decision by the end of 2010.
  • Tcl tips: timestamps

    Posted March 27, 2010 - 6:23 pm

    When is it time to pull Tcl out of the tool chest? Time calculations make for one compelling answer.
  • After DNS problem, Chinese root server is shut down

    Posted March 26, 2010 - 8:10 pm

    A China-based root DNS server associated with networking problems in Chile and the U.S. has been disconnected from the Internet.
  • Google defies China, hacker heads to the clink

    Posted March 26, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    The battle between China and Google dominated the headlines this week after Google decided to stop censoring its search results. China also caused some grief with a U.S. Internet domain registrar after it demanded detailed information on the people who registered Web sites in China. Hackers looking to make a lucrative living by selling pilfered credit card information may want to rethink their career options, as the person responsible for committing what is believed to be the largest data breach ever was sentenced to three 20-year prison terms this week. Finally, the CTIA Wireless show brought more news about future phones and how femtocells may finally be ready for use in people's homes.
  • Huawei reaches for WiMax, LTE tech leadership

    Posted March 26, 2010 - 6:11 pm

    Huawei Technologies, a growing presence in mobile infrastructure, has been credited with driving down prices worldwide but downplayed that factor at this week's CTIA Wireless conference in Las Vegas.
  • Jedi Packet Trick punches holes in firewalls

    Posted March 26, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    Hackers have hit on a new way to break into computers: by attacking the firmware used in networking cards.
  • Yahoo proposes 'really ugly hack' to DNS

    Posted March 26, 2010 - 4:36 pm

    Network engineers from Yahoo are pitching what they admit is a "really ugly hack" to the Internet's Domain Name System, but they say it is necessary for the popular Web content provider to support IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.
  • Google's plan for super-fast networks draws big response

    Posted March 26, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    Local governments and residents have until tonight to nominate their communities for consideration in Google's plan to build "ultra-high-speed" fiber networks in some places in the U.S.

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