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  • China and Taiwan seek cooperation in RFID

    Posted December 15, 2009 - 4:40 am

    A conference on RFID (radio frequency identification) wireless technology opened Tuesday in Taipei promising to open the road to cooperation between China and Taiwan on how the two can further develop the technology and use it in products and services.
  • Sweden's TeliaSonera Blazes 4G Trail

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 10:10 pm

    Sweden's TeliaSonera has implemented 4G mobile networking in Stockholm, Sweden and Oslo, Norway. The LTE deployment is ahead of the projected schedule and makes TeliaSonera the first in the world to implement commercially-available 4G wireless.
  • WLAN market on the rebound, Dell'Oro says

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 9:40 pm

    The wireless LAN industry nearly returned to its pre-recession health in the third quarter and is likely to achieve record revenue when the current quarter has been tallied, according research company Dell'Oro Group.
  • Report: AT&T Reputation Tarnished by iPhone Flaws

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 9:10 pm

    A report from the New York Times this weekend suggests that the perception that AT&T has an inferior wireless network may be more than greatly exaggerated--they might be flat wrong. Not only that, but it may be the Apple iPhone that is the root of the problems that are sullying AT&T's reputation.
  • 4G Mobile Service Debuts: What You Need to Know

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 8:40 pm

    A Swedish telecom firm has become the first carrier to offer 4G wireless service, albeit on a very limited basis. TeliaSonera announced Monday that its 4G/LTE network for data services would be available initially in Stockholm, Sweden and Oslo, Norway, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The carrier plans to expand 4G coverage to 25 cities in Sweden and four in Norway by the end of 2010.
  • Verizon Business lights up 100G backbone in Europe

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 7:10 pm

    Verizon Business has deployed 100Gb-per-second equipment on a fiber link between Paris and Frankfurt, activating the next generation of optical networking for commercial services to enterprises.
  • Ethernet switch cheat sheet

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Network technologies have come and gone, but the Ethernet switch has survived and continues to evolve, currently making its move to 40G and 100G. Here’s a roundup of our latest and most evergreen coverage.
  • AT&T iPhone Users Irate at Idea of Usage-Based Pricing

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 3:40 pm

    In less than two years, the iPhone has changed the way people think about and use their phones. As with any paradigm shift, reverberations can be felt in many ways. Wireless data usage has spiked, clogging AT&T's network.
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 Supports MS Exchange 2010

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    BlackBerry-smartphone-maker Research In Motion (RIM) late last week announced that its BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) 5.0 software for corporate e-mail deployments now supports Microsoft's new Exchange Server 2010, as part of the BES service pack 1 (SP1) maintenance release 1 (MR1).
  • Google's Nexus One smartphone: Will mobile ads offset cost?

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 2:40 pm

    Google isn't talking publicly about reported plans to sell a powerful Android-based smartphone called the Nexus One directly to consumers next year, but the idea is already raising eyebrows with analysts.
  • Story of the year: Newspapers and the Internet

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    As the year winds down, columnist Scott Bradner has been trying to decide how to summarize 2009 Internet-wise. It seems to him that the continuing saga of the news business symbolizes yet another year of close-to-terminal, Internet-induced confusion for traditional businesses -- or, maybe, panic.
  • Accenture drops Tiger Woods ads

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 10:40 am

    Tech consultant Accenture yesterday announced that it has dropped golfer Tiger Woods as a spokesman for the firm.
  • Zenprise adds Android support to mobile management tool

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 8:40 am

    Zenprise Inc. is adding the ability to manage smartphones that run the Android operating system to the list of devices it can monitor with its MobileManager software tool.
  • TeliaSonera launches first commercial LTE services

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 7:10 am

    Mobile operator TeliaSonera has launched the world's first commercial LTE (Long-Term Evolution) networks, in the central parts of Stockholm and Oslo, it said on Monday.
  • Tech mergers and acquisitions to grow in 2010

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 5:10 am

    After a glacially slow start to 2009 in the mergers and acquisitions market, tech companies are buying again.
  • AT&T San Francisco outage caused by hardware problem

    Posted December 11, 2009 - 10:40 pm

    A hardware problem in downtown San Francisco caused an outage on AT&T's 3G voice and data network Friday evening, but the carrier expected the problem to be fixed by about 6:15 p.m. Pacific time, an AT&T spokesman said.
  • AT&T: Strictly for losers

    Posted December 11, 2009 - 7:10 pm

    On the heels of AT&T's disastrous attempts to fight back against Verizon's clever "there's a map for that" ad campaign (Luke Wilson? Is that all you got?) comes more bad news for those who've hitched their smartphones to Ma Bell's wagon.
  • Linux Security Kernel Clean-Up

    Posted December 11, 2009 - 6:39 pm

    Two significant Linux bugs have been founded and smashed. Here's what you need to know.
  • Android 2.0.1: A Hands-On Tour

    Posted December 11, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Step aside, Android 2.0 -- Android 2.0.1 has arrived.
  • Broadband lags in U.S.

    Posted December 11, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    The United States still lags behind several developed countries in broadband penetration despite experiencing solid growth over the past year, according to new data released by the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation.
  • Amazon's data center outage reads like a thriller

    Posted December 11, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    When an Amazon Web Services data center lost power early Wednesday, the details about the event trickled out over Amazon's operations status board. Performance monitoring firms offer services designed to get ahead of such problems.
  • AT&T All Over the Map in Addressing Challenges

    Posted December 11, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    AT&T's assertion that customers consume too much data, and its threat to institute tiered pricing rather than providing unlimited data plans is just the latest folly in AT&T's chaotic struggle to address the myriad challenges facing it. The kitchen sink approach doesn't appear to have any long-term strategic goal, and is creating more problems than it is solving so far.
  • Internet Society invests in W3C

    Posted December 11, 2009 - 2:40 pm

    The Internet Society announced Friday that it was making a $2.5 million donation over the next three years to the World Wide Web Consortium, the premier standards-setting body for the Web.
  • FCC Gets Mixed Messages on Wireless Oversight

    Posted December 11, 2009 - 10:40 am

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was chastised this week in a Government Accounting Office (GAO) report highlighting problems in the wireless industry and criticizing the FCC for failing to provide sufficient oversight. As the net neutrality battle simmers in the background, the GAO report sends mixed signals to the FCC.
  • Battle over voice on LTE heats up

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 10:10 pm

    Backers of two competing specifications for delivering voice over LTE mobile data networks have heralded demonstrations in the past two days, while mobile giant Ericsson apparently dropped its support for one of the systems.

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