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  • EU backs states' regional telecom investments

    Posted March 5, 2003 - 12:48 pm

    Competition Commissioner Mario Monti has written to France's junior minister for town and country planning, Jean-Paul Delevoye, saying he wouldn't have a problem with French state money being used to develop mobile phone and high-speed Internet infrastructures in remote parts of France, according to a European Commission spokesman.
  • France Telecom reports record loss for 2002

    Posted March 5, 2003 - 10:31 am

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  • Intel joins Singaporean gov't in wireless project

    Posted March 5, 2003 - 10:22 am

    Looking to create an environment where users can roam seamlessly between wireless hot spots, Intel Corp. and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore Wednesday signed a memorandum of intent to collaborate on the development of technologies that tie together wireless and fixed-line networks.
  • Qualcomm, China Unicom in BREW joint venture

    Posted March 4, 2003 - 10:32 am

    Qualcomm Inc. and China United Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (China Unicom), China's second largest wireless operator, have established a joint-venture company to develop wireless data applications based on Qualcomm's BREW (Binary Runtime for Wireless Environments) platform.
  • Amazon gets go-ahead to sell domain names

    Posted March 3, 2003 - 3:58 pm Inc. may soon be selling domain names along with its cache of books, music, clothing and other sundry offerings.
  • European operators team on mobile payment scheme

    Posted February 26, 2003 - 2:38 pm

    Four of Europe's biggest mobile phone operators are welcoming other cell phone companies from around the world to join a new association aimed at establishing global standards for payments made with wireless devices.
  • Cisco to share WLAN security technology

    Posted February 25, 2003 - 10:34 am

    Makers of 802.11 wireless LAN clients now can make their products support special security features offered in Cisco Systems Inc. wireless networks under Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX), a licensing and testing program announced Monday.
  • WLAN market continues to grow in fourth quarter

    Posted February 24, 2003 - 4:18 pm

    The worldwide wireless LAN (WLAN) market flourished in the fourth quarter of 2002, continuing the growth it demonstrated in the past several quarters, according to a quarterly report by Infonetics Research Inc.'s Wireless LAN Hardware group in Bromley, U.K.
  • New P2P company aims for legitimate swapping

    Posted February 24, 2003 - 1:03 pm

    A Dutch company, hoping to capitalize on a year-old Dutch court ruling that legitimized file-swapping services in the Netherlands, plans to offer software and a home base to file-sharing service providers. However, experts wonder if the Netherlands is really a file-sharing haven.
  • SPRING IDF: WLAN security spec probably due next year

    Posted February 24, 2003 - 10:29 am

    The IEEE 802.11i standard will plug all known security holes in IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs, also known as Wi-Fi, but probably won't see final approval or shipping products until about a year from now, according to an Intel Corp. network architect involved in the drafting of the standard who spoke Thursday at the Spring Intel Developer Forum in San Jose, California.
  • Nortel to let carriers put VoIP on a VPN

    Posted February 19, 2003 - 11:43 am

    Nortel Networks Corp. plans to enhance its network gear so carriers can offer VPNs (virtual private networks) for voice calls over data networks, which can save enterprises money and management hassles, the company recently announced.
  • Interoute has new 802.11g wireless LAN service

    Posted February 14, 2003 - 11:29 am

    Bandwidth supplier Interoute is rolling out one of Europe's first high-speed wireless Internet services based on the 802.11g standard.
  • Intel to cell phones: Can you hear me now?

    Posted February 13, 2003 - 10:45 am

    Having amassed a huge lead in the market for desktop and notebook processors, and a growing share of the market for handheld device chips, Intel Corp. announced its new PXA800F chip Thursday, which represents the company's desire to catch up to other vendors in the emerging market for cell phones that are able to transmit data.
  • Yahoo, BT team to deliver UK broadband services

    Posted February 12, 2003 - 11:38 am

    Yahoo Inc. is exporting its Internet products and services to the U.K. via a deal with leading regional Internet provider BT Broadband, an arm of BT Group PLC.
  • BenQ to launch Symbian-based smart phone in Q3

    Posted February 11, 2003 - 10:51 am

    Hoping to cash in on expected growth in demand for mobile data services, Taiwanese electronics maker BenQ Corp. plans to release in the third quarter a smart phone based on Symbian Ltd.'s operating system.
  • Sputtering AOL pushing subscribers to the fast lane

    Posted February 10, 2003 - 6:03 pm

    Less than two weeks after reporting a net drop in subscribers for the fourth quarter, America Online Inc. (AOL) is ramping up its campaign to snag broadband clients, pushing in particular its "bring your own access" service.
  • NAI goes forensic with InfiniStream

    Posted February 10, 2003 - 3:04 pm

    A new forensic security tool from network security company Network Associates Inc.'s Sniffer Technologies unit gives network administrators the ability to capture and replay security breaches as they occur, identifying the source and cause of network security problems.
  • Sun's N1 strategy gets new products, services

    Posted February 10, 2003 - 12:26 pm

    Several hardware and software products designed to help IT managers implement Sun Microsystems Inc.'s N1 strategy for data centers and networking infrastructure were announced Monday by the company.
  • If the RIAA can't keep its site up, who can?

    Posted February 7, 2003 - 2:41 pm

    The RIAA, which represents the Big Five record labels, has had its site felled repeatedly, and for longer periods of time, over the last several months, and it remains unclear why the deep-pocketed group has not been able to more adequately defend itself.
  • Wanadoo Belgium sold to Tiscali

    Posted February 7, 2003 - 11:24 am

    Wanadoo SA, the Internet arm of France Telecom SA (FT), has sold its Belgium subsidiary to pan-European ISP Tiscali SpA, in a move that reflects FT's strategy of focusing on key markets in which it is a major player.
  • PCCW says Cable & Wireless rebuffed takeover offer

    Posted February 7, 2003 - 10:12 am

    Hong Kong's largest telecommunication company, PCCW Ltd., approached Cable & Wireless PLC in late December regarding a takeover of the London-based company but was rejected last week, it said Friday.
  • Nokia enters games industry with playful phone

    Posted February 6, 2003 - 10:37 am

    Nokia Corp. entered the games market Wednesday with the launch of its N-Gage device, which is both a games console and cell phone.
  • NTT DoCoMo to add cashless payment function to phones

    Posted February 6, 2003 - 10:30 am

    NTT DoCoMo Inc. will later this year begin selling mobile telephone handsets with integrated chips that enable them to double as electronic money and possibly commuter passes, according to a source close to the project.
  • Network Associates unveils wireless strategy

    Posted February 5, 2003 - 11:46 am

    Network security vendor Network Associates Inc. (NAI) will integrate its McAfee security technology with products made by wireless hardware and software providers, the company announced Wednesday.
  • UPDATE: Sprint moves from loss to profit amid exec turmoil

    Posted February 5, 2003 - 10:33 am

    Sprint Corp. has moved from operating in the red during the fourth quarter of 2001 to operating in the black during the last quarter, and the company's consolidated revenue for the fourth quarter is up about $16 million from a year ago, Sprint reported today.
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