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  • Qualcomm offers tool to build app stores across diverse wireless devices

    Posted May 18, 2009 - 11:42 am

    Qualcomm software will allow developers to bring mobile retailing to nearly any device on any network, offering mobile users a uniform shopping experience.
  • Carrier salespeople can be (unintentionally) funny

    Posted May 14, 2009 - 3:46 pm

    Most IT professionals hate doing telecom RFPs. No surprise -- much of the effort is process and paperwork, two things that many find tedious and boring. But there are compensations. One is the sheer entertainment factor of the "dog and pony show."
  • BT to cut another 15,000 jobs

    Posted May 14, 2009 - 11:46 am

    BT Group plans to cut about 15,000 jobs, including indirect employees, this year, the company said on Thursday while announcing its fourth quarter and annual results.
  • AT&T to buy divested Verizon assets for $2.35B

    Posted May 11, 2009 - 3:50 pm

    AT&T has agreed to pay $2.35 billion for network assets in 18 U.S. states that Verizon Wireless has to divest as part of its acquisition of Alltel last year.
  • Sales to mobile networks hold steady, Ericsson says

    Posted April 30, 2009 - 9:34 am

    The effects of the economic downturn have so far had a limited effect on mobile networks, but some operators are postponing investments, according to Ericsson, which reported an increase in revenue for the first quarter on Thursday.
  • Clearwire users complain of slow service, termination fee

    Posted April 23, 2009 - 3:24 pm

    Complaining about slow service and an unreasonable early termination fee, a small group of people are trying to bring a class-action lawsuit against Clearwire.
  • Former military official pleads guilty to telecom bribery

    Posted April 22, 2009 - 8:59 pm

    A Georgia man pleads guilty to charges related to taking bribes from a military telecom provider.
  • UC security: When the shoe won't fit, compress the foot

    Posted April 15, 2009 - 10:34 am

    If your security model is location-centric and depends on keeping things separate, how do you respond to a disruptive technology like unified communications?
  • Fiber cuts slash Silicon Valley's Internet arteries

    Posted April 9, 2009 - 8:34 pm

    Cuts in fiber-optic lines early Thursday near Silicon Valley shut down two IBM facilities and affected the organization in charge of Internet domain names.
  • What the National Broadband Policy Must Do For Business

    Posted April 9, 2009 - 12:57 pm

    The FCC is best known for colossal screw-ups, like America's cellular service. News that the Commission is interested in creating national broadband policy brings a mix of dread--and hope.
  • NEC to build submarine cable linking Indonesia and Hong Kong

    Posted March 31, 2009 - 5:21 pm

    NEC has won a contract to build a new submarine fiber-optic cable linking Indonesia to Hong Kong. The cable will be the first direct link and could be expanded to other ASEAN nations.
  • U.S. carriers join to improve mobile marketing

    Posted March 31, 2009 - 9:57 am

    The four major U.S. mobile operators have agreed to align their mobile marketing practices with a set of guidelines to be worked out with the Mobile Marketing Association, a move the industry group said will lead to a more consistent user experience and lower costs for marketing companies.
  • Skype is largest international voice carrier, says study

    Posted March 25, 2009 - 9:41 am

    Skype’s international traffic grew by 41 percent to 33 billion minutes last year, or 8 percent of all international voice calls, according to a survey by Telegeography.
  • Obama proposes spectrum license fee

    Posted February 27, 2009 - 5:18 pm

    Buried in President Obama's budget blueprint for 2009 is a new-but-undefined spectrum license user fee that would increase from $50 million in 2009 to $550 million four years later.
  • Court reinstates ex-Qwest CEO Nacchio's conviction

    Posted February 25, 2009 - 5:50 pm

    An appeals court has reinstated the insider-trading conviction of former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio.
  • LightEdge combines hosted PBX with unified communications

    Posted February 13, 2009 - 5:05 pm

    A Microsoft partner Tuesday launched a new service for SMBs that combines hosted unified communications with a hosted PBX service.
  • Mobile tech 2010: Trends that will change our lives

    Posted February 4, 2009 - 11:10 am

    The past two years have been exciting ones for mobility, with the dawn of netbooks, 4G communications and the first smartphones without keypads. The next two should be just as attention-grabbing, if not more so, as a slew of new technologies make workers more productive on the road.
  • Picocell and satellite technology takes GSM to sea

    Posted February 2, 2009 - 5:24 pm

    GSM coverage will be extended to cruise ships, ferries and merchant ships using picocells and satellite technology. according to vendor ip.access.
  • How carriers will weather the recession

    Posted January 30, 2009 - 3:02 pm

    Although Verizon and AT&T have continued to post solid earnings over the past year, they are unlikely to emerge from the current recession unscathed. So when the telcos do start to feel the pinch from the current recession, how will they adapt?
  • Get ready for high-def voice

    Posted January 30, 2009 - 2:57 pm

    High-definition voice -- a rarity in today's business networks -- is becoming more common, so it makes sense for corporate telephony executives to figure out now how they will make the transition, experts say.
  • Mobile Evolution Helping to Redefine 'Workplace'

    Posted January 12, 2009 - 1:26 pm

    This year, for the first time ever, more people in the world will have a mobile phone than a land line. Mobile devices outnumber personal computers by three to one, credit cards by two to one and TVs by two to one. Against this backdrop, work is becoming less and less defined as a place that you go, and is more defined by what you do.
  • AT&T restores service after outages

    Posted December 30, 2008 - 10:22 am

    AT&T on Monday said it had restored service after service outages hit the wireless carrier.
  • Undersea cable cuts disrupt Internet access

    Posted December 19, 2008 - 10:09 pm

    Voice and Internet traffic between Europe and Asia and the Middle East was disrupted Friday after undersea data cables were cut.
  • Startup offers ad-supported unified communications software

    Posted December 9, 2008 - 5:52 pm

    A New York-based startup has launched an ad-supported Linux-based unified communications offering for the SMB market.
  • IT struggles to close the cell phone gap

    Posted December 8, 2008 - 11:55 am

    For a concept that's remarkably easy to reduce to a sound bite, bridging the gap between cellular phones and enterprise networks ("fixed-mobile convergence") remains stubbornly hard to implement.

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