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Facebook opens Internet.org to more mobile operators

A new online portal will make it easier for carriers to adopt the Internet.org app, Facebook says

Cell service at US airports varies from first class to middle-seat coach

Tests by RootMetrics found coverage is improving but inconsistent


AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV appears headed for approval with conditions

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has circulated his recommendation for approval of the deal

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CTIA: FCC transparency guidelines ‘irrational’

The wireless industry’s chief lobbying group today issued comments on part of the FCC’S Open Internet Order that went into effect last month, saying that provisions requiring better disclosure of network management, performance and...

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How phone companies drive people crazy

Every journalist has experienced this type of phone call, as have librarians, police dispatchers and I presume those in a number of other public-facing professions.

FCC looks to protect customers during voice switch to IP

Carriers would be required to give customers warning before retiring their copper-based networks, under an agency proposal

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Internet’s non-profit domain, .org, turns 30

We take for granted today that non-profit organizations are to be found in the Internet’s .org neighborhood, just as commercial entities are on .com. And it was 30 years ago today that the first of the former addresses – mitre.org –...

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T-Mobile touts first continental phone plan for North America

T-Mobile said there would be no added charges for its U.S.-based Simple Choice customers when they call, text or use data to Mexico and Canada or when traveling there.

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Sprint drops 600 Kbps video-streaming limit after outcry

Sprint this week quickly reversed plans to impose a 600 Kbps limit on streaming video as part of a promotion called "All-In" that charges $80 a month for unlimited talk, text and high-speed data.

FCC's Wheeler defends net neutrality rules, discounts investment fears

Several broadband providers have announced expansions since the FCC passed the regulations, Wheeler says

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The top 15 tech companies on the Fortune 500

We scour the F500 list to home in on the largest tech companies gracing the list.

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Enterprise disaggregation is inevitable

Time unbundles all network elements as benefits enjoyed by service providers hit private networks beyond CPE

GSM switch off good news for phone users, not for connected devices

Asian and the U.S. operators are more aggressive than their European counterparts

Four things to watch for as net neutrality rules go into effect

With the rules now enforced, watch for possible complaints about net neutrality violations

Two years on, Google's Project Loon drifts into focus

Google X project is clearing technical and price hurdles, but commercial plans are still unknown

Appeals court denies requests to delay net neutrality rules

The FCC's net neutrality rules go into effect Friday, as scheduled

House panel votes to delay net neutrality rules

Republicans 'sneak' a net neutrality rules delay into an appropriations bill

Cortx Service Orchestrator

Orchestration means more than rapid provisioning of carrier services

Service orchestration is important, but there's a lot more to it than being able to allow customers to quickly self-provision connections and bandwidth. Orchestration also means being able to rapidly detect and resolve connection...

CTIA sues over another cellphone radiation law

The mobile industry group says Berkeley's new city law violates retailers' freedom of speech

Cisco plans to embed security everywhere

Cisco this week announced a plan to embed security throughout the network – from the data center out to endpoints, branch offices, and the cloud – in an effort to avoid pervasive threats

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