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Some customers aren't sold on US transition to IP networks
Many U.S. residents who have written the FCC to voice concerns about the move from copper-based telephone networks to Internet Protocol are concerned...
Net neutrality ruling complicates US transition to IP networks
The transition from copper-based telephone systems to IP networks in the U.S. could become swept up in political fallout as the FCC figures out how...
Avaya tried to monopolize maintenance, jury says in $60M verdict
A federal jury in New Jersey has handed a setback to Avaya, ruling that it illegally tried to quash competition for service on its enterprise...
Unify sets timetable for launch of its Project Ansible unified communications service
Unify has set a timetable for the launch of its Project Ansible unified communications product, with beta testing scheduled for May.
Vodafone agrees to buy Spanish cable operator Ono for €7.2 billion
Vodafone Group continues to strengthen its fixed network holdings by acquiring Spanish cable operator Ono for a!7.2 billion (US$10.1 billion).
Secusmart puts its BlackBerry encryption chip to work on the desktop
At around a!2,000 (US$2800) each, the secure smartphones that SecuSmart showed at Cebit last year were out of reach of many businesses -- although...
Fujitsu says its all-in-one PC-phones cut power consumption for unified communications
Unifying communications by replacing separate PCs and telephones with a PC equipped with a headset and some telephony software can sound like a great...
AT&T wants trials in Florida, Alabama for shift away from traditional phone service
A rural Alabama town and a suburban area of Florida may be on the cutting edge of a historic shift away from traditional circuit-switched phone...
Qualcomm and Cisco join forces to improve wireless coverage at the office
Qualcomm and Cisco Systems have started developing small cells customized for enterprises, which will be able to use the products to improve indoor...
As Google Fiber approaches in Austin, Time Warner ups broadband speeds
With Google Fiber about to begin a fiber Internet service in Austin, Texas, Time Warner Cable said Thursday it is increasing home broadband speeds in...
WifiForward group shows growing competition between carriers and cable operators
Cable operators Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications have joined forces and formed WifiForward, an organization that will work to...
Comcast buying Time Warner Cable in $45.2 billion all-stock deal
Comcast will acquire Time Warner Cable in a US$45.2 billion all-stock deal, the companies said Thursday.
How to Prepare Your Business (And Your Employees) to Work Remotely
Hurricanes, blizzards, floods, earthquakes, even mundane events like employees' car troubles or family obligations can disrupt your business and...
Movirtu turns your tablet and laptop into a mobile phone
Movirtu has unveiled CloudPhone, a software platform that lets users make and receive calls over Wi-Fi networks using their mobile phone numbers on...
Google Wi-Fi could soon connect again in Mountain View
Residents of Google's hometown could soon be connecting to the Internet again via a free, citywide Wi-Fi network.
Sierra Wireless' new LTE gateway can take over when your fixed line fails
For enterprises that are thinking about switching from fixed to wireless Internet access, Sierra Wireless has launched the AirLink ES440 LTE gateway.
French data-roaming competition gives a glimpse of Europe's future
French operator Orange has announced a number of packages that include data roaming abroad, joining competitors in a move that is likely be...
Google uses YouTube performance to rate ISPs
A new Google service uses YouTube to shed some light on the bandwidth delivered by ISPs.
Fon working with Qualcomm on new router and chip integration
With new Qualcomm-based products, more funds and a U.S. expansion, free Wi-Fi aggregator Fon expects to reach 35 million hotspots by 2016.
Globalstar offers pre-paid satellite telephony with new subscription
Globalstar is hoping to open up the satellite telephony market to a wider audience with the introduction of its first pre-paid service.