Telecoms

Indian telecoms regulator mandates that all smartphone users should be able to install its anti-spam app by January; iPhone could be in breach of the regulation

Telecommunications

Cell towers, mobiles unlikely to harm humans: Official

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Current scientific evidence do not support any "harmful effect" on the human body by electromagnetic field radiation of …

World Health Organization

Rural Kenya to get high-speed Internet access via balloons

JOHANNESBURG - Alphabet Inc’s Loon says it will deploy its system of balloons to beam high-speed Internet access with Telkom Kenya from next year to …

Telecommunications

How fast are phone speeds in Louisiana? See below-average ranking, which carrier is fastest

Wireless speeds in Louisiana overall and New Orleans both lag national averages, according to a new report, while Baton Rouge is in the middle of the …

Baton Rouge

Facebook plans to launch its own Internet satellite in 2019: Report

As part of its plan to connect billions of people who are still offline, Facebook is working on launching Athena, its own Internet satellite, early …

Net Neutrality

Third deep-sea cable now open to traffic

The $500 million fibre optic deep-sea cable connecting New Zealand with Australia, the Pacific and the United States, is open to digital traffic.<p>The …

New Zealand

PLDT, Smart win Speedtest awards for Philippines

Image: Ookla Speedtest<p>The Philippine Long Distance Telecommunications (PLDT) company and its subsidiary Smart Communications earned recognition from …

Telecommunications

Can Higher Wireless Revenues Aid Verizon's (VZ) Q2 Earnings?

1 / 2<p>An uptick in demand, upgrade to state-of-the-art infrastructure and foray into premium ad innovation for online content are likely to drive …

Verizon

Revamping Telecom

By<p>July 21, 2018<p>Investors seeking income have frequently found it in the S&P 500’s telecom sector, which was recently yielding 5.8%. But this group …

Telecommunications

FCC now taking comments on whether T-Mobile, Sprint should merge

If you have burning thoughts about the T-Mobile and Sprint merger, now's your chance to voice them.<p>The FCC is accepting petitions from now until Aug. 27 to deny the $26 billion merger, the commission said Wednesday. Those petitions as well as less formal comments can be submitted on the FCC's …

Telecommunications

NASCAR America at 6 p.m. ET: Today’s action from New Hampshire

Today’s episode of NASCAR America airs from 6-7 p.m. ET on NBCSN and gets a jump on this weekend’s racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.<p>Carolyn …

Motorsport

FirstNet Momentum: Band 14 Added to More Than 2,500 Sites Across the Country, First FirstNet Dedicated Deployable Assets Available

<b>Nearly 1,500 Public Safety Agencies Have Subscribed to Their Nationwide Network</b><p>DALLAS, July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* has been actively …

Intellectual Property

The FCC Wants Your Comments on the T-Mobile–Sprint Deal, Not That They'll Read Them

In a move that was almost assuredly designed to garner less than normal attention, this week in the middle of summer the FCC quietly announced that …

T-Mobile

AT&T reveals three more cities for 5G launch by end of year

By Sheila Dang<p>(Reuters) - AT&T Inc on Friday named Oklahoma City, Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina, as three more cities where it plans launch …

Wireless

3 Things to Watch in Tuesday’s AT&T Earnings Report

This year hasn’t been a great one for <b>AT&T</b> (NYSE:<b>T</b>) shareholders. T stock is down 19% since the end of December, as investors grapple with the impact …

Investing

AT&T names three more of the dozen cities to get mobile 5G this year

AT&T promised in January to launch mobile 5G service in a dozen cities by the end of the year, though without naming any of them at the time. It later named three of them, and has now added the next three …<p>It said in February that Dallas, Atlanta and Waco were all in line to get access to the …

Technology

AT&T Adds Three More U.S. Cities to 5G Plans as It Races Verizon

AT&T Inc. will roll out 5G service to three additional U.S. cities, a sign that the industrywide push to adopt the speedier standard is finally …

Wireless

Reliance Jio To Kickstart Monsoon Hungama Offer Today. Details Here

JioPhone Monsoon Hungama offer: From today evening, you can exchange any old feature phone (of any brand) for JioPhone (existing model) for Rs. …

Customers

Why your cellphone bills are getting more expensive

As unlimited data plan deals and other promotions begin to cool off<p>Following a year of intense competition as US telecoms raced to one-up each other on new unlimited data plans, the promotional benefits are beginning to dry up as cell carriers pull back on deals and try to shore up revenue to …

Mobile

T-Mobile Launches America’s First Nationwide Narrowband IoT Network

BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In yet another first, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today launched its Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) service …

Internet of Things

DISH Network Terrestrial Spectrum Licenses At Risk

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) is working to ensure the United States will lead the way in the next generation of wireless connectivity, commonly known as “5G”. To meet that goal, wireless providers will need access to more spectrum, or “airwaves”, especially in the lower- and …

Telecommunications

Wireless Carriers Have A SIM Hijacking Problem They Don't Want To Talk About

Wireless carriers are coming under increasing fire for failing to protect their users from the practice of SIM hijacking. The practice involves …

Wireless

World’s Number Four Telecoms Provider Files Blockchain Contract Storage Paten

The world’s fourth-largest telecoms provider, Japan’s Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT), has filed a patent for using blockchain tech for contract …

Blockchain

AT&T announces more cities for 5G launch

AT&T is announcing today that Charlotte, Raleigh and Oklahoma City will be among the dozen cities that will get 5G service this year. Why it matters: …

Business

Russian government: Telcoms face cost hike from new security law

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian telecoms operators will have to ramp up charges by up to 10 percent to cover costs they will incur implementing new laws designed to give state security greater oversight over telecoms, according to an estimate from the main security agency.<p>The estimate for increased …

Russian Government

China Shakes Up Telecom Leadership Ahead of 5G Rollout

Communist Party names new China Unicom chief<p>China’s Communist Party is making leadership changes in the top ranks of the state-owned telecommunications giants ahead of the country’s widely anticipated rollout of next-generation wireless networks.<p>The party’s powerful Central Organization Department …

Telecommunications

Nordic telecom operator Telia enters TV business

HELSINKI (AP) - The Nordic region’s largest telecoms operator, Telia AB, said Friday it has agreed to buy the broadcasting and streaming operations …

Telecommunications

I am bored of Verizon constantly sweeping the JD Power awards

Testing which wireless network is the “best” is not a simple process, as we’ve covered before. There’s a handful of different testing companies that …

Customers

Greece stocks lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 1.60%

© Reuters. Greece stocks lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 1.60%<p>Investing.com – Greece stocks were lower after the close on …

Stock Markets

DICT says 'committed service' to be basis for 3rd telco selection

MANILA - A government oversight committee on Friday agreed to use the Highest Committed Level of Service (HCLoS) as basis for selecting the country's …

ABS-CBN