Telecommunications

Optus is DOWN: Outages hit telco customers across the country with thousands unable to make calls or use the internet

Optus customers are now able to make phone calls and use the internet after experiencing a few hours of outages across Australia.<p>The issue started at …

Wales

Spark warns 21,000 customers that their details are for sale on the dark web

Spark has sent around 21,000 customers a warning that their details are on a list of stolen logins for sale on the dark web - a section of the …

Business (New Zealand)

Final criteria for 3rd telco player: faster internet, less capital

<b>Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 21) —</b> The government's final rules on the selection of the next major telecommunications player put a …

Telecoms

Optus outage hits 4G services

A fault on the Optus' 4G network is disrupting customers across the country this afternoon.<p>The telco confirmed it was “experiencing issues” with both …

Technology (Australia)

Tollway extends payment period for missed tolls because of computer problems

If you had trouble paying missed tolls online over the weekend or early this week, it wasn’t you — it was the system. So the Illinois Tollway is extending some deadlines to pay.<p>The Tollway suffered a problem with its computer system on Saturday and again early this week, said spokesman Dan Rozek. …

Chicago

S&P 500 gets new look as it shuffles some key companies

NEW YORK (AP) — It's almost moving day on the stock market.<p>The line-ups of three of the 11 groups that make up the benchmark S&P 500 index are being shuffled as of Monday. Twenty companies in the index including famous names like Facebook, Alphabet and Netflix will find a new home.<p>The most notable …

S&P 500

The Case for Upside in Telecom Stocks

By<p>Sept. 20, 2018 11:31 a.m. ET<p>The worst may be over for telecom stocks, argues <b>Oppenheimer</b>.<p><b>Where we were:</b> Some communications stocks have trailed the …

Business

Romanian group launches fixed internet and telephony services in Spain

Romanian group Digi Communications, the biggest cable TV and fixed internet provider in Romania, launched on Wednesday, September 19, fixed broadband …

Romania

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

<b>China is reportedly planning to slash import tariffs as soon as next month.</b> Beijing is planning to cut the average tariff rate on imports from most of its trading partners as soon as next month, Bloomberg says.<p><b>Argentina's GDP craters in the 2nd quarter as an economic crisis grips the country.</b> …

Business

Salesforce Brings Einstein Voice To The Enterprise

Voice gained a new entrant this week. Meet Einstein Voice. If the name has anything to say about the product, others that are attempting to move …

Search Engine Marketing

How Avalara helps companies navigate complex telecom taxes for IoT services like in-car calling and telematics

At MWC Americas 2018, TechRepublic spoke with Tony Susak, GM of Telecommunications at Avalara, about the company's SaaS solution, which companies …

Telecoms

​KT and Nuance to co-develop voice recognition service for cars

KT and Nuance will co-develop voice recognition service for cars aimed at the South Korean market.<p>KT and Nuance will co-develop voice recognition …

Siri

Airtel vs Reliance Jio to play out next in regional content

In April-June, Reliance Jio reported 10.6 GB average data consumption per user per month while for Bharti Airtel this was 7.8 GB. Graphic: Mint<p><b>New</b> …

Bharti Airtel

Cities on express rail link get new coverage

A network to cover cities on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link has been put in place by 3 Hong Kong of Hutchison Telecommunications …

Hong Kong

Quebec Election: Québec solidaire targets telecommunications 'cartels'

A Québec solidaire government would build a public high-speed fibre optic network, and a 5G cellular network to compete with the country’s …

Cellular Networks

WATCH: How Pan African Resources plunged into a loss

Most read<p>1.<p>Swiss shell company Charles King launches legal ...<p>Companies / Mining<p>2.<p>The five coolest things about Apple's brand new ...<p>Companies / …

Business (South Africa)

Nigeria's cbank says reviewing information to resolve $8.1 bln MTN repatriation

ABUJA, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Nigeria’s central bank is reviewing information provided by MTN and four banks accused of helping the South African telecoms company to illegally repatriate $8.1 billion with a view to reaching an equitable resolution, it said on Wednesday.<p>In a statement, Nigeria’s …

Nigeria

Despite data caps and throttling, industry says mobile can replace home Internet

Can mobile replace fiber or cable? Carriers say yes as FCC reviews deployment.<p>AT&T and Verizon are trying to convince the Federal Communications …

Technology Policy

India's richest man's plan to revolutionize its telecom industry with cheap data seems to be working

Exactly two years ago, India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, planned to revolutionize India's telecom sector with cheap data. His plan seems to be working.<p>After disrupting India's telecom market with cheap mobile data and calling services, Reliance Jio has been steadily gaining market share. The …

Telecoms

Here’s How a New NAFTA Could Shake Things Up for Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX:CJR.B)

Corus Entertainment (TSX:CJR.B) stock has plunged 64.5% in 2018 as of close on September 19. Shares are down 69% year over year. In the third …

Walt Disney Company

Nokia lays off 129 Naperville employees as part of ongoing staff cuts

Nokia has laid off at least 129 people from its Naperville office as part of a cost-reduction program the company launched more than two years ago.<p>Wednesday was the last day of work for 107 of those workers, said Lisa Schvach, the director of the DuPage County Workforce Development Division. …

Employment

Wall Street shake-up scatters US tech behemoths - Nashville Business Journal

By Mamta Badkar and Nicole Bullock in New York <br>– Financial Times<p>Sep 19, 2018, 9:33am CDT<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>This story is available as a result of a</i> <i>content</i> …

Nashville

Juniper Networks +2.3% as Nomura steps to Buy

Nomura Instinet upgrades Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) from Neutral to Buy and increases the target from $28 to $34, a 19% upside to yesterday’s close.<p>…

Business

Brazil regulators approve American Tower purchase of Cemig assets

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian competition authorities have approved American Tower Corp’s (AMT.N) acquisition of telecommunications assets owned by Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais SA (CMIG4.SA), the government’s official bulletin said on Wednesday.<p>FILE PHOTO - A telecommunications tower managed by …

Brazil

Congress Fails To Include A Single Consumer Advocate In Upcoming Privacy Hearing

As the U.S. ponders what meaningful privacy protections should look like in the Comcast & Cambridge Analytica era, it should probably go without …

Online Privacy

3 Imperatives for 5G Leadership for CSPs

Future Tech & Innovation / September 19, 2018 / Shekar Ayyar<p>After attending Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles last week, I’ve been …

Vmware

Cogent Stock Claws Back, Nearing Buy Zone Ahead Of Investor Day

<b>Cogent Communications</b> (CCOI) stock has clawed back near a buy zone after the fiber-optic network operator in July posted mixed second-quarter results …

Business

NetFortris (Fonality) Phone System Review - 2018 | Tech.co

• Established: 1994<br>• HQ: Seattle, US<br>• Cloud Solutions Only<br>• Acquired Fonality<br>• Prices from $19.99<p>An inexpensive VoIP provider bolstered by the acquisition of …

Telephony

JPMorgan India Summit: Double Digit Growth For Indian I.T Will Come Sooner Than You Think: JPMorgan’s Ravi Shankar

JPMorgan India sees the Indian IT companies at the cusp of a transition from legacy to digital, and as legacy companies grow smaller, Indian IT could …

Markets (India)

2Gpbs mobile speeds draw closer after Telstra live network test

Telstra has partnered with Qualcomm and Ericsson for a test on the telco’s mobile network of technology capable of delivering 2 gigabits per second …

Technology (Australia)