Telecommunications

T-Mobile has upgraded its LTE coverage in hundreds of new sites

Including Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, and New York<p>T-Mobile has rolled out improved LTE coverage to hundreds of locations across the US over the past two weeks, the company’s chief technology officer Neville Ray tweeted. The new low-band and mid-band sites include high-traffic cities like …

Telecoms

The Total Witch Hunt Around AT&T’s Power Grab

Just as lawyers for AT&T Inc. wrap up what most have considered to be a strong defense of the Time Warner Inc. megamerger, information has trickled …

Time Warner

Telstra confirms cable broadband speed boost

Around 500,000 Telstra cable broadband customers will see their speeds increase from 30/1Mbps to 50/5Mbps thanks to an upgrade.<p>Telstra has announced …

Telecoms

Compromise Ohio bill allows wireless antennas on buildings

A compromise has been reached on an Ohio bill allowing telecommunications companies to place wireless antennas on municipal buildings within city …

Telecoms

Cambodia Police Arrest 119 Chinese Over Telecoms Fraud | World News | US News

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Dozens of Chinese have been arrested in Cambodia on suspicion of extorting money from people in China via a telecoms scam, …

Asia

How Long Is a Quarter? 6 Months If You’re This India Start-Up

A smartphone in India cost more than $200 just two years ago. Now you can get a decent phone for nothing but a refundable deposit of $23. Data …

Business

Bharti Infratel's Q4 net profit marginally up by 2%

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Bharti Infratel's consolidated profit for the fourth quarter (January-March) of 2017-18 went up marginally by 2 per cent, …

India

Judge ruling delays Telecom Italia board seats showdown to May | Reuters

MILAN (Reuters) - A judge ruled in favor of an appeal by Telecom Italia (TIM) and its leading investor Vivendi to block a vote on some board director replacements proposed by activist fund Elliott at an April 24 shareholders meeting, a court document showed.<p>FILE PHOTO: Telecom Italia tower is seen …

Telecoms

Tech giants are battling it out to supply the global internet - here’s why that’s a problem

Google’s Project Loon uses high altitude navigable balloons to deliver internet to rural and remote areas - but is this a good idea?<p>The US Federal …

Telecoms

7 big mistakes to avoid when shopping for an SMB broadband ISP

Let me clear the air right off the bat: most SMB owners are making more than one major mistake in their hunt for an Internet Service Provider (ISP). …

Telecoms

AT&T, Verizon Collusion Probe Signals Deepened Telecom Scrutiny

The Department of Justice opened another front in its scrutiny of the U.S. telecom industry, signaling it’s set on maintaining a deeply competitive …

Telecoms

Complaints about Telstra, Optus, Vodafone continue to increase

Australia's largest telcos have seen complaints against them increase in the first three months of the year, up seven percent from the previous …

Technology (Australia)

Industry maintains pressure over ECC amendments - Mobile World Live

The heads of 30 telecoms companies, including Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Ericsson, once again expressed worries about proposed changes …

Administrative Law

Internet Providers Look at Kansas Broadband Access

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — More than half of Kansas residents aren't using broadband internet despite the availability of the service to nearly everyone …

Telecoms

Community Fibre raises cash to connect social housing

Community Fibre, a business aiming to provide internet connectivity to social housing in London, has raised £25m to connect 100,000 homes to an …

Telecoms

AT&T to launch new streaming service

<i>This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here.</i><p>AT&T is growing its line of video streaming offerings with a new skinny bundle of live TV channels, according to …

Televisions

AT&T brings ‘5G Evolution’ to more than a 100 new markets

AT&T is currently working on getting more than 100 cities ready for its roll-out of 5G service. On Friday, the company announced that it was rolling …

Telecoms

British Rail retirees make a multi-million pound investment to speed up rollout of superfast broadband

The £28bn railway workers' pension fund today agreed to a fresh multi-million pound investment into superfast broadband.<p>Community Fibre, which is …

Finance (UK)

Kogan Mobile climbs toward AU$3.5m quarterly profit

Kogan Mobile gross profit is rising to the AU$3.5m-per-quarter mark, with the telco continuing to add customers.<p>Kogan Mobile has said it is "one of …

Technology (Australia)

Verizon Follows Facebook and Google's Lead Into Targeted Ads

The telco wants to read your AOL and Yahoo e-mails.<p><b>Verizon</b>'s (NYSE:VZ) Oath, the company it created by merging AOL and Yahoo's internet properties, …

Telecoms

There's More To "Full" 5G Than You Think

It appears everyone is talking about the impending launch and availability of 5G networks and devices. Operators, OEMs and chip manufacturers alike have been very excited to talk about their 5G offerings and what they are planning to do as well as what they are doing today. As industry analysts, …

Internet of Things

AT&T and Verizon investigated for possibly colluding to make your smartphone life worse

AT&T and Verizon don't want to let you out of their grasps.<p>So much so, in fact, that they may have colluded to make it harder for you to switch …

Telecoms

European telecoms: crossed wires over Vodafone-Liberty deal

The US telecoms market is dominated by four companies, China’s by three. But Europe’s fragmented industry still has more than 100 local players.<p>The …

Telecoms

Idea's proposal seeking 100 pc FDI under consideration of DIPP

<b>New Delhi:</b> Idea Cellular Ltd's proposal to allow up to 100 per cent foreign direct investment in the company is under consideration of the Department …

India

Jio effect: Airtel offers 3GB data for one day to select users with Rs 49 prepaid plan

Airtel has introduced a new prepaid plan for Rs 49 under which it’s offering 3GB of data with a validity of one day. The plan is more like a data …

Telecoms

Standards group shelves new technology amid telecoms probe

Telecom standards group GSMA says it's delaying implementation of a global standard for eSIM, now that the Justice Dept. is investigating the group …

Business

AT&T, Verizon tried to subvert a technology Apple embraces

The Department of Justice is investigating whether AT&T and Verizon colluded to subvert the primary goal of electronic SIMs. This new tech makes it easy to switch between service providers, something to two largest wireless carriers apparently wanted to prevent.<p>Apple uses an eSIM in the Apple Watch …

Telecoms

Ranked: The best and worst of broadband and TV companies

We all know that sinking feeling: realising one of your digital devices isn’t working properly, ringing the call centre, sitting on hold for what …

Telecoms

T-Mobile Thanks U.S. Military With New Wireless Plan

T-Mobile to the U.S. military: "You've got our backs, so we've got yours" (via T-Mobile)<p>Sometimes saying “Thanks for your service” isn’t enough. So …

Telecoms

Microchips ban unfair: ZTE head

Yin Yimin (center), chairman of ZTE, speaks at a press conference on Friday at the company's headquarters in Shenzhen. Yin is flanked by all of ZTE's …

News (China)