It's Time for a Consumer-Oriented FCC
It's Time for a Consumer-Oriented FCC
Do you have enough unused acreage on your homestead to accommodate the equivalent of two inflatable castle bounce houses? If so, you have enough space for a monopole cellular antenna tower, and the potential to collect anywhere from $500 to approximately $5,000 per month in rent.
Chinese telecom-equipment maker Huawei has won a preliminary U.S. court injunction barring Motorola, a Huawei vendor, from transferring confidential information to Nokia Siemens Networks as part of the sale of Motorola's network-equipment business to Nokia Siemens.
With trillions of dollars sitting in corporate coffers, the spigots of capital flowing to technology are finally opening up again. Gartner Research projects 5.1% growth in information technology spending in 2011. So which companies' stocks should you buy to take advantage?
Job cuts in technology fields came to just under 47,000 last year, the lowest total for the sector since 2000, according to employment-services firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Better still, during the next 10 years, the sector is forecast to experience one of the fastest paces of job creation of any industry.
Research firm Gartner said Thursday it expects IT spending to grow 5.1% from 2010, an increase from a previous forecast of 3.5% growth.
If you want to know how the rural developing world could get cheap, easy wireless Internet access, just follow the money: Remittances to those regions total tens of billions each year, and the money flow isn't very efficient. The profits from micro-telcos taking over the business could prime the pump for an information revolution in the hinterlands.
Europe is struggling with bloated deficits and austerity measures that are creating political unrest and discord. At risk is the very fiber of cooperation and teamwork that is the tenant of the European Union.
Chinese regulators have delayed Nokia Siemens's planned purchase of most of Motorola's wireless-network-equipment business until the new year.
AT&T posted strong third-quarter sales on the back of iPhone 4 transactions, exceeding Wall Street's revenue expectations and hitting its mark for earnings. The telecom said it activated 5.2 million iPhones during the period, the most in a quarter yet.
It's obvious why Tony Bates, the incoming CEO of Skype, was tapped for the gig: The upstart communications company needs a serious player at the helm to help it crack the corporate market. But solving the many problems of wild child Skype won't be easy for the ex-Cisco executive.
Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) will enter the smartphone market in early 2011 using the webOS software it acquired as part of its $1.2 billion purchase of Palm. "You will see us coming early next year with new phones," Senior Vice President Eric Cador said, according to Reuters.
One Chinese company that stands to benefit from China's boom is tiny and little known COGO Group, which provides some of the nuts-and-bolts components and expertise that local manufacturers need to produce high-performance and top-quality products.
EarthLink will acquire Southeastern telecom company ITC DeltaCom in a deal valued at $516 million, the Internet service provider announced Friday. Earthlink views the acquisition as an opportunity to grow its corporate business while reducing the cost of offering consumers Internet service.
Saudi Arabia has ordered its mobile operators to stop providing services for Research In Motion's BlackBerry smartphones by Friday.
Motorola has filed a lawsuit against Huawei Technologies, alleging the Chinese telecom giant conspired with Motorola employees over the past decade to steal trade secrets about its cellular network technology, according to a Reuters report.
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone is acquiring Dimension Data, as Japan's largest telephone company seeks to expand its global footprint and offer up new services to take advantage of cloud computing.
Unlike its previous buys, Alcatel-Lucent's latest acquisition of ProgrammableWeb, a leading provider of web APIs, looks promising. It boosts Alcatel-Lucent's mobile apps business as telecom players could be increasing their adoption of APIs.
The concept of the videophone is nearly as old as the phone itself, and prototypes predate the Beatles by many decades. But while other new modes of communication, from email to instant messaging to cell phones have been adopted at astonishing rates, video has lagged -- until now.
Regional phone companies CenturyLink and Qwest Communications plan to get hitched. Under the merger deal announced Thursday morning, Qwest shareholders will receive the equivalent of $6.02 a share in CenturyLink stock -- representing a 15% premium over Qwest's Wednesday closing price.
The world's No. 3 single-country mobile operator, India's Bharti, has been looking to buy into the emerging markets of Africa for years: Now, it's on track to achieve that with a $10.7 billion buyout bid for most of Kuwaiti telecom Zain's African mobile operation.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) and Sweden's Ericsson (OM2R:UK) are the latest companies to lay off workers by the thousands.
The Federal Communications Commission, the five-person panel that regulates the telecommunications industry, is poised to approve a sweeping set of...
The annual trade show of CTIA - The Wireless Association has been going on for only a few hours, and already the San Diego event's theme is clear:...
The Denver, Colo. telecom, Qwest, announced today that it would stop providing wireless services in October and would offer its customer an option of...