Category Archives: Telecom News

Cell Phone Hacking: How Safe is Your Phone?

In 2013, a company called iSEC Partners demonstrated vulnerability in Verizon’s cell phone network by hacking into a device called a femtocell, which can be purchased by the average consumer for under $300. A femtocell is a wireless network extender … Continue reading

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FCC Shifting Definition of ‘Universal Service’ to Focus More on Broadband, Less on Voice

The way in which the Federal Communications Commission pursues its mission of ensuring that residents of every part of the United States have access to telecommunications services at reasonable prices is being re-evaluated to give greater importance to newer technologies. … Continue reading

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Tablet Computers Expected to Become Business Staples Over Next Two Years

The tablet computer made great strides in transitioning from tech toy to legitimate business tool in 2011. Early adopters have been learning how tablets do and don’t work in enterprise settings, while dealing with the new challenges that a tablet-equipped … Continue reading

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AT&T Ends Pursuit of T-Mobile USA

AT&T’s nine-month quest to acquire T-Mobile USA from its German parent company, Deutsche Telekom AG, ended with an official announcement from the American telecom and technology giant on Monday, December 19.  The two telcos announced a merger plan in March … Continue reading

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AT&T, T-Mobile Put Merger on Hold – For Now

AT&T and T-Mobile USA say they’re not yet giving up on plans to merge into the country’s largest wireless carrier in spite of the fact that the two telecom giants took the step over the holiday weekend of withdrawing the … Continue reading

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