China's ZTE Corp, which recently sold Iran's largest telecommunications firm a powerful surveillance system, later agreed to ship to Iran millions of dollars worth of embargoed U.S. computer equipment, documents show.
France Telecom has finalized a deal to buy most of its partner's stake in Egyptian mobile operator Mobinil for $2 billion, leaving the venture with 95% French ownership but significant Egyptian board and management presence.
On Wednesday, Calix Inc released a report based on analysis of data aggregated from 45 U.S. communications service providers, which provides new insights into Internet application and usage patterns among rural Americans.
The guarantee of landline telephone service at almost any address, a legal right many Americans may not even know they have, is quietly being legislated away in U.S. state capitals. AT&T and Verizon, the dominant telephone companies, want to end their 99-year-old universal service obligation known as "provider of last resort." They say universal landline service is a costly and unfair anachronism that is no longer justified because of a competitive market for voice services.
Last week, the Australian government announced its decision to ban Huawei Technologies from bidding for contracts in Australia’s $38 billion broadband project due to undefined security concerns.
Leap Wireless International, Inc., a provider of wireless communications services, announced on Monday that it has entered into definitive license exchange agreements with T-Mobile USA, Cook Inlet/VS GSM VII PCS, a joint venture between T-Mobile and Cook Inlet in which T-Mobile has a non-controlling majority interest, and Leap's non-controlled, majority-owned venture Savary Island Wireless, to exchange wireless spectrum in various markets.
Australia's decision to ban Huawei Technologies from bidding for contracts in Australia's $38 billion high-speed broadband network is unfair and Beijing is "deeply concerned," China's Ministry of Commerce said on Friday.
"The Australian side should not, without any proven facts, keep companies away from normal competition for so-called security reasons," Shen Danyang, a ministry spokesperson said in a statement on the ministry's website.
About 40,000 AT&T Inc workers or 15% of employees could walk off the job as early as Sunday after giving their union the authority to call a strike, if labor negotiations on a range of issues from healthcare costs to job security turn sour.
The Communications Workers of America said on Tuesday that workers had voted to authorize a strike in case it fails to reach an agreement with AT&T (Dallas, Texas, USA) by midnight on Saturday April 7 when four labor contracts expire.
Italian lawmakers on Wednesday approved legislation to open up the country's telecoms market despite concerns from the European Commission and telecoms operators such as Telecom Italia that it may undermine the national regulator's independence and power.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />
HP Enterprise Services on Tuesday announced it has been selected by the U.S. Army to provide the Department of Defense and other federal agencies with enterprise cloud computing services under the Army Private Cloud contract (APC2).