Verizon strike ends with bargaining pact

Reuters

An estimated 45,000 Verizon Communications (New York) employees are set to end a two-week strike and return to work on Tuesday after the telephone company and unions said they reached an agreement to resume bargaining. Almost half of the workers in Verizon's wireline business went on strike on August 7 after talks for a new labor pact failed when their contract expired.

Boeing and Siemens work with U.S. Dept of Defense on smart grid

By staff from release

Boeing (Chicago, Ill., U.S.A.), an aerospace company that manufactures commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems, and Siemens Industry, Inc., the U.S. affiliate of Siemens (Munich, Germany), an electrical engineering company, recently announced a strategic alliance for the joint development and marketing of smart grid technologies to improve energy access and security for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), the largest energy consumer in the federal government.

11th Outage Response & Restoration Management Conference

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
End Date: 
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Atlanta, Georgia:

The 11th Annual Outage Response & Restoration Management Conference will be a three-day, industry focused event, specific to those within Distribution System Operations, Outage Restoration/Response, Emergency Management/Preparedness, and Business Continuity.

California adopts security standards for smart meters

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) (San Francisco, Calif., U.S.A.), a state regulator of utility companies, recently approved rules to protect the privacy and security of customer usage data generated by smart meters as part of its efforts to build a smart grid for California.

LightSquared blames GPS industry for interference

The GPS industry’s failure to comply with the Department of Defense’s (DoD) filtering standards is the root cause of potential interference issues involving LightSquared’s proposed broadband wireless network, according to a letter filed to the U.S. Federal Communications Commision (FCC) Thursday by Jeffery Carlisle, executive vice president for regulatory affairs and public policy at LightSquared (Reston, Va., U.S.A.).

Handset and Gadget Innovation Review

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
End Date: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mountain View, Ca:

They are handsets, gadgets, phones, tablets and a bunch of other new device categories, but they all represent the place where the wireless industry touches its customer. As these gadgets become more powerful and consumers' expectations rise, both carriers and CE manufacturers are in the hot seat to make better gadgets and improve the consumer experience.

Invester Forum: Quarterly Meeting

Date
Start Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2011
End Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2011

Cupertino, Ca:

Members of the Telecom Council’s Service Provider and Investor Forums meet quarterly to hear startup pitches and to discuss current trends. This quarter, we will introduce 10 pre-screened, Swedish startups to the carrier, vendor, and telecom VC community. Dialogue before and after presentations, during breaks, and over lunch ensures that all participants have an opportunity to connect.

M2M Alliance Summit 2011

M2M concepts, applications, technology

Event: 
Date
Start Date: 
Thursday, September 15, 2011
End Date: 
Thursday, September 15, 2011

MEDIO.RHEIN.ERFT
Cologne

The M2M Summit is an annual event oriented by the M2M Alliance Association , which provides information on the latest trends and developments within the M2M industry.

For more information go to:
http://www.m2m-summit.com

ATA calls FCC effort in Rural Healthcare 'disturbing'

Last week the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) submitted a letter to Julius Genachowski, chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), regarding the “poor administration of the Rural Healthcare program.”

The Rural Health Care Program is designed to provide discounts to eligible rural healthcare providers for telecommunication services and monthly internet service charges. It also aims to deploy telehealth services where immediate health services are not readily available.

Report: utility security a concern among U.S. smart grid

IDC Energy Insights (Framingham, Mass., U.S.A.), a market research firm, announced on Tuesday a new report analysis of the security initiatives among North American utility companies. According to the report, of the 150 U.S. utility companies surveyed, 75% deemed security investments to be of the highest importance, while 38% depicted security to be one of the top IT initiatives this year.

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