Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services, today announced that Intelsat 29e, the first of the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellites, was launched successfully from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 vehicle. Liftoff occurred at 6:20 pm EST. The Intelsat 29e satellite separated from the rocket’s upper stage 38 minutes after launch, at 6:58 pm EST, and signal acquisition has been confirmed.
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(Reuters) - U.S. utilities are looking hard at their cyber vulnerabilities and whether they can get insurance to cover what could be a multi-billion dollar loss after hackers cut electric power to more than 80,000 Ukrainians last month.
The Dec. 23 incident in Ukraine was the first cyber attack to cause a power outage, and is one of just a handful of incidents in which computer hacking has caused physical effects on infrastructure rather than the loss or theft of electronic data.
San Francisco (Reuters) - In reporting better-than-expected fiscal second-quarter earnings on Thursday, Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella touted his company's success in the cloud.
"Businesses everywhere are using the Microsoft Cloud as their digital platform to drive their ambitious transformation agendas," he said.
BRIDGEWATER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNCR), the leader in mobile cloud innovation and software-based activation for mobile carriers, enterprises, retailers and OEMs around the world, today announced the enhancement of the Synchronoss Activation Services Platform, the next-generation version of its market leading carrier-grade activation solution. Synchronoss currently provides a wide range of device and service activation services for some of the world’s largest carriers including AT&T, Reliance and Vodafone.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union wants to allow consumers access to their online subscriptions for services like Netflix, Sky and Canal+ when they travel in the 28-member bloc, setting it up for a battle with media groups.
The proposal was presented by the executive European Commission (EC) on Wednesday, along with a longer-term strategy for making copyrighted works more easily available across the EU, likely to run into stiff opposition from the media industry as well as from artists.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court heard arguments on Friday over the legality of the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules, in a case that may ultimately determine how consumers get access to content on the Internet.
The fight is the latest battle over Obama administration rules requiring broadband providers to treat all data equally, rather than giving or selling access to a so-called Web "fast lane."
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's highest court said Internet service providers could be made responsible for blocking websites offering illegal music downloads, but only if copyright holders showed they had first made reasonable attempts to thwart such piracy by other means.
The federal Supreme Court dismissed two cases brought by music rights society GEMA against Deutsche Telekom and music companies Universal Music, Sony and Warner Music Group against Telefonica's O2 Deutschland.
This year, more holiday shoppers are expected to shop online, beginning before Black Friday through to the pinnacle of online commerce, Cyber Monday. While an increase in online shopping is good news for anyone looking to avoid the holiday rush, CIOs are rightly worried that their networks may get trampled in the online aftermath. The effect of millions of customers hitting your website at the same time can have a crippling effect on network performance, resulting in unplanned downtime, sales delays and other system hiccups at the most critical and costly time of year.
SAN MATEO, Calif – Guavas, Inc., a leading provider of big data analytics applications for operational intelligence, recently announced the launch of a new suite of applications to enable the next generation of contextual customer experience analytics that fully illustrate the customer journey across networks and services.
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