News tagged with phone communications

US warns of mobile radio band bottleneck

The United States seeks to avoid bottlenecks in crowded global mobile radio spectrums, the head of a US delegation to the World Radiocommunication Conference said here Monday.

Jan 23, 2012
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Mobile technology to fix hand pumps in Africa

(Phys.org) -- Thousands of families affected by the ongoing drought in East Africa are set to benefit from improved water supplies thanks to innovative mobile technology designed by Oxford University.

Jun 11, 2012
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FCC: Communications slowly improving after Sandy

(AP)—Federal regulators say that wireless networks are slowly coming back to life after Hurricane Sandy, with about 1 in 5 cell towers still being out of service Wednesday in a storm-hit area stretching from Virginia to ...

Oct 31, 2012
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AP-GfK poll: Strong opposition to in-flight calls

As federal regulators consider removing a decades-old prohibition on making phone calls on planes, a majority of Americans who fly oppose such a change, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds.

Dec 11, 2013
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REACTing to a crisis

Keeping all lines of communications open during a crisis is critical – and the Dublin Fire Brigade has shown how this can be done using satellite and hybrid technologies.

Jul 02, 2013
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Now the mobile phone goes emotional

Mobile devices include an increasing number of input and output techniques that are currently not used for communication. Recent research results by Dr Eve Hoggan from HIIT / University of Helsinki, Finland, however, indicate ...

Oct 25, 2012
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Technology convergence may widen the digital divide

(Phys.org) -- Technology is helping communication companies merge telephone, television and Internet services, but a push to deregulate may leave some customers on the wrong side of the digital divide during this convergence, ...

May 17, 2012
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Study finds human communication is 'bursty'

Researchers in Spain have investigated the temporal patterns of human communication and how the latter impacts the spread of information in social networks. The results, published in the journal Physical Re ...

Sep 14, 2011
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Fleeing customers haunt phone co. in New England

(AP) -- Phone companies fear that customers will increasingly switch off their landlines in favor of wireless phones or phone service from cable TV providers. So the last thing FairPoint Communications Inc. needed was to ...

Mar 12, 2009
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FCC unveils rules for rural broadband fund

Federal regulators have unveiled a plan for overhauling the $8 billion fund that subsidizes phone service in rural areas and for the poor. It redirects the money toward broadband expansion.

Oct 27, 2011
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