News tagged with telecommunications

EU raids telecoms firms in Internet probe (Update)

European Union anti-trust officials this week launched surprise investigations of several telecoms firms suspected of abusing their positions in Internet services, including Orange, Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica.

Jul 11, 2013
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EMC buys identification services firm Aveksa

(AP)—EMC Corp., a maker of data storage equipment, said Monday that it has acquired identity verification services company Aveksa, boosting the offerings of its own security division.

Jul 10, 2013
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Myanmar moves to delay foreign telecom deals

(AP)—Foreign companies hoping to tap into one of the world's final telecom frontiers grappled with lingering political uncertainties Wednesday after Myanmar's lower house of parliament ruled that licenses ...

Jun 26, 2013
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Myanmar's telecom race enters final stretch

(AP)—Foreign companies will tap into one of the world's final telecom frontiers Thursday when Myanmar hands out licenses to operate two new mobile phone networks—part of efforts by the long-isolated nation to use technology ...

Jun 26, 2013
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'Fast, cheap' Internet satellites launched

The first four of 12 satellites in a new constellation to provide affordable, high-speed Internet to people in nearly 180 "under-connected" countries were blasted into Space on Tuesday.

Jun 25, 2013
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Telefonica selling 02 Ireland to Irish rival

Spain's debt-burdened Telefonica said Monday it is selling its 02 Ireland unit to Hutchison Whampoa in a potential 850 million euro ($1.1 billion) deal that would create a larger rival to Vodafone in Ireland's cellphone-hungry ...

Jun 24, 2013
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Internet traffic rise needs infrastructure upgrade

Australian internet traffic will increase by more than five times to hit one exabyte (one billion gigabytes) of data a month by 2016, a University of Adelaide mathematician and internet researcher has predicted.

Jun 21, 2013
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