US eyes phase-out of old telephone network
America's plain old telephone network is rapidly being overtaken by new technology, putting US regulators in a quandary over how to manage the final stages of transformation.
Brazil wants Google, Facebook to store data locally
Brazil will press tech giants such as Google and Facebook to store Internet data pertaining to its citizens locally due to allegations of US spying, according to a regulator.
Deutsche Telekom profit up, sees rebound in US
Telephone company Deutsche Telekom AG said net profit increased 10 percent in the second quarter to 530 million euros ($704 million) and said its U.S. business was adding "droves" of new customers as its operations there ...
Development of laser-enabling data transmission with ultra-low energy consumption
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation has developed an ultra-compact semiconductor laser (LEAP laser) enabling 10-Gbit/s data transmission with the world's lowest energy consumption. The energy consumption ...
EU: China may be dumping mobile network equipment
(AP)—A senior EU official says China may be illegally dumping and subsidizing the import into Europe of mobile telephone networks and their essential elements. But Competition Commissioner Karel De Gucht says an official ...
World's first development of bio-inspired 'Yuragi' algorithm for network virtualization
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Osaka University, and The University of Electro-Communications have developed a biologically-inspired "Yuragi (fluctuations)" algorithm for virtual network control ...
Skype to replace Microsoft Messenger in March
Microsoft on Wednesday sent out word that it will "retire" its Messenger online chat feature on March 15 and replace it with the Skype Internet telephony service it bought last year.
400Gbps-class optical transmissions technology to deliver optical networks that are energy efficient, flexible
Fujitsu Limited, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation and NEC Corporation today announced the commencement of joint research and development toward making the world's top-level,400Gbps/channel-class ...
Skype replaces Microsoft Messenger for online calls
Microsoft on Tuesday announced that recently-acquired Skype will replace its Messenger online chat service.
Pakistan mobile networks suspended on security fears
Pakistan shut down mobile phone networks overnight in major cities to prevent Taliban and Al-Qaeda attacks as celebrations began for the biggest Muslim festival of the year.
Myanmar aims to bring mobile and Internet to masses
Myanmar fired the starting gun in the process of liberalising its communications networks in a move that could finally bring mobile and Internet access to the masses and drive international investment.
Skype jacks ads into free Internet phone calls
Skype has begun showing callers on-screen ads while they use the globally popular free Internet telephone service.
Peer-to-peer services are transforming the technology and business domains of the Internet
Peer-to-peer (P2P) services are emerging in mobile devices, such as smartphones, equipped with an Internet connection.
Internet address system upgrade likely to be smooth
The Internet is set for a major upgrade in the coming week, but if all goes well, users won't even know it's happening.