AT&T in $4.85B deal to lease, sell wireless towers
AT&T says it will sell or lease the rights for 9,700 wireless communications towers to Crown Castle International for about $4.85 billion.
Messaging services still a disconnected mess
You can use your telephone to call any other phone in the world. But if you want to place a video call to someone, good luck.
Low-income Georgia residents now will pay $5 a month for Lifeline phones
Georgia on Tuesday became the first state to charge low-income residents for what is now free cellphone service aimed at assuring the poor have access to basic communications.
Vodafone completes buyout of German cable operator
British telecoms firm Vodafone says it has completed its 7.7 billion-euro ($10 billion) takeover of Germany's biggest cable operator, Kabel Deutschland.
New technology can prevent cellular overload, dropped calls
When a natural disaster strikes and too many people take to their mobile phones at once, cellular networks easily overload. But a University of British Columbia graduate student has developed a solution to ...
Impact of ageing on smart phone use to be examined
Age-related difficulties in texting and emailing on smart phones will be investigated by a University of Strathclyde academic.
T-Mobile to eliminate international data fees
T-Mobile is eliminating fees for using data and texting services in more than 100 countries and capping charges for international voice calls.
Apple threatened by growth of prepaid smartphone plans
In a shift that could become a big threat to Apple Inc., U.S. consumers are increasingly signing up for a type of wireless service plan popular around the world that's traditionally not been in favor here - prepaid accounts.
Twitter deal lets viewers change channels from tweet (Update)
Twitter unveiled a partnership Wednesday with Comcast and its NBCUniversal unit that allows television viewers to tune in to a show or change channels directly from a tweet.
Solving the internet capacity crunch: First demonstration of a multicore fiber network
With optical fibre networks gradually approaching their theoretical capacity limits, new types of fibres such as multicore fibres have been at the focus of worldwide research to overcome critical capacity barriers, which ...
Kenya clamps down on unregistered cellphone lines (Update)
Kenyan authorities are cracking down on vendors who do not register people for cellphone lines, following revelations that the terrorists who attacked a Nairobi mall last month communicated using unregistered ...
UN says 2.7 billion people will be online by year's end
Around 2.7 billion people—40 percent of the world's population—will be connected to the Internet by the end of 2013, the United Nations said Monday.
Web alliance seeks affordable Internet access for the poor
Accessing the Internet in the developing world is unnecessarily expensive, partly due to government policies that hinder competition and should be scrapped, a new alliance backed by Google, Yahoo and Microsoft ...
Bulk phone data reveals 'startling insights,' Princeton professor tells US Senate
Seemingly minor bits of information collected by the National Security Agency, such as the phone numbers that citizens dial, can reveal far more personal information than is commonly believed, Princeton University ...