UK church spires used to boost phone, wi-fi signal

Church spires across Britain will be used to boost broadband, mobile phone and WiFi connectivity in rural areas, under a deal struck between the government and the Church of England, it was announced Sunday.

Internet, social media back in Ethiopia after block

Ethiopia re-activated cellphone data services and unexpectedly allowed access to social media sites that had been blocked since a wave of anti-government protests last year, a government spokesman told AFP on Thursday.

Ethiopia mobile internet still off after a week

Ethiopians were still unable to surf the web via mobile networks on Tuesday, despite government claims the nationwide internet shutdown, which began a week ago, had been lifted.

Ericsson steps up cost-cutting as profit hit by poor demand

Wireless equipment maker Ericsson says lower demand for mobile broadband in a weakening global economy caused second-quarter profit to drop 26 percent and sales to slump in most markets. It predicted little improvement for ...

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