Networking

FCC faces seventh net neutrality lawsuit

Broadband provider CenturyLink has joined the long list of ISPs and trade groups suing the U.S. Federal Communications Commission over its net neutrality rules.

By Grant Gross | 18 April, 2015 06:42

Tags: telecommunication, regulation, Civil lawsuits, legal, CenturyLink, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, government, internet, Internet service providers, broadband

8 cloud companies to watch following MONSTER funding week

Investors this week poured at least $350 million into cloud computing companies focused on everything from security to Hadoop clusters to industry-specific apps.

By Bob Brown | 18 April, 2015 03:09

Tags: Amazon Web Services, startups, IBM, venture funding, Microsoft, Domo, cloud computing, internet, VMware, Docker

Vocus Communications takes stake in Macquarie Telecom

Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) has taken a 14.5 per cent stake in Macquarie Telecom (ASX: MAQ).

By Hamish Barwick | 17 April, 2015 10:30

Tags: macquarie telecom, Vocus Communications

Telstra's Nason, the driving force behind 'Project New', to leave telco

Telstra group executive, business support and improvement, Robert Nason, will retire, the telco announced this morning.

By Rohan Pearce | 17 April, 2015 09:50

Tags: David Thodey, Robert Nason, Telstra

MIT researchers develop wearable thumbnail-mounted wireless controller

Researchers at MIT have come up with a novel way to interact with wireless devices a miniaturized trackpad so small that it can be stuck onto a user's thumbnail.

By Jon Gold | 17 April, 2015 07:19

Tags: Networking, wireless

Size matters in mobile, but Nokia may find bigger isn't better

Size is power in the mobile networks business, but it's only one of the reasons Nokia is acquiring Alcatel-Lucent.

By Stephen Lawson | 17 April, 2015 05:44

Tags: business issues, Huawei Technologies, Ericsson, alcatel-lucent, Networking, Nokia, mobile, Mergers and acquisitions

Tech pros' favorite tools increase IT efficiency

Content is core to the work of Densho, an organization whose mission is to preserve the testimonies of Japanese Americans who were held in internment camps during World War II.

By Ann Bednarz | 17 April, 2015 01:04

Tags: management, Densho, storage, Networking, infrastructure management

Tata gives employees anniversary bonus, cuts into profits

India's outsourcing industry needs to hire and retain staff in big numbers to keep business humming, so for the 10th anniversary of its initial public offering, Tata Consultancy Services announced a one-time "special reward" for its employees.

By John Ribeiro | 17 April, 2015 00:32

Tags: business issues, services, personnel, offshoring, outsourcing, Tata Consultancy Services

Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent just as John Chambers predicted

ALLEN, TX -- Nokia's $16.6 billion acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent is an example of the industry shifting just as Cisco predicted, its CEO said this week.

By Jim Duffy | 16 April, 2015 23:51

Tags: alcatel-lucent, mergers & acquisitions, Internet of Things, Alcate-Lucent, Nokia, John Chambers, three, internet

ARM wants to make Bluetooth kinder on batteries, more IoT-friendly

With the Internet of Things in mind, ARM wants to improve the battery life of sensors that use Bluetooth, making it efficient enough to be powered using energy harvesting.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 16 April, 2015 21:50

Tags: Arm Holdings, Networking, bluetooth, Internet of Things, wireless, internet

Telstra Health unveils telemonitoring service

Telstra Health has launched a telemonitoring service called MyCareManager designed to help disability, community and residential aged care providers deliver services to patients from a distance.

By Hamish Barwick | 16 April, 2015 15:04

Tags: MyCareManager, Telstra Health

Six net neutrality lawsuits: What are the complaints about?

One of the main arguments for the trade groups and ISPs that have filed six -- yes, six -- lawsuits against the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules is that the agency violated a 69-year-old administrative procedure law in crafting the new regulations.

By Grant Gross | 16 April, 2015 02:14

Tags: antitrust, telecommunication, National Cable and Telecommunications Association, regulation, internet, Internet service providers, Jonathan Banks, Alamo Broadband, at&t, United States Telecom Association, Tom Wheeler, legal, ctia, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, government, American Cable Association, broadband

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, April 15

EU charges Google with antitrust and opens Android probe... Intel sales down along with PCs... new lawsuits challenge net neutrality... and more tech news.

By IDG News Service staff | 15 April, 2015 21:27

Tags: business issues, hardware systems, mobile, Uber Technologies, Facebook, Apple, alcatel-lucent, Space X, Google, at&t, european commission, Nokia, Segway, Ninebot, intel

Nokia to buy Alcatel-Lucent, may sell Here mapping business

Nokia has said it has entered into a memorandum of understanding to acquire Alcatel-Lucent in a deal that would value the French telecommunications equipment maker at €15.6 billion (US$16.5 billion).

By John Ribeiro | 15 April, 2015 16:32

Tags: business issues, telecommunication, alcatel-lucent, Nokia, Mergers and acquisitions

Telstra expands national Wi-Fi network

Telstra plans to add more than 1500 hotspots to the rollout of its national Wi-Fi network, the telco said today.

By Rohan Pearce | 15 April, 2015 10:51

Tags: wireless networking, Wi-Fi, Networking, mobile, Telstra, wireless networks

Illumio goes to the well for $105 million more in venture funding

Investors in Illumio are tripling down, with existing and new investors tossing another $105 million at the data-center/cloud security company that will be used to extend research and development, open new offices and broaden its customer base.

By Tim Greene | 15 April, 2015 07:11

Tags: Morgan Stanley, Yahoo, catalyst, plantronics, symantec, Microsoft, Creative Artists Agency, security, Accel Partners

The future is now: You may already be using IPv6

You've probably heard about the looming shortage of Internet addresses, even if you've never gone looking for one. But depending on what websites you visit and how you get to them, you may be helping to solve it.

By Stephen Lawson | 15 April, 2015 05:18

Tags: telecommunication, Google, at&t, internet, Verizon Communications, Alexa, broadband, Facebook

Three new lawsuits challenge FCC's net neutrality rules

The rush is on to sue the U.S. Federal Communications Commission over its net neutrality rules, with three trade groups filing legal challenges Tuesday.

By Grant Gross | 15 April, 2015 01:54

Tags: telecommunication, National Cable and Telecommunications Association, regulation, Civil lawsuits, Kim Hart, mobile, internet, Meredith Attwell Baker, Internet service providers, American Cable Association, Theodore Olson, legal, ctia, U.S. Federal Communications Commission, government

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for April 14

Former Office chief returns to Microsoft... Turing manuscript fetches $1 million... Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia talking merger... and more tech news.

By IDG News Service staff | 14 April, 2015 21:23

Tags: business issues, alcatel-lucent, IBM, Microsoft, sharp, Nokia, Components, software, intel, Apple

Nokia wants to buy Alcatel-Lucent, seeking growth and integration of fixed and mobile

Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent are in advanced merger talks, the companies confirmed Tuesday following media speculation that a deal was in the works.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 14 April, 2015 20:42

Tags: business issues, telecommunication, alcatel-lucent, Nokia, Mergers and acquisitions

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