The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
A rural Alabama town and a suburban area of Florida may be on the cutting edge of a historic shift away from traditional circuit-switched phone service, if AT&T wins approval to run trials in those areas.
By Stephen Lawson | 28 February, 2014 21:13
European operators that want to offer their enterprise customers PTT (push-to-talk) services can turn to Ericsson and Kodiak Networks, which have launched a hosted platform they can use.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 17 February, 2014 13:00
Movirtu has unveiled CloudPhone, a software platform that lets users make and receive calls over Wi-Fi networks using their mobile phone numbers on tablets and laptops without a regular SIM card.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 06 February, 2014 08:00
Globalstar is hoping to open up the satellite telephony market to a wider audience with the introduction of its first pre-paid service.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 20 January, 2014 14:00
French government and police officials requested 6,145 phone and data taps in 2012, fewer than in 2011, according to figures released by the French National Commission for the Control of Security Interceptions (CNCIS) earlier this week.
By Peter Sayer | 27 December, 2013 14:36
The U.S. is collecting nearly 5 billion records a day on the location of cellphones around the world to feed a large database of the location of "at least hundreds of millions of devices," according to a newspaper report.
By John Ribeiro | 05 December, 2013 04:28
Three prominent U.S. senators have in a federal court filing questioned the claim of the National Security Agency that its bulk collection of phone records is required for intelligence purposes.
By John Ribeiro | 20 November, 2013 06:15
Customers of French ISP Free will soon see their fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) connections upgraded from 100Mbps to 1Gbps, with no change to the monthly fee of €36 (US$50) including tax.
By Peter Sayer | 01 October, 2013 15:36
Cisco Systems has released new security patches for several versions of Unified Communications Manager (UCM) to address vulnerabilities that could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands, modify system data or disrupt services.
By Lucian Constantin | 22 August, 2013 11:37
TransACT and Alcatel-Lucent have overhauled telephony at the Catholic Education Office of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn.
By Adam Bender | 12 August, 2013 13:42
T-Mobile US had 1.1 million net customer additions in the second quarter, as customers backed its new no-contract plans.
By John Ribeiro | 08 August, 2013 07:55
Cisco Systems released a security patch for its Unified Communications Manager (Unified CM) enterprise telephony product in order to mitigate an attack that could allow hackers to take full control of the systems. The company also patched denial-of-service vulnerabilities in its Intrusion Prevention System software.
By Lucian Constantin | 18 July, 2013 13:59
The technology to implement Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) is maturing, but mobile operators won't roll out telephony services in earnest until 2015. At the same time apps like Skype and Fring are growing quickly in popularity, according to Infonetics Research.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 05 July, 2013 14:49