Monday, January 30, 2006FCC proposes to fine AT&T for missing privacy report The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Monday proposed fining AT&T Inc. US$100,000 for failing to file an annual report detailing its compliance with the FCC's customer privacy-protection rules.
Monday, January 30, 2006Fed delay on net buy will cost carriers An unexpected delay in the award of a 10-year, US$20 billion federal network deal will cost U.S. carriers millions of dollars in lost revenue and lack of productivity from key staff, industry analysts say.
Thursday, October 20, 2005VOIP market is set to thrive, says survey The prospects for Australian VOIP operators appear good and they should continue to thrive, according to results from a survey of 500 customers of broadband telephony company Engin and Australian Telecommunications User Group (ATUG) members.
Thursday, September 29, 2005Networks sing with CANARIE To say that government wastes gobs of taxpayer money is about as controversial as asserting that George Lucas can’t write decent dialogue. From Adrian Clarkson’s Scandinavian boondoggle to the ongoing sponsorship scandal, the feds have proven no one knows how to spend money for nothing like public officials.
Thursday, September 29, 2005Fibre merger more viable for local business Business customers in the Waterloo region should benefit from the recent merger of two southern Ontario utility telcom firms (utelcos), according to at least one industry observer.
Thursday, September 15, 20053G, WLAN need ties The dawn of the Wireless LAN (WLAN) and cellular convergence age is approaching. There are about 29 million subscribers to these networks in the U.S. and almost 55 million worldwide.
Monday, July 18, 2005Tiny Ontario town gets big Web investment As if to indicate how Canada’s urban-rural “digital divide” might finally be bridged, Bell Canada and Nortel Networks are teaming up to study the effects of advanced communication technology on one far-flung location.
Wednesday, July 06, 2005NZ telcos may work together to avoid outages New Zealand's telecommunications industry has spent quite some time over the past fortnight debating how best to avoid a repeat of the embarrassing outage that knocked out most of the country's telecommunications last month.
Thursday, April 28, 2005Implications of an improving Internet Most of the Internet has been getting better over the past few years. In much of the world, the Internet is now good enough for all but the most demanding applications.
Wednesday, January 05, 2005Bell continues push for speedier CRTC Filed a proposal this week with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) that the carrier hopes will result in a speedier process for the withdrawal of telecom services no longer in high demand.
Wednesday, January 05, 2005DoCoMo to spearhead Super 3G rollout NTT DoCoMo Inc., Japan's biggest mobile carrier, is to spearhead the rollout of an advanced version of its third-generation (3G) services called Super 3G, a company spokesman said Wednesday.
Sunday, October 31, 2004AT&T extending network expertise to security Instead of making the carriers and telecommunications providers nothing more than dumb pipelines, carriers of data traffic only, say AT&T officials, why not make the network intelligently tackle security problems before those problems can reach a customer’s system?
Wednesday, July 14, 2004Analyst: Wireless directory not likely to happen As many wireless mobile carriers in the U.S. are pushing towards adopting a wireless mobile phone directory, the Canadian telecommunications industry doesn't seem to be on the same path, according to industry insiders.
Wednesday, May 26, 2004Lucent to buy Telica for VoIP gear Lucent Technologies Inc. will plug a hole in its voice-over-IP (VoIP) offerings by buying Telica Inc. for its IP-gateway products.
Monday, December 15, 2003T-Mobile, iPass team to offer Wi-Fi roaming Wireless network provider T-Mobile USA Inc. has signed an agreement allowing corporate users of virtual network operator iPass Inc. to access its public Wi-Fi network in the U.S.
Friday, November 14, 2003'SIP-ifying' the PSTN As service providers struggle to shore up declining voice revenues with new data services, one company says it has the goods to make the endeavour less difficult for carriers.
Friday, October 10, 2003OSDL releases new Carrier Grade Linux specs The nonprofit Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) has released the latest specifications in its ongoing Carrier Grade Linux development project.
Monday, September 22, 20033 UK, NTT DoCoMo to launch international 3G service British mobile operator Hutchison 3 UK Ltd. (3 UK) and Japanese wireless giant NTT DoCoMo Inc. are poised to offer the world's first third-generation (3G) mobile video phone service between their home markets at the start of next month.
Friday, September 05, 2003Network testers take on the MAN Network test equipment makers face a major challenge in their attempts to keep up with metro area network (MAN) operators' diagnostic needs, according to one industry analyst.
Friday, August 01, 2003Equipe makes pitch for MPLS core Equipe Communications Corp. is the latest Layer 2 core multiservice switch maker to unveil software that enables its switch to function as a label switching router in a Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) backbone.
Friday, July 25, 2003FCI dives into residential DSL with Catena Networks FCI Broadband, formerly Futureway Communicaitons Inc., has entered the residential DSL market by deploying gear from Kanata, Ont.-based Catena Networks.
Friday, July 11, 2003Copper set to get big speed boost Fibre-starved Canadian businesses may be able to turn to copper as a solution to their bandwidth headaches as soon as 2004.
Friday, June 20, 2003IDC: Wi-Fi hype contrasts with reality Analyst firm International Data Corp. (IDC) threw some cold water on the hotspot hype this week, predicting that although worldwide commercial Wi-Fi locations are set to grow 57 per cent annually over the next five years, the market is still young and rife with uncertainty.
Thursday, June 12, 2003Experts help squeeze deals out of carriers Are you paying $0.02 per minute for on-net voice? If not, maybe it's time to bring in some expert help. With carrier bills still accounting for a large part of the network budget, it's hard to ignore the claims of telecom negotiating pros who say they are helping clients chop huge chunks out of their voice, wireless and data bills.