telecom

There’s no easy way to layoff employees, but the damage can be minimised

There’s no easy way to layoff employees, but the damage can be minimised

"It’s normal and expected that you would have an emotional reaction to the event."
US finally prohibits ISPs from charging for routers they don’t provide

US finally prohibits ISPs from charging for routers they don’t provide

Yes, we needed a law to ban rental fees for devices that customers own in full.
Seven French executives have been sentenced to prison over employee suicides

Seven French executives have been sentenced to prison over employee suicides

Managers were found to have created a "climate of anxiety."
Worried About 5G’s Health Effects? Don’t Be

Worried About 5G’s Health Effects? Don’t Be

There’s little reason to think 5G frequencies are any more harmful than other types of electromagnetic radiation, like visible light.
More tax break winning! AT&T looks into '4% cut in the operator's labor expenses'

More tax break winning! AT&T looks into '4% cut in the operator's labor expenses'

The storied Republican tax cuts continue to do exactly what their detractors said they would do: make money for rich people while doing absolutely nothing to stimulate wealth in the rest of society.
5G Is More Secure Than 4G and 3G—Except When It’s Not

5G Is More Secure Than 4G and 3G—Except When It’s Not

The next-generation wireless networks make it harder to track and spoof users, but security holes remain because devices still connect to older networks.
5 More Reasons To Hate The Phone Company

5 More Reasons To Hate The Phone Company

The title of the article that started all the ruckus appeared in the London Guardian, and was headlined, “Language at risk of dying out — the last two speakers aren’t talking.” Technically, when the
Even after a 40% hike, India has the cheapest data rates in the world—and that’s a problem

Even after a 40% hike, India has the cheapest data rates in the world—and that’s a problem

Trai must decide on pending issues like relief from interconnect usage charges.
A Saudi Telecom Exposed a Streaming List of GPS Locations

A Saudi Telecom Exposed a Streaming List of GPS Locations

The company, STCS, uploaded a constantly updating list of GPS coordinates in Saudi Arabia, China, and west Africa.
What is non-personal data and why India is trying to regulate it

What is non-personal data and why India is trying to regulate it

Should enterprises share data that is anonymised and masked?
Bernie Sanders Says Internet Service Should be a Human Right

Bernie Sanders Says Internet Service Should be a Human Right

The Vermont senator and presidential candidate proposed a $150 billion plan to expand broadband, including regulating rates for internet service.

Commerce Department extends Huawei license for another 90 days

In May, the Trump administration essentially banned the purchase and sale of Huawei products on a temporary basis. The emergency measure was meant to stem concerns that the company provides
Cities And States Take Up The Battle For An Open Internet

Cities And States Take Up The Battle For An Open Internet

Communities across the U.S. are taking network construction into their own hands. T.Dallas/Shutterstock.com David Elliot Berman, University of Pennsylvania and Victor Pickard, University of
Nearly 50 cities sue the FCC over move to hand billions to the telecom industry

Nearly 50 cities sue the FCC over move to hand billions to the telecom industry

Dozens of cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, and Boston have filed appeals against Ajit Pai’s Federal Communications Commission to undo an August proclamation that would greatly hamper how much
Forget about 5G, China has kicked off its development of 6G

Forget about 5G, China has kicked off its development of 6G

We hardly know what life with 5G is going to be like, yet China's already thinking ahead to 6G.
A $60 Million Fine Won't Stop AT&T From Throttling ‘Unlimited’ Data Plans

A $60 Million Fine Won't Stop AT&T From Throttling ‘Unlimited’ Data Plans

If you were an AT&T “unlimited” customer in 2011, you might be getting a partial refund due to undisclosed data throttling.
Researchers unearth malware that siphoned SMS texts out of telco’s network

Researchers unearth malware that siphoned SMS texts out of telco’s network

Messagetap monitored telco's network for messages sent between high-value targets.
Huawei’s Gear Might Have to Go, FCC Tells US Telecom Firms

Huawei’s Gear Might Have to Go, FCC Tells US Telecom Firms

The proposal would be a giant pain for small rural carriers that rely on Huawei equipment, and it could hurt efforts to bridge the digital divide.
Nokia is having one of the worst days in its history, thanks to 5G

Nokia is having one of the worst days in its history, thanks to 5G

Scale, captive customers, minimal competition—it should be a recipe for profits galore. But a profit warning pushed Nokia's shares down by 25% at one point today.