SKorean carriers switch on 5G networks ahead of schedule

Business 04/03/19, 22:59

South Korea's telecommunications carriers have turned on super-fast 5G mobile internet networks abruptly ahead of schedule in an attempt to ensure the country becomes the first in the world to launch the services.The carriers' 5G networks went live at 11 p.m. Wednesday, hours before U.S. carrier Verizon turned on its ...

Update: Orange is cooperating in Poland spying case

Europe 01/11/19, 09:51

The Latest on the espionage-related arrests in Poland (all times local):3:40 p.m.Orange, a leading telecommunications company in Poland, says it's cooperating with the Polish security services who say a Polish employee at the company and a Chinese manager for tech giant Huawei have been accused of spying on Poland for ...

SoftBank cell functions down for several hours in Japan

Business 12/06/18, 05:37

Some users of SoftBank cellphones had problems calling and text messaging for several hours in Japan on Thursday ahead of the company's IPO which is set to be among the world's biggest at about $21 billion.The mobile service's problems started in the early afternoon and were gradually being fixed, according ...

Internet traffic hijack disrupts Google services

Business 11/12/18, 21:17

An internet diversion that rerouted data traffic through Russia and China disrupted several Google services on Monday, including search and cloud-hosting services.Service interruptions lasted for nearly two hours and ended about 5:30 p.m. EST., network service companies said. In addition to Russian and Chinese telecommunications companies, a Nigerian internet provider ...

SoftBank mobile unit to go for IPO raising some $20 billion

Business 11/12/18, 05:07

Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. will carry out an initial public offering of its Japanese mobile subsidiary, set for Dec. 19, in what will likely be one of the world's biggest IPOs.The Tokyo Stock Exchange approved the listing of 1.6 billion shares of SoftBank Corp. Monday, at 1,500 yen ...

CommScope, getting ready for 5G, spends $5.7B for Arris

Tech 11/08/18, 10:43

Telecommunications equipment maker CommScope is paying $5.7 billion for Arris International as it prepares for the entrance of faster 5G service to the wireless market.Arris makes modems and boxes for the wireless industry, including cable operators. Equipment makers and telecommunications companies like Verizon are all gearing up for 5G, which ...

Supreme Court rejects net neutrality appeal

Politics 11/05/18, 11:15

The Supreme Court has ended the court fight over repealed Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that required internet providers to treat all online traffic equally. The court on Monday rejected appeals from the telecommunications industry seeking to throw out a lower court ruling in favor of the "net neutrality" rules. The Federal ...

Spy chief wanted ban on China telecoms from Australian 5G

Business 10/30/18, 02:19

Australia's critical infrastructure including electricity grids, water supplies and hospitals could not have been adequately safeguarded if Chinese-owned telecommunications giants Huawei and ZTE Corp. were allowed to help roll out the nation's 5G network, a spy chief said.Mike Burgess, director-general of the Australian Signals Directorate, said his cyber experts had ...

Update: Officials criticize slow cellphone restoration

U.S. 10/15/18, 11:12

The Latest on recovery efforts after Hurricane Michael (all times local):11 a.m.Marla Wood pulls a framed art piece out of the rubble of her damaged home from Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman)Florida officials are criticizing telecommunications carrier Verizon for taking too long ...

S&P 500 gets new look as it shuffles some key companies

Business 09/20/18, 14:50

It's almost moving day on the stock market.The line-ups of three of the 11 groups that make up the benchmark S&P 500 index are being shuffled as of Monday. Twenty companies in the index including famous names like Facebook, Alphabet and Netflix will find a new home.The most notable change ...

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