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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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The Supreme Court has ended the court fight over repealed Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that required internet providers to treat all online traffic equally.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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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