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Mexico approves AT&T/Time Warner merger [telecom]

August 23, 2017, 1:40 am

Mexico Approves AT&T Acquisition of Time Warner By Paul Bond Once the merger closes, John Stankey, the head of AT&T's entertainment group, is expected to run Time Warner, which will be renamed. T... Read more »

Editor's Corner - Verizon breaks ranks with AT&T, CenturyLink on next-g...

August 23, 2017, 1:31 am

by Sean Buckley Verizon always likes to carve its own path, and the service provider's stance on next-gen fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) architectures and set off ongoing debate with its coun... Read more »

Why Your Face Will Soon Be the Key to All Your Devices [telecom]

August 21, 2017, 12:31 pm

By Christopher Mims Why Your Face Will Soon Be the Key to All Your Devices It was a memorable moment in Pixar's 2004 classic The Incredibles, one that seemed wildly futuristic at the time: Mr. Inc... Read more »

Comcast completes Xfinity Mobile rollout in U.S. [telecom]

August 19, 2017, 6:05 pm

Comcast Corp.'s new cellphone service is now available in all its U.S. markets, the company said Thursday. Comcast launched Xfinity Mobile - which the company says can save consumers 30 percent on ... Read more »

Centurylink to launch new fiber technology [telecom]

August 18, 2017, 9:11 pm

CenturyLink trials virtual 10G-PON, sets next step of FTTP migration CenturyLink has begun a field trial of a virtualized 10G-PON solution, reflecting the service provider's move to begin virtualiz... Read more »

Cord cutting pricier than keeping cable, NY Post columnist finds [telecom]

August 18, 2017, 8:10 pm

By Daniel Frankel, FierceCable, Aug 18, 2017 Meeting TV programming needs and desires by assembling OTT services is now almost more expensive than paying a monthly bill for traditional pay TV, New... Read more »

Bank-fraud malware hosted in Chrome Web Store was not detected by any AV [t...

August 18, 2017, 1:45 pm

Bank-fraud malware not detected by any AV hosted in Chrome Web Store. Extension that surreptitiously steals bank passwords uploaded twice in 17 days. By Dan Goodin A researcher has uncovered an e... Read more »

Secret chips in replacement parts can completely hijack your phone's securi...

August 18, 2017, 1:23 pm

Secret chips in replacement parts can completely hijack your phone's security Booby-trapped touchscreens can log passwords, install malicious apps, and more. People with cracked touch screens or ... Read more »

AT&T attempt to stall Google Fiber construction thrown out by judge [te...

August 17, 2017, 7:56 pm

AT&T sued Louisville over pole attachment rule, but judge says rule is valid. Jon Brodkin - 8/17/2017, 1:50 PM AT&T has lost a court case in which it tried to stall construction by Google Fiber in... Read more »

FCC large fines for spoofed robocallers [telecom]

August 16, 2017, 2:12 pm

I don't remember whether this showed up here before, but two weeks ago the FCC proposed an $82 million fine against an insurance agent who made a lot of spoofed robocalls. In June they fined a tim... Read more »

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Some Teletype and other teleprinters for sale on Craigslist [telecom]

My previous inquiry has generated a number of leads to teleprinters available on Craigslist: there may be others, but these are what I have now. It looks like spring cleaning is turning up lots of ... Read more »


The Undercover Parent [Telecom]

OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR The Undercover Parent By HARLAN COBEN March 16, 2008 Ridgewood, N.J. NOT long ago, friends of mine confessed over dinner that they had put spyware on their 15-year-old son's compu... Read more »


Tracing Calls w/Spoofed Numbers? [telecom]

Is this even possible - given the resources of a government? I keep getting these lame-sounding letters from the Pennsylvania (USA) AG's office explaining why they can't do anything about telephone s... Read more »


Is Verizon Wireless Sabotaging Older Cell Phones?

I have long had a Nokia 5180 phone (since Xmas 1998, to be exact). It was on its second battery, but eventually couldn't even keep that charged, and I finally decided, this past February, to claim o... Read more »


California woman charged with using spyware to tap a police officer's phone...

California woman charged with using spyware to tap a police officer's phone Investigators say Kristin Nyunt intercepted sensitive law enforcement information. by Megan Geuss Oct 20 2014 Ars Tech... Read more »


Re: From Our Archives: Exchange Names in St. Louis

Not correct. When I lived in Long Beach, California, around 1987, the Orange County Transit District ran service into Long Beach but its offices were long distance from Long Beach. I believe the nu... Read more »


Non-profit needs donation of some POTS lines [Telecom]

Thanks for reading this. I'm posting on behalf of a non-profit organization that does important work. As you know, I've recently asked for help getting in touch with experts on telegraph signalling... Read more »


Wierd Telephone Problems

Hello: I have this problem with my telephone at home. For incoming calls, sometimes, it would ring once then disconnect the caller. I thought it was my phone, but I bought a new one, and it was the ... Read more »


How to find out mobile carrier's web-to-sms gateway address?

Is there anyway to find the e-mail to SMS gateway a mobile carrier uses to route email as SMS messages? I am talking about any carrier: I found some lists on the internet, but they don't cover all t... Read more »


WQN, Inc. Announces the Introduction of RocketVoIP

[Comment: I have looked over this company's web site a little bit and while they are so new that I can't find any customer reviews of their service, I can say that even if they do give decent service... Read more »