Net Neutrality Battle Lines Drawn as FCC Vote Looms


FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s long-brewing plan to repeal Net neutrality has the broadband, telecom and entertainment worlds at loggerheads. The commission’s expected Dec. 14 vote could result in a complete rewrite of the script for the Internet’s competitive landscape and consumer protection models. The repeal of Net neutrality would end restrictions imposed by the Obama administration in 2015, which effectively regarded the Internet as a utility with heavy government regulation.

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Federal First Responder Project Presents Juicy Telecom Opportunity


Competition in telecom price and service packages has been getting a lot of attention lately. However, network providers also have been pursuing other opportunities that consumers might miss if they’re exposed only to traditional advertising. AT&T’s cooperation with the U.S. government in developing a national emergency responder network is a case in point. AT&T moved quickly to take the first steps toward launching the network since late March, when the Commerce Department chose it to be the government’s partner for establishing the system.

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Following YouTube gaffe, AT&T, Verizon may pull most of their ads from Google

After their ads appeared next to extremist content on YouTube, telecom companies AT&T and Verizon said they were going to pull their ads from the video site. But the fallout may go further than just YouTube.

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Wireless, Telecom and Pay TV: The Future Is Coming Into Focus


Wireless, telecom and pay TV — including cable, satellite and Internet services — are all on a growth trajectory, but each company is taking a different path. That means comparing them will be more difficult going forward. In the past, the companies in these sectors in many respects looked the same and offered nearly the same basic services. Looking forward however, things appear very different. The future is all about the cloud, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, cognitive computing and much more.

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Google's Loons to Glide Over India


Google has been in talks with telecom service providers in India to bring its Project Loon to the subcontinent, Rajan Anandan, Google’s managing director for Southeast Asia and India, said in an interview published Monday. The project would deliver Internet access via balloons floating thousands of feet in the air. It is Google’s latest effort to bring Internet access to remote parts of Asia. Last year, parent company Alphabet announced that it had signed agreements with mobile network operators in Indonesia to test the service later this year.

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Ericsson turns patent royalty spat with Apple into an international incident

Months after taking Apple to court in the U.S., Swedish telecom giant Ericsson has filed separate but related lawsuits in the UK, Germany, and the Netherlands accusing Apple of using Ericsson patents without a legitimate license.



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The Next Big Split in Wireless


The wireless and wire line telecom industry completely reinvents itself every few years. Right now, everything seems to be changing. Seven years ago, the handset leaders were BlackBerry and Nokia. Today, those companies are struggling to stay on the charts. Today’s handset leaders are Apple and Samsung for hardware, and Apple and Google for operating systems. These three companies have the vast majority of market share, although there are plenty of other brands trying to carve out a niche for themselves as well.

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The Next Big Split in Wireless


The wireless and wire line telecom industry completely reinvents itself every few years. Right now, everything seems to be changing. Seven years ago, the handset leaders were BlackBerry and Nokia. Today, those companies are struggling to stay on the charts. Today’s handset leaders are Apple and Samsung for hardware, and Apple and Google for operating systems. These three companies have the vast majority of market share, although there are plenty of other brands trying to carve out a niche for themselves as well.

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China Unicom, China Telecom to start selling 4G models of iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 on March 27

China Unicom and China Telecom will begin selling 4G LTE-capable versions of the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 on March 27, the two wireless carriers announced on Wednesday.



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Telecom industry slams FCC net neutrality move

The telecom industry on Thursday slammed the The Federal Communications Commission’s adoption of sweeping new Internet regulations, warning that the rules are a “radical step” that spells bad news for consumers and the economy.

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How Eroding Trust Hurts Companies


I love all the innovation and trends in the wireless, telecom, television, Internet and tech space. However there is also a big warning light flashing ahead that no one is paying attention to…trust is eroding. Trust is a delicate thing and is being ignored. Innovation is great, but if we don’t protect the privacy and personal information of users, they will lose trust and that will bite us in the end. There are so many examples. Here are three to think about.

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Apple's iPhone now accounts for one in three Japanese mobile phone shipments

After striking a deal to sell the iPhone through Japan’s largest wireless telecom NTT DoCoMo, Apple now owns more than 36 percent of the country’s entire cellular market, far outpacing worldwide rival Samsung.



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