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T-Mobile to add Android home phone

T-Mobile USA is going to launch a home phone and a tablet PC based on Google's Android platform, says the New York Times. The carrier will sell the phone home in 2010, joining Verizon as the second

Verizon talks HR and personnel investment

Talent management is a phrase one might normally associate with agents for rock stars and celebrities, but it's actually part of the Accountability Model that Verizon has adopted to make sure all

Telcos Down Under await nat'l broadband network award

The Australian government will announce this week the winners of a bid to construct a multi-billion dollar national broadband network (NBN) for the country. Telstra, Australia's largest phone

Nortel says company will consider sale of business units

A Nortel executive said the company would seriously consider any offers for its business units at the CTIA show in Las Vegas. Bruce Gustafson, vice president of strategic marketing for the carrier

PCCW $2B deal still on court hold

A $2 billion effort to take PCCW private is still bogged down in the Hong Kong court system, first winning court approval to move forward despite regulator protests that the shareholder voting

Cable cut clobbers London

BT said 50,000 addresses in parts of east London lost phone and Internet service over the weekend after damage in a tunnel on Saturday. The cable cut also caused road congestion as traffic lights

Skype: Partner or pursuer?

As Skype chief operating officer Scott Durchslag tackled questions at the company's CTIA Wireless 2009 press conference about Skype's potentially delicate relationship with mobile carriers, the

Trying to solve the home networking technology challenge - Part 2

Home network capabilities over power lines is yet another option to wireless home networking, and it is championed by the HomePlug Alliance Rob Ranck, president of the HomePlug Alliance, said

Trying to solve the home networking technology challenge

Home networking used to be a purely wireless play, with the advent of the 802.11 standard and compatible devices allowing remote Internet access to PCs. But over time, as other home entertainment

Is T-Mobile planning another home invasion?

Verizon has the Hub and AT&T has the HomeManager, and both are new efforts by the incumbent telcos to re-invent traditional home phone service. However, before either of these offerings came

FCC set to tackle national broadband plan

The Federal Communications Commission is still awaiting a new chairman who has not yet been approved by Congress, but that isn't stopping the agency from starting this week to open the can of worms

CenturyTel CEO's compensation: $7.6 million

Glen Post, the chairman and CEO of CenturyTel, was given a compensation package worth $7.6 million for 2008, the Associated Press reports. That pay package was actually about 15 percent less than in

Windstream billing dispute lawsuit targets Verizon-Alltel

Independent telco Windstream Communications has filed a $7 million lawsuit against its former parent firm and fellow Arkansas company Alltel, which is now owned by Verizon Wireless. The lawsuit stems

E-mail outage has Comcast all a-Twitter

Cable TV giant Comcast's e-mail service was down for several hours on Saturday. It's not know how many customers were affected by the outage, but one thing was certain: Comcast appeared resolved to

CWA exec board green-lights strike authorization

UPDATE:Special Report: The CWA AT&T contract negotiation saga The executive board at the Communications Workers of America (CWA) authorized Friday a strike against AT&T operations in five

Kontron releases 10Gig ATCA blade, 2U rack mount server

This week Kontron officially released the Kontron AT8050, its latest AdvancedTCA (ATCA) 10 Gigabit node blade built around the Intel Xeon 5500, and a 2U rack mountable IP network server incorporating

Sprint CFO racks up $600,000 in flight costs

Sprint's Chief Financial Officer booked more than $600,000 in airplane travel last year, outspending CEO Dan Hesse by a factor of 30. The extravagant perk was revealed in a recent SEC filing. When

VT regulators tighten up on FairPoint

The Vermont Public Service Department (PSD) is cracking the whip on FairPoint. A draft "stabilization plan" created by the regulatory agency calls for the removal of FairPoint executives if the phone