Big things ahead for VoIP: If last week's IT EXPO was any indication, the market for VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) and UC (unified communications) services continues to rise rapidly. A new Infonetics Research report says that $377 billion will be spent on both business and residential VoIP services between 2012 and 2016.
Swiss telephone/IPTV provider Swisscom isn't going to be another morsel to be devoured by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil. At least not right now, said Dieter Bernauer, the CEO of Swisscom Participations, during the Total Telecom Finance Summit in London.
With a report from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) saying that more than 5.2 million Australians accessed video content online in the last six months, executives at the nation's free-to-air TV networks are seriously considering a joint online streaming service to sate that demand.
It's not exactly sabre rattling—more like fiber rattling—but the United States will brook only "minimal" changes to existing rules governing the Internet when those changes are brought up for discussion at an ITU conference in December.
A West Virginia law that makes it illegal for scrap yards and recycling centers to buy some types of scrap metal unless the seller can prove lawful possession appears to be working to the benefit of Frontier and other companies with large installed bases of copper products.
The FCC may or may not have opened a can of competitive worms when it failed to renew rules requiring cable operators to share programming with their competitors. But, according to the fine print in the decision, the commissioners made sure the changes won't impact the rights of citizens to watch sports on whatever service they want.
As expected, Chinese telecommunications vendors Huawei and ZTE vociferously denied that they pose any security threats in the United States and said that a damning report by the House Intelligence Committee is "little more than an exercise in China bashing," as Huawei put it.
Chinese telecom giants Huawei and ZTE are already feeling the heat in the U.S. market even as the U.S. House Intelligence Committee prepares to release a report that allegedly damns the two as security risks that U.S. businesses should avoid.
Two Chinese telecom vendors—Huawei Technologies and ZTE—present a security risk and should be shut out of the U.S. market, the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said in a report to be released today.
CTIA's fall show, dubbed MobileCon, kicks off Oct. 8 in San Diego. As in past years, CTIA's fall event will focus mainly on mobility in the enterprise, with a dash of mobile content and smartphones for flavor.