The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of customers of a Verizon Communications subsidiary, according to a top-secret court order issued in April that was uncovered by The Guardian.
Verizon Business has been forced to give its daily call detail records to the U.S National Security Agency, in an order issued shortly after the bombing at the Boston Marathon in April.
There was general consensus at a Senate hearing yesterday that the wireless industry needs more spectrum, but there was little agreement on much else.
The UK government has acted to reduce the impact of a security report that is set to criticise the central role played by Huawei in the UK's telecoms infrastructure in order to avoid a trade backlash from China, according to the Financial Times.
The online video industry shouldn't ignore what plays out in Washington at The Cable Show next week. The beltway can seem remote from Silicon Valley--where much of the online video industry is concentrated--but it's worth a visit.
Operators would not be allowed to block or throttle VoIP and messaging services such as Skype if planned net neutrality rules are adopted across the European Union by next Easter.
There is a titanic struggle brewing in the wireless industry, pitting AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless against pretty much everyone else, including Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile US, and it's going to get a lot uglier as time goes on. The carriers are fighting over the rules that will govern next year's 600 MHz spectrum auction, with the smaller carriers fighting for rules that will ensure they get a piece of the pie.
A federal judge dismissed an antitrust lawsuit brought by the online video distributor Sky Angel against C-SPAN. But Sky Angel's attorney said the company plans to refile the matter before July 3.
Bell Canada Enterprises has extended the deadline to complete its $3.4 billion acquisition of Astral Media to July 31 as it awaits final regulatory approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.
AT&T and the Communications Workers of America have ratified a four-year contract covering about 3,000 employees in the telco's East region. CWA District 1, which represents wireline workers in Connecticut, is the last AT&T wireline unit to ratify an agreement out of the seven that had contracts that expired in 2012 and early 2013.