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Virgin Mobile joins France's LTE bun fight

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 06:21

Virgin Mobile has become the latest operator to launch LTE services in France, dubbing itself the first "full MVNO" to offer LTE in the market.

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Kuwait's Zain sued over 2007 Iraqi acquisition

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 06:17

Kuwait-headquartered operator Zain revealed on Sunday that an unnamed party is suing it for $4.5 billion (€3.2 billion) in loss of earnings over the 2007 acquisition of Iraq operator Iraqna, but said it is confident it will see off the legal challenge.

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VimpelCom settles Algeria dispute with Djezzy deal

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 04:46

VimpelCom ended a 4 year dispute with Algeria's government as part of a deal to sell a majority stake in Orascom Telecom Algérie--which operates as Djezzy--to a state investment agency.

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Telecom Italia confirms Patuano as CEO, appoints Recchi as chairman

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 04:19

Telecom Italia confirmed that Marco Patuano will retain his role as CEO of the company, concluding a series of management decisions that also saw the Italian operator usher in a new chairman and put independent directors in charge of the board for the first time.

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SEC seeks data on cyber security policies at Wall Street firms

Network World on Security - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 04:06
The Securities and Exchange Commission plans to review the cyber defenses of 50 Wall Street broker-dealers and investment advisers to determine whether they are prepared for potential cyber threats.

Activists want net neutrality, NSA spying debated at Brazil Internet conference

Network World on Security - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 03:28
A campaign on the Internet is objecting to the exclusion of issues like net neutrality, the cyberweapons arms race and surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency from the discussion paper of an Internet governance conference this week in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Juniper provides OpenContrail plug-in for OpenDaylight controller

FierceWireless News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 22:05

Juniper Networks has offered a plug-in for its OpenContrail controller to the OpenDaylight Project. According to a description on the OpenDaylight wiki log, the plug-in "will provide the integration/interworking between the OpenDaylight controller and OpenContrail."

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Shift from WiMAX to TD-LTE gaining momentum, report says

FierceWireless News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 21:34

A new report from Signals Research indicates that the transition from WiMAX to TD-LTE is occurring much more quickly than originally anticipated.

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Report: Google's Project Loon tests using LTE spectrum in the Nevada desert

FierceWireless News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 19:53

Google's Project Loon airborne Internet tests have reportedly expanded to the Nevada desert, where the company is relying upon paired radio spectrum that is commonly used for LTE transmissions.

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Rumor: FCC preparing to set aside channel 37, other 600 MHz spectrum for unlicensed use

FierceWireless News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 18:45

The FCC is reportedly prepared to set aside channel 37 as well as other spectrum located throughout the 600 MHz band for unlicensed wireless broadband use.

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Sprint MVNO Scratch Wireless crafting Wi-Fi-centric service for cable operators

FierceWireless News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 16:14

Sprint MVNO Scratch Wireless is developing a version of its Wi-Fi-centric service specifically for cable operators that want to leverage Wi-Fi so they can compete against cellular carriers.

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FirstNet's hunt for a replacement GM may enable a fresh start

FierceWireless News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 01:44

The surprise announcement that Bill D'Agostino, the First Responders Network Authority's general manager, has resigned, could provide a fresh start for the authority, which is still struggling to satisfy critics in the public-safety community.

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Why security professionals need to get more creative with penetration testing (and how to do it)

Network World on Security - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:59
Security professionals have long been running penetration tests against their firewalls and other security systems to find weaknesses that need to be addressed.

U.S. commercial drone industry struggles to take off

Network World on Security - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:36
The U.S. commercial drone industry is still struggling to get off the ground more than two years after President Obama signed into law a bill that permits the civilian use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) over the country's airspace.

Major security flaws threaten satellite communications

Network World on Security - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 06:21
An analysis of satellite communication gear from more than a half-dozen major manufacturers has uncovered critical vulnerabilities that could be exploited to disrupt military operations and ship and aircraft communications.

Satellite communication systems rife with security flaws, vulnerable to remote hacks

Network World on Security - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 01:20
Security researchers have found that many satellite communication systems have vulnerabilities and design flaws that can let remote attackers intercept, manipulate, block and in some cases take full control of critical communications.

Windows XP's retirement turns into major security project for Chinese firm

Network World on Security - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:42
Microsoft may have retired Windows XP, but one of China's leading security vendors is trying to keep the OS threat-free, and rolling out protection software to hundreds of millions of users in the nation.

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile say customers are protected from Heartbleed bug

FierceWireless News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:10

Now that the dust has settled, the nation's Tier 1 wireless carriers say their subscribers are largely protected against the Heartbleed Internet security bug, which was first disclosed last week. The bug affected open-source OpenSSL cryptography, which is used by millions of web servers around the world. The bug's disclosure prompted millions of people to change their passwords for fear that malicious hackers could use the Heartbleed bug to access their personal information.

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AT&T's Aio launches 'Group Save' plans, taking a page from Sprint's 'Framily'

FierceWireless News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:55

AT&T Mobility's Aio Wireless prepaid brand is launching a new group plan that offers customers increasing discounts as they continue adding lines to a single account. The plans are similar to Sprint's "Framily" plans, which Sprint has been selling since January.

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