19 Jul 2021

Australia Seeks to Block China With Stake in Pacific Mobile Networks

On Monday, Australia’s biggest communications provider Telstra Corp. announced that it is considering buying the mobile networks in Paua New Guinea, Fiji, Nauru, Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu. The Australian government is reportedly planning on providing most of the financing for the acquisition of the mobile networks in the six Pacific

Read More
28 Apr 2021

Coast Guard Wants Better User Experience for Communications Tech Used on Ships

On April 27, the US Coast Gaurd released a notice pertaining to its search in improving the user experience for the tactical mobile information technology systems utilized on its vessels for communication. The notice was published in the Federal Register and states the Coast Guard’s intentions to enter into cooperative

Read More
14 Jan 2021

Australian Home Affairs Minister takes issue with EU Electronic Communications Code

On December 21, 2020, a new communications code was introduced in the European Union with hopes of harmonising the legal framework for electronic communications. However, the Australian government and governments from Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US have unveiled undesired, unintended consequences of the new code. The code

Read More
08 Dec 2020

SpaceX gets $886 million from FCC to subsidize Starlink in 35 states

The Federal Communications Commission has awarded a lucrative $885.51 million contract to SpaceX, seeking to have the company provide Starlink broadband to rural homes and businesses in 35 states. The funding is distributed over 10 years, allowing SpaceX to work with $88.5 million per year. The satellite company was one

Read More
12 Sep 2018

The Military Now Has Tooth Mics For Invisible, Hands-Free Radio Calls

The Pentagon has confirmed a $10 million contract with a company to provide a “molar mic,” a small device clipped to the molars at the back of the mouth that enables users to speak and listen without any visible microphone or earpiece. Incoming sound passes through the jaw bone and

Read More
26 Jul 2018

SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium Communications satellites

With ten more satellites launched by SpaceX, Iridium Communications now boasts a fleet of 65 communications satellites with contracts coming from the Department of Defense, as well as several agencies and non-governmental organizations.  Source: SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium Communications satellites

Read More
29 Apr 2017

Hacker steals upcoming season of Netflix series Orange is the New Black

“A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix’s hit series ‘Orange Is The New Black,’ and is demanding that the video streaming service pay an unspecified ransom to prevent all the new episodes from being prematurely released online. … Netflix said that a small production vendor that

Read More