14 Feb 2022

Outrage over Telenor Myanmar sale grows as more ties between military and new owner revealed

In Myanmar, activists have released a large amount of data that links the country’s military dictatorship to a company that plans to purchase a majority stake in Telenor Myanmar, a subsidiary of Telenor that controls the personal data of 18 million Myanmar residents who subscribe. Telenor is based in Norway

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01 Dec 2021

5G rollouts offer ‘internet of things’ a more sophisticated outlook

The “internet of things” (IoT) is often used as a catch-all phrase to describe the disparate items that use sensors to gather data — from driverless cars, to “smart cows”, to connected refrigerators, to robotic factories. But with the broader adoption of IoT technology into data-intensive tasks, such as remote

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23 Nov 2021

New Crypto Connectivity Startup Eyes Telecom Partnerships

The race to build crypto-enabled internet connections is heating up with another contender, GIANT Protocol, planning to leverage telecoms’ massive footprint. Founder Suruchi Gupta, who leads GIANT (Global Internet Access Network Token), told CoinDesk her new startup is working to essentially tokenize spare bandwidth, turning cellular access into a digital asset

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19 Oct 2021

COMSovereign and TNS Advance Wireless Infrastructure Security Utilizing the Blockchain for Mobile Electronic Device Verification

COMSovereign Holding Corp., a U.S.-based developer of 4G LTE Advanced and 5G Communication Systems and Solutions and Total Network Solutions, a developer of the next generation of blockchain technology solutions today announced initial progress on their collaboration for protecting the nation’s telecommunications infrastructure, supporting the Executive Order on Improving the

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18 Oct 2021

Wirepas awaits ‘non-cellular’ 5G approval that would move it away from Bluetooth for long-range lighting mesh

We recently wrote that Finnish software company Wirepas will by next year be able to control billions of lights and other Internet-connected devices via its mesh technology. To set the record straight: It already can. But what’s coming next year is another approach that the company will use to support

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08 Oct 2021

Company That Routes Billions of Text Messages Quietly Says It Was Hacked

A company that is a critical part of the global telecommunications infrastructure used by AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and several others around the world such as Vodafone and China Mobile, quietly disclosed that hackers were inside its systems for years, impacting more than 200 of its clients and potentially millions of

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08 Oct 2021

Telecoms firm Syniverse to go public via $2.85 bln blank check deal

Telecoms services firm Syniverse Technologies LLC plans to go public through a merger deal with a blank check company that would give it an enterprise value of $2.85 billion. The deal will provide Syniverse with up to $1.17 billion in cash, through a combination of equity and equity-linked capital, blank check

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10 Apr 2020

DOJ urges FCC to revoke China Telecom’s license

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take action to promote national security and public safety and revoke China Telecom Corp’s authorization to provide the US with international telecommunications services. The move is on the behalf of the Trump administration’s new Committee for

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06 Apr 2020

Russian telco hijacks internet traffic for Google, AWS, Cloudflare, and others

A Russian state-owned telecommunications provider intercepted internet traffic meant for 200 of the world’s biggest content delivery networks (CDNs) and cloud hosting providers. The telecommunications company, Rostelecom, affected more than 8,800 internet traffic routes in the incident. Impacted companies include Google, Amazon, Facebook, Akamai, Cloudflare, GoDaddy, Digital Ocean, Joyent, LeaseWeb,

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18 Dec 2019

Web Hosting Firm Slapped With $10 Million GDPR Fine

The German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information has imposed a $10.64 million fine on a German telecoms provider, claiming it had not taken sufficient technical and organizations measure to prevent malicious actors and unauthorized persons from achieving access to customer information. The company, 1&1 GmbH, was

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