04 Feb 2021

VA Partners with AT&T to Extend its 5G Experimentation

The Veterans Affairs Department (VA) has announced it is expanding its 5G footprint to the Seattle Puget Sound Health Care System. The expansion is made possible through a partnership between the VA and AT&T. The health care hub will capitalize on the technology with experiments in telemedicine, wearables, and virtual

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05 Jan 2021

NYSE Abruptly Reverses Plan to Delist Chinese Telecom Companies

The New York Stock Exchange did a 180 and abruptly dropped plans to delist three major Chinese telecommunications companies. The decision came after the NYSE consulted regulators pertaining to an investment ban enacted by President Donald Trump. Just days before the companies were to be delisted and just two weeks

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15 Dec 2020

China suspected of spying on Americans via Caribbean phone networks

China has allegedly utilized mobile phone networks in the Caribbean to surveil US mobile phone subscribers. This is part of an extensive espionage campaign against the US, according to mobile network security experts. China has exploited old vulnerabilities in the global telecommunications network to conduct active surveillance attacks through telecoms

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07 Oct 2020

FBI warns of risks of using wireless hotel networks

The FBI has issued a new warning against the use of hotel Wi-Fi connections, due to public offerings may contain vulnerabilities as a result of poor security measures. The FBI states that this is true for libraries, coffee shops, and other locations with free public Wi-Fi. In the advisory, the

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29 May 2020

Fortune 500 company NTT discloses security breach

On May 7, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT) suffered from a security breach that exposed information on 621 customers from its communications subsidiary. The company is the 64th biggest in the world, according to the Fortune 500 list, and is the largest telecommunications company in Japan. NTT stated that they

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16 Apr 2020

The Latest Chinese Supply Chain Restrictions And Its Impact To The Telco Industry

China and the US have been fighting over trade deals since the beginning of 2018. The US has placed restrictions on the Chinese company Huawei, limiting its ability to purchase necessary components from US manufacturers for many of its products. The US has also been concerned about the national security

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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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30 Mar 2020

FCC Issues Waiver For Telecom Supporting Zoom and WebEx Traffic

The recent pandemic has resulted in thousands of employees and students using the teleconferencing services Zoom and WebEx to work and attend online classes, resulting in an issue with the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) access arbitrage rules. The violation, also known as access stimulation, stems from the two applications’ traffic

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27 Mar 2020

All 4G Networks Susceptible to DoS Attacks

A new vulnerability has been uncovered by Positive Technologies, a security firm, in all 4G and some 5G telecommunications networks that exposes a weakness in the diameter signaling protocol. This means that 100% of 4G networks are vulnerable to denial of service (DoS) attacks. The protocol that is open to

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18 Mar 2020

COVID-19’s Impact On Tech Spending This Year

COVID-19 has affected the economy heavily, and new reports have detailed how the pandemic has directly affected tech spending in 2020 already. In collaboration with its parent company Avasant, Computer Economics has published a Coronavirus Impact Index by Industry that takes a close look at how the pandemic is affecting

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