The telecoms giant will have a significant in-road into business Internet connections, as the consolidation of U.S. telecoms and cable continues.
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As part of its project to bring high-speed Internet to rural Tamil Nadu, the telecoms arms of the railways company will link up its optic fiber network with existing cable TV connections for last-mile connectivity.
China has introduced rules to regulate the collection and use of personal data by its internet and telecoms operators. The rules have been a long time coming, but do they actually offer anything to users?
The EU has set out its common position on proposed changes to global telecoms rules, which may see a UN agency given control over the internet for the first time.
UK wholesale ISP Entanet has branded the government's internet data retention plans as "pointless" and criticised the lack of clarity for ISPs over the scheme.Entanet, which delivers data connectivity, IP telephony and telecoms services through resellers, said that the government's £2bn scheme would fail to deliver on its snooping goals as cybercriminals will simply find ways around being tracked.
Temporary blackouts leave China's Internet users unable to access many Chinese Web sites as well as other unblocked foreign sites. Chinese Telecoms deny any network issues.
People in the UK are becoming increasingly comfortable with the internet and are spending 50 percent more time online than they were five years ago, a media literacy survey by Ofcom has shown.The telecoms regulator said on Thursday that 50 percent of people had "concerns over the internet", which is significantly down the 70 percent who had such concerns in 2007.
Internet service and telecoms provider TalkTalk has posted a fall in year-on-year revenue, contributed to in part by a steep decline in broadband subscribers.The company posted its first quarter 2011 financial breakdown on Thursday, revealing that it had made a net loss of 27,000 broadband subscribers during the three month period, ended 30 June.
If 2010 was the year of the battle for the NBN, 2012 will be the year in which the government's telecoms policy reviews drive the agenda. And 2011? With the NBN now in its put-up-or-shut-up phase, expect rapid action at NBN Co this year — and pressure on wireless providers and internet service providers to figure out exactly where they're headed.
The Dutch equivalent of Ofcom is asking hotels to register as internet service providers, according to reports.According to Webwereld, the Netherlands' regulator Opta is investigating the enforcement of a provision in Dutch telecoms law that call on all public electronic communications providers to register as such, at a charge of €250 each.
The Telecoms Reform Package, which covers topics such as internet freedom, data breach notification and net neutrality, has been passed by the European Parliament
The government has said it wants ISPs and telecoms companies to retain records of all internet communications, despite fierce criticism in a consultation paper
Agreement has been reached on the now-famous Amendment 138/46, allowing the Telecoms Reform Package to become law next year.Some rights activists are semi-up-in-arms about the final version of the amendment, saying it does not offer as much protection against internet disconnection as the original provided.
Lawmakers agree to protect internet users from disconnection without due process, a move that means a raft of EU telecoms reforms can pass into law
Sending letters to internet users suspected of filesharing is a successful way of cutting down on such activity, the head of Ofcom said on Thursday.Ed Richards, the chief executive of the telecoms regulator, told ZDNet UK in Brussels that "letter-writing itself, if done properly, seems to have had a positive effect", for example by alerting parents to their children's activities.
Telecoms operators have lost their chance to dominate Internet Protocol television space, giving broadcasters leeway to lead market, says Irdeto exec.
The Telecoms Package of laws recognises internet access as a fundamental right and makes data-breach notifications mandatory for communications service providers
The number of Internet TV subscribers more than doubled in 2007 to 12.3 mln worldwide. Western Europe, led by France, accounted for 57% of global IPTV subscribers, Informa Telecoms & Media said. China now has about 1 mln IPTV subscribers and Hong Kong already had 1 mln in September 2007, making it the world’s most [...]
One of the most interesting aspects of this week's massive shakeup of EU telecoms rules was to do with net neutrality. To rather lazily lift a paragraph from the story we did on this on Wednesday:"The reform will guarantee that your internet service provider must clearly inform you in advance if they impose limitations on accessing certain sites," reads the Commission's statement.
The telecoms regulator says train companies can now use the same high-speed satellite Internet uplinks as planes and ships
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