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Huawei starts work on Guinea's first fiber-optic cable

The project will deliver 77 exchange points

Cell service at US airports varies from first class to middle-seat coach

Tests by RootMetrics found coverage is improving but inconsistent


AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV appears headed for approval with conditions

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has circulated his recommendation for approval of the deal

Orange in talks with Airtel, may gain largest African footprint

The two companies agreed to exclusive negotiations of a merger

T-Mobile to pay $17.5 million fine for 911 outages

A settlement with the FCC requires the company to improve the reliability of its emergeny dialing service

How NASA beams Pluto images 3 billion miles to Earth

Spanning three continents, the Deep Space Network hears all

ACLU asks court to immediately kill NSA phone snooping

A court that already found the program illegal should shut it down, instead of allowing it to be phased out, the ACLU says

9 things you didn't know about Google's undersea cable

The high-speed Google-backed FASTER system will link the U.S. with Japan next year at 60 Tbps

Here's what to takes to lay Google's 9,000km undersea cable

The French ship René Descartes is loading cable for the transpacific FASTER system

FCC looks to protect customers during voice switch to IP

Carriers would be required to give customers warning before retiring their copper-based networks, under an agency proposal

Two US telecom companies to pay $3.5 million for data breach

Sister telecom carriers stored personal information on servers accessible on the Internet

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Skype for Business arrives on Windows Phone, but lacking a key feature for Office 365

Skype users have complained that conversations sometimes don't sync from the PC to the phone, and those issues haven't totally been fixed.

Surveillance court extends NSA's phone records collection

The program was extended for five months as it winds down

PayPal tweaks terms in wake of 'robocall' controversy

Express consent from customers will be needed for marketing related calls, PayPal said

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A look at the new Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015

Most of the action happens behind the scenes, in the server-side plumbing.

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Review: Skype for Business pros & cons (video)

Reviewer Jonathan Hassell highlights some of the good features and things to watch out for in Microsoft's Skype for Business software/service.

5G networks look to new frequencies to deliver gigabit speeds

The telecommunications industry is looking for new frequencies in which to operate a new generation of mobile networks

Legacy telcos make peace with Internet services in Africa

Telecom execs face the facts and believe Web-based services are here to stay, an Ovum poll indicates

Google's 60Tbps Pacific cable welcomed with champagne in Japan

Scheduled to be ready in 2016, FASTER will have the highest-ever capacity across the Pacific Ocean

GSM switch off good news for phone users, not for connected devices

Asian and the U.S. operators are more aggressive than their European counterparts

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