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Google's Project Loon close to launching thosands of balloons

Google says it's Project Loon is close to being able to produce and launch thousands of balloons to provide Internet access from the sky.

Nokia to buy Alcatel-Lucent, may sell Here mapping business

The combined company will be called Nokia and have its headquarters in Finland


Three new lawsuits challenge FCC's net neutrality rules

The agency is now facing five legal challenges from four trade groups and one ISP

Nokia wants to buy Alcatel-Lucent, seeking growth and integration of fixed and mobile

The two companies are in advanced discussions about a deal, they confirmed on Tuesday

Indian net neutrality backers get boost from Flipkart retreat on free app access

The online retailer has abandoned a plan to pay for customers of Indian mobile operator Bharti Airtel to have free access to its mobile app

Sprint offers home delivery and setup of smartphones, tablets

The offer is currently limited to eligible upgrade customers

Up against laws of physics, Bell Labs pushes network performance

The organization is working on a new type of cellular base station that generates its own power

Gilat Satcom offers connectivity package for rural Africa for just $1 per month

Voice-over-IP (VoIP), cellular, video over IP and Wi-Fi connections offered

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East Africa expands One Network Area to include data, mobile money

Officials expect mobile money services to boost trade and development in the region.

Nigeria joins list of African countries threatening prison sentences for mobile operators

Tanzania, Zambia also among countries imposing prison sentences on mobile operators who do not provide quality telecom services

Hutchison to buy U.K. carrier O2 for up to US$15 billion

The deal would make Hutchison the biggest mobile player in Britain

Huawei leads new efforts to develop cable infrastructure in Africa

The West Africa Cable System (WACS) Consortium will be upgrading the fiber cable

T-Mobile CEO 'fairly confident' net neutrality won't kill Music Freedom

John Legere says he thinks the music streaming feature is fine under new rules

Feds fine Verizon $3.4 million over 911 service outage issues

750,000 California residents were unable to call 911 during an outage last year, the FCC said

Google Cloud and a Chromebook might be your next contact center

Avaya and Google have joined hands to help mid-sized companies give customer service

5G faces technical, political hurdles on the way to offering multigigabit speeds

The next-generation technology has to be developed in a more inclusive way than in the past

Unify adds connectors, features, Android app to its unified comms service Circuit

Since its demo at last year's Cebit, Circuit has become a real service, changed its name and picked up some paying customers

SAP and Deutsche Telekom join forces to connect machines

The two are working to accelerate standardization and sell systems for connecting industries

Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom put mobile security in the spotlight

They are working on software for both companies and consumers

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