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UK network BT mulls mobile return to fuel quad-play competition

Fixed netowrk operator BT is considering buying a UK mobile network, and is in talks with the owners of O2 and EE


NSA privacy director defends agency's surveillance

The agency's first privacy director answers public questions on Tumblr

EU net neutrality legislation under threat from Italian proposals, says rights group

Italian proposals for changes to draft legislation already adopted by Parliament would weaken citizen's rights, according to EDRi

With sale to Africell, Orange starts to pull back from East Africa

Africell aims for growth in competitive telecom market

US Senate fails to move forward on NSA reform bill

The vote on the USA Freedom Act could mean NSA reform is dead until next year

Obama backs passing of NSA reform legislation by Senate

U.S. President Barack Obama wants to sign the bill this year

Mitel Drops ShoreTel Bid

ShoreTel customers don’t have to worry about what Mitel would have done with the gear they’ve already bought.

Africa's largest mobile operators create emergency fund to fight Ebola

Program will go into effect next month and is expected to raise $50 million

HP and Nokia join forces to build cloud-based networks for operators

The platform will become available in the middle of next year

Say Goodbye to Microsoft Lync, Hello to Skype for Business

Microsoft is upgrading its Lync unified communication platform to look and feel more like the familiar consumer version of Skype and changing its name to Skype for Business.

AT&T Won't Do In-Flight Wi-Fi After All

The carrier has dropped a plan to provide Internet access on airliners

Apple Offers Former iPhone Users Way to Stop it Hijacking Their Text Messages

Apple has set up a simple Web tool to allow former iPhone users to dissociate their phone number from Apple's iMessage service

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Microsoft Launches Wait List for Skype Translator Preview

Microsoft is taking beta requests for its Skype Translator, the real-time translation technology and service it demonstrated earlier this year.

FCC eyes new rules to protect consumers as voice networks transition to IP

An agency proposal would require incumbent carriers to share last-mile networks with competitors

Central African Backbone project faces possible budget shortfall

A new report major aspects of the project have not been completed

FCC pushes TV spectrum auction to 2016 after legal challenge

Complexity and a court petition by broadcasters will introduce delays, FCC Chairman Wheeler said

AT&T signed up 500,000 cars for its 4G network last quarter

Audi and GM are both offering in-car 4G connections through AT&T

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Top Unified Communications Vendors Eye Virtual Reality in the Conference Room

Microsoft, Cisco, Avaya hone their virtual reality strategies.

Mitel Takes Aim at Avaya with ShoreTel Bid

Anyone thinking about signing a deal with ShorteTel for unified communications gear might want to take a closer look now that Mitel has made public its hopes to buy the company.

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