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AT&T to acquire Nextel Mexico assets for $1.9 billion

The U.S. company expects to win a larger piece of the Mexican mobile market

Conference calls a waste of time? In 1915, this one made history

The first transcontinental phone call took place 100 years ago between New York and San Francisco


Regulators push for open access to Africa's undersea cables

Effort is aimed at giving all countries in the Southern African region equal access to cut communications costs

AT&T opens doors between UC platforms and gives enterprises the keys

Its UC Federation service makes Lync, Jabber and others work together under tight permission controls

Italy Antitrust Authority fines carriers for premium service abuses

Customers sometimes found they were receiving the services without their full knowledge and explicit consent

Huawei's elusive founder tries to dispel spying concerns, and air of mystery

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei gave a rare interview on Thursday

Calls for ISPs to filter content could be illegal, EU council documents suggest

This is the first time there is official recognition of the possible illegality of blocking measures, civil rights group EDRi said

Inmarsat hopes app developers will help expand use of satellite broadband

Developers will able to take advantage of new high-speed satellites

One Network initiative creates cheaper calls in East Africa

Safaricom is implementinf the initiative with other operators

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Restraining Orders by Telepresence -- and Why the Law Needs to Catch Up With Tech

Although St. Joseph's hospital in New Jersey offers temporary restraining orders by telepresence, the law is still playing catch-up to the technology.

Airtel integrates yuMobile into Kenyan operation

Orange plans to exit market in wake of Airtel and Safaricom's acquisition

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How IT is Creating the 'Smart' Workplace

By deploying technologies like Wi-Fi, Wikis and WebEx, IT is leading the charge as enterprises restructure for maximum collaboration.

China is key to North Korean Internet, but maybe not hackers

Policing the country's Internet link wouldn't necessarily stop the actions of hackers

North Korean Internet connection hit by outages

Connectivity became unstable on Monday leading to websites being unavailable

T-Mobile to pay $90M for unauthorized charges on customers' bills

The carrier will pay back subscribers as part of a settlement with the FCC

Sale of Nigeria's Nitel bogs down in confusion yet again

Arabian Amlak For Investment says it had offered a much higher bid than NATCOM

Tech, telecom contribute 10 percent of Nigeria's GDP, ICT minister says

The ICT industry is now viewed as critical, ranked with energy

BT in talks to buy U.K. mobile carrier EE for US$19.5 billion

The deal would help BT sell bundled fixed and mobile services

Ghana's import tax removal on smartphones expected to boost local Africa production

If the plan has its desired effect, it might make other countries follow

New owners of Nitel, Mtel, face a tough road to success

The sale of the company is just the start of what will likely prove to be a tough comeback

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