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2 hrs ago | Business Journal

Harris Corp. lands $19M radio contract

Harris Corp. was awarded a new contract to provide the Air Force Special Operations Command with up to 1,500 Falcon III wideband radios and accessories. The radios will provide wideband networking, ground-to-air and tactical satellite communications.

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Related Topix: Wireless, Harris Corporation

4 hrs ago | ABC News

US CEOs Less Optimistic About Hiring, Spending

Optimism among chief executives at the largest U.S. companies fell in the July-September quarter after reaching a two-year high in the previous quarter. The Business Roundtable says that its CEO outlook index fell to 86.4 in the third quarter, down from 95.4 in the April-June period.

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Related Topix: ATT, Cable & Satellite

5 hrs ago | Business Journal

The Take: Rackspace stock takes a dip and Apple reports big sales of iPhone 6

Shares of Rackspace Hosting fell 4.2 percent in early market trading to $36.91 after being downgraded from "overweight" to "neutral" by JPMorgan Chase. The firm cited a potential upside as high as $50 a share if a proposed sale to CenturyLink happens, versus a fall back to the pre-sale level of $30 if nothing happens.

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Related Topix: Rackspace, IT Services, Rackspace Cloud, Qwest, Savvis, Cable & Satellite, CenturyTel

7 hrs ago | WIXY-FM Champaign

FCC sees record feedback on a net neutralitya

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has received a record 3 million comments from consumers, advocates, companies and lawmakers on proposed new Internet traffic, or "net neutrality," rules as the deadline to formally weigh in approached on Monday. The comments, whose flow has tested and at times overwhelmed the FCC's systems, continued to be received as the deadline for submissions to the official record approached at the end of the day, said FCC spokeswoman Kim Hart.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Internet Service Providers, Black Entertainment, Janet Jackson, Pop/Rock

10 hrs ago | The China Post

Chunghwa Telecom introduces 4G deals for student users

Aiming at the younger demographic, Chunghwa Telecom recently announced three student-specific post-paid service plans for its fourth-generation long term evolution service. Those enrolled in NT$587 and NT$787 data plans before Jan. 1 2015 will be granted five free hotlines and have 50 smartphone models to choose from, while those who opt for NT$987 plan are allowed free intra-network air time.

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Related Topix: Restaurant Management, IT Services, Chunghwa Telecom, Stanley

Mon Sep 15, 2014

ComputerWorld

Telstra to invest millions in Etihad Stadium tech upgrade

AFL fans will get access to a free Etihad Stadium app following the Wi-Fi network rollout in February 2015. Telstra is set to spend millions on a technology upgrade of the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, which includes the introduction of 1,600 Internet Protocol TV screens and a Wi-Fi network by February 2015.

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Related Topix: Telstra Corporation, Cable & Satellite, TelstraClear, Next New Networks, Transaction Wireless, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi

Fox News

NSA snooping furor continues

The National Security Agency is facing more allegations of cyber-snooping after reportedly targeting German telecom networks Deutsche Telekom and Netcologne as part of a sophisticated program to map the Internet. Citing top-secret documents provided by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, German newspaper Der Spiegel reports that the NSA and its British counterpart, GCHQ, have targeted the firms as part of a program dubbed "Treasure Map."

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Deutsche Telekom AG, Oceania, New Zealand, Angela Merkel

Brandon Sun

Sources say Wind Mobile founder to buy out majority with help from West Face

Sources say Wind Mobile's founder has a tentative deal to buy out the company's majority shareholder, a Dutch-Russian company called VimpelCom Ltd. A source close to the deal has confirmed that Wind's chairman and CEO, Tony Lacavera, has arranged to buy out VimpelCom's majority stake with financing from Toronto private equity firm West Face Capital and others. Lacavera owns about 35 per cent of Wind Mobile, which has a wireless network serving about 750,000 customers - primarily in heavily populated areas of Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.

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Related Topix: VimpelCommunications, Emerging Technology, Wireless

Business Journal

NII Holdings files for bankruptcy

Reston-based NII Holdings filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Monday, a month after saying a bankruptcy filing was likely. The company, which sells a Nextel-branded wireless service in Latin America, announced the voluntary filing after the markets closed Monday.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Wireless, Bankruptcy, NII Holdings

News Max

Sprint Beats Rivals With Lowest IPhone Plan as Sales Debut Looms

Sprint Corp., striving to win back users, is offering the best deal in the industry ahead of the biggest phone debuts of the year, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, arriving later this week. In a comparison of total costs for an iPhone 6 with a base level of 16 gigabytes of storage, Sprint's "iPhone for Life" plan is by far the cheapest of the four top U.S. wireless carriers, according to research by Jonathan Atkin, an analyst with RBC Capital Markets.

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Related Topix: Sprint Nextel, IT Services, iPhone, Cable & Satellite, ATT, Verizon Communications

Reuters

America Movil contacts AT&T, Softbank on bids for assets : Bloomberg

Carlos Slim's America Movil has contacted AT&T Inc and SoftBank Corp as the telecommunications company tries to sell a chunk of assets that could be worth up to $17.5 billion, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The sale would include America Movil infrastructure in a strip of states from north to south along Mexico's eastern coast, two sources told the U.S. news agency.

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Related Topix: ATT, Cable & Satellite, Carlos Slim Helu

Reuters

Orange nears deal to buy Spanish fixed line operator Jazztel: sources

Jazztel shares rose 12 percent before being suspended by Spain's market regulator earlier on Monday, giving the group a market value of 3.09 billion euros at the close. Consolidation in the telecoms industry has been brewing for months in Spain, driven by tough competition and falling prices amid a deep recession.

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Related Topix: IT Services, TeliaSonera AB

Business Journal

This Hunt Valley iPhone case maker has to fit its products to Apple's secret specs

Every day is a gamble when part of your business revolves around a company with as many secrets as Apple Inc. That's the case for Ventev Mobile.

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Related Topix: iPhone, Hunt-Valley, MD, Apple, Startups, TESSCO Technologies

WSJ Media and Advertising

TDC Enters Norwegian Cable TV Market With $2.2 Billion Buy

Danish telecommunications company TDC A/S will buy Norwegian cable TV company Get AS for 13.8 billion Norwegian kroner as it broadens its Scandinavian reach into Norway.

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Related Topix: TDC aS, Advertising

BroadcastNewsroom

Oracle Buys Front Porch Digital

Oracle today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Front Porch Digital, a provider of content storage management solutions that help companies migrate, manage and monetize large-scale media assets. Front Porch Digital's big data technologies help enterprises easily handle their rapidly expanding and complex volumes of digital media content, such as high definition films and TV shows, medical images and records, and real-time security monitoring feeds.

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Related Topix: Startups, Oracle Corporation, Phase Forward, WorldCom, Pillar Data Systems, Hyperion Solutions, IT Services, Project Insight, Software

Sun Sep 14, 2014

West Australian

WA talent a cut above in fashion stakes

With a mixture of excitement and trepidation, Perth's fashion talent are counting down the days until their creativity is unveiled at the city's premier fashion event. Designers are putting the finishing touches to collections that will go on show at the 16th annual Telstra Perth Fashion Festival, which kicks off on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Telstra Corporation, Cable & Satellite, TelstraClear, Next New Networks, Transaction Wireless, Fashion, Fashion Week

West Australian

UK-based Phones 4u seeks administrator after EE contract loss

UK mobile phone retailer Phones 4u said it is seeking the appointment of administrators from PricewaterhouseCoopers after its key partner EE notified the company that it would not be renewing its network agreement. The contract, which ends in September next year with the UK's biggest mobile operator EE - which comprises T-Mobile and Orange, was crucial to the business for Phones 4u after it lost a similar contract with Vodafone Group Plc earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Financial Services, Accounting, T-Mobile, Vodafone Group, Vodafone

The Motley Fool

Will Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon End Subsidized Phones?

The customer would receive a phone for well less than its full retail value in exchange for committing to the carrier for a certain period of time . Some, if not all, of the cost of the phone would be rolled into the monthly fees the customer paid, but he or she got a new device on the cheap and the company locked the user into Now, however, the day of subsidies may be coming to an end, as all the major phone carriers are offering cheaper service plans for customers willing to finance their phone or pay for it outright up front.

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Related Topix: AT&T, ATT, T-Mobile, Cable & Satellite, iPhone

Seeking Alpha

Nokia Is Big In Japan

China is not the sole source for major Nokia Networks contracts. Nokia is also the number one mobile base station vendor in Japan.

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Related Topix: Nokia, Wireless, Emerging Technology, China Mobile Hong Kong, NTT DoCoMo

SFGate

Net Neutrality deadline comes to close

MAY 15: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler speaks during a news conference after an open meeting to receive public comment on proposed open Internet notice of proposed rulemaking and spectrum auctions May 15, 2014 at the FCC headquarters in Washington, DC. The FCC has voted in favor of a proposal to reform net neutrality and could allow Internet service providers to charge for faster and higher-quality service.

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Related Topix: Business News, Federal Communications Commission, Internet Service Providers, Opinion

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