Tag: telecommunications

Networking & Wireless, Tech

Congress takes up controversy over 5G service near airports

February 3, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Congress is delving into a showdown between telecommunications and airline interests over the rollout of new, high-speed wireless service that raised concerns about interference with key equipment on planes. Some flights have been canceled since the new networks were turned […]

Cybersecurity, Networking & Wireless, Tech

T-Mobile confirms it was hacked after customer data posted online

August 17, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

T-Mobile has confirmed “unauthorized access” to its systems, days after a portion of customer data was listed for sale on a known cybercriminal forum. The U.S. cell giant, which last year completed a $26 billion merger with Sprint, confirmed an […]

Federal, Hardware & Software, Policy, Tech

Zoom settles with FTC after making ‘deceptive’ security claims

November 9, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

The Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement with Zoom, after it accused the video calling giant of engaging in “a series of deceptive and unfair practices that undermined the security of its users,” in part by claiming the encryption […]


Rapid Huawei rip-out could cause outages and security risks, warns UK telco

July 13, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

The chief executive of UK incumbent telco BT has warned any government move to require a rapid rip-out of Huawei kit from existing mobile infrastructure could cause network outages for mobile users and generate its own set of security risks. […]


Apple reportedly working on satellite technology for direct wireless iPhone data transmission

December 20, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Apple is said to be working on satellite technology, having hired a number of aerospace engineers to form team along with satellite and antenna designers, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The report notes that this is an early-stage […]


A hotspot finder app exposed 2 million Wi-Fi network passwords

April 22, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

A popular hotspot finder app for Android exposed the Wi-Fi network passwords for more than two million networks. The app, downloaded by thousands of users, allowed anyone to search for Wi-Fi networks in their nearby area. The app allows the […]


Europe is prepared to rule over 5G cybersecurity

February 25, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

The European Commission ’s digital commissioner has warned the mobile industry to expect it to act over security concerns attached to Chinese network equipment makers. The Commission is considering a defacto ban on kit made by Chinese companies including Huawei […]


Internet Providers Are Investing Less Despite Net Neutrality’s Death

February 7, 2019

Via: Fortune

When telecommunications operators successfully lobbied U.S. regulators to scrap net neutrality, one of their main claims was that the rules held them back from investing more in their networks. If they can’t charge online companies to make their services work […]


DHS sets two-pronged approach to EIS adoption

October 8, 2018

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security is moving ahead with its plans to leverage the federal government’s $50 billion next-generation telecommunications contract to modernize the DHS’ sprawling IT operations, according to the agency’s CIO. This past summer, DHS brought in two […]


Globalstar gets FCC approval after backing away from Wi-Fi

December 27, 2016

Via: CIO

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved satellite operator Globalstar’s plan for a land-based wireless service using its own spectrum. The approval on Friday came just a few weeks after Globalstar made the modified proposal, but the agency had spent […]

State & Local

Alabama governor creates health care task force

April 7, 2015

Via: Jake Williams

Alabama’s Gov. Robert Bentley established a 38-member task force made up of representatives from academia, the insurance industry, the medical field and state agency leaders to look at the use of telemedicine and extending medical resources to rural areas, according […]


Constellation West Awarded $8.4M Contract With IRS for Cybersecurity Services

March 4, 2015

Via: businesswire

Constellation West, a leading provider of mission-critical technology solutions for the U.S. government and one of the fastest-growing service-disabled veteran-owned, women-owned, small disadvantaged businesses in the country, announced today it was awarded an $8.4 million contract by the Internal Revenue […]