Cisco, IBM, Intel join US net neutrality debate (India)

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Regulating internet providers more like public utility companies could hurt the internet and the US economy, more than two dozen network technology and equipment makers have told US commerce secretary Penny Pritzker. Thirty-three companies including Cisco, Intel and International Business Machines (IBM) joined the chorus of citizens, activists, lawmakers and companies debating how the US government should regulate Internet Service …

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40% unaware about Wi-Fi security settings (UK)

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­A survey commissioned by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has claimed that 40% of people who have Wi-Fi at home do not understand how to change the security settings on their wireless (Wi-Fi) networks. According to the survey, despite most internet service providers now setting up and installing their customers’ Wi-Fi security settings for them, 16% of the people …

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Egypt’s mobile phone networks restored

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­Egypt’s mobile phone networks have been able to resume their services after being ordered to shut-down their networks on Friday. Vodafone, France Telecom controlled Mobinil and UAE based Etisalat owned, Etisalat Misr were all ordered to block their networks in selected areas throughout the country. The move seemed to fail on the government though, as protests had been pre-arranged in …

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FTTH in plans for Kenya’s Jamii Telecom

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Jamii Telecom of Kenya has reportedly signed a $14.8 million deal with ZTE Corp. to connect 100,000 homes with a fiber to the home (FTTH) network. Jamii asserts it will be the first Internet service provider (ISP) in Kenya to deploy an FTTH network. According to reports, the firm will target households in Karen, Lavington, Parklands, Kilimani, Kileleshwa, Lang’ata, South …

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IDA penalizes SingTel (Singapore)

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Singapore’s largest carrier, Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) has been penalized with fines totaling US$101,000 by Singapore’s regulatory body, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). The fines are believed to have stemmed from a wholesale broadband promotion SingTel had offered during the last quarter of 2009. SingTel had apparently breached regulations for competition in the telecommunications sector by offering wholesale discounted …

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Telecom NZ signs a Web filtering scheme

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Telecom New Zealand has signed up to the government’s new voluntary web filtering scheme. The filter developed by Sweden’s Netclean Technologies, checks ISP customers’ connection requests against a list of filtered IP addresses. ISPs will not be given a list of sites on the blacklist. According to the operator, it would implement the filter, an initiative of New Zealand’s Department …

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BlackBerry services can be supervised: DoT

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After increasing pressure from the Indian government on RIM, Indian telecom minister has suggested a formula that can help in monitoring the device’s encrypted mails. The suggestion came in the middle of a meeting between the Home Ministry, security agencies and Canadian firm Research in Motion, maker of BlackBerry that operates on networks of other telecom service providers. According to …

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French ISPs face difficult time

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The French court has ordered Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block the access to all the unauthorized poker and gambling websites. This unsympathetic step was taken by regulator Arjel against Orange France, SFR, Bouygues Telecom, Free, Numericable, Auchan Telecom and Darty who were ordered to block consumer’s access to sites including British bookmakers and poker site operators Betfred and StanJames. …

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S Tel mobile service launched in Orissa

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www.WirelessFederation.com/news: S Tel launched its service in Orissa, India, with a tariff plan of INR 0.01 per second and INR 0.5 per minute for STD and local outgoing calls respectively. The company expects to cover 90 percent of Orissa towns by 2010. The operator also has ISP license for other states like Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, North East, Jammu & …

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