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Vodafone UK: Hackers accessed accounts of nearly 2,000 customers in recent attack

British telecom firm Vodafone UK said on Saturday that hackers gained access to the accounts of nearly 2,000 of the company’s customers, in a Thursday attack. The latest attack reported by Vodafone UK is the second cyber attack to have hit the company in October.

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Sprint aims to cut $2.5 billion in costs within next Six Months

Sprint Corporation, American Telecommunications Company that offers wireless services and is a major global Internet carrier, is aiming to cut $2.5 billion in costs within next six month because of which there will be eliminations in jobs.

Sprint, the fourth-largest US carrier, has... read more

Lyft cited by FCC over unwanted autodialed text messages

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has cited ride-sharing startup Lyft Inc. for violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Travis LeBlanc, the head of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau, said that the Act gives users "the right to choose whether they want marketing calls... read more

Verizon, the largest wireless operator in the country, has announced that the company won’t offer discounted smartphones to customers on long-term contract. Verizon will be promoting upfront payments for handsets. T-Mobile ended the discount phone program two years back. Sprint is also offering... read more

HBO Now service becomes available to Verizon broadband customers

In an announcement made on Tuesday, HBO and Verizon said that they have signed a new partnership under which the Internet-only HBO Now streaming service will be available to Verizon Wireless broadband customers and wireless subscribers.

As a result of the partnership announced by HBO and... read more

Verizon Locks Deal with Vice Media for Youth-Focused Content

In a bid to widen its customer base and increase the takers for its upcoming mobile video service, the biggest US wireless provider, Verizon Communications announced a multi-year deal with the youth media company, Vice Media, this Tuesday.

As per the terms of the deal, New York-based Vice... read more

PC Mag study compares mobile data speeds of US wireless carriers across 30 cities

According to the results of a comprehensive study carried out by PC Mag, a comparison of mobile data speeds of US wireless carriers across different cities has revealed that Verizon is ahead of its rivals in most of the evaluations.

The study was conducted by PC Mag across 30 US cities.... read more

Comcast Founder Ralph Roberts Bids Adieu at 95

Thursday brought the news of death of Comcast founder, Ralph Joel Roberts, who was 95. He died of natural causes in Philadelphia.

Ralph Roberts transformed the small cable system that he bought in Tupelo, Mississippi, in 1963 into the mammoth Comcast, which presently is the nation's... read more

Subscribers could soon stop annoying robocalls

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has finally given relief to subscribers annoyed by automated promotional calls on their cellphones and landlines. The consumers will be having the option to block the calls and unwanted texts.

FCC has announced new rules under which unwanted... read more

FCC Chairman Proposes extending Phone Subsidy for Poor to Broadband

A proposal by the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission calls for extension of a $1.6 billion program originally intended to make it possible for poor people to afford telephones to now also include Internet connections.

According to the FCC, Tom Wheeler is seeking support of... read more

‘Cramming’ Lands Verizon, Sprint in the Dock

U.S. regulators have fined Verizon Communications and Sprint for data cramming to resolve the pending inquiry against the telecom providers. After last year’s case, wherein AT&T and T-Mobile had to pay $105 million and $90 million, respectively, as fine to settle cramming investigations... read more

FCC Stringent on Enforcing Net Neutrality Rules

The FCC, on Friday, has denied a request of US cable and telecom companies to delay implementation of its Open Internet rules. The FCC will hence, move forward with the new net neutrality rules, following its ruling against AT&T. The rules are set to go into effect on June 12.

The... read more

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