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The below wireless news is from a number of sources including: Hack a Day and The Register.

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Thursday, 08 September 2011 08:53

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Sprint CEO straight out accuses Verizon counterpart of LYING
Saturday, 16 September 2017 05:34

It has long been a frustrating marketing ploy pushed by mobile phone operators: claiming that they offer better network coverage and speeds than their competitors.

But someone has finally gotten fed up with it: the CEO of Sprint, the perennial fourth placed US mobile market.

"AS A PUBLIC COMPANY CEO HE HAS TO STOP LYING," bellowed Marcelo Claure on Twitter in response to a televised interview with his rival, Lowell McAdam. "Check out Verizon CEO lying about competitors' performance in Houston."

Claure then linked to the video in which McAdam was asked about how Verizon was planning to respond to

How to stop Facebook and Apple taking over the mobile phone industry
Friday, 15 September 2017 06:33

Cloudflare Internet Summit At the launch of the Mobile World Congress earlier this week, the mobile industry begrudgingly accepted that tech giants like Facebook, Apple and Google were increasingly influencing its business.

At the same time, a new report from the mobile industry pointed – with a degree of desperate hope – toward virtual reality, smart cities and homes, fitness trackers and smartphones as the answer to the looming power of these few but powerful digital dictators.

The more applications, the more operating systems, the more uses that the mobile operators need to serve through their networks, the more say

Cisco's John Chambers to quit as exec chair
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 02:24

Cisco's exec chair and former CEO of ten-years, John Chambers, will not stand for re-election to the board of directors in December.

Chambers was named executive chairman on July 26, 2015 after he stepped down as CEO - handing the reins to Chuck Robbins, who has been with the company since 1997.

Switchzilla's board plans to appoint Robbins to serve as chairman when Chambers' term expires at the annual meeting of shareholders on December 11, 2017.

It is not clear if Robbins' appointment as exec chair is temporary. Usually shareholders prefer those roles to be held by separate individuals, to

Ofcom to crack down on telcos' handling of nuisance callers
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 23:54

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom is to introduce a series of measures to clamp down on providers' handling of nuisance calls, billing accuracy, general complaints handling and support for vulnerable customers.

The changes will come into force from October 1, 2018. Any breach of a general condition can result in a financial penalty of their turnover by 10 per cent.

Under the plans, Ofcom will ban providers from charging for caller display facilities, which can help people screen nuisance calls. Telephone numbers displayed to people receiving calls must be valid, dialable and uniquely identify the caller.

The regulator vowed to crack

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