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AT&T Begins Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments

The country’s second largest mobile carrier, AT&T, has announced that it will now accept cryptocurrency payments. That’s good news for those who use digital currencies to manage ...

19 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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BT to give greater network access to rivals under new Ofcom plan

Britain's biggest telecoms group BT will be forced to give rivals greater access to its core network Openreach to encourage a faster roll-out of high-speed fiber cables, under plans set out ...

Fri 24 May 19 from Reuters Technology

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What is 5G and when can I get it in the UK?

All you need to know about the next generation mobile phone networkAfter years of hype, the switch will be flicked on the UK’s first 5G network on 30 May. Network operator EE, part of BT, will ...

Sat 25 May 19 from Guardian.co.uk

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Rift emerges between federal agencies reviewing the Sprint and T-Mobile merger

A merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, the nation's third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers, entered uncertain legal territory this week, after the two federal agencies reviewing the $26 ...

Thu 23 May 19 from The Washington Post

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All Phones Using Wi-Fi Will Be Tracked On The London Underground

Transport for London, the operator of the London Underground, has announced today that it will start tracking commuters’ phones on its Wi-Fi network by default starting July 8th. The ...

Wed 22 May 19 from Ubergizmo

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Poor broadband penetration in rural areas limits telemedicine

(HealthDay)—Broadband penetration rates are considerably lower in the most rural counties, especially where access to primary care physicians and psychiatrists is inadequate, according to a ...

Wed 22 May 19 from Medical Xpress

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Revealed: 5G rollout is being stalled by rows over lampposts

Exclusive: plan to put network transmitters on tall structures has caused dozens of disputesThe rollout of 5G telecommunications networks is being stalled by at least two years over legal wrangling ...

Sun 19 May 19 from Guardian.co.uk

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US carriers say they've stopped selling location data

You might not have to worry quite so much about carriers selling your phone location data to less-than-diligent third parties. AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon (Engadget's ...

Fri 17 May 19 from Engadget

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US seeks new tools to counter unrelenting wave of robocalls

U.S. regulators are proposing new tools to counter the unrelenting waves of robocalls received each year in America.

Wed 15 May 19 from Phys.org

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Dutch probe China's Huawei for possible spying: report

Dutch intelligence services are investigating Huawei for possibly spying for the Chinese government by leaving a "back door" to data of customers of major telecoms firms, a report said Thursday.

Thu 16 May 19 from Phys.org

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