Telecommunications

Kashmiri students browse internet on their mobile phones as they sits inside a restaurant in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. On Wednesday, authorities ordered internet service providers to block 16 social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, and popular online chat applications for one month "in the interest of maintenance of public order." The government has often halted internet service in the region in the past in an attempt to prevent anti-India demonstrations from forming. But this is the first time authorities have shut down social media following the circulation of videos of alleged abuse by Indian soldiers.(AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
April 27, 2017 - 6:11 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have banned 22 social media sites in an effort to calm tensions in the disputed region after videos depicting the alleged abuse of Kashmiris by Indian forces fueled protests. But the sites remained online Thursday as the local telecom...
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Kashmiri students browse internet on their mobile phones as they sits inside a restaurant in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. On Wednesday, authorities ordered internet service providers to block 16 social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, and popular online chat applications for one month "in the interest of maintenance of public order." The government has often halted internet service in the region in the past in an attempt to prevent anti-India demonstrations from forming. But this is the first time authorities have shut down social media following the circulation of videos of alleged abuse by Indian soldiers.(AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
April 27, 2017 - 5:28 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have banned 22 social media sites in an effort to calm tensions in the disputed region after videos depicting the alleged abuse of Kashmiris by Indian forces fueled protests. But the sites remained online Thursday as the local telecom...
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Kashmiri students browse internet on their mobile phones as they sits inside a restaurant in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. On Wednesday, authorities ordered internet service providers to block 16 social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, and popular online chat applications for one month "in the interest of maintenance of public order." The government has often halted internet service in the region in the past in an attempt to prevent anti-India demonstrations from forming. But this is the first time authorities have shut down social media following the circulation of videos of alleged abuse by Indian soldiers.(AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
April 27, 2017 - 4:28 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India's government has banned 22 social media sites in an effort to calm tensions in parts of the disputed region of Kashmir after viral videos depicting the alleged abuse of Kashmiris by Indian forces fueled protests. But the sites remained online Thursday morning as the...
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Kashmiri students browse internet on their mobile phones as they sits inside a restaurant in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. On Wednesday, authorities ordered internet service providers to block 16 social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, and popular online chat applications for one month "in the interest of maintenance of public order." The government has often halted internet service in the region in the past in an attempt to prevent anti-India demonstrations from forming. But this is the first time authorities have shut down social media following the circulation of videos of alleged abuse by Indian soldiers.(AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
April 27, 2017 - 2:48 am
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — An official with Kashmir's state-owned telecom company says it has so far been unable to shut down 22 social media sites that the Indian government banned in parts of the disputed Himalayan region in an effort to prevent protests. The government banned the sites, including...
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Visitors try out Samsung Electronics Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones at its shop in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 27, 2017. Samsung Electronics said Thursday its first-quarter profit surged to the highest level in more than three years as its semiconductor division posted the highest income in the company's history. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
April 27, 2017 - 12:02 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics reported its best quarterly profit in more than three years Thursday and forecast improvement for the full year as its semiconductor division posted its highest income ever. The South Korean company's stellar financial results beat expectations and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, Federal Communication Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai speaks during an open hearing and vote on "Net Neutrality" in Washington. Tech companies are readying for a showdown with a Republican-controlled government over threats to net neutrality, a key issue for them and their users. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
April 26, 2017 - 12:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Internet companies are readying for a showdown with telecoms and a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: net neutrality. Net neutrality basically prevents broadband providers from playing favorites or steering users toward (or away from)...
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April 25, 2017 - 7:36 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's competition watchdog says investigators have launched surprise inspections at a number of Swedish mobile telecoms companies amid concerns over a possible cartel. The European Commission said that Tuesday's inspections are a first step in the investigation of...
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April 13, 2017 - 3:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers could see more competition and better mobile service after the end of a big U.S. government auction transferring airwave rights from TV broadcasters to companies interested in wireless networks. The biggest spenders in the Federal Communications Commission's $19.8 billion...
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April 06, 2017 - 9:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast will start selling cellphone plans in the coming months, using a network it's leasing from Verizon. Many subscribers will save money, especially if they don't use a lot of data. Only Comcast internet customers can sign up. Comcast says its wireless service is aimed at...
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April 05, 2017 - 12:44 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's High Court ruled Wednesday that it can decide what mobile phone makers should pay to use patented technology that is essential to make mobile networks function. In a case that helps clarify how patents are handled in the telecoms industry, Judge Colin Birss ruled that the...
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