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Communications Technology Mon Oct 16 2017 21:00:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- A serious exploit is very worrying news for, well, everyone using Wi-Fi.There’s some bad news on the security front this morning, namely that your Wi-Fi network is at risk of being hacked thanks to a freshly uncovered vulnerability.And unf
Users in our security forum discuss this week's revelation of a massive new vulnerability in the WPA2 WiFi encryption protocol, which impacts nearly everyone using a WiFi connection.
Airtel is offering 1GB data per day, unlimited local and STD voice calls, 99 SMSs per day and free outgoing on roaming with a validity of 84 days at Rs. 495.Bharti Airtel and Idea have announced a new plan for their prepaid customers. This new plan h
Last week, President Trump threatened to pull Comcast NBC's broadcast license for writing news stories the President didn't like. After the initial threat -- which many noted highlights a profound Presidential misunderstanding about how broadcast lic
The Jio payments bank will be a joint venture between Reliance Industries Limited and state run State Bank of India.Reliance Jio is expected to launch its own payments bank, dubbed as Jio Payments Bank in December this year. The Jio payments bank wou
A major new vulnerability has been found in the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) protocol. The vulnerability could let attackers intercept communications travelling over WiFi networks and between WiFI routers. The proof-of-concept exploit is called K
While most of its other plans come with a post FUP speed of 128 Kbps, the Rs. 159 plan will come with a post FUP speed of 64 Kbps.Reliance Jio, the one year old yet one of the largest telco in the Indian telecom sector has upgraded its Rs. 159 plan a
You'll recall that shortly after HBO Comedian John Oliver's most recent video on net neutrality, the FCC's website comment system collapsed under the load of annoyed viewers, leading to numerous reports on how net neutrality's popularity had once aga
From Google Wifi to Netgear Nighthawk, these are the best wireless routers we've seen.In the information age, no building is complete without only the best wireless router, a title that has recently taken on new meaning, thanks to efforts from compan
A coalition of smaller cable providers have accused Comcast of hamstringing efforts by smaller cable providers to sell cheaper, so-called "skinny bundles." In an FCC filing (pdf) and associated blog post, the American Cable Association (ACA) accuses
The data is limited to five recharges, that is, the 25GB 4G data is divided into five parts.The festive season is almost here and like always, electronic brands have kicked off promotions for attractive offers on their products. Recently, we have see
Last week we noted how the federal government has demanded that West Virginia pay back $4.7 million in broadband subsidies misused by the state. The demand came after a report by the US Commerce Department's Office of Inspector General (pdf) found th
The company tries to make things better for Truecaller users through its regular updates.In a bid to enhance its user experience, Truecaller has launched two new features today. The company tries to make things better for Truecaller users through its
Google Fiber Gives Up On Traditional TV, And Won't Be The Last Company To Do So techdirt.com T-Mobile, Sprint aim to announce merger without asset divestitures reuters.com Mobile phone companies appear to be providing your number and location to anyo
All the telecom operators are working hard to compete with Mukesh Ambani's Jio. Under the Dhan Dhana Dhan offer, the company provides 84GB 4G data with unlimited local and STD voice calls, SMSs and access to Jios suite of apps for Rs. 399 with a vali
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EE wants to bring download speeds of up to 90Mbps to areas bereft of high-speed internet.EE has launched its new 4GEE Home Router, the first device from the mobile network that comes with Cat 7 Ethernet ports for connecting wired devices, and which i
While most network studies still indicate Sprint has the slowest of the four major networks, the company insists its LTE network has seen a 33% increase in speeds during just the last year. In a blog post, Sprint COO G nther Ottendorfer claims that i
Airtel has launched a Rs. 399 plan and under this, customers will get 84GB 4G data, unlimited local and STD voice calls for 84 days.Since Reliance Jio’s commercial launch, data prices have come down in India and other telecom operators hav
Charter customers could lose access to Viacom channels this weekend if the two sides can't strike a new programming contract. These feuds, which have spiked over the last few years, generally involve users losing access to content they pay for, then
Soon after the JioPhone announcement, telecom giants are finding the best ways to take on Jio's latest move. Airtel is reportedly in talks to domestic OEMs to come up with some luring alternate for the JioPhone.Indian telco Airtel is preparing to lau
We've long noted that AT&T's deployment of gigabit fiber is fairly spotty, and the company tends to insist a market is "launched" despite gigabit fiber only being actually made available to a few housing developments in some markets. Users in our
Having a strong, fast and reliable internet connection is increasingly essential for games, so check out our list of the best gaming routers.If you play a lot of multiplayer games, then making sure you have the best gaming router is essential.&#x
T-Mobile has announced the company is placing a 5GB monthly cap on T-Mobile subscribers who roam internationally. Previously, T-Mobile customers who visited Canada and Mexico could use their unlimited data plans as they normally do in the States, a P
Powerline adaptors use your house or office's powerlines to extend your network.If you find that your Wi-Fi network is struggling to reach parts of your home or office, rather than trailing Ethernet cables (which can look messy), or buy a Wi-Fi exten
Altice may have just doled out a flurry of new price hikes and misleading fees for Optimum customers, but the company is promising those rate hikes will help fuel the company's fiber upgrades and improved cable TV hardware. French-owned Altice, which
Is your Wi-Fi network struggling to reach the far corners of your home? We've listed the best Wi-Fi extenders that can help.With the number of smart and internet-connected devices in our homes and offices constantly increasing, it means making sure o
Large ISPs like Comcast and Verizon are often stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to adapting to the cord cutting revolution. They want to offer innovative, high value streaming video services -- but they don't want users downgrading
To combat Jios unlimited data plans, incumbent operators have been rolling out their own plans.Reliance Jio has transformed the mobile data landscape in India. After revolutionizing voice calls over a decade ago, Reliance has once again changed the w
ISPs don t want to tell the FCC exactly where they offer Internet service arstechnica.com A year later, Google WiFi is still the best option for home internet thenextweb.com FCC Sued Over Weakening of Business Broadband Price Caps extremetech.com TV
Top-notch wireless connectivity for small and medium businesses.As is the case with a modern connected home, a wireless router (also known as a commercial gateway or VPN router) in an office, business or home office environment is probably the most i
Despite being somewhat more adaptive to changing markets than other major cable companies (see: DirecTV Now), AT&T and DirecTV have been hit notably harder by cord cutting than many other cable providers. The company had already posted record los
To take on the JioPhoneIdea Cellular, owned by the Aditya Birla group, today announced that it is working to launch an affordable 4G LTE feature phone, starting at a price of Rs. 2500. The company announced this during an interaction with market anal
Long-time staffers at the Department of Justice are likely to advise their higher ups that they should block Sprint's latest attempt to acquire T-Mobile, Reuters reports. We've already noted how history doesn't look kindly on telecom M&As, which
Reliance Jio is the only telecom operator which provides this service for voice calls.With an aim to take on the booming competition in the Indian telecom industry, Bharti Airtel is planning to launch 4G VoLTE service across India by the end of March
Users in our networking forum discuss how to secure smart home devices in an era when many of these products are fundamentally unsecure, and ISPs are beginning to realize they can monitize the tracking of which devices you're using, and when.
If you want tight security from your mesh Wi-Fi system, Asus Lyra offers it in spades.Asus has just launched a new Google WiFi rival in the US priced at $400 (around £305, AU$505).Asus Lyra is a Wi-Fi mesh network system joining a number of
The latest upgrade path for the DOCSIS 3.1 cable standard promises a future where cable broadband upstream speeds aren't quite so pathetic. Traditionally, even top shelf cable operators like Comcast struggle to offer anything faster than 35 Mbps on t
Reliance Jio's rumoured 4G feature phone is finally announced officially at RIL's 40th AGM meet.At the 40th AGM meet of RIL, Mukesh Ambani took the stage to announce the much awaited 4G feature phone from Reliance Jio, touted as JioPhone. As per the
A new report by ABI Research casts doubt on the real-world value of Facebook and Google's experiments in the telecom space. According to the company's new report, roughly $2.5 billion was spent last year worldwide by "webscale giants" in their attemp
While most realize the residential broadband market isn't all that competitive, lesser talked about is the lack of competition in the special access and Business Data Services (BDS) market. This market connects everything from banks, ATMs and cell to
OxygenOS, a custom version of the Android operating system that comes installed on all OnePlus smartphones, is collecting user data without permission -- and without a full opt out function. The discovery was first quietly made way back in January in
AT&T's DirecTV Now streaming service builds momentum cnet.com 10Gbps cable Internet uploads and downloads coming in DOCSIS update arstechnica.com T-Mobile adds a data cap to it's "Mobile Without Borders" program gsmarena.com California mayor 'gre
AT&T's DirecTV Now streaming service builds momentum cnet.com 10Gbps cable Internet uploads and downloads coming in DOCSIS update arstechnica.com T-Mobile adds a data cap to it's "Mobile Without Borders" program gsmarena.com California mayor 'gre
So far, Altice's promise to revolutionize the American cable market doesn't look much different from the cable industry of years' past. Users in our Optimum forum note that Altice, which owns both Suddenlink and Optimum, is pushing a bevy of new rate
Users in our forums ponder an age old question: do you prefer buying your modem and router seperately, or do you prefer an all-in-one modem and router combination gateway, usually provided by your ISP?
A flaw on T-Mobile's website allowed hackers to access T-Mobile subscriber information using just a phone number. The flaw, discovered by security researcher Karan Saini, allowed intruders to obtain users' email addresses, T-Mobile account numbers, a
Donald Trump has threatened to pull Comcast NBC Universal's broadcast license after the news outlet reported the President was seeking a ten fold expansion in the country's nuclear arsenal. The report cited three military officials that were in the r
Dish has announced that the company is suspending all TV services to both Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands as both try to recover from the utter devastation from Hurricane Maria. In a statement, Dish said the company would be suspending all service
While Microsoft's Windows Phone has been on life support for several years now, the company this week formally acknowledged the death of the marginally-popular handset. Speaking on Twitter, Microsoft s corporate VP for Windows, Joe Belfiore, acknowle