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TalkTalk fined for failure to prevent cyber attack

TalkTalk has received a fine of GBP 400,000 for failing to prevent the cyber attack on its systems last October. The UK Information Commissioner’s in-depth investigation found that the attack on the company could have been prevented if TalkTalk had taken basic steps to protect customers’ information.  The attack took advantage of technical weaknesses in TalkTalk’s systems, allowing access to ... Read More »

T-Mobile US sets smartphone sales record with iPhone 7

T-Mobile US announced a new sales record for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, saying the first day of pre-orders represented the biggest single-day sales of any smartphone ever offered by the mobile operator. Pre-orders started 09 September and in the first four days were nearly four times more than the next most popular iPhone. Even before the first pre-order ... Read More »

HKBN launches mobile services, focuses on quad-play

Hong Kong fibre network operator HKBN has launched mobile services. HKBN’s mobile tariff plans will be available for a starting price of HKD 88 per month. Discounts will be available for customers who bundle the operator’s mobile services with its fixed-line offers, HKBN said. HKBN will offer quad-play bundle plans, enabling customers to access mobile services, fibre broadband, OTT entertainment ... Read More »

Vodafone acquires MVNO Lebara's Australian business

Vodafone Australia is purchasing MVNO Lebara’s Australian mobile business assets, including its customer base and the right to use the Lebara brand in Australia. No financial details of the takeover were disclosed. Lebara launched in Australia in 2009 and uses the Vodafone network, including 4G access since June. This should help make the transition “seamless” for customers, said Vodafone chief strategy ... Read More »

DT, Huawei hit 1.2 Gbps in test of 4x4MIMO, 5-CA

Deutsche Telekom and Huawei have passed the 1 gigabit speed barrier for mobile data transfers in the LTE network, reaching over 1.22 Gbps via mobile radio during a live demonstration in Berlin. To achieve the speeds, the companies deployed a technology mix of four sending and receiving channels (4x4MIMO) and five carrier frequencies for the first time. The companies used ... Read More »

Samsung chairman's son joins board

Samsung Electronics announced the appointment of Jay Y. Lee to its board of directors. Lee is the son of Samsung Chairman Kun-Hee Lee, who was hospitalised two years ago following a heart attack. He is considered the likely successor as head of the Korean group and already serves as vice chairman. Samsung Electronics said that “the time is now right ... Read More »

Telenor starts selling Vimpelcom shares

Telenor said that it has commenced a public offering in the US of 142.5 million of its Vimpelcom American Depository Shares (ADS). Telenor currently owns approximately 580 million ADS, or 33 percent of Vimpelcom’s total outstanding common shares. This transaction represents 24.5 percent of Telenor’s holding, or 8.1 percent of Vimpelcom’s outstanding shares. At Vimpelcom’s last closing share price of ... Read More »

EC withdraws roaming fair-use proposal on Juncker's order

The European Commission announced that it’s withdrawing its proposal for the fair-use limits on free roaming in the EU, just days after it was first issued. In a brief statement, the EC said the proposal was withdrawn at the order of Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the Commission.  A reason for Juncker’s decision, and details on when a new proposal ... Read More »

US appoints its first Chief Information Security Officer

The White House has named Gregory Touhill the country’s first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), a position created under President Barack Obama’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), launched in February. The new position is one of the plan’s key features, with the aim of pushing cybersecurity policy, planning, and implementation across the federal government. Touhill, a retired Brigadier General, is ... Read More »

Ericsson to expand pay-TV platform to Android

Ericsson has announced a partnership with Google, to extend the reach of the Ericsson cloud-based MediaFirst TV Platform into the Android TV ecosystem, Google’s operating system for the set-top box. Google said its MediaFirst TV will be integrated with Android TV, expanding the range of STB options available for pay-TV operators and opening up potential new opportunities for revenue. The ... Read More »