Alcatel-Lucent is refusing to sell its undersea cables unit, which means that the former rubber boot maker Nokia will get its paws on the operation after completing its acquisition of the Franco-American group.
Nokia is spending $17 billion on Alcatel-Lucent as it wants to better compete with market leader Ericsson and low-cost Chinese powerhouse Huawei.… Read the rest
Software King of the World Microsoft has shown off a laptop, a line of Lumia smartphones, a new Surface Pro tablet Microsoft Band, all running on Windows 10.
Microsoft needs Windows 10, launched in July, to help it win a bigger share of the market for tablets and smartphones.… Read the rest
Microsoft has refreshed its Exchange Server with a 2016 revamp for other Office products.
The software is a mainstay for many businesses running and control their own email servers. This version of the software with the name Exchange Serve 2016 is supposed to simplify the architecture while still adding more features and play nice with other Office products.… Read the rest
A survey by Akamai said that connection speeds in Europe were showing a healthy growth by and large with seven countries in the global top 10 countries.
Akamai said that all European countries it surveys showed average connection speeds were above the 10 Mpbs threshold.… Read the rest
Video streaming outfit Hulu has come up with a wizard wheeze – it charges extra for an advertising free service, which actually has adverts.
Hulu has been slammed for injecting too many adverts into its video stream service and playing the same ones on repeat.… Read the rest
Scientists at the University of Maryland said that they’ve developed a system that will show internet users that information hasn’t crossed through certain countries.
The computer scientists said that studies had shown that countries which are part of the routing chain can censor data or hack into it.… Read the rest
Facebook wants regulators to like a huge drone that it is building to bring social networking to the places where cable can’t reach.
The drone, with its Boeing 737 wingspan, will provide internet access to the most remote parts of the world.… Read the rest
China has adopted a sweeping national security law which will tighten cyber security behind the great firewall.
Under the law, passed by the standing committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), all key network infrastructure and information systems will be made “secure and controllable”.… Read the rest
Legal cases against Google alleging that it indulges in antitrust activities by leveraging its search engine look to be strengthened after a former ally undermined its arguments.
Tim Wu, a Columbia Law School professor and, according to Bloomberg an ally of Google, co-wrote a paper delivered over the weekend alleging that the firm dishes out its own content rather than operate an even hand to search engine results.… Read the rest
A report issued by the European Commission (EC) said that nearly eight out 10 households in the European Union had access to 4G LTE broadband at the end of last year.
The EC report said that next generation access (NGA) broadband was now available to 68.1 percent of EU homes, meaning that there were 15.5 million households using 30Mbps or greater broadband compared to last year.… Read the rest