Tag Archives: telecommunications

Huawei Chief: Company Not a Cyber Threat to US

Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies, has denied claims that his company poses a cybersecurity threat to the U.S., Reuters reported Thursday. Lee Chyen Yee writes Zhengfei spoke to the media for the first time during a visit to New Zealand, where the company won …

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Report: Federal Agencies Saved $300M Via Strategic Sourcing

U.S. General Services Administration Acting Administrator Daniel Tangherlini has said a federal strategic sourcing program has helped agencies save $300 million from the procurement of goods and services, the Washington Business Journal reported. Jill Aitoro writes that Tangherlini told a House subcommittee hearing Tuesday that careful planning helps government offices scout for …

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US Objects to UN Telecom Treaty, Cites Govt Control Language

The U.S. will not sign a new United Nations telecommunications treaty because officials believe it supports increased government control over the Internet, National Journal reports. Josh Smith writes the statements on Internet governance are part of the nonbinding portions of the treaty, formed at a conference hosted by the U.N.’s …

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David Turetsky Named FCC Public Safety Bureau Head

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski has appointed David Turetsky to lead the agency’s public safety and homeland security bureau, the FCC announced Monday. Turetsky will take office after Memorial Day and David Furth, the bureau’s current acting chief, will resume his role as deputy bureau chief. Prior to joining …

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FCC Seeking Public Comment on 911 Texts, Photos

The Federal Communications Commission voted Tuesday to seek public comment on ways to enable the country’s 911 system to receive text messages, pictures and videos. The 911 system only supports voice calls, but text and multimedia messaging has become commonplace. During the open hearing, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski referenced the …

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Limit Phone Calls During Emergencies, FCC Says

Echoing advice from the Federal Emergency Management Agency ahead of Hurricane Irene, the Federal Communications Commission advised consumers to limit phone calls during emergencies Saturday. The FCC warned consumers that more people try to use wireless and landline telephones during emergencies, creating network congestion. The FCC recommended keeping non-emergency calls …

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Leaked House Net Neutrality Bill Shows Signs of Compromise

A leaked version of House Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman’s (D-Calif.) net neutrality bill strikes a compromise between the regulatory power of Federal Communications Commission and the power of telecom giants. But like many compromises, it might anger both sides. CNet lays out some of the key provisions of the …

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Powerwave’s Jake MacLeod to Speak at Homeland Security Conference

Powerwave Technologies Vice President of Government Solutions Jake MacLeod will present during the Homeland Security for Networked Industries 2010 expo, held Sept. 20-21 in Washington, D.C. MacLeod will speak during a session titled “The Emergence Management Lifecycle: From Disaster Preparedness to Emergency Response and Rebuilding.” He will lend his experience …

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