Stephen LawsonIDG News Service

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage and networking technologies for the IDG News Service.

Next generation of carrier systems going virtual

The latest version of Nokia Solutions and Networks software for running mobile carriers is virtualized, pointing toward a future of fully cloud-based systems that could help operators run even more efficiently and roll out new services more quickly.

Bluetooth Smart going into wireless device chargers

The low-power wireless technology will help to manage wireless charging, thanks to a partnership between the Alliance for Wireless Power and the backers of Bluetooth.

Faded satellite star LightSquared headed for auction block in November

Dish Network looks like the most likely candidate to buy the bankrupt would-be LTE carrier LightSquared.

Seagate hard drive

Seagate, TDK show off HAMR tech designed to jam more data into hard drives

Seagate Technology will demonstrate HAMR, a technology it's counting on to fit more data onto hard disk drives, at the Ceatec show this week.

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EMC bets big on flash storage

The vendor gets aggressive about enterprise flash arrays, but faces challenges in the data center.

Iran accused of hacking into U.S. Navy computers

Hackers backed by Iran have penetrated an unclassified U.S. Navy network in one of the most serious incidents of cybercrime yet by the Middle East nation, according to a report Friday.

Stock prices plunge for flash storage vendor Violin

Shares of solid-state storage vendor Violin Memory raised just over $160 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange, which the company will use primarily to expand its global sales and marketing capabilities.

Verizon and AT&T should face a bigger mobile rival, Sprint CFO says

Sprint's CFO says it's a problem that Sprint and T-Mobile US are so much smaller than the top two carriers.

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FCC wants to make carriers report cell outages in disasters

The proposed rule, announced Thursday and expected to be open for comment within days, is intended to give consumers a way to compare wireless performance in emergencies.

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Ericsson Radio Dot

Ericsson thinks small for a big solution to workplace wireless

Ericsson says it has a small solution to the big problem of weak mobile service in enterprises.

With LTE, AT&T isn't done evolving its network yet

Several network initiatives that AT&T is unveiling this week show the carrier is far from finished advancing its network even as it achieves a broad footprint with LTE.

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AT&T teams up with Fon for overseas Wi-Fi

The partnership will provide access to about 800,000 Fon hotspots in Portugal and Poland to subscribers who buy the 300MB or 800MB AT&T Global Data Add-On services.

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Intel aims new Professional line of SSDs at enterprise, SMB clients

Intel will launch a new family of SSDs at this week's Intel Developer Forum, offering security and remote management features for enterprise and small-business client devices.

small business wireless network

WiGig standard to give high-speed jolt to wireless USB starting next year

The WiGig high-speed wireless standard will power a new wireless version of USB through a deal between the Wi-Fi Alliance and the USB Implementers Forum.

MXC fiber

Intel pushes speed, reliability claims with unveiling of MXC cable

The interconnect, which Intel is calling MXC, is designed to offer high speed with a long reach and a relatively low cost.