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Vodafone launches smartphone app for encrypted calls

The app will cost about €10 per month and will launch first for Android

FCC urged to make more Wi-Fi spectrum available

A new tech coalition focuses on the value of Wi-Fi in the US

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Cisco patches vulnerabilities in small business routers and wireless LAN controllers

The flaws can be exploited to gain unauthorized access or cause denial-of-service conditions.

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Bidding war could lead to consolidation in French mobile telecommunications

SFR is the subject of a merger proposal from rival operator Bouygues Telecom and a competing bid from ISP and cable TV operator Numéricable

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Mobile data growth helps Deutsche Telekom, Orange offset competitive pressures

Deutsche Telekom's mobile date revenue increased by 30 percent during the fourth quarter

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AT&T lays out 'radical' network changes with SDN

The carrier is looking to cloud computing as a model for delivering services

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Comcast extends Internet access to the poor as Time Warner deal looms

Comcast said Tuesday that it will extend its Internet Essentials plan "indefinitely," in what is probably a sop to the FCC.,

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Attack campaign compromises 300,000 home routers, alters DNS settings

Attackers have used a variety of techniques to exploit known vulnerabilities in router models from different manufacturers.

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Deutsche Telekom works with CipherCloud to protect hosted apps

CipherCloud has customized protection for Salesforce.com, Office 365 and Gmail

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Broadcom hopes to help OpenFlow take off with new chip integration

Broadcom is demonstrating the technology with Big Switch Networks

AT&T seeks trials to move all customers off wired phone service

The carrier is seeking FCC approval to run tests that would eventually spell the end of TDM phone service.

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Dish apparently wins $1.5 billion spectrum auction, but probably won't be a carrier

The H Block auction sold potentially valuable frequencies for funds to build a national public safety network.

Wi-Fi 'virus' could be used to attack wireless access points

Researchers used a specially-crafted virus called ‘Chameleon’ to attack access points, which could then spread the malware along wirelessly.