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Reliance Jio’s explanation not satisfactory: Trai

Teelecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has said that the explanation given by Mukesh Ambani’s telecom company Reliance Jio was not satisfactory and the benefits rolled out on March 31 do not fit into regulatory regime. “We have called a meeting with Jio executives on April 5. The explanation given to us were not satisfactory and they were not able …

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Gadget Ogling: Smart Desks, New-Wave Gaming, and Roaming Routers

Welcome to Gadget Dreams and Nightmares, the column that occasionally peels its eyes away from Apple’s big show just long enough to discover what else is happening in the landscape of gadget announcements. Blooming in the world this time around are a dongle to connect a PlayStation 4 controller to your computer, a smart standing desk, and a way to …

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Google Pursues Both Fiber and Wireless Broadband Ambitions

Google Fiber this week began reaching its tentacles into North Carolina’s Research Triangle, a move that seems to contradict the gloom-and-doom rumors of layoffs and low consumer interest. The Triangle is Google Fiber’s eighth incursion. It’s already available in Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri; Nashville, Tennessee; Provo, Utah; and Salt Lake City. The North …

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Comcast Takes the Wireless Plunge

CEO Brian Roberts on Tuesday announced that Comcast will enter the wireless phone market by mid-2017 as a mobile virtual network operator. A 150-strong Comcast Wireless team, headed by Greg Butz, is “getting ready next year … to launch a WiFi and MVNO-integrated product,” Roberts said at the Goldman Sachs Annual Communacopia Conference in New York. The idea is to …

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AT&T, Time Warner Brace for Regulatory Firestorm

AT&T and Time Warner on Saturday announced they had reached a merger deal, setting off alarm bells across the industry. AT&T has agreed to buy Time Warner for US$85.4 billion. At least a year’s worth of regulatory scrutiny, public hearings and political maneuvering is expected. The deal, which followed days of speculation and tightly held negotiations, essentially would create the …

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