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Apple-Samsung iPhone design copying case goes to jury

San Jose - Jurors return to a Silicon Valley courtroom Monday to put a price on patented iPhone design features copied by Samsung in a legal case dating back seven years.

China's ZTE says US sanctions have crippled operations

Chinese telecom giant ZTE said its major operations had "ceased" following last month's US ban on American sales of critical technology to the company, raising the possibility of its collapse.

DX success: Sprint focuses on telecom customer experience

The U.S. telecom company Sprint provides a strong example of a digital transformation success story. The company has implemented two systems to gather and analyse customer data, enabling improved product targeting.

Amos Genish confirmed as CEO of Telecom Italia

Milan - Israeli Amos Genish was on Monday confirmed as chief executive officer of Telecom Italia, by the new board of directors, after US hedge fund Elliott Management won control of the company following a power struggle with French telecom giant Vivendi.

Telecom Italia head to step down if hedge fund breaks up board: report

London - The head of Telecom Italia has said he will resign if a US hedge fund wins a power struggle this week with French telecom giant Vivendi, its largest shareholder, according to reports in Britain.

China's ZTE vows to fight US supplier ban

Bejing - Chinese telecom giant ZTE vowed on Friday to fight back against a US order banning it from purchasing and using US technology for seven years, a move that has angered Beijing.

Australian firm seeks 'Anglo Saxon' job applicants

Sydney - One of Australia's largest telecommunication providers Optus apologised Friday after posting a job advertisement seeking candidates who were preferably "Anglo Saxon".

Russian court rules to block Telegram messaging app

Moscow - A Moscow court on Friday ruled to block the popular messaging app Telegram in Russia, after it refused to give state security services access to private conversations, an AFP reporter at the court said.

Bangladesh plans to curb 'digital opium' of social media

Dhaka - Bangladesh wants to limit the amount of time its young people spend on social media, an official said Thursday, flagging plans to curb access to apps it considers "digital opium".

Egyptian telcoms undergoing major transformation

Cairo - The U.S. company Avaya has begun working with Intraconsult Telecom, based in Egypt, to help organizations in the North African country achieve their digital transformation objectives.

World's top phone show rises above Catalan secession cloud

Barcelona - The world's largest phone show closed its doors Thursday in Barcelona with organisers reporting attendance figures on a par with last year's attendance, despite simmering tensions over Catalonia's failed bid to break from Spain.

World's largest phone show opens under Catalan secession cloud

Barcelona - The world's largest phone show opened in Barcelona Monday with a visit by King Felipe VI as tensions run high just months after Catalonia's failed bid to break from Spain.

World's largest phone show opens with a visit by King Felipe VI

Barcelona - The world's largest phone show opened in Barcelona Monday with a visit by King Felipe VI as tensions run high just months after Catalonia's failed bid to break from Spain.

Samsung set to launch new flagship smartphones

Seoul - Samsung Electronics will unveil its next flagship smartphones -- the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ -- on Sunday, after it reported record profits in recent weeks and its vice chairman was released from prison.

UK church spires used to boost phone, wi-fi signal

London - Church spires across Britain will be used to boost broadband, mobile phone and WiFi connectivity in rural areas, under a deal struck between the government and the Church of England, it was announced Sunday.

It's not for you: smartphone ban for N. Korea, Iran Olympians

Seoul - North Korean and Iranian athletes at the Winter Olympics will not receive high-end smartphones being handed out to their fellow competitors because of UN sanctions, organisers said Wednesday.

Third time lucky for another Samsung leader

Seoul - Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong on Monday became the third generation of his family to benefit from merciful legal treatment, when most of his bribery convictions were set aside and his jail sentence was replaced with a suspended term.

South Korea appeals court frees Samsung heir

Seoul - A South Korean appeals court on Monday dismissed most of Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong's bribery convictions and cut his prison sentence to a suspended term, ordering his immediate release.

South Korea appeals court frees Samsung heir

Seoul - A South Korean appeals court on Monday upheld Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong's bribery conviction but cut his prison sentence to a suspended term, ordering his immediate release.

Ariane 5 satellites in orbit but not in right location

Kourou - Two commercial satellites have been placed in orbit by an Ariane 5 rocket but have yet to reach their correct positions, Arianespace said Thursday, after mission control briefly lost contact with the craft in a rare malfunction.

Ariane 5 satellites in orbit but not in right location

Kourou - Two commercial satellites have been placed in orbit by an Ariane 5 rocket but have yet to reach their correct position, Arianespace said Thursday, after mission control briefly lost contact with the craft.The European space workhorse blasted off at 7.

Russia loses contact with Angolan satellite

Moscow - Russia has lost contact with Angola's first national telecoms satellite launched from the Baikonur space pad, its maker said Wednesday -- a fresh embarrassment for Moscow's once proud space industry.

Russia loses contact with Angolan satellite: space industry source

Moscow - Russia has lost contact with Angola's first national telecoms satellite launched from the Baikonur space pad, a source in the space industry told AFP on Wednesday.

Russia launches telecoms satellite for Angola

Moscow - Russia on Tuesday launched a rocket carrying Angosat-1, the first national telecoms satellite for Angola, from its Baikonur space pad, with rare use of a rocket from Ukraine despite collapsed ties between the two nations.

Developing a green business with the Internet of Things

The possibilities presented by the Internet of Things can lead to a low carbon economy, according to a recent report. This presents opportunities for the telecom sector to contribute to business growth and a lower environmental impact.

Illegal transmitters impact on telecom services

Illegal transmitters, such as radio frequency identification tags and signal boosters, which operate outside of approved frequencies, are disrupting communications services and affecting business operations.

Microsoft helping telecom companies to transform

To deliver faster and more effective telecommunication services, companies needs to upgrade their systems. Microsoft has been working with companies in the engineering sector to develop improved global services.

Cuba authorizes sending text messages to US phones

Havana - Cuban telecommunications monopoly Etecsa Friday authorized Cubans to send text messages to the United States, lifting a restriction which has long frustrated the population.

Afghanistan orders suspension of WhatsApp, Telegram

Kabul - Afghanistan has ordered the suspension of WhatsApp and Telegram to resolve "technical problems", officials said Saturday, sparking outcry among social media users.

Appeal trial for Samsung heir starts in Seoul

Seoul - Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong was back in court Thursday to appeal his five-year sentence for bribing South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye, with prosecutors arguing for a longer jail term.
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