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  • EU publishes 'Digital Agenda' five-year plan for IT

    On Wednesday, the European Commission announced its Digital Agenda, a five-year plan that will set the pace for telecommunications in Europe. The plan includes measures to boost legal music downloads, speed up broadband adoption and set up a rapid response system for cyber-attacks, the Commission said.

  • CenturyTel to buy Qwest for $10.6B

    Telecommunications carrier CenturyTel has agreed to buy Qwest Communications International for around US$10.6 billion in stock. The merged company will operate around 17 million phone lines and serve 5 million broadband customers across 37 U.S. states.

  • Both sides claim victory in Rome court's privacy ruling

    Both sides claimed victory Monday after a Rome judge took a minimalist view of the responsibilities of telecom carriers for stamping out online piracy in a court battle pitting copyright defenders against Internet distributors and privacy interests.

  • Haiti digs out from communications disaster

    Carriers and aid workers are scrambling to rebuild communications in Haiti following the catastrophic Jan. 12 earthquake near the capital city of Port-au-Prince, which left many residents with no means of communicating inside or outside the country.

  • Small ISPs to benefit under new telco reforms

    It may have been upstaged by news of Telstra’s structural separation, but the Federal Government’s flurry of telecommunication regulatory reforms will also improve conditions for small ISPs with network assets.

  • Trio's integration a sign of consolidation to come

    The amalgamation of ComputerCorp, S Central and Synergy Plus is just a sign of more consolidation to come, several industry representatives claim. The newly combined group last week announced ComputerCorp CEO, Robin Rindel, had bowed out in favour of S Central managing director, Peter Mavridis. In a statement, the companies said switching management from WA to the east coast reflected the changing dynamic of its business operations. Once completed, over 80 per cent of the combined group’s revenues will derive from outside WA.