Category: Mobile Operator

Operators Asked to Install Mobile Towers to Deal With Call Drops

The government has asked telecom service providers to install new towers to deal with the problem of call drops and improve quality of service, union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday, adding that the problem was a “legacy” of the previous Congress government. “The Congress has demanded my resignation. I have certain questions for […]

Millions of T-Mobile Customers Exposed in Experian Breach

Experian Plc, the world’s biggest consumer credit monitoring firm, on Thursday disclosed a massive data breach that exposed sensitive personal data of some 15 million people who applied for service with T-Mobile US Inc. Connecticut’s attorney general said he will launch an investigation into the breach. Experian said it discovered the theft of the T-Mobile […]

US Official Defends Surveillance on Eve of EU Data Ruling

US intelligence does not conduct mass, indiscriminate harvesting of foreigners’ private data, a senior US official has said on the eve of a landmark EU court ruling that will affect thousands of companies including the likes of Facebook. Robert Litt, legal adviser to the Director of National Intelligence, firmly rebutted allegations that a USsurveillance programme […]

UK Spies Can Hack Smartphones

British spies can hack into phones remotely with a simple text message and make audio recordings or take photos without owners knowing, former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden said on Monday. “They want to own your phone instead of you,” the whistleblower said in an interview with the BBC’s Panorama programme, referring to Britain’s Government […]

Alcatel’s Strategic Undersea Cables Unit to Be Swallowed by Nokia

Alcatel-Lucent said on Tuesday it will not sell its undersea cables unit, meaning the strategic business which underpins the global Internet will be taken by Nokia once it completes its acquisition of the Franco-American group. The Finnish firm said in April the EUR 15.6 billion (roughly Rs. 1,11,079 crores) acquisition of network gear maker Alcatel-Lucent […]