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From Telstar, a new age of telecommunications (pictures)

The humble little satellite could handle just a single black-and-white TV channel, but it was the cutting-edge technology of its day. JFK gave it a spin 50 years ago today.

8 Images By July 12, 2012


iPhone 5 clears network hurdle on path to China launch

The smartphone was approved for access to the China mobile network by the country's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center.

By November 29, 2012


Tech giants to talk patent reform at the U.N.

The U.N.'s International Telecommunication Union is hosting a discussion of patent policy with Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech titans at its Geneva headquarters.

By October 10, 2012


Lawmakers telling US companies not to buy from Huawei and ZTE

In this Inside Scoop, CNET's Sumi Das talks with Jay Greene, who explains the concerns the House Intelligence Committee has with Huawei and ZTE, and how it is discouraging American companies from buying their telecommunication products.

By October 15, 2012


ITU blesses U.S. data networks as 4G

At a meeting earlier this month, the International Telecommunication Union reversed course and said that current U.S. "4G" technologies really are 4G.

By December 20, 2010


QNX puts apps and the Web in your dashboard

QNX's CAR 2 application platform already boasts the support of a variety of software and hardware companies, including TeleCommunication Systems, Texas Instruments, Vlingo, and Audi--which already uses QNX technology in its current infotainment systems.

By January 12, 2012


U.N. exec: Cyberwar could be 'worse than tsunami'

Proposal for a global "cyberpeace" treaty has met "a lot of resistance" from industrialized nations, says head of U.N.'s International Telecommunication Union.

By September 3, 2010


Cell phone subscriptions to hit 5 billion globally

The number of mobile phone subscriptions worldwide reached 4.6 billion last year and is expected to hit 5 billion this year, says the International Telecommunication Union.

By February 16, 2010


Want to add an Audi to your AT&T plan? It'll be $10

The Audi Q3 will be the automaker's next vehicle to get a wireless connection from the carrier.

By September 10, 2014


Japanese government plans to remove SIM locks for phones

Subscribers in Japan are currently locked into a mobile carrier at expensive monthly rates when buying a subsidised phone. A new government initiative will remove the SIM locks on phones to allow for freedom of choice.

By June 29, 2014