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Skype breaks records, traffic grows by 44 percent

Microsoft's call app increased its traffic in 2012 by twice the amount of all international phone carriers combined -- it's calls are now equal to one third of all global phone traffic.

By February 14, 2013


Latency matters even across the ocean

A new transatlantic cable will shave 5 milliseconds off communications times for financial traders aiming for the very speediest transactions.

By October 11, 2010


Google helping expand undersea cable infrastructure

Company is helping build an undersea cable to bring more Internet capacity to Asia as it also looks for partners for an undersea cable to Africa.

By August 26, 2008


FCC approves much-needed increased China-U.S. bandwidth

As it stands, there's almost twice as much bandwidth across the Atlantic as the Pacific. But with new FCC approval for the first ever China-U.S. fiber link, this is all about to change.

By January 15, 2008


NSA eavesdropping: How it might work

Attorney General Gonzales plays it mum, but others offer insights into the agency's surveillance options.

By February 7, 2006


Is Africa ready for 3G?

The region sees its first next-generation cell networks. But does it make sense to try to sell mobile phones to people who don't have old-fashioned landline models? Some firms bet yes.

By April 2, 2003


Net phone hang-ups looming?

Local telecommunications giants want to make it harder for Internet telephony providers to get access to the dwindling supply of unassigned phone numbers.

By January 27, 2003


Tech bolsters Webcasting's new era

Web radio stations are making substantial technological strides to reduce once-crushing bandwidth and other costs. Can the savings offset the new royalty expense?

By October 22, 2002


Study: fiber-optic demand to keep pace with supply

Analysts expect that demand for high-speed networks will quickly grow to keep pace with the burgeoning bandwidth market.

May 16, 2000