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  • Philippine carriers set to expand GSM networks

    Two of the Philippines' major GSM network operators plan to spend billions of pesos in 2001 to help ease their heavily congested networks. Both Globe Telecom Inc. and Smart Communications Inc. told Computerworld Philippines that they will be investing billions in network expansion projects this year.

  • Forty percent of Europeans have Net access

    The number of European households connected to the Internet increased by 55 percent between March and October of last year and Europe now has more users than the US, the European Commission said Wednesday.

  • Brittanica.com to cut free service, reduce staff

    Brittanica.com Inc., the online business unit of Encyclopaedia Brittanica Inc., will no longer provide information at its Web site for free and instead will begin a subscription service for its online content as part of a restructuring announced yesterday.

  • Tool used to create Anna worm enhanced

    The tool used to write the Anna Kournikova worm has been enhanced by its creator and packs a potentially stronger wallop than when it emerged last month because it is capable of sending hidden EXE files and turning those loose on a user's PC, according to lab analysis by software security vendors.

  • Report: DoCoMo, AT&T plan US I-mode launch next year

    NTT DoCoMo Inc. is planning to launch its wildly popular I-mode wireless Internet service in the U.S. next year, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

  • AAPT exits Australian 3G auction on eve of launch

    Telecom New Zealand Ltd. has pulled its AAPT Ltd. subsidiary out of the Australian third generation wireless (3G) spectrum auction on the eve of its launch.

  • Ballmer puts XML at the center of the Internet

    Just as the graphical user interface helped personal computers become widespread, so XML (extensible markup language) will provide the enabling technology for delivering new types of applications and services for the Internet, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft Corp.'s chief executive officer, said in a speech here Monday.

  • UPS adds new online tools

    United Parcel Service Inc. has added two new tools to its online toolbox, enhanced two others and made all of them available in XML.

  • Financial services streamline b-to-b supply chain

    Whereas the product supply chain is achieving both visibility and velocity in the New Economy, the money supply chain lags far behind, with most companies still working under Old Economy, 60-day payment schedules.

  • Sun promotes a new world of Web services

    The Internet must evolve beyond static Web pages to a new world of services, a change that will be require new types of network applications, a top executive of Sun Microsystems Inc. said Wednesday during a keynote speech at Internet World.

  • Enterasys gets personal with new UPN offering

    There has been significant speculation regarding the focus and approach of Cabletron Systems Inc. spin-off Enterasys Networks Inc., but the company has recently been making efforts to get rid of the cloud hanging over its head.

  • Company reaches into fibre-optic extension market

    Canoga Perkins Corp. used last month's ComNet show in Washington, D.C. to unveil its newest fibre-optic extension product. The EdgeAccess Gigabit Ethernet Media Converter Model 9120 is designed for installation into Canoga's 9101 chassis, but is also available as a standalone product for desktop or wall-mount installations.

  • A year later, 3Com users have overcome

    When 3Com Corp. quit its enterprise chassis-based switching businesses a year ago this week, a loud, common cry was heard from the company's large user community - "What do we do now?" Since the announcement, many users abandoned 3Com as a result, either in part or entirely. Others who bought brand-new chassis switches from 3Com at the time have elected to stick with the discontinued products for as long as they last.

  • Nortel targets content service providers

    Nortel Networks Ltd. has launched a suite of new products under its Personal Internet initiative at the end of January with the goal of enabling companies to create end-to-end personalized content delivery services.

  • Hyperion picks eCRM boss

    Hyperion Solutions has appointed Darren Sutherland as eCRM business development manager for Australia New Zealand.

  • Black Box set for sunny take-off

    Through a partnership with Sun Microsystems Inc., MuTek Solutions Ltd. of Or-Yehuda, Israel, launched a version of its Black Box Flight Recorder tool for the Solaris operating environment in February.

  • Ellison's NIC ships upgrade to Internet appliance OS

    Larry Ellison's year-old New Internet Computer Co. announced Wednesday that it has begun shipping Version 2.0 of the operating system for its US$199 New Internet Computer (NIC).

  • WorldCom offers managed hosting packages

    Building on its commitment to fulfill e-business needs, WorldCom Inc. Wednesday unveiled a series of managed Web hosting packages that it says allow companies to get e-commerce initiatives up and running in as little as two weeks.

  • A Dickensian industry

    To quote from Charles Dickens' Tale of Two Cities, "It was the best of times; it was the worst of times." There is perhaps no better way to sum up the volatile nature of the present service provider market.

  • Novell ramps up application provisioning

    Eyeing improved application and content provisioning, Novell Inc. on Wednesday announced plans to acquire directory-based software vendor Novetrix Corp. for an undisclosed sum and introduced an updated version of its Novell OnDemand Services provisioning software.