The government is investigating whether Unisys overbilled the Transportation Security Administration for phone and broadband services at airports, according to a Washington Post report. The company has not commented.
Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications are close to inking a deal with Sprint Nextel to offer mobile phone service to their subscribers, according to an inside source. The deal could come to fruition as early as November and initially would have the MSOs selling wireless service as a fourth piece of their video, data and voice bundles.
When it comes to mobile communications, blacks and Hispanics are on the cutting edge, Forrester Research says. According to Forrester, the two groups are far more likely than whites to use messaging, entertainment and other features, and Hispanics tend to talk on the phone more frequently. Forrester says one of the factors behind the differences in behavior may be that blacks and Hispanics as a whole tend to be younger than the general population.
A U.S. Court of Appeals' decision last week not to stay a patent case against Research In Motion puts RIM's U.S. business in jeopardy and increases the chances that the BlackBerry maker will settle with plaintiff NTP, BusinessWeek says.
Cisco Systems today is expected to announce a new system designed to make incompatible radio gear work together. The solution is expected to be a boost for emergency communications systems, which have been hampered by interoperability issues.