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BUSINESS
August 23, 2000
TMEX USA, a Newport Beach telecommunications company, said Tuesday that it has signed a new 12-month contract with a New Jersey company for $60 million worth of prepaid network time. The value of the commitment from Mak-Tel is $5 million per month in prepaid network time to support the Clifton, N.J., company's debit card distribution business. TMEX said the revenue from the contract should make it a profitable operation heading into the next six months.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1996 | KAY HWANGBO
City Councilman Marvin Braude this week called on communications companies to work with the city to build a telecommunications system for Los Angeles. The system would provide the utility infrastructure for telephone, cable television, teleconferencing and computer services. On Tuesday, the councilman sent a letter to telephone, cable television and other companies encouraging them to send in opinions and proposals on how the system should be set up.
BUSINESS
December 10, 1989 | JAMES FLANIGAN
Investors are giving telecommunications stocks--those of the seven regional Bell phone companies and others--higher relative prices than other issues. And a stock market wary of debt-ridden companies is nonetheless supporting a very high stock valuation for McCaw Cellular Communications, even as it borrows to buy more mobile phone properties. Why? Because the market obviously sees technological change and new business potential exploding in telecommunications.
BUSINESS
June 16, 1995 | JUBE SHIVER JR.
The Senate passed a sweeping overhaul of the nation's 61-year-old telecommunications laws Thursday. A similar measure is expected to be voted on next month in the House. Both bills are designed to remove regulations and spur competition among local and long-distance telephone companies and cable TV operators. But significant differences between the two versions remain and must be resolved before a final bill is sent to President Clinton.
BUSINESS
April 2, 1996 | KAREN KAPLAN and JENNIFER OLDHAM
While nearly everyone agrees that a combination of old and new technologies will deliver a plethora of advanced services, each player has its own plan to do it. A look at the technologies competing to serve up everything from interactive television to two-way paging, and which companies are backing them: Cellular The most popular form of wireless calling involves dividing a region into cells, each served by its own antenna.
BUSINESS
August 2, 1990 | TOM REDBURN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States and Japan forged an agreement Wednesday to open the Japanese market to further inroads by U.S. telecommunications firms. The detailed pact, based on a March 30 accord that helped Japan avoid the threat of U.S. trade sanctions, is designed to allow foreign manufacturers to provide sophisticated international telecommunications services and equipment in the largely closed Japanese market. Negotiators faced an Aug. 1 deadline for reaching the final agreement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1994 | STEPHANIE SIMON
Thousand Oaks will soon boast the state's first telecommunications test center, a high-tech research facility that will offer residents the chance to consult doctors, question teachers or train employees simply by tapping a few computer keystrokes. In a pilot project administered by Caltrans, the federal government will put up $1.2 million for an Advanced Telecommunication Center designed to evaluate the practical applications of emerging technology.
BUSINESS
February 10, 1994
Satellite Technology Management Inc. said Wednesday that it has signed a letter of intent with a subsidiary of Spain's telephone company, Telefonica de Espana, to establish an international satellite-based telecommunications service. Satellite Technology manufactures communications products, such as satellite dishes, that are installed in North America, Latin America, Europe and the Far East.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1998
The draft of the city's telecommunications master plan, which is intended to guide municipal telecommunications development for the next five years, is available for public comment through April 13. Two of the plan's central goals are to create a network linking the city's governmental and educational institutions and to ensure residents' universal access to telecommunication services, said Kate Vernez, senior management analyst for the city.
BUSINESS
July 23, 1988 | BRUCE KEPPEL, Times Staff Writer
Computer hackers have replaced the clarinet duos that once fooled the Bell System into opening its long-distance network to freeloaders, but the computerization of telecommunications has increased the potential danger of such malicious mischief to national security, industry experts said Friday. "What is happening is kind of a continuing escalation of these problems," said Donn B. Parker, a senior management consultant at SRI International who has written extensively on computer crime.
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