Gap Between Actual, Advertised Broadband Speeds Falling: FCC Report
A report from the Federal Communications Commission found the gap between advertised and actually broadband speeds has improved "substantially" compared with figures from 2009. On average, the report, “Measuring Broadband America,” found during peak ...
LTE May Kill the World Phone
By Sascha Segan New 4G LTE networks are being built on so many frequency bands that it will be very difficult to build true world phones, and LTE phones' battery life and signal quality will suffer, Informa Telecoms and Media research analyst Malik ...
Turnbull says NZ leading way on broadband
The Government has also unveiled its plan for a new phase of the National Broadband Network. Mr Turnbull has something to say on the NBN too. As the Opposition's communications spokesman he's delivered a major address on the network, setting out the ...
Coalition net plan rejects the need for speed
A BROADBAND policy anchored on affordability and availability for taxpayers and not headline download speeds will form the Coalition's alternative to Labor's $36 billion National BroadbandNetwork. Opposition communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull ...
UK Based Broadband and Voice Telephony Services Company TalkTalk Selects Wipro ...
MarketWatch (press release)
LONDON & BANGALORE, India, Aug 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Wipro BPO, the Business Process Outsourcing arm of Wipro Technologies, today announced that TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC, UK's leading provider of value for money fixed line broadband and voice ...
Dish CEO on Broadband, Blockbuster, and Netflix
Dish Network has been on a major spending spree in recenty months,, buying up nearly $3 billion worth of broadband spectrum and dropping a reported $320 million for the Blockbuster video chain in April. According to the Los Angeles Times, it's all part ...
Virgin Media and London buses planning free Wi-Fi for all
But Virgin customers will get speeds up to 10Mbps. The free network will be formed by Wi-Fi routers installed in Virgin's pavement broadband cabinets. Candid Virgin boss Neil Berket admitted that the scheme means "taking a punt", and would cost the ...
FCC Gets a C for Rural Broadband Communication Efforts
As the recent bickering in Washington DC over the US debt ceiling brings to light the thorny issue of how government spends money, recent charges that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hasn't been spending enough to expand broadband ...
LTE Ignites Interest in IP Exchange: Two-Thirds of Global Operators Believe ...
MarketWatch (press release)
More than half (50%) of operators surveyed agree that IPX networks make it easier to deploy end-to-end IP services, cut costs, guarantee quality and ease the migration to 4G networks. Nearly a quarter of operators (23%) rank highly the ability to ...
Wi-Fi Alliance® Hosts Wi-Fi® Smart Energy Forum and First Large-Scale ...
By Wi-Fi Alliance AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 3, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- The Wi-Fi Alliance is hosting its inaugural Wi-Fi Smart Energy Forum this week in Chicago. The opening day of the event featured the first large-scale interoperable demonstration of Wi-Fi ...
Compaq, Verizon Debut First LTE Netbook
Other specifications include a 250-Gbyte rotating hard drive, a full gigabyte of DDR-3 memory, a VGA Webcam, as well as 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. The primary reason to buy the netbook, however, is the integrated LTE radio, running on Verizon's 4G LTE network, ...
Motorola Photon Sprint 4G Smartphone: Specs and Price
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With a full feature set that immediately puts the Motorola Photon in the hierarchy of 4G phones, and with Sprint's swift 4G network, the Photon is priced attractively at $179. This is about midway up the4G price scale, and with some 4G phones running ...
Send staff home to work: Communications Minister
Sydney Morning Herald
Businesses must change their attitudes about people working from home and use the internet to connect employees through "telework", the Minister for Broadband and Communications Stephen Conroy said. "In Australia the number of people with an ...
Microsoft locks down Wi-Fi geolocation service after privacy concerns
By Peter Bright | Published August 2, 2011 10:08 PM Microsoft has restricted its Wi-Fi-powered geolocation database after a researcher investigating Wi-Fi geolocation and position tracking raised privacy concerns about the information recorded. ...
Buzz Out Loud 1522: Is there ice cream for WiFi Day? (Podcast)
by Molly Wood It's 8-02-11 (in US style date parlance, we know), and therefore it's WiFi Day ... we don't know what that means, but Molly's planning to get some ice cream out of it! Plus, Android malware that can record your phone calls and free WiFi ...
Govt To Up Definition Of Broadband Speed To 2 Mbps From January 2015
The Indian government appears to have accepted the telecom regulator's recommendations in the National Broadband Plan with regard to speed of broadband Internet and has revised its definition of a broadband connection as 512 Kbps (Kilo bits per second) ...
Mitel Mobile Releases First 3G/4G Android Device -- Announces Additional ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Simultaneous voice and data capability in 4G and Wi-Fi coverage areas, enabling Web surfing and more while talking. -- Updated HTC Sense, highly acclaimed user experience, which includes FriendStream(TM) to integrate Facebook, Twitter and more into a ...
UPC customers grow by 11%
Cable operator UPC grew its business in the second quarter as an increasing number of people signed up for its TV, phone and broadband services. The company said its core products grew by 11 per cent in the year to the end of the three month period, ...
North American agreements advance mobile 4G use
The spectrum is being widely deployed for high-speed wireless broadband in the US Other providers, such as T-Mobile, are deploying 4G systems without changing spectrum. “Verizon's rollout of its 4G LTE mobile broadband network is going well, ...
New BTC CEO calls for broadband expansion
The Bostwana Gazette
While Mobile phone services in Botswana are on the same level with other countries, the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation is still facing challenges to provide customers with wireless internet or broadband. This emerged at the first press ...
Bharat Book Bureau: Global LTE Market by Infrastructure (E-Utran, E Node B ...
MARKETS COVERED This research report categorizes the global market for wireless broadband in public safety into the following submarkets: On the basis of paired and unpaired spectrum: * LTETDD (TIME DVISION DUPLEX) * LTE FDD (FREQUENCY DIVISION ...
LA-RICS to restart bidding for LTE, P25 projects
Earlier this year, Raytheon was selected as the vendor to build the communications system, which would have incorporated both 700 MHz narrowband P25 land-mobile-radio and 700 MHz broadband LTE technologies to enhance first-responder communications in ...
Survey: Texas companies with broadband Internet outperform those without it
Yuill estimates that the restaurant's website and broadband connection add 20 to 30 percent to the bottom line as he ships barbecue, sauces and seasonings all over the country. A survey of 800 Texas businesses by Connected Texas indicates that the ...
CenturyLink Reports Second Quarter 2011 Earnings
MarketWatch (press release)
"We are pleased with the early success of our go-to-market plans in the legacy Qwest markets and the continued demand for broadband in legacy CenturyLink markets, as we achieved higher year-over-year high-speed Internet sales during the second quarter ...
Broadband Expansion Going Nowhere Fast
Nearly two years later, the strategy for expanding broadband access in the Palmetto State appears static. “Clearwire has not yet launched commercial service in South Carolina and [has] not yet announced a timeline for doing so,” company spokeswoman ...
Sprint, LightSquared pen LTE deal
Sprint also has the option to buy LTE capacity from LightSquared, which could allow Sprint to move beyond its current commitment to Wimax as a fast 4G network service. According to CNet, under the terms of the 15-year deal, LightSquared will also pay ...
Sprint extends 4G coverage to wholesale -- Engadget
By Brian Heater
Sprint's 4G service is taking a turn for the wholesale -- the company announced this week that it will be offering up some 4G-packing products. ... Mobile Integration, a unified communication solution that seamlessly integrates desk and wireless phones; Partner Interexchange Network, allowing customers to interconnect on-net yielding cheaper connectivity rates; and Mobile Broadband on Demand, enabling end-users to purchase prepaid broadband by the day, week or month. ...
Happy Wi-Fi Day!
By Yardena Arar
I bet you didn't know it, but today is 802.11 day. (I didn't know it either until a PR person for Qualcomm Atheros--the Qualcomm division formed after Qualcomm acquired Wi-Fi chipmaker Atheros--e-mailed me.
AT&T to offer 4G BlackBerry Torch 9810 in August, Bold 9900 and ...
By Todd Haselton
AT&T's premium BlackBerry lineup will be capable of speeds up to nearly four times the network speed capability of previous models, so you can talk and surf even faster on the nation's fastest mobile broadband network. 4G BlackBerry ...
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Sprint Opens Up 4G Network to Wholesale Customers | TechCrunch
By Chris Velazco
The Verizon/Sprint 4G war has been shifting into high gear lately, and with Verizon's LTE network capable of faster performance, Sprint has had to play up some of their other accomplishments to try and pick up some momentum. ... Mitel, a “ leading provider of communications software and solutions for a range of organizations” leaned on Sprint's network when they offered 4G mobilebroadband cards as part of mobility solutions to their clients. In addition to a Sierra ...
Cablevision is biggest loser in FCC broadband speed report ...
By Janko Roettgers
Turns out you are not alone: The FCC's new broadband report shows that Cablevision delivers less than 60 percent of its advertised speed during peak hours. Most other ISPs fared significantly better.... Update: A Cablevision spokesperson disputed the findings in an emailed statement: “Cablevision delivers some of the fastest Internet connections in the country, on our basic tier, two higher levels of service and our WiFi network and this report simply does not reflect ...
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Android Overload: Sprint Offers Up 4G Network to Wholesale ...
By Chris Chavez
Wow, do we have one doozie of an Android Overload for you here today. This is the place you can turn to for all the little Android news bits that didn't.
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HTC Vigor, Droid Bionic and others with 4G LTE appear on Verizon ...
By Cory Gunther
When we heard the Motorola Droid Bionic was delayed until September we all were sad to hear summer would be a little slow in August from Verizon but this latest.
[Wirefly Schmackdown] Motorola Photon 4G Vs. HTC EVO 3D: Fight!
By Cameron Summerson
As Sprint's newest dual-core WiMax device, there was the little doubt that Motorola Photon 4G would inevitably be compared to the HTC EVO 3D. The battle nearly started itself in the comments yesterday once our Photon 4G Review Roundup ...
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Virgin Media contemplating providing free WiFi in London | Ubergizmo
By Tyler Lee
If you're living in the UK, it appears that Virgin Media is considering providing free WiFi in the metropolitan area. [...]