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Why fine print might ground your high-flying 4G cellphone service
msnbc.com
An AT&T customer, he was thrilled last week when the firm released its first two "real" 4G LTE phones -- the HTC Vivid and Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket. A Washington, DC,-area resident, he's lucky to live in one of the handful of cities where the ...
O2 unveils LTE pilot plans for London
TeleGeography
Customers selected to take part in the trial meanwhile will be provided with Samsung B3730 mobilebroadband dongles, capable of supporting speeds of up to 100Mbps, as well as 4G personal wireless hotspots and handsets from a number of other vendors. ...
Google Offers Opt-Out for Wi-Fi Location Database
PCWorld (blog)
By Daniel Ionescu, PCWorld Nov 15, 2011 6:36 AM Google now offers a way for anyone to get out and stay out of its Wi-Fi location database, the company announced. Following last year's Wi-Fisnooping scandal, Google is looking to make amends by allowing ...
HP's WiFi Touch Mouse X7000 works without dongles, doesn't like lefties
Engadget
By Dana Wollman posted Nov 15th 2011 10:22AM Six months ago, HP got us to look twice at itsWiFi Mobile Mouse, which taps into your home network so that you don't have to waste a USB port on a dongle or receiver. Now the outfit's at it again: it's ...
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct(TM) Now Included in DLNA® Interoperability Guidelines
MarketWatch (press release)
DLNA and the Wi-Fi Alliance are also jointly distributing a holiday edition Gadget Guide (http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/wifi/gadgetguide_dlnawfa ) which highlights great DLNA Certified® and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED(TM) gift ideas available today for consumer ...
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 with 4G LTE hits AT&T on November 20th; $479.99 on contract
BGR
AT&T on Monday announced that a 4G LTE-equipped version of its Galaxy Tab 8.9 tablet will launch on November 20th. While this latest AT&T slate won't be priced quite as high as the 10-inch HTC Jetstream AT&T is currently asking $700 for on contract, ...
Sprint adds cheaper 3G/4G mobile broadband plans to undercut AT&T, Verizon
VentureBeat
The new 3G and 4G broadband plans apply to basically every device that's not a smartphone, including tablets, mobile hotspots, netbooks, notebooks and USB modems. The two new price plans will charge a similar price for slightly more data than the ...
Orange, SFR join forces on fibre broadband
Reuters
PARIS, Nov 15 (Reuters) - France Telecom and Vivendi's SFR said they will jointly deploy high-speed fibre broadband networks to reach households outside France's major cities and in rural areas to share the cost. The companies said the partnership ...
Like LTE? You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
IT Business Edge (blog)
Clearwire has said it will take $600 million to launch an LTE-Advanced network on top of the cost of maintaining its WiMAX network though Sprint officials said the actual cost of running an LTE network for Clearwire would be much more. ...
TalkTalk loses more broadband users
The Press Association
TalkTalk has warned that broadband user numbers will not return to growth until next year, despite efforts to resolve customer service problems. The company, which has seen customers leave as a result of disruption after it bought Tiscali's UK business ...
RFMD Expands Broadband Product Portfolio With Market Leading Differential ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The broadband CATV products leverage RFMD's product and technology leadership to deliver enhanced functionality and improved performance to CATV access networks worldwide. Specifically, RFMD's newest broadband CATV products (the RFCM2680, RFPP2870, ...
National Broadband Network Co signs $635m in equipment contracts
Herald Sun
THE builder of the Federal Government's $36 billion broadband network has signed contracts worth up to $635 million for equipment to install the high speed service in homes and businesses. NBN Co chief executive Mike Quigley said the company wanted to ...
SKT's LTE network due by April
Korea Times
By Yoon Ja-young SK Telecom, the country's biggest mobile carrier, is pushing to get ahead in the fourth-generation (4G) long-term evolution (LTE) competition, announcing it will complete a nationwide network by April next year, eight months faster ...
Soon, 5.8 million WiFi spots around the globe
Hindustan Times
“The findings show we are about to enter the golden age of public Wi-Fi with hotspot deployments set to soar,” said Chris Bruce, Chair of the WBA and CEO, BT Openzone. “Fixed operators are extending broadband services beyond the home and office, ...
Qualcomm Opting For 4G Innovation
Daily Markets
A recent report of Light Reading revealed that Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) is at present developing chipset to offer push-to-talk functionality within 4G LTE handsets. Push-to-talk is a technology, which is used in walkie-talkies utilizing half-duplex ...
Samsung Exhibit II 4G Review: Solid 4G Phone for Value-Minded Buyers
PCWorld
That's the idea behind the Samsung Exhibit II 4G ($200 contract-free; price as of November 11, 2011), which T-Mobile is offering as its flagship handset for its new partner plan with Walmart, which provides 5GB of 4G data, unlimited texting, ...
China 4G plans make progress
Channel News Asia
Many WiMax operators are seeking for transition from WiMAx to TD-LTE, so TD-LTE has become one of the global mainstream broadband technology standards." Last month, Apple also promised to make an iPhone compatible with China Mobile's TD-LTE standard. ...
Is Broadband A Basic Human Right?
Forbes.com
A key United Nations panel now says it is. Hamadoun Toure, head of the UN telecommunications agency, talks with Forbes' Randall Lane about the political and social implications.
What's Happening With 4G In the UK?
Gizmodo UK
Gloriously fast, high-bandwidth 4G data has finally made it to the capital thanks to O2′sLTE trails. Unfortunately it's not here to stay, it is just a trial, and we're staring down the barrel of a 2013-2014 nationwide launch at the earliest. ...
Man's wifi hacked, hit with huge bill
WAVY TV
Man's wifi hacked, hit with huge bill.
Mindspeed Demonstrates Small Cell Development Solution for LTE Networks
MarketWatch (press release)
"Our new small cell reference unit allows service providers to quickly assess how small cells powered by Mindspeed's Transcede SoCs can deliver on the promise of LTE mobile broadband." Industry analyst Mobile Experts LLC predicts that the number of ...
Motorola Droid Bionic 4G Full Specifications, New Gift With Purchase Promo
Mobile bloom News
The Motorola Droid Bionic 4G Android handset arrived on Verizon's 4G LTE wireless network on September 8 with something that no other previous smartphone running on that network offered. The Droid Bionic 4G is the first handset on Verizon's 4G LTE with ...
Quantenna touts Gbit-class Wi-Fi chip set
EE Times
Startup Quantenna Communications Inc. claims it is on the verge of limited sampling of what could be one of the first Wi-Fi chip sets to deliver a Gbit/second in throughput. Quantenna's QAC2300 implements a draft version of the pending 802.11ac ...
USDA announces funding for rural broadband
BusinessWeek
Telephone utilities in 18 states will receive nearly $500 million in US Agriculture Department funds to build, expand and improve broadband in rural areas. The Ag Department made the announcement Monday during the annual meeting of the National ...
HTC Rezound Is 8th Verizon 4G LTE Device, First US Phone with Beats by Dr. Dre
Mobile bloom News
Independent wireless network research firm RootMetrics recently announced that their data shows Verizon's 4G LTE wireless network to be the fastest and most dependable 4G platform in the US. That wireless network just recently received its eighth ...
Suffolk residents and businesses broadband survey time
thinkbroadband.com
The five years from 2015 to 2020 should see further deployment of fibre solutions and 4G/LTE to take access speeds higher. Around one in eight premises in Suffolk already have access to the Virgin Media fibre/coax hybrid network in parts of Ipswich, ...
Hunt hails 4G mobile trial
Telegraph.co.uk
Ofcom should proceed with the auction of the 4G spectrum as quickly as possible so consumers and the industry can benefit from the next generation of mobilebroadband.” The site recently announced a revised global mobile commerce forecast,...
Fastest Broadband from BT Retail launched
thinkbroadband.com
While we have seen some broadband users not bother with upgrading to FTTC, in areas where FTTH is available the reliability and the removal of line length affecting your speeds make FTTH much more attractive. The full fibre solution is also immune to ...
PowerStream Chooses RuggedCom's WiMAX Broadband Solution for Distributed ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)
15, 2011 /CNW/ - RuggedCom Inc. ("RuggedCom") (TSX:RCM), a leading designer and manufacturer of utility gradeEthernet and 4G wireless broadband networks for mission-critical applications in harsh environments, has been chosen by PowerStream, ...
HTC EVO Design 4G (Sprint)
PC Magazine
The Design 4G is a CDMA/WiMAX phone that runs on Sprint's 3G and 4G networks. It's also a GSM/EDGE 2G quad-band world phone (GSM 850/900/1800/1900). There's also 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, so it'll work anywhere you want, as long as you don't mind the roaming ...
AT&T expanding LTE to 15 markets on November 20th -- Engadget
By Brad Molen
HSPA+, when combined with enhanced backhaul, provides customers with compatible devices 4Gspeeds, meaning customers get a faster and more consistent 4G experience, even when outside of an AT&T 4G LTE area. Customers of other ...
Engadget
AT&T To Launch The 4G Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (And Six New LTE
By Greg Kumparak
I don't know many people who are chompin' at the bits for the launch date info on yet another Galaxy Tab, but I know you're out there somewhere. For you, kind soul: AT&T has just announced that theLTE/4G-compatible version of the 8.9″ ...
TechCrunch
AT&T reveals final six 2011 LTE launch markets — Broadband ...
By Kevin Fitchard
The addition of Charlotte; Indianapolis; Kansas City; Las Vegas; Oklahoma City and San Juan, Puerto Rico bring AT&T's LTE city count to 15 -- meeting its 2011 target. But feeling pressure from Verizon's ever-growing competing network, AT&T ...
Mobile
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 with 4G LTE coming November 20th to ...
By Cory Gunther
AT&T is finally getting the entire 4G LTE market and devices train rolling. With the HTC Jetstream and the recently released Skyrocket and Vivid things are looking quite nice about now. Today, AT&T and Samsung have just announced the ...
Android Community
Sprint's New 3G/4G Data Plans Offer More Bang for Your Buck
By Adrian Covert
Sprint recently cancelled unlimited data for 4G hotspots, which sucked, but wasn't entirely shocking. Now they've announced new pricing plans for hotspots, tablets, laptops and dongles, offering more bandwidth than the competition at the ...
Gizmodo
AT&T customers to get new 4G LTE tablet » Coolest Gadgets
By Edwin
Fast forward some years later, and here we are with 4G LTE networks being introduced left and right across the globe – with Ma Bell leading the way in the US by offering the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 in all AT&T stores, regardless of whether it ...
Coolest Gadgets
Sprint Outs New Data Options for Mobile Broadband and Tablet ...
By Quentyn Kennemer
For tablet users, you can get either 1GB, 3GB, 6GB or 12GB of data for $20, $35, $50 and $80 per month. Mobile broadband/hotspot users can get 6GB f0r $50, as well. All plans include 4G and 3G data and will run you 25 cents per MB if you ...
Android Phone Fans
QuickWire: Lawsuit Against Wisconsin Broadband Project Is ...
By Alexandra Rice
In a case against broadband Internet expansion in rural Wisconsin, Judge Peter Anderson of Dane County Circuit Court has ruled in favor of a University of Wisconsin-Extension broadband project. The decision comes on the heels of a ...
Wired Campus
Google offers opt-out for WiFi mapping, the joke is on users ...
By Owen Williams
It almost feels like Google is being cocky. The search giant today announced a method to opt-out of their location based service that uses your WiFi access point as an alternative to GPS. It's a joke.
Neowin.net
Samsung announces 4G LTE-enabled Galaxy Tab 8.9 AT&T with ...
By Robert Nazarian
You can checkout Joe Sirianni's full review of the WiFi-only version. Full specs include: 4G LTEbacked by 4G HSPA+; Android 3.2 (Honeycomb); 15.9 ounces light, 8.6mm thin; Brilliant 8.9” HD widescreen; 3.2 megapixel rear facing camera ...
Android News, Rumours, and Updates
AT&T offers 4G-capable Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 | Ubergizmo
By Edwin Kee
What makes this particular model so different is the radio bands that it supports underneath the hood – we're talking about 4G LTE connectivity that lets you access blazing fast Internet wherever you are, assuming of course, you're under the ...
Ubergizmo
AT&T announces LTE Galaxy Tab 8.9 and six new LTE markets for ...
By Blake Stimac
AT&T 4G LTE smartphone customers can choose from tiered data plans starting as low as $15 per month. Existing smartphone customers do not have to make changes to their data plan. All plans include access to AT&T's national Wi-Fi ...
IntoMobile
USDA Announces Funding to Expand and Improve Broadband ...
By Andy Eubank
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced funding for 28 telephone utilities to build, expand and improve broadband in their rural service territories across 18 states. The announcement was made on ...
Hoosier Ag Today
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE Lands On AT&T November 20th ...
By Roland Hutchinson
Other specifications on the Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE include, 4G LTE, a dual core 1GHz processor, up front there is a 2 megapixel camera, on the back there is a 3.2 megapixel camera with an LED flash. Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9. The Galaxy Tab ...
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