Top Network and IT Industry News Stories of 2011

25 Top Network and IT Industry News Stories of 2011
4G wireless took off with the emergence of big-time LTE networks. Governments and hackers screamed for attention by taking down networks, while IPv6 generated interest for giving the Internet a way to carry on. The shift to cloud computing sped up. ...

Broadband slow and expensive: report
People's Daily Online
By Huang Jingjing (Global Times) Internet users suffer poor broadband access and high bandwidth prices, according to a recent report that has increased anger at the telecommunications giants' monopoly on Internet service provision. ...

BT Faster Broadband Rolls Out in Scotland
The £2.5bn roll out of superfast broadband internet service in the UK remains in the news, with BT announcing the latest round of updates to the next gen broadband. This time around, as many as 47 communities across Scotland are set to benefit from...


Help available to access Broadband funding
Kidderminster Shuttle
COMMUNITIES in Kidderminster are being encouraged to attend a session that will help them access funding to bring faster Broadband to Worcestershire. Two sessions are being held by Worcestershire County Council next month (January) to help groups of ...

Schools reassured over broadband setup cost
Bournemouth Echo
BOURNEMOUTH schools are being reassured they will not have to pay upfront costs to sign up to a new broadband deal. All schools in the borough are being offered the opportunity to havebroadband installed under a deal negotiated by the council's ...

4G LTE Droid Bionic With Accessories for $99 at Costco
Gotta Be Mobile
The dual-core Motorola Droid Bionic, one of the most full-featured 4G LTE smartphones on Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network, will be selling for $99 with a two-year service agreement at Costco. The price includes a free accessories package thrown in, ...
Gotta Be Mobile

Dispute holds up funds for 4G broadband network
Kingsport Times News
By Wes Bunch DUFFIELD — The disbursement of millions of dollars in grant funding for the expansion of 4G wireless Internet into Southwest Virginia is being delayed due to an unresolved dispute involving one of the project's major players. ...

High Fees cooling Wifi Hot Spots in Moscow
The operator of the world's largest city-wide Wi-fi network is threatening to shut it down if new fees by the Russian Ministry of Telecommunications are enforced. Beeline Wifiis owned by mobile operator VimpelCom, and covers most of the city centre ...


LG Android 4.0 upgrades will start with Optimus LTE, Optimus 2X, and Prada ...
The Verge
Among the first phones to benefit from Android 4.0 will be the Optimus 2X, which launched as the world's first dual-core smartphone earlier this year, the recent Optimus LTE, and the upcoming Prada Phone. They'll be followed by the Optimus 3D, ...

Enjoy free Wi-Fi in wireless Beijing
By the end of 2011, people in these places will get access to free high-speed Wi-Fiservices through mobile phones, laptops or tablets by logging on to the wireless network named "My Beijing". As Li Siting waits for her friend, ...

Government announces deadline for councils to apply for super-fast broadband cash
Online Broadband Guide
Councils in rural England that want to implement super-fast broadband networks in their area have been given a deadline of February 2012 to apply for government funds to assist with upgrading rural internet infrastructures. The UK government has put ...

Motorola Xoom (Wi-Fi) - fully featured well-built tablet for an unusually ...
Australian Personal Computer
Send tips to The 10.1in Motorola Xoom (Wi-Fi) is a nicely built, slick performing Android Honeycomb 3.2 tablet that for $298 is unbelievably good value for money. It's one of the better tablets currently available, ...

Australian Personal Computer

802.11u, Hotspot 2.0 bring roaming to Wi-Fi devices
To cope with the challenge, operators are looking for ways to offload data traffic onto higher bandwidth technologies such as Wi-Fi. In fact, operators are already adopting Wi-Fi on a large scale. According to a recent In-Stat report the number of ...

KT to start long-awaited LTE service from next week
The Korea Herald
3, starting faster LTE service straight away on that day. The Seoul High Court on Monday overturned a lower court ruling that favored some 900 users who filed a lawsuit last month against the Korea Communications Commission to nullify its approval of ...

Alcatel-Lucent to provide broadband services to APT
Voice & Data Online
''APT is committed to 'making better changes' for our customers and working with Alcatel-Lucent we will be able to do this, offering our customers seamless fixed and mobile broadband services to enrich their business and social lives,'' said Sophia ...

HTC Rezound 4G: Full Spec Sheet, Retail Price Drop to $149
Mobile bloom News
The HTC Rezound 4G Android smartphone is being marketed as offering the best possible music experience of any 4G handset ever designed. And, backed by HTC's $300 million purchase of a controlling interest in the Beats by Dr. Dre audio business, ...

IndiaWatch: MTNL To Go With LTE for BWA
Light Reading India
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) has selected Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology for launching its broadband wireless services and is expected to roll out the services in the second half of upcoming year, reports Business Standard. ...

Tips for improving your Android device's battery life
The power control widget gives you access to your Wi-Fi, bluetooth, GPS, sync, and brightness settings and can be your key to more advanced battery-saving moves. Turn off bluetooth and GPS: As a general rule, you'll probably want to turn off your ...


ZTE completes TD-LTE CSFB tests
EE Times India
ZTE Corporation, a telecom equipment company, has completed a series of world-first tests between TD-LTE and 2/3G GSM/UMTS networks using circuit switching fallback (CSFB). The operations included testing a series of services such as mobile originating ...

Better Business Bureau cautions Wi-Fi hotspot users
Topeka Capital Journal
By The Capital-Journal Wi-Fi hotspots are popping up everywhere, from coffee shops and libraries to airports and hotel rooms. But not all connections are secure, subjecting users to hackers and scams. Unsecure Internet connections have been linked both ...

Broadband plans
Market Rasen Today
SUPER-fast broadband is coming to Brigg as the town is to be included in BT's £2.5 billion fibrebroadband programme. More than 29900 homes and businesses in North Lincolnshire are poised to get super-fast broadband as part of a major expansion of BT's ...

French govt raises 2.6 bn eur in 4G auction
Such 4G frequencies are crucial to allow telecom operators to deliver fast mobile connections for customers surfing the web on tablet computers and smartphones, a lucrative and fast-growing market. SFR won two out of four blocks after offering 1.07 ...

Broadband Antennae for Hereford Cathedral
Broadband Expert (blog)
Hereford Cathedral is all set to be the first in the UK to allow broadband antennae to be installed on its tower. Herefordshire-based internet company allpay Broadband has obtained permission from the Diocese of Hereford plus its broadband licence for ...

Broadband Expert (blog)

T&M expert Aeroflex opens sales and support office in India
EE Herald
"Important new opportunities in India have been created by the awarding of the TD-LTE broadbandwireless access licenses, the increasing presence of major R&D facilities, and the warming of defense ties between the United States and India. ...

Spotty connection raises questions about Wireless@SG
A STOMP reader has questioned why he has been having trouble connecting to Wireless@SG, a free wireless broadband programme developed by the Infocomm Development Authority in Singapore. The service allows users broadband access, both indoors and ...


Mix Business with Pleasure Using Free Wi-Fi in Westchester Restaurants
This just another opportunity to multitask! Grab a bite with colleagues or customers while getting some work done at the same time. Urbanspoon's list of Best Westchester American Restaurants with free Wi-Fi can guide you in your multi-tasking endeavors ...

Broadband survey will show demand
Biggleswade Today
SUPERFAST broadband is on its way to Central Bedfordshire and a new survey should show just how in demand it is. Officers from Central Beds Council want to find out just how much demand there is from businesses and from computer users in the area. ...

Biggleswade Today

Infographic Shows Importance of Wifi To College Students
The study covered a wide range of topics, ranging from the importance of wifi on college campuses to the most useful software and gadgets students used. Word processors were the most popular software, with 76% of students ranking them as the most ...

5 Corporate Honchos to Outshine in 2012
Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director (MD) of Reliance Industries, bought 95 percent stake in Infotel Broadband in 2010, which proved to be very beneficial. Infotel Broadband is abroadband service provider and has recently got permission to ...

WIFI Technology Center Proposal / AllesWirdGut + FCP | ArchDaily
By Alison Furuto
The winning competition proposal for the St. Pölten Technology Center, designed by AllesWirdGut + FCP, will accommodate two functions: the training.

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket with LTE review: one of the best ...
By Mark Gurman
In fact, my current phone was the iPhone 4S… until I had the chance to start reviewing the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket with LTE (currently 70% off at Amazon). I've used a lot of Android phones (and phones in general) in the past, and the ...

HTC Sensation 4G Review | Anroid Free App
By admin
HTC Sensation 4G Review. The HTC Sensation 4G is T-Mobile's version of the phone known internationally as simply the HTC Sensation. 4G marketing aside, the handset brings the same powerful hardware and fluid software that make it the ...
Anroid Free App

Nokia Diagnostics app contains secret LTE and CDMA menu ...
By Surur has discovered Nokia's diagnostic app secretly supports tests for LTE and CDMA. The app contains entries for: * LTE TX * LTE Band Lock MMS. The LTE Band Lock feature can change bandwidth of LTE. It has 'Band 4′ and ...

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