Global Broadband Satellite Communications Service for the Maritime Market Launched

Global Broadband Satellite Communications Service for the Maritime Market Launched
Iridium Communications and KVH Industries announced an agreement to offer a fully global, seamless broadband satellite communications service for the maritime market. Under the agreement, KVH will offer an integrated service package that combines its ...

No big LTE splash for Verizon at CES this year
Network World
By Brad Reed, Network World LAS VEGAS -- Anyone expecting Verizon to unveil Stage 2 of its LTEnetwork deployment at the Consumer Electronics Show this year came away disappointed. Last year at this time, Verizon was fresh off launching its LTE network ...

Now That LTE is Here, What's the Future for Sprint's WiMax?
In the last few weeks Sprint has rolled out LTE service to a few area. Some have been under the impression that these are “test areas” to examine the viability of LTE. That's not the case. I haven't been able to get word from Sprint about their ...

What's the best Windows Phone from CES 2012?
CNET (blog)
Highlights for this device include support for AT&T's 4G LTE network and Carl Zeiss optics in the camera with an F2.2 aperture lens with a 28mm focal length, a front-facing camera as well, a dual LED flash, 16 GB of internal memory, and a polycarbonate ...

CNET (blog)

LTE for Everybody: 4G Comes in All Different Flavors at CES 2012
PCWorld (blog)
Wireless carriers, hustling to catch up to Verizon in 4G, used CES 2012 as a showcase for new 4G LTE phones and tablets. T-Mobile, however, was conspicuously quiet. By Ginny Mies, PCWorld It is all about LTE this year at CES with three out of the four ...

Morgan Stanley: Apple's next iPhone to be slimmer, may include quad-mode LTE chip
Apple Insider
By Josh Ong Investment bank Morgan Stanley hinted on Friday that Apple's next-generation iPhone will be slimmer when it arrives later this year and could include a quad-mode chip from Qualcomm that would allow for 3G and LTE functionality across all ...

LG Viper 4G LTE (Sprint): The Specs
Phones Review
So there's a new Android 4G LTE enabled smartphone coming out to play on Sprint'sLTE network, and no I'm not talking about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but rather the LG Viper 4G LTE smartphone, and the specs on the LG handset have now come to light so ...

Phones Review

Bright House blankets Brevard with Wi-Fi access
Florida Today
BrightHouse launches broad WiFi initiative: Bright House Networks today launched more than 2000Wi-Fi hotspots across the state, including many in Brevard County and Central Florida, that will bring free Internet access to customers. Posted Jan. ...

HTC Velocity 4G, Telstra prices and plans
Phones Review
For those Android faithful down under it appears that the first 4G enabled smartphone on Telstra is to be the HTC Velocity 4G, and apparently 4G surfing smartphone wannabees will be able to purchase the LG Velocity 4G from the Australian carrier in the ...

Phones Review

Free WiFi for Google+ in India does not work
I try out Google India's new Google+ promotion.

CES: Satellite broadband boost with 12MB/s service
New Scientist (blog)
Satellite broadband has a bit of a bad reputation. It's a view California's ViaSat is hoping to change with two announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week. The first is a new home broadband service, available next week,...

New Scientist (blog)

Acacia Research buys 4G technology developer for $160 mln
"With patents filed as early as 2000, Adaptix's research and development efforts have resulted in one of the world's most significant intellectual property portfolios focused on 4G technologies," Acacia said in a statement. ...

4G mobile internet promised across UK
The Guardian
Superfast mobile broadband will be rolled out from Britain's cities to the most remote villages, with at least 98% of the population receiving a signal indoors, thanks to the biggest auction of the UK's airwaves, but the sell-off could lead to higher ...

Usain Bolt mimics Richard Branson in Virgin Media superfast broadband ad
The Guardian
Virgin Media has signed Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man and Olympic gold medal-winning Jamaican sprinter, to front a multimillion-pound campaign to promote its superfast broadband service. The ad campaign, directed by Seth Gordon who most recently ...

The Guardian

WiFi-only PS Vita arrives in Singapore on Feb 22
Retailing at S$399 for the WiFi-only version, the PS Vita will be accompanied by 27 launch titles, including Uncharted: Golden Abyss and FIFA Soccer. However, the connectivity-junkie will have to wait longer for the 3G version, as there is no word on ...


Virgin to double broadband speed to more than 4 million households
Fourth Source
Virgin Media has revealed ambitious plans to double broadband speed for more than four million of its customers, and boost its top speed to 120Mb – reinforcing the company's position as the fastestbroadband provider in the UK, and helping to catapult ...

4G with your coffee? Verizon sticks LTE in just about everything
12, 2012, 4:14pm PT 1 Comment Karaoke has a new best friend, and its name is LTE. At CES, TouchTunes and Verizon Wireless unveiled its new digital jukebox with a networked Karaoke feature, allowing bar and restaurant patrons to not only pull their ...


Fixed Internet Providers, 4G Wireless, and the Future of the Internet
by Gadgetry Inc A lot of people pit 4G wireless broadband against fixed internet services. Some say that the former is where the future of the Internet lies, while others believe that the latter will continue to be the type of service that the majority ...

SD Association Standardizes Wi-Fi Cards
PC Magazine
By Jim Fisher LAS VEGAS—The SD Association, the body which sets the standards for Secure Digital memory cards, announced a new standard for implementing Wi-Fi in memory cards. Dubbed Wireless LAN SD, it is first being brought to market this quarter by ...

Terrestrial Broadband Connects Southwest Alaska to the World for the First Time
Sacramento Bee
The videoconference utilized TERRA-Southwest, an $88 million terrestrial broadband "middle mile" project constructed by GCI's wholly owned subsidiary, United Utilities Inc., using federal broadbandstimulus funding provided by the Department of ...

Fitbit announces the Aria Wi-Fi scale
Announced at CES this week and shown to the press at Digital Experience, Fitbit plans on releasing a Wi-Fi enabled scale called the Aria. The Fitbit Aria is capable of automatically recognizing eight different users in a household, but there's also an ...

Choking on broadband
Business Standard (blog)
Last year, for example, 40 per cent of smartphone owners in an Ericsson survey used their devices to gain access to mobile broadband connections even before getting out of bed. The heaviest users of mobile data, according to Ericsson, watched videos 40 ...

LightSquared seeks probe of GPS advisory board member
By Stephen Lawson IDG News Service - LightSquared is seeking an investigation of a federal official involved in deciding whether the company can deploy its hybrid satellite-LTE network, saying he simultaneously serves on the board of a GPS company ...

York's free Wi-Fi trial attracts 1000000 hits
One and Other York
York's free city centre Wi-Fi trial has proven an instant success with shoppers and local businesses, registering over 1000000 hits since it was launched on 14 November. Councillor Julie Gunnell said: “This service really puts York on the national ...

One and Other York

At CES, FCC chair warns of mobile 'spectrum crunch'--for the third time
CNET (blog)
by Larry Downes January 12, 2012 10:20 AM PST LAS VEGAS--In a keynote address yesterday, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski sounded a warning for mobilebroadband users. "We're threatened by a looming spectrum crunch," Genachowski said. ...

CNET (blog)

Broadband Delivers Strongest Growth Since 2009
MarketWatch (press release)
Latest broadband and IPTV figures published by the Broadband Forum show a significant surge in growth in Q3-2011, with more new subscribers added in the quarter than at any time since early 2009. The figures also point to the growing importance of ...

Traffic jam: Wider wifi highways may end data gridlock
BBC News
In the wifi industry there are two frequencies that are used. That's 2.4Ghz, a lot of people know it as 11bg, and there's something called 5Ghz. [The challenge is] convincing the world to use 5Ghz and the 24 channels offered in this band, ...

BBC News

Wi-Fi® Innovations propel continued sales growth.
ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release)
January 13, 2012 - With more than 1 billion products shipped in 2011 and continued growth in mobile and digital home devices, Wi-Fi is thriving. Member companies of Wi-Fi Alliance continue to develop programs to meet demands of broad range of ...

WiMax Amplifier is available for Sprint's 4G network.
ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release)
Cellphone-Mate®, Inc. Announces 4G WiMax Amplifier for the Sprint Network, the SureCall® CM2500W in Time for CES 2012 Cellphone-Mate is now the only cellular amplifier manufacturer supplying 4G Signal Boosters for all four major carriers: Verizon,...

ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release)

ng Connect promotes new uses for broadband at CES
Los Angeles Times
Broadband speeds have increased steadily in the United States, reaching an average of 5.8 Mbps in mid-2011. That's 50% faster than in mid-2009, and it's likely to keep going up. But aside from streaming movies and doing video chats on Skype, ...

Verizon to Require 4G LTE Compatibility for 'All' Future ...
By Eric Slivka
CNET yesterday reported that Verizon has announced a "hard requirement" that all future smartphones released on the carrier support 4G LTE...
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors...

Patent Troll Buys ADAPTIX (And Its 4G Technology Patents) For ...
By Robin Wauters
Robin Wauters currently works as a staff writer for TechCrunch and lead editor of Aside from his professional blogging activities, he's an entrepreneur, event organizer, occasional board adviser and angel investor but most ...

Galaxy Note-Like Devices Hit WiFi Certification?
By Quentyn Kennemer
Just as with the Galaxy S II, us Americans are just now getting a taste of the Galaxy Note while other parts of the world have had it for months. Well it looks.
Android Phone Fans

All future Verizon smartphones to feature 4G LTE
By Dan Graziano
Verizon Wireless covers 190 markets and 200 million people with the its 4G LTE network. It is the largest and most advanced 4G network in the United Stat.
BGR: The Three Biggest Letters In Tech

Altec Lansing LIVE 5000 Wi-Fi all-in-one speaker | Ubergizmo
By Edwin Kee
[CES 2012] Altec Lansing has announced its latest LIVE 5000 Wi-Fi all-in-one speaker at CES this year, and it is rather strange that a company like Altec Lansing has but just one product to show. Well, I guess quality trumps [...]

Thailand: Free Public Wi-Fi Service · Global Voices
By Mong Palatino
The government of Thailand announced that 20000 free wi-fi spots in Bangkok and its vicinity are already available. The spots are located in government offices, educational institutions, hospitals, and other public places. Another 20000 Wi-Fi ...
Global Voices

Hands-on: LG Viper 4G, Sprint's second LTE smartphone [video]
By Tim Conneally
Sprint's Network Vision upgrade to LTE won't be a top-down change, where only flagship devices will be able to hook up to the high speed network, among the carrier's first LTE devices will be the slightly cheaper, slightly less flashy LG Viper ...

Altec Lansing announces the LIVE 5000 Wi-Fi speaker at CES
Altec Lansing's new LIVE 5000 Wi-Fi speaker allows you to listen to streamed music in any room of your home.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine » Broadband Subs 5B by 2015
By Sam Churchill
Ericsson's broadband growth projections are among the most aggressive, although the company is probably counting HSPA and EVDO as wireless broadband, which sometimes struggle to deliver 1 Mbps. According to Ericsson, just 26 ...

4G LTE Smartphones Dominated CES 2012
The annual Consumer Electronics Show is wrapping up in Las Vegas. The Brighthand staff has been in the thick of things, ?and can't help but crown 4G LTE as the star of this tradeshow. Other significant trends were also in evidence, though. Handheld News and Reviews

Panasonic Lumix Wi-Fi prototype gives control to your smartphone ...
By Stuart Miles
Like Panasonic's helmet camera, this Lumix snapper also allows you to beam images straight from cam to smartphone. There have been a lot of devices shown.

WiFi Enabled Power Outlets Will Reduce Home Energy Usage [CES ...
A central system communicates with each power outlet to understand energy usage and that helps track which sockets are using power.

Verizon Says All New Smartphones Will Be 4G LTE Devices, No ...
By Jack Holt
In a not so surprising move Verizon has come out and said that all their smartphones from here on out will come with 4G LTE radios. While we aren't surprised at all, honestly besides the iPhone 4s and Samsung Illusion when was the last time ...
Android News, Rumours, and Updates

Extended Batteries for All Verizon 4G LTE Phones are 50% Off ...
By Kellex
The rep informed him that in fact, all extended batteries for 4G LTE smartphones were 50%, not just for the Nexus. After taking quick lap around their online store, he is right. The Bionic, Stratosphere, and even Thunderbolt are all having battery ...
Droid Life

Samsung Shows Off 7.7-Inch LTE Tablet, and More of That "Phablet ...
At Samsung's CES press event, the electronics giant again showed off its " phablet" device, plus a 7.7-inch Galaxy tablet that will run on Verizon's LTE 4G ...

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