LTE-Advanced gets the go-ahead

LTE-Advanced gets the go-ahead, but don't expect faster 4G as a result
WirelessMAN-Advanced, the second generation of WiMax, is not expected to be widely deployed. But LTE-Advanced, the next version of the Long-Term Evolution standard chosen by most carriers moving to 4G, could start improving mobile networks soon.

Rural Broadband Summit at Broadband MEA Tackles Digital Divide in Middle East ...
MarketWatch (press release)
LONDON, Jan 26, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Broadband MEA, the premier event driving sustainable growth of broadband in the Middle East and Africa, is attracting top industry representatives in the region to its first ever Rural Broadband Summit to be held ...

Cornish LTE trial extended by Everything Everywhere, BT Wholesale
The duo said that the aim of the project was to ascertain the capabilities of LTE in the 800MHz band for customers in rural regions that currently can either only get slow fixed line broadband or cannot be connected at all via traditional fixed line ...

Shropshire superfast rural broadband project in doubt
BBC News
Plans to install superfast broadband in rural Shropshire have been put in doubt after a council pulled out of the scheme. Telford and Wrekin Council has said it cannot justify spending £700000 on a non-essential project. The Labour-led authority needs ...

The Splint and Sprint of Wi-Fi
ABC News
Despite the success of Wi-Fi in the corporate market, many doubted that Wi-Fi would be a viable consumer technology a decade ago. In fact, Wi-Fi was locked in a competitive struggle with a rival standard dubbed HomeRF, backed by PC giant Intel.

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LG Viper 4G LTE (Sprint)
PC Magazine
Along with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the LG Viper will be one of the first two Sprint 4G LTEphones when it comes to the carrier midyear. The Viper is a compact but speedy little phone, with a 4-inch, 800-by-480 screen and brushed-metal back.

There's a broadband plan to suit everyone, but don't abandon the landline just yet
Irish Independent
Today it's all about broadband internet, whether through DSL, cable, fixed wireless, 3G mobile and, in a small number of cases, satellite. The humble telephone is now typically offered as one of a number of services as part of a broadband package, ...

Apple Q1 results show why the iPhone doesn't have LTE—yet
Ars Technica
AT&T very recently turned on its first round of LTE towers in a few major US cities, though it will be well to the end of 2012 before its LTE network closes in on Verizon's. Sprint has a large 4G WiMAXfootprint, but that is incompatible with the ...

Proposed national 4G network plan is rejected
The Triton
By Dorie Cox The proposed national broadband network, planned by LightSquared, was rejected by a US federal committee in January due to “harmful interference” to some GPS-based systems. The4G-LTE network would cause interference to many GPS receivers ...

Verizon Razr Maxx, With 21 Hours of Go Time, Now Available
Further filling out its resume are its dual-core, 1.2GHz processor and compatibility with Verizon's super-quick 4G LTE network. The Razr Maxx runs Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, but is upgradable to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It features a 4.3-inch AMOLED HD ...

O2 fixes mobile broadband number leaks
ZDNet UK (blog)
By David Meyer , 26 January, 2012 08:35 Follow @superglaze O2 has fixed a bug in the way it handles mobile broadband traffic that saw its customers unwittingly exposing their mobile phone numbers to website owners. The operator apologised for the ...

LG: More than 1 million Optimus LTE phones sold
LG announced on Wednesday that it has sold more than 1 million Optimus LTE handsets. A version of the device landed in the United States as the Nitro HD on AT&T, although it's unclear if that phone is figured into the count. “The combination of LTE ...

Sprint's Epic 4G Touch Gets Stripped Of Carrier IQ
Thanks to an update that started making the rounds yesterday, Samsung's Galaxy S II variant the Epic 4G Touch joins a handful of Sprint devices to get the Carrier IQ cleanup treatment. Aside from giving Carrier IQ the boot (which Sprint refers to as a ...


Report: 4G means new jobs
Mansfield News Journal
A report by the national think tank NDN looked specifically at wireless broadband, examining communities that recently saw increases in network speeds. The study notes that communities that saw this increase then saw an increase in employment the ...

Will LTE spectrum be wasted?
Sentech and WBS (iBurst) are the only companies which currently have 2.6GHz spectrum, and apart from the near-empty iBurst WiMax network, this valuable spectrum is laying idle. Considering that 2.6 GHz spectrum is sought after for launching LTE ...


Ekahau Launches Next-Generation Android-Based Wi-Fi Tool for Wireless ...
Sacramento Bee
By Ekahau Ekahau, the market leader in Wi-Fi site-survey tools and real-time location systems (RTLS), today announced a new version of its Ekahau Mobile Survey for the Android operating system.Ekahau Mobile Survey 2.0 introduces fully-featured site ...

Samsung Galaxy Blaze 4G (T-Mobile)
PC Magazine
The Samsung Galaxy Blaze 4G for T-Mobile is a slab smartphone with a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor and HSPA+ 42 data speeds. It appears to be pulled straight from Samsung's existing Galaxy S II lineup, with a 4.5-inch Super AMOLED ...

Hoping for broadband in Thurman, the land of dial-up
Glens Falls Post-Star
Thurman officials, faced with a mounting number of residents who want otherwise inaccessiblebroadband wireless, are hoping to have a localized trial system in Athol up and running by this summer. The proposal would have Thurman start its own Internet ...

Campaign for free wi-fi in Merseyside hotels
Liverpool Hoteliers Association and tourism body The Mersey Partnership (TMP) are calling for all hotels and serviced apartments in the Liverpool city region to offer free wi-fi in all guest bedrooms. The organisations say many hotels already offer ...

Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G Spec Sheet, Retail Reduced to $179
Mobile bloom News
The long-awaited Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G Android smartphone is finally here, and currently available exclusively on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network at a retail cost of $179 at select Verizon authorized retailers with a standard two-year activation ...

Ericsson pursuing Wi-Fi with BelAir Networks buy
There are some exceptions, such as AT&T, but most US mobile operators have been reluctant to incorporate Wi-Fi directly into their networks, preferring instead to keep customers on their 3G and 4G networks, where they can collect data revenues and ...


Fast broadband work in South Gloucestershire by December
BBC News
Work to install superfast broadband in some areas of South Gloucestershire could begin in December, the local council says. The authority wants to invest £2.2m on the project along with £710000 from government body Broadband Delivery UK.

Score! for Two Rural Broadband Teams
Daily Yonder
Can the strategy that raised enough money for a new Packers' stadium finance a ruralbroadband network? Communities in Vermont and rural Lancashire, England, have kicked off efforts. By Craig Settles Morry Gash for AP Fans like Steve Gash of DeForest, ...

Daily Yonder

Wi-Fi Usage Drives AT&T to Raise Prices
Light Reading
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has been one of the most aggressive wireless operators when it comes to Wi-Fi offload, helping customers stay under their monthly consumption caps via the company's 30000-hot-spot-wide network. But that strategy is now being viewed ...

Merge broadband cases, prosecutors ask graft court
BY PETER TABINGO OMBUDSMAN prosecutors are pressing the Sandiganbayan Fifth Division to allow the consolidation of a pending graft case against former National Economic and Development Authority director general Romulo Neri with criminal charges ...

56% of Brits don't check if public Wi-Fi is encrypted before logging on
PC Advisor
By Carrie-Ann Skinner | PC Advisor | 26 January 12 More than half (56 percent) of Brits that use public Wi-Fi rarely check if it is encrypted before logging on, says UK2. Research conducted by the web hosting firm in conjunction with YouGov revealed ...

Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G
"At MetroPCS we are committed to deliver the latest smartphones that fit our customers' needs and provide great value with our 4G LTE network service," said Tom Keys, MetroPCS president. "We believe that the new Samsung Galaxy Attain 4Gandroid phone ...


Georgia Community Broadband in Legislative Crosshairs
Government Technology
The fight to retain local government authority over building community broadbandnetworks in Georgia has officially begun. SB 313, the Broadband Investment Equity Act, was introduced in the Georgia Senate on Jan. 19. If it becomes law, the bill would...

Government Technology

Llanrwst to benefit from faster broadband connection with BT
North Wales Weekly News
NEARLY 90000 more homes and businesses in Wales now have access to faster broadband, BT have announced. Llanrwst is among 17 communities to benefit from the roll-out of BT's next generation broadband service delivered over copper lines.

Doxie Go + Wi-Fi unveiled: Tiny scanner scans anywhere, sends wirelessly
prMac (press release)
[] San Francisco, Califronia @ Macworld | iWorld 2012 -Apparent today unveiled Doxie Go + Wi-Fi, a new Doxie model that scans anywhere - no computer required - then sends scans wirelessly to devices and the cloud. Doxie is wireless scanning ...

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G details confirm 720p HD display and ...
By Cory Gunther
At first thought this was a T-Mo Galaxy Nexus but after taking a closer look it appears this will most likely be the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G — basically a tweaked and improved Galaxy S II. More details after the break. Some sneaky readers ...
Android Community

2012, The Next iPhone, And LTE
By Federico Viticci
The LTE Advanced standard does conform to 4G requirements, but it's likely that you'll see the term “LTE” associated with 4G simply because it's a major leap forward in terms of wireless connectivity). Now, the debate as to whether Apple should have made the ... But the WiFi-less 3GS and camera-less iPhone 4S were necessary modifications to get these devices on sale, otherwise they wouldn't have gotten regulatory approval. It's not like Apple is forced to implement LTE, especially ...

Sprint issues Samsung Epic 4G Touch EL29 software update
By Kevin Krause
Samsung and Sprint have pushed a new update to the Epic 4G Touch, bringing the software version to EL29 and taking care of a few minor issues along the way.
Android Phone Fans

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G details | Ubergizmo
By Edwin Kee
Snooping around on the Internet can yield some rather interesting results, especially when you know what you are looking for, and how to look for it. Case in point, an enterprising person was sniffing for Samsung's collection of UAProf files [...]

Hide a Stealth Wi-Fi Repeater In an Old Radio - How-To Geek
By Jason Fitzpatrick
Department level management felt, if those working in the shop had WiFi access, even less work would get done (they're correct). As a result ... Silly management thinking they could hide a Wi-Fitransmitter by putting it in the corner? A stealthy ...
How-To Geek

CyanogenMod 9 ICS on the Samsung Epic 4G Is Fast and Smooth
By Lucian Armasu
Owners of Galaxy S devices and their cousin devices like the Epic 4G haven't been too lucky, with the updates in US being so slow to arrive. I doubt an. ... iOS vs. Android (2012) - A Look At the Year Ahead · 4G LTE ...
Android Authority

LG proudly exclaims one million Optimus LTE devices have been sold
By Natesh Sood
More specifically, it contains a 4.5 inch True HD display, dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 8MP rear facing camera, 4G LTE connectivity, Android 2.3, and 1GB of RAM. While this is a great milestone for LG, we suspect that the company is already ...

Samsung Epic 4G Touch is seeing the EL29 update right now ...
By Phone Arena
Today, Sprint has started to roll out the EL29 software update for Sprint's version of the Samsung Galaxy S II, thus, hopefully pleasing those owners who were taken back by the realization of Carrier IQ being in the device. Bringing the ...
PhoneArena - News

LTE, WiMax, Blending Specifications – and Rudyard Kipling | Realty ...
By Toni
Similarly, the combat for future years of 4G among LTE and WiMax might be thoroughly registered. Having said that, both are Ip address-based mostly and workout Orthogonal Volume Section Multiplexing (OFDM) and, industry experts say, ...
Realty Videos

HTC EVO View 4G and BlackBerry PlayBook Headed Out the Door ...
By Sean P. Aune
A new End of Life document from Sprint shows the HTC EVO View 4G and BlackBerry PlayBook are on their way out the door.

Sprint EL29 Update For Samsung Epic Touch 4G Phone Rolling Out ...
By Roy Alugbue
Sprint is officially rolling out the EL29 update for the Epic 4G Touch smartphone. Shouldn't be too ...If you're an Epic 4G Touch owner, keep a lookout for the update notification to indicate your phone is ready to receive the update. Of course if ...
Android News, Rumours, and Updates

Laptop security for wifi and personal info - Tech Support Forums ...
By waynezo
I am looking in to buying this laptop Toshiba Satellite L775D-S7340 17.3" Laptop | Staples® It has face recognition for logging on. Not sure this.
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Extend Your WiFi | Net Worm
By Blogger
Extend Your WiFi. Posted By Blogger ~ 26th January 2012. farrenheit you are discovering your cellular system is not supplying the actual protection you need you may find your self looking at numerous possibilities to extend your protection ...
Net Worm

Credit card Wi-Fi Accessibility – Look through Pictures Very own Risk
By mike
During the Dark colored Hat 2007 Conference, a quick screen of nuller engineering revealed the way in which secure -you aren't- '-Fi hot spots are. During opertation demonstration, program identifiers and cupcakes ended up being seized on ...
London Sports Authority

Light Reading Mobile - 4G/LTE - Verizon Is Eating Sprint's 4G Lunch ...
WiMax sales get lost in the shuffle at Sprint as Clearwire sold 900000 4G devices for its partner in Q4, while ... Find out where it launches first and check out 4G LTE devices coming to Sprint. ....Cable Next-Gen Broadband Strategies: Wideband, Wireless, PON & Beyond ... Strategic Opportunities in Service Provider Wi-Fi ...

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