Asian economic powerhouses are also broadband slowpokes

Asian economic powerhouses are also broadband slowpokes
Ars Technica
By Matthew Lasar | Published February 1, 2012 9:04 AM The Akamai State of the Internet report for the third quarter of 2011 is out, and as usual, it is full of interesting data about global broadband developments. Many observers read the survey to get ...

Ars Technica

Mexico broadband project stuck in stalemate
At the heart of the debate is 190 megahertz (MHz) of bandwidth owned by MVS Comunicaciones that could be used to deploy a next-generation LTE (Long Term Evolution) network in Mexico. The bandwidth, briefly used to transmit radio using microwaves in the ...

Borough's superfast broadband 'on target'
News Guardian
PLANS to introduce faster broadband to the borough are ahead of schedule, despite reports to the contrary. Officials at North Tyneside Council say they have been working hard on introducing 'superfast broadband', and are set to exceed national targets ...

Broadband-based Comcast enters home-security market long tied to land lines
Denver Post
(AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post) Comcast is rolling out broadband-based home security and monitoring in metro Denver today, jumping into a market long tied to rival telcoms' land-line phone service. The new offering, which will initially require a ...

Broadband boost support approved to the tune of £7.5million
This is Gloucestershire
A broadband boose for rural Gloucestershire is one step closer to reality after a £7.5m investment was approved by councillors. Gloucestershire County Council today announced a £7.5million boost to a scheme to bring high-speed broadband to the county.

Sprint gives LightSquared until March to get FCC approval
by Marguerite Reardon January 31, 2012 12:26 PM PST Follow @maggie_reardon Sprint Nextel said it will give LightSquared an additional six weeks to get approval to build its nationwide 4G LTEwireless network from the Federal Communications Commission ...

Telstra's 4G Vs 3G: Is It Worthwhile?
Gizmodo Australia
They've been rather quiet since the start of the year, but presumably Vodafone-branded 4G services will emerge at some point in 2012. For now, though, if you want 4G (or at least Telstra's LTE variant thereof, an argument I'll address another day), ...

Axesstel Introduces Its First 4G Product: The MV600 Series EV-DO Rev. B Wi-Fi ...
MarketWatch (press release)
B 450MHz Wi-Fi Gateway with optional VoIP. Axesstel has begun shipping MV600 Series Gateways to Net1/, a telecom operator providing mobile broadband access, VoIP and machine-to-machine services for consumers and businesses in Denmark, ...

Broadband Initiative and Telecommunications sends out 6700 surveys to farmers ...
Rapid City Journal
He also uses the internet to track down agricultural information but is disappointed that his internet provider has not yet been able to provide broadband service to them. They are still on dial-up and have to sometimes go to the Sturgis library to ...

Plans for faster Scottish broadband speeds unveiled
BBC News
Broadband internet could become five times faster in Scotland by 2015, according to a new plan to improve the country's digital infrastructure. Consumer Focus Scotland said the target could be reached if commitments in the Scottish government's ...

BBC News

FCC Votes to Reform Lifeline Fund, Launch Broadband Pilot Program
Bloomberg BNA
“Broadband has gone from being a luxury to a necessity in the 21st century,” Genachowski said in remarks at the agency's Jan. 31 meeting. The Lifeline program was started in 1984 to ensure that everyone would have telephone service during emergencies.

Sky's Fibre Broadband To Rival BT And Virgin
TechWeekEurope UK
Sky has announced plans to offer fibre-based broadband from this April in addition to extending its copper-based service to 88 per cent of the UK by the end of 2013. The move into the fibre-based market will see the company offer speeds of up to 40Mbps ...

AT&T Invests More Than $6.8 Billion in California From 2009 Through 2011 to ...
Sacramento Bee
Upgrading more than 300 cell sites to provide fast mobile broadband speeds. AT&T also launched its new 4G LTE network in the San Francisco Bay Area, in Los Angeles and in San Diego on January 5. "Our goal is to deliver a network experience that ...

Nintendo makes free 3DS Wi-Fi deal
The Guardian (blog)
Nintendo has announced a deal with to provide over 5000 free Wi-Fihotspots to 3DS owners throughout Europe. The partnership will include fast food restaurants and hotel chains across the continent including McDonald's, Burger King,...

The Guardian (blog)

Putting the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx's Battery Life to the Test
By Jared Newman | @OneJaredNewman | February 1, 2012 | + As Verizon Wireless tries to push a broad lineup of 4G LTE smartphones on its customers, the company omits an important fact: LTE destroys battery life. This may improve some day, ...


LTE will 'dominate' wireless infrastructure budgets by 2013: report
ZDNet (blog)
By Rachel King | January 31, 2012, 12:46pm PST Summary: Global spending for LTEinfrastructures is expected to nearly triple between 2012 and 2013, according to new research. As 4G LTE coverage and usage increases, so will the budgets of wireless ...

ZDNet (blog)

Tellabs to drop LTE and lay-off 530 staff
We will reduce expense and stop new development work on the Tellabs SmartCore 9100 LTEproduct, while continuing to support Tellabs SmartCore 9100 WiMax customers. Tellabs said it will shut down its facilities in Petaluma, California; Vancouver, ...

Cisco aims Wi-Fi enterprise access point at BYOD profusion
MIMO is the key ingredient in the current Wi-Fi standard, IEEE 802.11n, as well as in other types of advanced networks. The technology uses an array of antennas to create multiple streams of packets through space. Combined with beamforming, MIMO can ...

State urged to push broadband into rural areas
Jackson Clarion Ledger
A New York City nonprofit and the state NAACP chapter are calling on the state to makebroadband Internet more available in rural areas where minorities often have rudimentary Web access. The Center for Social Inclusion and the state NAACP released ...

Charter Bus Company Deploys OpenDNS Enterprise to Secure Fleet's Wi-Fi Hotspots
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Shafer's Tours selects OpenDNS Enterprise to replace three separate security solutions, instantly protects corporate network and mobile Wi-Fi hotspots from malware and unsafe content. OpenDNS, the world's largest and fastest-growing provider of ...

Surge in Mobile Infrastructure LTE Revenues to Surpass 500% by 2016, According ...
MarketWatch (press release)
1, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- According to a newly published forecast report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, the mobile infrastructure LTE equipment market is ...

Vodafone prepares to unveil LTE network in 13 cities; expresses an interest in ...
Vodafone Portugal has released the first price plans relating to its imminent Long Term Evolution (LTE) launch, with the operator planning to unveil the 4G service in 13 cities as soon as telecoms watchdog ANACOM issues it with the necessary approvals.

Accel Networks Introduces First Smart Antenna System That Optimizes Business ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Accel Networks, a leading provider of managed fixed cellular broadband services for business, today announced here -- at the 4G Wireless Evolution Conference & Expo -- that its newly formed division Accel Technologies is introducing Maestro(TM), ...

Hands off our brand, Wi-Fi body warns 'white space' tech firms
By Tony Smith • Get more from this author Don't call wireless networks that operate at frequencies formerly reserved for TV transmissions "Wi-Fi", the owner of the brand has warned. The Wi-FiAlliance doesn't like the idea that chip makers and other ...

Mystery Samsung tablets receive Wi-Fi certification
... yet unreleased (and unannounced, for that matter) Samsung Galaxy S3 that had showed up for Wi-Fi certification, so here are a couple more devices from the South Korean manufacturer that has also picked up certifications issued by the WiFiAlliance.


HTC Velocity 4G VS Galaxy Nexus 3G

Research and Markets: With over 269 commercial device models LTE shipments ...
Business Wire (press release)
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets( has announced the addition of the "LTE and LTE - Advanced Devices: Market Share, Key Trends, Vendor Strategies, Shipments, ...

Japan's newest mobile network makes U.S. LTE seem sluggish
31, 2012, 8:50am PT 5 Comments fJapanese operator eAccess isn't deploying any old LTE network. It's going for broke, pushing the upper limits of the technology to launch a network that could theoretically support downlink speeds of 300 Mbps, ...

BSkyB see solid first half as it unveils broadband initiatives
Secondly, the telco said it will launch its free Wi-Fi service to its 'Broadband Unlimited' customers from April 2012. Most notable perhaps though was the revelation that April 2012 will also see BSkyB introduce a fibre-based broadband product for ...

Motorola Xyboard 8.2 WiFi-only model streaks through FCC, reveals ...
By Myriam Joire
Remember that Motorola Xyboard 8.2 WiFi-only model that just went on sale? Well it just paid a visit to our friends at the FCC.

How To Extend Your Wi-Fi Network With Simple Access Points ...
By Jason Fitzpatrick
Last week we showed you how to extend your network without wires, this week we're looking at how you can use use an existing hardwire network to easily and quickly extend your wireless network using simple access points.
How-To Geek

Sky TV to offer cable access via broadband in the UK | Joystiq
By Ben Gilbert
Unlike its unflinching US equivalents, News Corp-owned Sky TV is readying its service for availability via broadband, rather than solely through traditional cable box delivery. The company announced plans today to bring a mixed ...

Two mystery Samsung tablets pass through the WiFi Alliance with ...
By Kevin Krause
While the Korean manufacturer has done a pretty good job of keeping their exact plans under wrap (the even is less than a month away and we have seen very few leaks), a recent set of devices newly certified by the WiFi alliance suggests at ...
Android Phone Fans

LTE infrastructure spending booming, says IHS
"While 3.5G remains the dominant air interface technology in the mobile infrastructure market, the4G LTE space has been gaining momentum," said Jagdish Rebello, director and principal analyst for communications and consumer electronics research at IHS. "This trend started in the second half of 2009 ... These metro cells - also known as small cells - will be used alongside Wi-Fi hotspots to provide coverage in public spaces, IHS believes. At present, semiconductor suppliers are ...
DIGITIMES: IT news from Asia

3DS to get free Wi-Fi throughout 5000 hotspots in Europe | VG247
By Johnny Cullen
“With such an extensive European-wide Wi-Fi access network, partnering with free-hotspot.commade absolute sense. The access points are largely located in popular restaurants and hotels – places where Nintendo 3DS owners are likely to ...

Samsung Galaxy S3 shows up for WiFi certification? | Ubergizmo
By George Wong
We've already heard rumors about the next Samsung Galaxy S3 phone being codenamed the GT-i9300, and now it looks like we've got more fuel to add to the fire. A phone with the very same model number, GT-i9300 recently made [...]

Your Schools: Wifi in mobile classrooms?
By Ann Doss Helms
Among them: Will the wifi connections being installed in all school buildings reach the mobile classrooms that house hundreds of students in crowded schools? I posed that question to Chief Information Officer Scott Muri, and got this answer ...
Your Schools

Apple updates Wi-Fi base stations, AirPort Utility | MacNews
By dsellers
Apple updates Wi-Fi base stations, AirPort Utility. Apple has released updates to its Wi-Fi base stations and to the Airport Utility program. AirPort Base Station and Time Capsule Firmware Update 7.6.1 is for all 802.11n AirPort Express, 802.11n ...
MacNews Latest News

Japanese operator maxes out 4G LTE standard, builds 300 Mbps ...
By Stefan Constantinescu
Japanese operator maxes out the 4G LTE standard, builds 300 Mbps network. Will we be able to do the same in America? Sadly, no.

Verizon Silently Flips the Switch to 4G LTE in a Handful of New ...
By Alexander Maxham
Over the last week or so we have seen tweets from people in 3G Verizon markets that have been turned into 4G LTE markets, and today's post on Droid-Life co.
Android Authority

FCC Providing Broadband To Poor Families Through Lifeline ...
By Zach Walton
The FCC is reforming and modernizing their Lifeline program that provides telephone service to poor families across the nation. On their Web site today, the.
Top News - WebProNews

Nexus S 4G gets a leaked Ice Cream Sandwich ROM | PhoneDog
Own a Nexus S 4G on Sprint? Hungry for some Ice Cream Sandwich? Then this news should be right be up your alley. A new Android 4.0 ROM for the Nexus S 4G has been leaked over at xda-developers that brings with it a bump to Android version ... So far, users that have installed the leaked ROM seem to be pretty happy with its performance, and WiMAX is said to be working just fine. ...Verizon's 4G LTE network spreading to five new markets on January 19th, expanding in another ... - Latest videos,...

Cisco lags behind in Olympics Wi-Fi training - Downtime
By Bryan Glick
With Cisco due to be providing Wi-Fi access for the Olympic and Paralympics Games this summer, it's slightly concerning that the vendor struggled to provide Wi-Fi for the attendees of its very own Cisco Live Europe event this week. During the ...

The National Broadband Map Goes Mobile
This week we are happy to announce a new feature of the National Broadband Map that will make it easier to use on your mobile device. This new feature ...

Super Wi-Fi - Wi-Fi Alliance
AUSTIN, TX, January 27, 2012 – The Wi-Fi Alliance supports efforts to use the unlicensed spectrum known as Television White Spaces to expand connectivity.®-statement-regarding-super-w...

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