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ASUS has officially announced its RT-AC87 Quantenna-based router. The AC2400 designation comes from the 1.73Gbps capacity on the 5GHz band in 802.11ac mode and up to 600Mbps via 802.11n. Small Net Builder reports the RT-AC87 is the first of the “wave 2″ 802.11ac routers and supports Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) usi

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The 101st Tour de France (NY Times, Wikipedia and Twitter), began on Saturday July 5, 2014 and continues until July 27, 2014. The 21-stage race began in Yorkshire, U.K., and stretches across Europe including Spain and Belgium. The race spans a total of 3,664 kilometers (or approximately 2277 miles). Some 3.5 billion people

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The FCC last week updated rules for use of the AWS-3 spectrum that will be auctioned to commercial cellular operators on November 13, 2014, notes RCR Wireless. The FCC in late March released its initial AWS-3 rules. The FCC’s Report and Order sets flexible-use regulatory, licensing, and technical rules for 65 megahert

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A few years ago, cellular companies charged for each call their customers made and gave most of them unlimited data, notes Recode.net. Now carriers have effectively flipped their business model, with most people now getting unlimited calling and texting and paying for the size of data plans they want. That transition in the

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GoTenna has developed a 6-inch-long antenna that connects to iPhones and Android phones via Bluetooth low energy. The antenna then transmits the data to other GoTennas through proprietary protocols, at 151-154 MHz. You can send text messages up to 160 characters as well as share your location on offline maps. The gadget is

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Northern’s Sky Research has released their 2014 Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand report, which projects that over 3,000 new transponders and 2+ Tbps of High Throughput Satellite capacity will far outstrip demand growth over the next decade.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched six LEO comsats to modernize Orbcomm’s orbital fleet of messaging satellites. ORBCOMM says the six satellites’ solar panels and antennas deployed properly, and are connecting to their Gateway Earth Stations around the world. The flight was supposed to take off in early May, but

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The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow consumers to “unlock” their cell phone, reports The Hill. It will allow phone owners to switch providers once their contract is up. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced S. 517, the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, which would restore an exemption

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Samsung is losing smartphone share to cheaper Chinese rivals and high-end Apple phones, reports Reuters. Samsung last week gave second-quarter earnings guidance that was far weaker than expectations and is on track for its worst quarterly profit in two years. Korean research firm Counterpoint surveyed 35 markets accounting

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Will Google, Facebook or others invest in wireless? Let’s look at the numbers provided by eMarketer. While nobody’s projections can be expected to be very accurate, I’m fond of eMarkerter’s charts. They’re clear and don’t equivocate. According to eMarketer, advertisers in the US and Canad

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Ruckus Wireless today announced the expansion of its partnership with the City of San José with the extension of their Wi-Fi network throughout Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) and the San José McEnery Convention Center. These two new extensions of the network provide visitors with a single, reliable, free, hi

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AT&T said in a regulatory filing Tuesday that if it’s allowed to buy satellite broadcaster DirecTV, it will expand fiber connections into more homes. AT&T said it would upgrade 2 million additional locations with fiber, and expand high speed broadband coverage overall to 13 million locations, reports the AP.

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Ericsson expects total mobile subscriptions will grow from 6.8 billion in in the first quarter of 2014 to 9.2 billion by the end of 2019, according to the company’s annual “Mobility Report” (pdf). Mobile broadband subscriptions are predicted to reach 7.6 billion by 2019. In two years’ time, in 2016,

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Acer, Asus and HP made significant announcements at Computex 2014 today in Taiwan. Computex is largest ICT trade show in Asia and the second largest in the world. It attracts over 130,000 visitors and 1,700 exhibitors using 5,000 booths. ASUS made eight announcements at their press conference today in Taiwan. They included

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Apple’s WWDC 2014 keynote introduced the future of iOS, the Mac, and more. Apple says iOS-8 is the biggest release since the launch of the App Store, while OS X 10.10 Yosemite will make working across your Mac and iOS devices more fluid. Live coverage is available from C/Net, 9to5 Mac, Macrumors, Engadget and The [

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Google plans to spend more than $1 billion on a fleet of satellites to extend Internet access to unwired regions of the globe, reports the Wall St Journal. The project reportedly will start with 180 small, high-capacity satellites orbiting the earth at lower altitudes than traditional satellites, and then could expand. Goog

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The FCC is beginning to consider whether to raise the definition of broadband from 4 Mbps to 10 Mbps, or even as high as 25 Mbps, reports the Washington Post. These days, 4 Mbps may not get you very much, explains The Post. An HD-quality Netflix stream requires at least a 5 Mbps connection. And […]

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Softbank Chairman Masayoshi Son has been eager to buy T-Mobile and merge it with Sprint, although the FCC and Justice have had a dim view of such a merger. U.S. regulators previously rejected AT&T’s $39 billion takeover bid for T-Mobile US in 2011. Now Reuters reports that Germany’s Deutsche Telekom and Softban

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Google is now developing self-driving prototype cars. The driver will be able to summon the car using a smartphone application and the car will automatically drive to the destination selected on the app, the New York Times reported. It doesn’t have a steering wheel, accelerator pedal, or brake pedal. Their software an

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D-Link today announced it is working with Facebook to deliver D-Link’s first wireless router with Facebook Wi-Fi. The Facebook Wi-Fi will redirect users to your Facebook page. Facebook Check In can be made optional, but redirection to the business Facebook page cannot. The Facebook Wi-Fi 802.11ac router delivers advanced,

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Every year, former analyst and venture capitalist Mary Meeker releases an in-depth look at the state of the web. The Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner also hints at up-and-coming startups and uncovers digital trends with a great slide deck. This morning, Mary Meeker’s 2014 Internet Trends report was releas

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Australian mobile operator Telstra has demonstrated downlink speeds of 450 Mbps using LTE Carrier Aggregation across a trial combination of 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands. Telstra worked with Ericsson to install equipment for two new 20MHz channels using Frequency Division Duplexing (FDD) on the 2600MHz spectrum band (40MHz FDD)

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U.S. regulators should challenge the proposed $45 billion merger of the two largest American cable providers, Comcast and Time Warner Cable, the New York Times said in an editorial in Tuesday’s newspaper. The editorial, headlined “A Cable Merger Too Far,” said there were good reasons for the Justice Depart

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US advertisers will collectively spend upward of $50 billion on digital advertising in 2014, according to eMarketer. Their analysis found that mobile spending levels were roughly similar across industries, with virtually all sectors committing about one-third of spending to the mobile channel. According to eMarketer’s for

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The LG G3 just got unveiled at an event held in San Francisco, New York, and London. LG’s flagship handset will be available as soon as tomorrow in the company’s home turf of Korea, with the global rollout announcements in more than 170 countries following next month. The Android (4.4.2) LG3 smart phone features

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Verizon’s LTE Multicast of the Indianapolis 500 race incorporated live video from the race broadcast. The race tops the Must-Attend sporting events, according to readers of USA Today. LTE Multicast uses a specific channel of spectrum that is assigned to this purpose, and makes the same video channel available to hundr

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Taiwan, which had previously made a national commitment to WiMax, is now rolling out national LTE broadband services in the 1800 and 700/900 MHz band, thanks to a recent auction, and is now issuing licenses. Foxconn which won a 4G license in Taiwan’s recent spectrum auction, though its Ambit Microsystems subsidiary, is no

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FreedomPop this week started offering users a $20 “unlimited” plan that offers unlimited voice, text and data — more or less. You get 1 GB of LTE data before being throttled back to 3G speeds. You can also tether, but you’ll always be restricted to 3G speeds. FreedomPop also offers unlimited voice, u

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T-Mobile’s Chief Technology Officer, Neville Ray, shared in a blog post today that T-Mobile has begun rolling out a LTE Advanced version of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in the Seattle area for LG G Flex and Samsung Galaxy Light and Note 3 customers, with plans to roll it out to more T-Mobile customers throughout the […]

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GOWEX is taking its global model of Wireless Smart Cities to Chicago, its fourth WiFi City in the country, after New York, San Francisco and Miami. The 9.5 million inhabitants in the Windy City’s metropolitan district and its 46 million annual visitors will now will be able to enjoy the free WiFi, similar to other […

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