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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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At last week’s FCC meeting, the commission made a commitment to set aside 1-3 channels of broadcast spectrum for unlicensed use at next year’s incentive auction. Earlier this year the FCC made 100 megahertz of 5GHz spectrum available for Wi-Fi. In remarks at an event sponsored by WifiForward (Twitter), an industry g

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Ruckus Wireless has announced their virtual SmartCell Gateway (vSCG) as a followup to the Smart WiFi Access Management Service (SAMS) it unveiled last month for small and midsized businesses. Ruckus says it’s the industry’s first carrier-grade Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solution. It’s designed for

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AT&T Mobility has said it plans to purchase between 20 MHz and 40 MHz of spectrum in the FCC’s 600 MHz incentive auction next year. Under the original 600 MHz auction plan, AT&T and Verizon would only have been allowed to bid on 30 MHz if broadcasters were willing to sell 60 MHz or more. […]

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Google’s YouTube has reached a deal to buy Twitch, a popular videogame-streaming company, for more than $1 billion, according to sources familiar with the pact. The deal, in an all-cash offer, is expected to be announced imminently, according to Variety. If completed the acquisition would be the most significant in th

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AT&T and DIRECTV today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge in a stock-and-cash transaction for $95 per share. The agreement has been approved unanimously by the Boards of Directors of both companies. AT&T will gain DirecTV’s 20 million U.S. subscribers and 18 million Latin A

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Verizon Wireless will soon start marketing its AWS spectrum as an “XLTE” network, according to the blog Droid-Life, beginning on May 19. Verizon has been deploying AWS spectrum (1.7/2.1 GHz) to augment capacity on its LTE network since last fall, according to Fierce Wireless. Currently Verizon’s LTE servic

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Parrot, the maker of the popular AR Drone 2.0, has launched a new model, the AR Drone 3.0. It also flies under the name Bebop and is controlled from your phone via Wi-Fi. The Bebop is essentially a flying camera with four rotors. The camera comes with an F2.2 fisheye lens with a 180-degree field […]

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Dish Network is scheduled for a commercial launch of fixed wireless service this July, reports CED. Dish is using nTelos’ 2.5 GHz wireless spectrum. Dish and nTelos last year announced a trial network in Virginia, pulling speeds of 20-50 Mbps. The companies activated two wireless tower test sites in the Blue Ridge Mountai

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Motorola on Tuesday took another step toward lowering the cost for high-function smartphones with the Moto E, the third member of its Moto product family after the $399 Moto X and $179 Moto G. The Moto E smartphone will retail for $129 without a contract. Motorola also introduced a 4th phone, an LTE-enabled Moto G, […

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Google is considering deploying Wi-Fi networks in towns and cities covered by its Google Fiber high-speed Internet service, reports Computer World. Specific details of the Wi-Fi plan are not included in the document, which was seen by IDG News Service, but Google says it will be “discussing our Wi-Fi plans and related

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