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T-Mobile made a case to the FCC for smaller geographic areas and a 5 MHz spectrum block maximum in the upcoming AWS-3 spectrum auctions, notes Wireless Week. T-Mobile urged the FCC to package the 50 MHz of AWS-3 up for auction into five 5×5 MHz blocks to “maximize opportunities for competitive carriers to participate

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AT&T’s takeover of Leap Wireless (Cricket), approved last week by the FCC and the carriers, leaves U.S. Cellular and other regional carriers with an uncertain future, says Fierce Wireless. T-Mobile’s 2013 purchase of MetroPCS (9 million subscribers) and the AT&T purchase of Leap/Cricket Wireless this w

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China Mobile just added 1.34 million new 4G users in February and about one million of them are iPhone users, reports The Wall Street Journal. “We are happy with the progress as we are still building our 4G network and the coverage is only available in some major cities,” China Mobile Chairman Xi Gouhua told […

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pureLiFi, the light communications technology company, that transmits data using light waves from ‘off-the-shelf’ LED bulbs, says they have doubled the previous levels of data rates. Li-Fi enables energy-efficient data transmission using LEDs in light fixtures. The findings were made at the University of Edinburgh’s r

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Cisco says more than 200 service providers have deployed Cisco Service Provider Wi-Fi technology, with more than 18 million carrier-grade access points deployed worldwide across networks operated by service providers, enterprises, stadiums, public sector entities and commercial organizations. One carrier customer is PT Telk

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Ruckus Wireless says its new ZoneFlex R700 uses the 802.11ac standard , and is ideal for high capacity and challenging Wi-Fi environments such as airports, hotels, schools, hospitals, warehouses and high-density venues. The Ruckus ZoneFlex R700 operates as a standalone access point (AP) or part of a centrally managed wirele

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Satellite phone provider Globalstar is proposing a Terrestrial Low Power Service, that would roll out a private WiFi network in the 2.4 GHz spectrum, adjacent to channel 11 on the WiFi band, but separate from it. Globalstar would add a 4th (private) WiFi channel, touching the top of today’s 2.4 GHz WiFi band. The unli

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Today Google announced Android Wear, a project that extends Android to wearables. Google will start with watches that will be capable of displaying posts and updates, answers via “OK Google” voice commands, provides Google Now-like functionality, as well as interfacing to a number of fitness and health related data. Bec

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Apple has added a discounted 8GB version of the iPhone 5c in some parts of the world to stimulate sales. The iPhone 5c, with identical specs but less memory will sell in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Australia and China, with the unlocked device selling for around $70 less than the 16GB model. While the […]

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Apple iBeacons can spam users even if their device is locked, thanks to new change in iOS 7.1 says Adrian Kingsley-Hughes at ZDNet. Apple’s iBeacon is an indoor positioning system that can notify nearby iOS 7 devices of their presence, explains Beekn.net, but similar Bluetooth beaconing will be available for most smar

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According to a report published on Friday in the Washington Post, pre-paid customers of T-Mobile and AT&T are being overcharged for the voice minutes with calls running under a minute routinely counted as two minute calls by both carriers. It’s buyer beware for prepaid customers. AT&T announced on Thursday t

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China Mobile has released bidding results for second-phase TD-LTE deployment with Huawei, ZTE and Datang the top three winners, followed by Ericsson, NSN and Alcatel-Lucent. After first-phase TD-LTE procurement in 2013, when China Mobile purchased 207,000 base stations, the second phase will deploy TD-LTE wireless equipment

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Mobile analyst Chetan Sharma predicted a flip in revenues between voice and data would occur last year, and he turned out to be right, observes GigaOm. In the fourth quarter, mobile data revenues grew 5 percent quarter over quarter and 20 percent year over year to $24.8 billion. That eclipsed voice revenue for the first [&#

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LG is making Google’s smart watch and it will debut at the search company’s I/O developers conference, on June 25-26, 2014, according to a rumor at evleaks. LG is Google’s occasional Nexus 5 hardware partner. The new specs show a device with a 1.65-inch screen, with a screen resolution of 280 pixels by 280 pixels, [&#

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T-Mobile US today said it will upgrade its 2G EDGE network to LTE almost completely by the middle of 2015. T-Mobile’s LTE network, now one year into its rollout, currently covers 210 million people in 273 metro areas. T-Mobile said its HSPA+ network now covers 230 million POPs. Mosaik has coverage maps of the 4 [̷

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March 12 2014 is the World Wide Web’s 25th Birthday. On this day in 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee filed the memo that led to the creation of the Web. Sir Tim Berners-Lee believes an online “Magna Carta” is needed to protect and enshrine the independence of the medium, reports The Guardian. Speaking exactly 25 year

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Enterprise Wi-Fi supplier Aruba Networks today unveiled a new Wi-Fi architecture called Mobility-Defined Networks, which it claims will help businesses cut their wires completely and enable the move to an all-wireless workplace. Several of the software improvements — all free to existing customers — are designed

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With over 7 Billion mobile subscriptions worldwide, Mobile advertising promises to drive revenue generation opportunities, says market researcher ReportsnReports.com. Currently the market accounts for nearly $17 Billion in annual revenue, but by the end of 2020, tablet based advertising campaigns alone will generate more th

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Barcoding and AeroScout have partnered to deliver a hybrid RFID solution that combines passive and active RFID. By merging the best features of both active and passive radio frequency identification, AeroScout says their system creates one, unified solution for tracking assets. Active RFID from AeroScout use AeroScout’s W

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Audi’s in-car LTE from AT&T will cost $99 for 5GB over 6 months. Customers will be able to pick between two plans, according to Audi. The first plan offers 5GB over a period of six months for $99. The second plan provides 30GB over 30-months for $499, which works out to over $16 per gigabyte. […]

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Google Voice Search now works in Chrome for desktop , not only just in Android and iOS. Now you can bypass the microphone icon. Just use the hotword “OK Google” when you’re using Google search. You need to install this extension first. Chrome will listen for you to say “Ok Google” and then send

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China Mobile will be the first carrier to offer 4G LTE in China on Dec. 18, followed by China Unicom and China Telecom, bringing the most advanced telecommunications technology to the country’s more than 1 billion mobile users. The news was confirmed by Xinhua, the Chinese government’s official mouthpiece, reports T

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The HomePlug Alliance, the worldwide industry group for powerline communications networking, today congratulated the industry on approval of the IEEE 1901.2 Standard for Low-Frequency Narrow-Band Powerline Communications. HomePlug is the family name for various power line communications specifications that support networkin

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A Swedish-based startup has launched Trax: GPS Tracker for Children & Pets, a smart device and application that lets users locate their children and pets. Trax combines GPS and sensor fusion technology to provide indoor navigation capabilities with more precise, real-time outdoor tracking. The waterproof Trax tracker s

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Lighter Than Air Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of World Surveillance Group, a developer of lighter-than-air aerostats, has entered into a distributor agreement with U.S. Government prime contractor ADS, to distribute Blimp in a Box aerostat systems and related sustainment equipment. ADS is in the business of selling op

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ExactEarth, a provider of satellite AIS data services for vessel tracking, announced the successful launch of another AIS satellite that will extend its constellation and increase the capacity of its global vessel monitoring service. The spacecraft, built by SpaceQuest of Fairfax, Virginia, was launched from Russia last Thu

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Motorola will start selling its inexpensive Moto G smartphone in the U.S. today, more than a month ahead of schedule. The U.S. launch was initially planned for January. The phone starts at $179 without a contract requirement. That compares with $600 or more that people must typically pay for high-end phones without traditio

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The Federal Communications Commission next month will consider lifting the ban on the use of cell phones and mobile broadband devices on planes. The Federal Aviation Administration recently ruled that electronic devices no longer had to be turned off for takeoff and landing, provided those gadgets remain in airplane mode. B

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Apple has completed its acquisition of PrimeSense, the Israel-based company focused on 3-D sensor technology, for a price sources said was around $360 million, according to All Things D. PrimeSense worked with Microsoft’s Kinect gaming product, which uses cameras and depth sensors to capture players’ motions. Microsoft

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Australian energy distribution company SP AusNet has selected Ericsson to develop and implement a 3G network-enabled communications solution to support its electricity smart meter program. Ericsson says the standards-based approach allows this solution to be replicated on 3G networks globally. SP AusNet will extend its exis

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