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EE switches on UK's first 4G mobile broadband service

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Newly rebranded owner of Orange and T-Mobile says fourth-generation mobile broadband will be five times faster than 3GEE, the UK's largest mobile network and owner of the Orange and T-Mobile brands, has switched on the country's first 4G service and is promising to roll it out to 16 cities before...
EE switches on UK's first 4G mobile broadband service
Report: France will have 10M LTE connections in 2017

How T-Mobile’s roaming data caps would affect you

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Tmo News has it that T-Mobile is about to restrict roaming data usage to cut down on the amount of packets its customers consume when off the carrier’s networks. If true, the new restrictions could affect a lot of T-Mobile’s customers, though the size of the impact on each customer...
How T-Mobile’s roaming data caps would affect you
Is Verizon turning 3G into a prepaid-only service?

Apple enters the 4G age; will carriers return the favor?

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Apple finally gave the wireless industry the 4G device it’s so long been craving. Even more importantly, LTE connectivity in the new iPad virtually assures similar treatment in the next iPhone. Apple has stepped up. Now it’s the operators’ turn to reciprocate by lowering mobile data prices. On Monday, I...
Apple enters the 4G age; will carriers return the favor?

World's first mid-call transfer between Voice over LTE and 3G completed by Qualcomm and Ericsson

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Engineers at Qualcomm and Ericsson have managed to achieve the world's first mid-call switch between Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and a WCDMA 3G network. The ability to switch between networks seamlessly during a call is a requirement of standards regulator 3GPP, making this an important milestone on the way...
World's first mid-call transfer between Voice over LTE and 3G completed by Qualcomm and Ericsson
Verizon will allow free FaceTime over cellular for all data plans

Sprint’s Direct Connect now works on 2G, tripling its coverage

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Sprint CDMA coverage: the dark green represent Sprint’s 3G networks Sprint wants its Nextel customers to move to its CDMA network so it can hasten the inevitable retirement of its old iDEN systems. To coax customers over, Sprint is offering them three times the coverage they currently get with their Nextel...
Sprint’s Direct Connect now works on 2G, tripling its coverage

FaceTime redux: AT&T nixes video chat on Google's updated Hangouts

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Yesterday, Google announced its new, beefier Hangouts app for Android phones. The newest iteration integrates video chatting, Gmail, and Google's late “Google Talk” app all into one. Hangouts is available for free on all Android devices running Android 2.3 or higher, but if you pay phone bills to AT&T,...
FaceTime redux: AT&T nixes video chat on Google's updated Hangouts

New iPhone Will Have High-Speed Wireless Data And A Larger Screen (AAPL)

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Apple's new iPhone, to be unveiled next week at an event in San Francisco, will support LTE, a high-speed, fourth-generation wireless network, the Wall Street Journal reports. The phone will also have a taller screen, a widely expected feature. Supporting all LTE wireless networks around the world is a technical...
New iPhone Will Have High-Speed Wireless Data And A Larger Screen (AAPL)

AT&T raises throttling threshold to 3GB on "unlimited" data plan

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AT&T announced a policy change on throttling data speeds for customers with unlimited data plans Thursday. 3G/HSPA+ customers will now be throttled once they reach 3GB of data usage and 4G LTE customers will be throttled when they hit 5GB of data. Previously, AT&T customers with unlimited data plans...
AT&T raises throttling threshold to 3GB on "unlimited" data plan

From Google to Newsweek, nobody's safe from the technology whirl | Charles Arthur

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Smartphones and tablets are forcing even the big hitters to rip up their business models. There is no certainty any more'Would you want to be a Finn with Nokia or a Norwegian with Statoil 10 years ago?" pondered "Counternotions", one of the people I follow on Twitter, on Friday.It's quite...
From Google to Newsweek, nobody's safe from the technology whirl | Charles Arthur
Report: Four carriers fight for fastest 3G and 4G speeds, only two debut on top
The new iPad doesn't allow FaceTime over LTE

Apple Releases iOS 5.1.1 with HDR, AirPlay, and Safari Syncing Bug Fixes

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Apple today released iOS 5.1.1, offering bug fixes and other improvements for recent models of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including: - Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut - Addresses bugs that could prevent...
Apple Releases iOS 5.1.1 with HDR, AirPlay, and Safari Syncing Bug Fixes

Sony reveals Xperia ion HSPA for global markets

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Sony is continuing its strong push for a greater slice of the Android smartphone market with the unveiling of the Xperia ion HSPA (LT28h) for global markets. The new smartphone positions itself above the Xperia S in Sonyís line-up and centers on a 1080p high-resolution display, as the video embedded...
Sony reveals Xperia ion HSPA for global markets
LTE’s future: A scramble for spectrum, and creative data caps
Microsoft suggests throttling or blocking iOS 6.1 devices after bug slows down Exchange servers

MetroPCS lights up Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services, starts selling LG Connect 4G

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MetroPCS may not be grand in scale, but it's certainly not lacking for ambition. Just over a year after announcing its eventual transition to Voice over LTE, the carrier has officially launched its VoLTE services. Moreover, it's announcing the first sale of a VoLTE-capable handset at one of the...
MetroPCS lights up Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services, starts selling LG Connect 4G

4G for the win: European Commission forces member states to open extra spectrum by June 2014

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The European Commission (EC) today announced that it has decided to add another 120 MHz to the radio spectrum portfolio for 4G technologies – such as LTE – around the paid terrestrial 2 GHz band. At present, this band is used only for UMTS wireless communications known as 3G networks....
4G for the win: European Commission forces member states to open extra spectrum by June 2014

Clearwire confirms China Mobile deal is unaffected by the country’s LTE license delay

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US wireless firm Clearwire has spoken out to confirm that the Chinese government’s decision to wait at least two years before issuing 4G licenses will not affect its deal to buildChina Mobile’s LTE network. Chinese authorities recently went public with a timeline that will mean LTE licenses are not issued before 2014,...
Clearwire confirms China Mobile deal is unaffected by the country’s LTE license delay

3G wireless resellers offer bargains for smartphone users

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In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon advises readers looking for inexpensive smartphone plans to consider prepaid services that use bigger carriers' nationwide 3G networks. [Read more]...
3G wireless resellers offer bargains for smartphone users
Apple improves AirPlay playback, iPad network switching, HDR with iOS 5.1.1

What's AT&T planning? Hidden specs unearthed in the GSM iPhone 5

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There’s more to the AT&T version of the iPhone 5 than meets the eye. ExtremeTech’s Neal Gompa sorted through the device’s testing documentation at the Federal Communications Commission and found there are two more frequency bands supported in the North American GSM iPhone beyond those Apple revealed in its official...
What's AT&T planning? Hidden specs unearthed in the GSM iPhone 5

4G or Not 4G: A Guide to Cut Through All the "Fast" Talk

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Of all the confusing technology terms used in consumer marketing today, perhaps the most opaque is “4G,” used to describe a new, much faster generation of cellular data on smartphones, tablets and other devices. It sounds simple, but there are many varieties of 4G and conflicting claims. [ See post...
4G or Not 4G: A Guide to Cut Through All the "Fast" Talk

In early tests, iPhone 5 customers praise fast LTE wireless speeds

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LTE data speeds with the new LTE-ready iPhone 5 are many times faster than speeds over older 3G networks, according to delighted users, who praised the data speeds on Monday....
In early tests, iPhone 5 customers praise fast LTE wireless speeds
T-Mobile smartphones are data beasts, eating up 760 MB a month

Verizon iPhone 5 reportedly unlocked for GSM 3G networks

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Hours after the iPhone 5 hit store shelves across the U.S. on Friday, it has reportedly been discovered that the CDMA Verizon version of the device can be used on AT&T and T-Mobile's networks with a simple GSM micro SIM card modification....
Verizon iPhone 5 reportedly unlocked for GSM 3G networks

Qualcomm chips complete first successful VoIP-over-LTE to WCDMA handoff

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For now, voice over LTE is but an idea -- one with unrealized potential, as Verizon, AT&T and Metro PCS all still rely on their 3G networks for voice duty. Qualcomm has edged us one step closer to a completely 4G future, though, with the first successful test of...
Qualcomm chips complete first successful VoIP-over-LTE to WCDMA handoff

Sponsor post: Help your organization avoid the pitfalls of BYOD

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The buzz in enterprise communications is BYOD — bring your own device. Industry research supports that BYOD, far from being merely the latest and greatest, is more likely to be the new normal. In addition, according to the latest Frost & Sullivan research (download the report, “The Changing Role of...
Sponsor post: Help your organization avoid the pitfalls of BYOD
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