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Broadband cord cutters? If this is a thing, ISPs, regulators and Silicon Valley have utterly failed

Court tosses Verizon claims that the FCC can't require data roaming deals

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Verizon hasn't been fond of the FCC requiring data roaming agreements; it sued the agency last May on claims that the requirement overstepped the FCC's legal bounds. The DC Circuit Court of Appeals isn't quite so worried, as three judges at the court have unanimously ruled that the FCC...
Court tosses Verizon claims that the FCC can't require data roaming deals

How crowdsourcing will give Hilton Head better mobile coverage

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Hilton Head, S.C., is an island full of sandy beaches, manicured golf courses and lush green trees. But one thing the island community doesn’t have is good cellular coverage. The local government has decided to do something about it, and with the help of mobile crowdsourcing technology, it has begun...
How crowdsourcing will give Hilton Head better mobile coverage
AT&T's LTE investments will go big by using small cells

Mobile networks almost back to pre-Hurricane Sandy reliability

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Cellular coverage for some carriers approached normal levels in the northeastern U.S. a week after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, but some areas remained cut off from mobile service because of ongoing power and telecommunications outages. Verizon Wireless said on Monday that 99 percent of its cell towers in the...
Mobile networks almost back to pre-Hurricane Sandy reliability

AT&T buys Nextwave in spectrum grab

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AT&T will get two different bands of spectrum to help augment cellular coverage down the line. [Read more]...
AT&T buys Nextwave in spectrum grab

How femtocells are connecting the Congo

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You thought it was hard to get cellular coverage in your basement — try getting it in the rain forests of the Congo. Pan-African satellite communications provider RascomStar-QAF has plans to ensure that remotest communities in the Republic of the Congo get mobile service using the smallest access node imaginable:...
How femtocells are connecting the Congo

AT&T And T-Mobile Combine Wireless Coverage In Sandy-Affected Areas

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AT&T and T-Mobile have signed an agreement that lets subscribers to either company roam on either network in devastated parts of the country where Hurricane Sandy has left users with poor cellular coverage. In the past 72 hours, our nation’s mobile carriers have been through quite a bit. Sandy left...
AT&T And T-Mobile Combine Wireless Coverage In Sandy-Affected Areas

Super Bowl 46 mobility by the numbers

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An average of 100 million people watch the Super Bowl annually, making it one of the most viewed events in the world. But we’re no longer a people with just one screen; connected devices are everywhere. While watching the game at home, we’ll be tweeting about it and sharing thoughts...
Super Bowl 46 mobility by the numbers
AT&T's 3G MicroCell 'full of fail' thanks to wide open root access, claims fail0verflow

Small Is Beautiful: NTT Docomo Leads $19M Round In Femtocell Maker Ubiquisys

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The boom in smartphone and tablet use is having a knock-on effect for companies that build technology to support those devices. One case in point is UK-based Ubiquisys, makers of femtocell equipment that lets carriers improve indoor cellular coverage by offloading traffic to broadband internet connections, which today announced that it...
Small Is Beautiful: NTT Docomo Leads $19M Round In Femtocell Maker Ubiquisys

Apple Updates Retina iPad: Better Specs, Same Storage, Prices & Battery Life

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Apple Tuesday announced the fourth generation iPad, building on the power and features of the 10-inch Retina-display "New iPad"  while maintaining the same prices and storage sizes. The 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models sell for $499, $599 and $699 respectively. The fourth iPad doubles performance with a new A6X chip, it has...
Apple Updates Retina iPad: Better Specs, Same Storage, Prices & Battery Life

Major League Baseball Turns to Qualcomm to Improve In-Stadium Coverage

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Major League Baseball is announcing on Thursday that it is working with Qualcomm to help its effort to improve wireless coverage within the league’s ballparks. Over the next two years, an engineering team from the San Diego-based tech company will help the league go stadium-by-stadium and assess the state of...
Major League Baseball Turns to Qualcomm to Improve In-Stadium Coverage

China Tries To Bolster Claim To Disputed Pacific Islands By Upgrading Mobile Coverage There

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The Spratly Islands are some 750 reefs, atolls and islands in the South China Sea that are claimed variously by Brunei, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of China (Taiwan), Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam. That's largely because of the rich fishing grounds that surround them, and the possibility...
China Tries To Bolster Claim To Disputed Pacific Islands By Upgrading Mobile Coverage There

Splitsecnd, an all-car alternative to OnStar, launches its $199 plug-in crash detection device

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Driving a car can certainly be a dangerous experience, from people eating, reading, putting on make-up, or even talking/texting on their cell phones. What happens if you wind up in a car accident and need help? You could use OnStar — which would be great if you’re one of the...
Splitsecnd, an all-car alternative to OnStar, launches its $199 plug-in crash detection device
Sergey Brin Dons Google Glass, Dresses Like An International Jewel Thief For NYC Subway Ride

Less than 12k signatures needed before unlocking cell phone petition gets heard by the White House

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Supporters of legalizing unlocking cell phones are closer to getting their petition heard from the White House. With three days left, organizers need to gather just under 12,000 signatures in order to meet the 100,000 minimum as established by the Obama administration’s “We the People” system. The petition that supporters...
Less than 12k signatures needed before unlocking cell phone petition gets heard by the White House

Many residents in state live in ‘rural information ghetto’

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P-I newspaper boxes. Photo Kurt Schlosser Researchers at Washington State University have concluded that large segments of the state are marooned in what they call a “rural information ghetto,” stuck with a lack of news coverage exacerbated by poor Internet access, bad cellular coverage and dwindling local journalism. For example, the...
Many residents in state live in ‘rural information ghetto’
Syrian rebel pictured with one hand texting and the other on the trigger

Cell system used in Antarctica may help to cover the Plains

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Rural residents in North America may soon get a shot at better cellular coverage with an open-source technology being used in Antarctica, Mexico and Papua, Indonesia....
Cell system used in Antarctica may help to cover the Plains

NTT DoCoMo readies first dual-mode HSDPA, LTE femtocell for December

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LTE's frequent gotcha has been indoor coverage: as it often relies on high frequency ranges outside of the US, the signal can drop off quickly at home or in the mall. There have been LTE femtocells before to fill in the gaps, but NTT DoCoMo claims to have the...
NTT DoCoMo readies first dual-mode HSDPA, LTE femtocell for December

Mobile networks nearing normal coverage after Sandy

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Cellular coverage for some carriers approached normal levels in the northeastern U.S. a week after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, but some areas remained cut off from mobile service because of ongoing power and telecommunications outages....
Mobile networks nearing normal coverage after Sandy

OpenSignal finally launches its crowdsourced cellular coverage app for iPhone

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We’re big fans of OpenSignal here at TNW, the Android-only app that creates independent maps of mobile phone network coverage based on information crowdsourced from mobile phone users. Well, we say it’s Android-only. But actually it was Android-only, because it has finally launched an iPhone app too. Just to recap,...
OpenSignal finally launches its crowdsourced cellular coverage app for iPhone
Infographic: The evolution of how we use cell phones
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