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Caltech and UVic set 339Gbps internet speed record

AIR.U to bring Super WiFi to small college towns, Microsoft and Google to be part of the process

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Looks like town and gown communities will be among the first to experience "super WiFi," the high-speed broadband made possible, in part, by TV. After getting the FCC nod back in the fall of 2010, the white spaces harboring these unused television frequencies were opened up, paving the way...
AIR.U to bring Super WiFi to small college towns, Microsoft and Google to be part of the process
The Future According to Eric Schmidt

iPad 3 'to launch on 7 March'

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Tablet to have 'retina' screen and could include 4G connectivity, according to reports – but no word yet on new TV deviceApple will launch the third version of the iPad on Wednesday 7 March at an event in San Francisco, according to a number of reports online. The reports also...
iPad 3 'to launch on 7 March'

LightSquared asks to share weather-balloon spectrum for its LTE network

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Embattled satellite carrier LightSquared proposed on Friday that the government let it share spectrum with federal uses such as weather balloons so it can get enough spectrum to launch its proposed national LTE mobile network. LightSquared would give up on deploying LTE in one band of spectrum that it...
LightSquared asks to share weather-balloon spectrum for its LTE network
Speed's Other Needs

Apple is partnering with Broadcom to bring super-fast 802.11ac networking to upcoming Macs

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While it’s believed that Apple’s 2013 Mac lineup will feature the same designs as their late-2012 counterparts, they are set to include a range of updated internal features and hardware. We’ve learned about one such chipset change – the inclusion of 802.11ac networking – providing Apple’s updated Mac range with super-fast WiFi connectivity....
Apple is partnering with Broadcom to bring super-fast 802.11ac networking to upcoming Macs

Hong Kong carrier seeks judicial review of Apple's iPhone network locking practices

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After discovering that the iPhone 5 would not function on its fourth-gen network, Hong Kong Telecom, a unit of telecommunications operator PCCW Ltd., filed a complaint with regulators in the country seeking a review of Apple’s iPhone locking practices. The Wall Street Journal reported HKT is now after a review...
Hong Kong carrier seeks judicial review of Apple's iPhone network locking practices
Sprint confirms Softbank is buying a 70% stake for $20.1B

Yes, the new iPad is 4G LTE

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As rumored prior to today’s event, Apple has just confirmed live at the unveiling that the new iPad will support 21Mbps HSPA+ and DC-HSDPA at 42Mbps, as well as LTE at 73Mbps. Apple execs gave demos of the devices running on both AT&T and Verizon LTE networks, confirming support for both...
Yes, the new iPad is 4G LTE

China to issue 4G licenses within a year

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China plans to issue 4G licenses for LTE TDD networks within around one year, according to a top government official, speeding up the original timetable for deployment of the high-speed networks in the country....
China to issue 4G licenses within a year
Big Tech: How an Art Historian Helped Bring the Internet to Japan

Chip Maker Avago to Buy CyOptics for $400 Million

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Avago Technologies Ltd. agreed to buy fellow communications components maker CyOptics Inc. for $400 million in cash, expanding its exposure to the data communications and telecommunications markets. CyOptics develops Indium Phosphide optical chips and components to enable bandwidth for high speed networks. It is a privately held company founded in...
Chip Maker Avago to Buy CyOptics for $400 Million

iPhone 5 Maps Gaffe Energizes Apple's Smartphone Rivals

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By now, many people considering a new smartphone know that the new maps service in Apple's iPhone 5 - and iOS 6 - is more likely to get them lost than maps in competing phones. Rather than continue offering Google Maps, Apple opted for an inferior homegrown service, believing customers...
iPhone 5 Maps Gaffe Energizes Apple's Smartphone Rivals

White House Launches ‘US Ignite’ For Next-Gen Broadband & Apps, Partners With Mozilla For $500k Competition

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President Obama will sign an executive order tomorrow that will make the construction of broadband networks along federal roadways and properties easier and, according to the White House, 90% cheaper. This is only one part in the White House’s new push to improve broadband in the United States. In addition,...
White House Launches ‘US Ignite’ For Next-Gen Broadband & Apps, Partners With Mozilla For $500k Competition

Fon scores a big one: crowdsourced Wi-Fi community signs DT for millions of hotspots

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It may not be the investment that was rumored earlier this year, but Deutsche Telekom has struck a deal with the crowdsourced Wi-Fi outfit Fon to provide coverage across Germany. This comes a month after Fon signed with a DT subsidiary in Croatia – a country, as we pointed out...
Fon scores a big one: crowdsourced Wi-Fi community signs DT for millions of hotspots

Bring the noise! Sony confirms HD Voice support for Xperia T

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In the fast moving world of smartphones, giant HD displays just aren't enough anymore. The new hot commodity in the land of mobile is "HD Voice." Sure, the technology isn't exactly brand new, but using it over post-3G high speed networks is. The selling point here is high quality...
Bring the noise! Sony confirms HD Voice support for Xperia T

Cisco to buy LightWire to bring optics to the data center

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LightWire's optics transceiver. Cisco said Friday it is buying LightWire, a company that makes optics chips using traditional chip manufacturing techniques in a deal valued at $271 million. This is a significant acquisition for Cisco because it stays true to its core networking business and advances it with some pretty...
Cisco to buy LightWire to bring optics to the data center

Apple's 2013 Macs will have superfast 802.11ac "Gig Wifi"

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We’ve long touted the upcoming Broadcom 802.11AC chips as a natural fit for upcoming Macs as well as long term solutions to Apple’s TV streaming product(s). 802.11ac allows wireless networks to transfer data at the speed of Gigabit Ethernet (1.3Gbps on paper, probably a bit below in real world usage)....
Apple's 2013 Macs will have superfast 802.11ac "Gig Wifi"

iPad 3 launch expected next week

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Apple has sent journalists invitations to an event that falls close to the 2 March anniversary of launch of the iPad 2Apple is expected to launch the third version of the iPad next Wednesday after sending out invitations accompanied by an image of what looks like an iPad touchscreen.The company,...
iPad 3 launch expected next week

French Government, ISPs Want Google, Others to Invest in Infrastructure

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The French government is studying ways to push large Web companies to pay local Internet providers more for the bandwidth being used, a minister said Monday, in a sign of how European countries are intensifying efforts to wring revenue out of largely American businesses such as Google Inc. Fleur Pellerin,...
French Government, ISPs Want Google, Others to Invest in Infrastructure

Fon partners with Deutsche Telekom to 'blanket Germany with WiFi', keeps mum on funding talks

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Leading Germany telco Deutsche Telekom has been rumored to consider buying a stake in Spain-based Fon, but no official word on that yet. What the two companies did announce today is a partnership to build the largest WiFi network in the carrier’s home country. The joint initiative will launch this...
Fon partners with Deutsche Telekom to 'blanket Germany with WiFi', keeps mum on funding talks

LTE Networks Face iPhone Test

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Some of the nation's biggest cellphone carriers are about to find out whether their new, high-speed networks are all they are cut out to be as the LTE-ready iPhone 5 debuts....
LTE Networks Face iPhone Test
A $650 transmitter can disable an entire city's 4G LTE network

China will not issue 4G licenses for another 2 to 3 years, says official

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China will likely wait another two or three years to issue 4G licenses for LTE TDD networks, a top government official said, citing the need to build more 4G base stations, and to allow vendors time to develop handsets that can take advantage of the high-speed networks....
China will not issue 4G licenses for another 2 to 3 years, says official

Don't Hold Your Breath For Google To Bring Pay TV To Your Town Anytime Soon (GOOG)

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We all want Google, or another tech company like Apple, to make pay TV more affordable and available from any device. But that's going to be a lot harder than it sounds. Yesterday, Google rocked the nation by becoming a cable TV player as part of its mega high speed...
Don't Hold Your Breath For Google To Bring Pay TV To Your Town Anytime Soon (GOOG)

Sprint Q4 2012 Matches, Down $.44/Share On Revenues Of $9B, Reports 2.2M iPhones Sold

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Sprint Nextel, the third-ranking U.S. wireless carrier, has just announced earnings results for Q4 2012, reporting a net loss of $1.3 billion, and a negative EPS of $.44. That’s compared to a net loss of $1.3B and a diluted net loss of $.43 per share in the same quarter last...
Sprint Q4 2012 Matches, Down $.44/Share On Revenues Of $9B, Reports 2.2M iPhones Sold
Ahead of 2013 launch, T-Mobile lights up iPhone compatible high speed networks in Atlanta, Seattle and Minneapolis

T-Mobile/Solavei roll out iPhone-compatible HSPA+ to 14 new metro areas, as Verizon LTE arrives in 29 markets

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T-Mobile’s Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray announced on the company’s blog today that 14 new metro areas are getting access to its iPhone compatible HSPA+ 4G network. The updates are hitting areas such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, Dallas, Texas, Florida, and San Antonio, following roll outs to Chicago,...
T-Mobile/Solavei roll out iPhone-compatible HSPA+ to 14 new metro areas, as Verizon LTE arrives in 29 markets
Google Fiber: Start wetting the bed, cable companies
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