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FreedomPop goes national with a Sprint-powered mobile hotspot

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FreedomPop has made national headlines for its “freemium” take on mobile broadband service, but it’s never been able to offer a nationwide service. The reason is it’s always been dependent on Clearwire’s WiMAX network to connect its customers, and Clearwire only offers that connectivity to about a third of the...
FreedomPop goes national with a Sprint-powered mobile hotspot

China unveils 'world's fastest smartphone'

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Telecoms giant Huawei presents a device it claims can download high definition films in minutes and songs in secondsHuawei, the Chinese telecoms equipment group, has unveiled what it claims is the world's fastest smartphone and announced a 60% annual rise in shipments of its mobile devices.Headlining at the mobile phone...
China unveils 'world's fastest smartphone'

Why Verizon is killing DSL & cheap broadband

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The slow death of DSL will cause the rapid rise of expensive broadband for underserved areas if Verizon’s Fusion home broadband service is any indication. Verizon on Tuesday launched its long-planned home broadband service powered by its LTE wireless network — trading slow in-ground copper for expensive airwaves on its...
Why Verizon is killing DSL & cheap broadband

AT&T under fire for exempting microcell traffic from U-Verse data caps

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Public Knowledge is raising the alarm about AT&T's decision to exempt traffic generated by AT&T's wireless microcells from the data caps imposed on U-Verse broadband customers. PK's Michael Weinberg says that AT&T is "egregiously abusing data caps to give its own services advantages over competitors." A microcell is like...
AT&T under fire for exempting microcell traffic from U-Verse data caps

Qualcomm calls for shared in-home cells to handle mobile demand

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Consumers will have to share small, inexpensive cells in their homes with nearby mobile users to affordably meet the growing demand for mobile data in the next decade, a Qualcomm executive said Tuesday."There really is no alternative," said Matt Grob, Qualcomm's executive vice president and chief technology officer, during...
Qualcomm calls for shared in-home cells to handle mobile demand

Think tank insults our intelligence by saying DSL and LTE count as legitimate 'home broadband' options

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Think tank insults our intelligence by saying DSL and LTE count as legitimate 'home broadband' options

EE signs up 400,000 for 4G mobile

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But despite lengthy headstart over rivals, EE has lured just 130,000 customers from competitorsEE, the UK's first 4G mobile network, has signed up 400,000 customers just six months after its launch, but only a third of them have joined from rival networks.Despite having a lengthy head start over its rivals,...
EE signs up 400,000 for 4G mobile

HTC One X for AT&T: LTE and HD screen with Android 4.0

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With a new phone line called the One, announced at Mobile World Congress, HTC is hoping to reinvigorate sales. HTC expects dozens of carriers to sell the One lineup worldwide and AT&T will be selling the HTC One X variant. This handset is similar to the One S that T-Mobile will...
HTC One X for AT&T: LTE and HD screen with Android 4.0

Desperate to become a wireless broadband player, Dish ups bid for Clearwire

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Folks, we’re in a good old-fashioned bidding war! Dish has now upped its own bid for Clearwire to $4.40 per share, $1.00 per share more than Sprint’s current offer of $3.40 per share—and noticeably higher than Dish’s own previous offer of $3.30. Both companies are after Clearwire’s significant spectrum...
Desperate to become a wireless broadband player, Dish ups bid for Clearwire

FreedomPop aims to disrupt home broadband with Hub Burst

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FreedomPop, maker of 4G WiMAX cases for iOS devices, is expanding into the home broadband Internet market, the company announced today. The firm that calls itself "America's new free Internet company" announced the pre-order availability of its new Hub Burst, a home modem providing free high-speed Internet for homes and...
FreedomPop aims to disrupt home broadband with Hub Burst
FreedomPop's $89 Burst 4G home wireless router with free 1GB of monthly data now available

George Osborne humiliated as 4G auction comes up £1.2bn short

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Chancellor left red-faced after Treasury expectations not met but smartphone users could soon be celebrating superfast wi-fiThe 4G auction has ended in a humiliation for George Osborne, pulling in £1.2bn less than expected for the Treasury. But it is a boon for smartphone users, leaving mobile networks with the spare...
George Osborne humiliated as 4G auction comes up £1.2bn short
ISPs itching to bring data-cap racket to home broadband services

4G auction: what was it all for?

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After five years and 50 rounds of bidding, fourth generation mobile wireless will change the way we use our phonesThe 4G auction took five years to organise and involved 50 rounds of bidding by seven competitors, in a process so complex its result was determined by computers and mathematical algorithms....
4G auction: what was it all for?

4G mobile internet: everything you need to know

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With high speed 4G mobile internet set to launch in the UK, we look at what it is, how fast it is and who you can get it fromWhat is 4G?4G is a lightning-quick internet connection for mobile devices - the fourth generation of wireless mobile communications technology, set to...
4G mobile internet: everything you need to know
Pioneer launches rural LTE over Verizon spectrum

FreedomPop raises $7.5M to free you from carrier shackles (exclusive)

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The seemingly mythical FreedomPop, which aims to disrupt the mobile broadband landscape by offering freemium 4G service, is one step closer to reality. The company has raised $7.5 million in a first round of funding led by ManGrove and DCM, VentureBeat has learned. FreedomPop hopes to file its Form...
FreedomPop raises $7.5M to free you from carrier shackles (exclusive)
The 4G System That Powers The Navy's Pirate Fights

Apps Rush: Timeline World War 2, Yahoo Connected TV, Lego Super Hero Movie Maker, Sky Cloud WiFi and more

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What's new on the app stores on Thursday 19 April 2012A selection of 18 new apps for you today:Timeline World War 2 with Dan SnowTV historian Dan Snow has taken to the App Store for this project, which focuses on the second world war. It includes a zoomable timeline of...
Apps Rush: Timeline World War 2, Yahoo Connected TV, Lego Super Hero Movie Maker, Sky Cloud WiFi and more
Net neutrality: the fight to keep the internet free

Why you will need a 300 Mbps broadband connection

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The growing popularity of connected TVs and efforts to build interactive programs will drive the next wave of broadband demand. That future and the continued growth of devices in the home are all reasons that Verizon has launched a 300 Mbps broadband tier and will continue pushing the speeds...
Why you will need a 300 Mbps broadband connection
BII REPORT: How 4G LTE Is Transforming The Mobile Ecosystem
FreedomPop sets its sights on the home broadband market with 1GB of free WiMAX data

Verizon Wireless launches LTE-based home broadband: $60 gets you 10GB

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Today, Verizon Wireless introduced a brand new broadband service: LTE-based home broadband internet. Called “HomeFusion Broadband,” the new service uses a specialized device that is professionally installed and connected to a separate router to offer internet service in a house.The service is what many in the industry call “fixed mobile...
Verizon Wireless launches LTE-based home broadband: $60 gets you 10GB

FreedomPop Raises a Few More Million to Further Disrupt Mobile Broadband

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FreedomPop, the Niklas Zennstrom-backed mobile broadband company, is adding another $4.3 million to its coffers. The funding will come from its existing investors, but at a higher valuation than its Series A round, CEO Stephen Stokols said in an interview. Since last year, FreedomPop has been selling various add-on sleeves,...
FreedomPop Raises a Few More Million to Further Disrupt Mobile Broadband
Time Warner Cable bringing its usage-based broadband racket nationwide

How fast is your mobile internet? Help us crowdsource it

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4G has reached the UK, but how fast is your mobile phone's internet? Test it here and help us crowdsource it• Test your mobile speed NOWToday, to mark the arrival of 4G and cut through the marketing noise, we are asking Guardian readers to help create a mobile internet speed...
How fast is your mobile internet? Help us crowdsource it

FreedomPop brings its freemium 4G model to the home

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FreedomPop isn’t content with experimenting in the mobile broadband space. It wants to test its free bandwidth model in the residential ISP space as well. The newly minted virtual operator will begin selling a home broadband service in January, giving 1 GB of data for free each month to each customer....
FreedomPop brings its freemium 4G model to the home
FCC sets the stage to make in-flight Wi-Fi ridiculously fast
Google Fiber: Start wetting the bed, cable companies
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