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Alcatel-Lucent, Telefónica trial 100, 200 and 400G bps links on live network

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Alcatel-Lucent and Telefónica in Spain have successfully completed a trial that sent a mixture of 100Gbps, 200Gbps and 400Gbps data links over a single fiber pair.The need for operators to upgrade their mobile networks to handle growing data volumes is getting a lot of attention, but growing consumption of,...
Alcatel-Lucent, Telefónica trial 100, 200 and 400G bps links on live network

Ixia snaps up networking monitoring software firm Anue for $145m in cash

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Ixia, a NASDAQ-listed provider of converged IP and wireless network test solutions, this morning announced that it intends to acquire networking monitoring software company Anue Systems for $145 million in cash. Ixia, whose primary customers include network equipment manufacturers, service providers, large corporations and government agencies, says acquiring the Austin,...
Ixia snaps up networking monitoring software firm Anue for $145m in cash

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'

Qualcomm acquires small cell modem maker DesignArt Networks

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Qualcomm has nabbed DesignArt Networks with hopes of strengthening support for expanded data capacity on mobile networks....
Qualcomm acquires small cell modem maker DesignArt Networks

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

Data bigger than voice on mobile networks

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Data bigger than voice on mobile networks

We're looking for a reporter who can tell great stories about emerging technology

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At GigaOM, we’re all about emerging technology — particularly emerging technology that’s disruptive. We believe there are certain technology shifts, like big data or the cloud, or advances in mobile networks or the spread of digital media, that aren’t mere trends: They are part of fundamental changes in how...
We're looking for a reporter who can tell great stories about emerging technology

Circle: If Highlight And Path Had A Beautiful Ambient Location Child

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The people behind college flirting network Likealittle have launched a new app in the App Store, Circle, an app that attempts to be more granular and thoughtful about the burgeoning ambient location space, which includes startups like Highlight, Banjo, Meetup and recent Facebook acquisition Glancee. While Likealittle will continue to run...
Circle: If Highlight And Path Had A Beautiful Ambient Location Child

Orange stops overblocking GigaOM – but won’t say why

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Britain’s mobile networks have regularly come in for criticism for their habit of censoring legitimate online content. While they may have good intentions — protecting children from unsuitable content — the reality is that they’re poorly applied, leading to a phenomenon known as “overblocking” in which hundreds, or even thousands,...
Orange stops overblocking GigaOM – but won’t say why

Softbank acquires 70% stake in Sprint for $20.1 billion

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In a webcast today,  Japanese operator Softbank has acquired a 70 percent stake in US operator Sprint, financing the deal with $8 billion in new capital and shares and $12 billion in existing shares. Softbank says that it will allow the company to “establish an operating base as one of...
Softbank acquires 70% stake in Sprint for $20.1 billion

Ofcom announces UK 4G auction bidders: seven networks fight it out for 250MHz of new spectrum

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Just ahead of the auction set to start in January 2013, UK regulator Ofcom has confirmed the networks gunning for next-generation spectrum. Alongside familiar names like Telefonica (O2), Vodafone, EE and Hutchison (which powers Three), Niche Spectrum Ventures (a BT subsidiary), HKT and MLL will also be looking to...
Ofcom announces UK 4G auction bidders: seven networks fight it out for 250MHz of new spectrum

AP turns to citizen reporters for live video news

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The Associated Press has partnered with Swedish live streaming startup Bambuser to get access to timely footage from citizen reporters around the world. Bambuser users will be able to opt in to having their footage picked up by AP and its associated news organizations, and the wire service will use...
AP turns to citizen reporters for live video news

Speak up: The EU Commission wants to know your thoughts on Net Neutrality

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The European Commission has launched a public consultation seeking answers to questions on transparency, switching and certain aspects of internet traffic management, with a view to its commitment to preserve the open and neutral character of the Internet. According to the Commission, these questions have emerged as key issues in the “net...
Speak up: The EU Commission wants to know your thoughts on Net Neutrality

Motorola demanded license for all Apple iPhone patents for access to 3G standard

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Motorola Mobility demanded access to Apple's entire patent portfolio in order to gain access to its own patents required to practice industry standards, such as connecting to 3G mobile networks....
Motorola demanded license for all Apple iPhone patents for access to 3G standard

Six3 wants to shake up cross-platform video messaging

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iPhone app looking to provide a friendlier alternative to MMSApps including Skype, Tango and Apple's FaceTime have brought the buzz back to live video-chatting, with the availability of fast Wi-Fi networks making the idea much more appealing than the early days of 3G-powered video calls. But how about mobile video...
Six3 wants to shake up cross-platform video messaging

FCC chief details spectrum plan to boost high-speed services in 2015

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FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski detailed plans on Thursday to free up more wireless spectrum that carriers say they need to offer high-speed mobile services. The agency is on track to make 300MHz of new spectrum available for commercial mobile networks by 2015, fulfilling part of the 2010 National Broadband...
FCC chief details spectrum plan to boost high-speed services in 2015
Facebook's Joanna Shields is London Tech City's new CEO

Everything Everywhere announce the UK's first major 4G service, EE: combines Orange and T-Mobile networks

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Finally, after gaining approval from UK regulator Ofcom, Everything Everywhere announced today that its calling its incoming 4g service EE. It's a new company, new network and a new brand. Officially formed of the combined network might of Orange and T-Mobile has been allowed to use 4G services on...
Everything Everywhere announce the UK's first major 4G service, EE: combines Orange and T-Mobile networks

Is Ruckus the next big Wi-Fi acquisition target?

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Now that Ericsson has successfully bagged BelAir Networks, Ruckus Wireless has a big target painted on its flank. The metro-Wi-Fi vendor not only plays in the same outdoor hotspot space as BelAir, it’s arguably been more successful. As Ericsson’s competitors look to integrate Wi-Fi much more deeply into their mobile network...
Is Ruckus the next big Wi-Fi acquisition target?

Is Facebook On The Brink Of Another Major Acquisition? (FB)

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Facebook could bid to acquire WhatsApp, the mobile messaging app, as it aims to extend its mobile reach. The rumoured acquisition, reported by TechCrunch today, comes after CEO Mark Zuckerberg declared last month that the future of his company lay in mobile devices. "The big thing is obviously going to...
Is Facebook On The Brink Of Another Major Acquisition? (FB)

Fears of mobile phone meltdown during Olympics

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02 disruption leads to fresh fears that spectators and residents near Olympic sites will be unable to use their mobilesDisruption caused by the collapse of the O2 mobile network has led to fresh fears that London's mobile phone networks will "fall over" during the 2012 Olympic Games, leaving spectators and...
Fears of mobile phone meltdown during Olympics

Mobile networks braced for New Year

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The UK's mobile networks are preparing for what is expected to be the busiest night of...
Mobile networks braced for New Year
Kim Jong-Un Could Give North Korea Internet At The Flip Of A Switch
Ericsson: Mobile data volumes doubled again in 2012

Nokia unveils the Asha 210, a featurephone with a QWERTY keyboard and dedicated WhatsApp button

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Nokia has unveiled the Asha 210 today, a new featurephone with a full QWERTY keyboard running the Series 40 mobile operating system. As with the Asha 205 announced last November, the device has a dedicated button for accessing popular social networks. Facebook will be offered in Europe and Latin America,...
Nokia unveils the Asha 210, a featurephone with a QWERTY keyboard and dedicated WhatsApp button

Nokia sells 4.4m Lumia phones over Christmas period

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Record demand for flagship smartphones means Nokia's handset business is forecast to break even or move into profit after three straight quarters of lossesNokia has reported record demand for its flagship Lumia smartphones in the first sign that the Finnish mobile phone giant's long commercial winter may be thawing.Operating profits...
Nokia sells 4.4m Lumia phones over Christmas period

3 Italia gives a boost to Europe’s LTE ambitions

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Western Europe may be behind North America and East Asia when it comes to rolling out LTE, but in Italy, at least, operators are doing their best to catch up. Hutchinson Whampoa’s 3 Italia unveiled an aggressive LTE rollout plan on Monday in which it will construct a 4G network...
3 Italia gives a boost to Europe’s LTE ambitions

Viral Dynamic Human Mobile Networks

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PSFK Talks With Yaron Moradi Of MagnetU, a platform that connects nearby users with shared interests....
Viral Dynamic Human Mobile Networks
Proposed UK mobile payment standard sidelined after complaints from Google and Three

Wi-Fi, small cells could disrupt mobile

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The rise of mixed mobile networks of Wi-Fi, small cells and traditional base stations, a major theme of this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, may change the competitive landscape of both service providers and equipment vendors....
Wi-Fi, small cells could disrupt mobile
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