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MIPS unveils new Aptiv mobile chip design, vows more speed in a tiny space

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MIPS has only had a slight amount of traction in smartphones and tablets given that its best friend is Ainovo. It might get a better footing in an ARM-dominated world with a new range of processors in the Aptiv line. The highest-end chip of the bunch, the ProAptiv, is...
MIPS unveils new Aptiv mobile chip design, vows more speed in a tiny space

Comcast sues Sprint over network patents

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Comcast has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Sprint in a Pennsylvania court, accusing the latter of violating several patents related to wireless network technology. The suit centers around four patents that were issued between 1999 and 2010, covering technology ranging from backhaul to USB modems and MMS/SMS messaging systems.......
Comcast sues Sprint over network patents
'HSPA+ Multiflow' to be shown at MWC, lets devices talk to two towers at once

FreedomPop ships its 4G-enabling iPod touch case, lets us nearly go phoneless for $99

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FreedomPop's gamble on free WiMAX data launched in beta at the start of month, but early adopters had to be contented with conventional hotspots and modems at first; those of us with a fixation on data-only cellular handsets had to keep waiting. We can stay slightly cooler-headed now that...
FreedomPop ships its 4G-enabling iPod touch case, lets us nearly go phoneless for $99

Samsung Galaxy S III to become Russia's first LTE phone, reach 17 cities on December 20th

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LTE has been available in Russia for some time, but it's largely been the province of modems and tablets until now. Samsung wants 4G to be more pocketable in St. Petersburg -- it's launching the quad-core Galaxy S III LTE as the country's first LTE smartphone. The flagship should...
Samsung Galaxy S III to become Russia's first LTE phone, reach 17 cities on December 20th

TNW Daily Dose: Tiny modems, original online content for kids and more

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In today’s Daily Dose, Broadcom reveals the world’s smallest LTE modem, Spotify expands across Europe and Netflix teams up with DreamWorks Animation to release original content for kids. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Be sure to hit the subscription...
TNW Daily Dose: Tiny modems, original online content for kids and more

Fresh from the Internet's Attic

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Animated GIFs - the choppy, crude snippets of video loops that hearken back to dial-up modems - are enjoying an unlikely vogue as the digital accessory of the moment....
Fresh from the Internet's Attic

FreedomPop jumping from WiMAX to LTE by year's end, iPhone sleeves intact

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Followers of FreedomPop's saga have seen the fledgling data-only provider make a few audacious claims: providing free bandwidth, for one, and basing its 4G device lineup as much on iPhone sleeve cases as on traditional access points. Add another one to the list -- the MVNO is planning to...
FreedomPop jumping from WiMAX to LTE by year's end, iPhone sleeves intact

MediaTek launches quad-core tablet chip

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Taiwan's MediaTek has launched a new quad-core ARM processor for tablets that is slated to be used in an upcoming IdeaTab device from Lenovo.The MT8125 chip features a quad-core processor built with ARM's Cortex A7 CPU and can run at up to 1.5 GHz. It has a dedicated graphics...
MediaTek launches quad-core tablet chip

Time Warner's new $4 monthly modem rental fee incites class action suit

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The cable giant Time Warner faces a class action lawsuit over its decision to begin charging consumers a modem rental fee for equipment already installed on their premises. Early last month, the company began sending out notifications to consumers in the New York area about the $3.95 monthly fee increase....
Time Warner's new $4 monthly modem rental fee incites class action suit
FreedomPop lets customers share their bandwidth; raises another $4.3M

As Sprint turns to LTE, WiMAX becomes its prepaid 4G network

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Sprint doesn’t plan to dump WiMAX entirely after it takes its new LTE network live this summer. Instead, it plans to reposition the older 4G technology as the network for its prepaid customers. Sprint will begin selling WiMAX devices next quarter under the Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile brands, network...
As Sprint turns to LTE, WiMAX becomes its prepaid 4G network

Ericsson and STMicro agree ST-Ericsson divorce terms, with 1,600 jobs on the line

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With STMicroelectronics having indicated back in December that it wanted out of its chipmaking joint venture with Ericsson, and with Ericsson having politely declined to buy the half it didn’t already own, it was only a matter of time for ST-Ericsson. The question was how it would go, and now...
Ericsson and STMicro agree ST-Ericsson divorce terms, with 1,600 jobs on the line

VPN over WiMAX

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We live on a boat which has lots of upside but broadband connectivity isn’t one of them. As it turns out, our marina has WiFi but it is sufficiently unreliable that we needed another solution. I wish there was a Starbucks hotspot across the street – actually there is...
VPN over WiMAX

The average US subscriber owns 1.57 mobile devices

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How many mobile devices do you own? According to Wireless Intelligence, the research arm of the GSM Association, the number is 1.57 if you’re an average American subscriber. It’s even higher in the rest of the world, coming out to 1.85 mobile connections per subscriber. If those numbers seem kind...
The average US subscriber owns 1.57 mobile devices

1,600 laid off as Ericsson and ST agree to split ST-Ericsson joint venture

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Chip maker ST-Ericsson will be wound down as parents STMicroelectronics and Ericsson have decided to take over some parts of the company, including LTE modems and application processors, and close or sell the rest....
1,600 laid off as Ericsson and ST agree to split ST-Ericsson joint venture
Nvidia's integrated LTE chipset slips to 2013, Tegra 3 + LTE smartphones coming 'end of year'

CTIA offers the most confusing wireless stat du jour

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The CTIA wants you to know that Americans used 123 percent more wireless data in 2011 than 2010, but the wireless industry’s lobby apparently doesn’t want you to know exactly how that translates in any way a normal person understands. Instead the folks decided to use an overly complicated real...
CTIA offers the most confusing wireless stat du jour

China Mobile announces Nokia Lumia 920T, changes its mind soon afterward

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Let's face it, China Mobile will carry Nokia's Lumia 920T, with the launch now believed to be in mid-November. Unfortunately, the network itself isn't being so straight forward, announcing the news on Sina Weibo shortly before yanking the post altogether. China Mobile's dithering aside, we're fairly sure the 920T...
China Mobile announces Nokia Lumia 920T, changes its mind soon afterward

Qualcomm and TA&T team up to bring 'internet of things' devices to the mainstream

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While we're accustomed to the buzzphrase "internet of things", AT&T and Qualcomm want to talk about the "internet of everything." In short, it's pairing up to offer a development platform that uses the latter's Gobi 3G modems and the former's wireless internet which will be used to test new...
Qualcomm and TA&T team up to bring 'internet of things' devices to the mainstream

The myth of the wireless spectrum crisis

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Last week, CTIA trumpeted the latest results of their semi-annual wireless industry survey with the headline “Consumer Data Traffic Increased 104 Percent.” Among their conclusions were that Americans have a voracious appetite for mobile data, and that the wireless industry in turn needs more spectrum to meet those demands. However,...
The myth of the wireless spectrum crisis
Verizon 'Share Everything' plans announced: share voice, text, and data across devices
NVIDIA Tegra 3 smartphones to ship this quarter, says CEO
Gogo in-flight internet reaches 9.8Mbps speed on United p.s. flights in 2013
Fujitsu debuts Lifebook T902 convertible laptop and Stylistic Q702 hybrid tablet

Chuck Norris Attacks Linux-Based Routers, Modems

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Chuck Norris Attacks Linux-Based Routers, Modems

Comcast doubling Internet speeds, promises up to 105 Mbps for Extreme 50 customers

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Comcast is doubling the Internet speeds for customers in Washington state who subscribe to its Blast! and Extreme 50 offerings. The changes are being made at no additional cost, part of an ongoing plan by the state’s largest cable company to boost speeds. The company also said that it is...
Comcast doubling Internet speeds, promises up to 105 Mbps for Extreme 50 customers
Tale Of The Tape: Chromebook Pixel Vs. Surface Pro Vs. MacBook Air
ZTE T98 and PF 100 Android 4.0 tablets hands-on photos
Qualcomm gets some competition as Broadcom enters mobile processor market
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