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  • Government tech policy highs and lows of 2012

    Posted December 26, 2012 - 8:28 am

    From cybersecurity to intellectual property battles, mobile broadband to privacy and federal IT, it was a noisy year for technology in the nation's capital. But after all the debates, committee reports and lobbying, what actually changed?
  • FCC addresses mobile broadband concerns

    Posted December 13, 2012 - 5:34 pm

    House subcommittee members question FCC commissioners about the planned 2014 wireless spectrum auction to advance mobile broadband. The panel voiced concern over using too much spectrum for unlicensed uses versus licensed uses.
  • FCC paves way for 4G LTE mobile broadband service

    Posted October 17, 2012 - 8:18 pm

    The Federal Communications Commission adopts framework proposed by AT&T and Sirius XM to provide for LTE service without disrupting satellite-radio transmissions. The agency also updates progress on wireless 'bill shock' initiative.
  • What Facebook will do to improve its mobile juice after the IPO

    Posted May 18, 2012 - 11:48 am

    One thing you might ask about Facebook's huge IPO: what are they going to do with all that money? One place it’s going is into the social network’s mobile presence, where Facebook is less sure of its footing.
  • FCC frees up spectrum for mobile broadband

    Posted March 21, 2012 - 7:37 pm

    The Federal Communications Commission took up issues relating to wireless spectrum at its monthly meeting today, voting to initiate a pair of rulemaking proceedings as it continues work to free up more sections of the airwaves for robust wireless broadband service.
  • Test your smartphone data speed

    Posted March 14, 2011 - 11:44 am

    So you've read about our 4G speed tests, and now you want to know how your smartphone or cellular-modem speeds stack up to our results. You have a few easy ways to conduct such tests yourself.
  • Consumer broadband speed up by a third

    Posted February 15, 2011 - 7:16 pm

    Studies that show broadband speed and growth rushing upward tend not to show the context of how fast the rest of the world is moving.
  • LTE in 2011: Curb your enthusiasm

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 12:09 pm

    So now that both Verizon and AT&T are launching LTE services this year, you should rush out to invest in 4G data plans and devices for your employees, right? Well, not so fast.
  • 4G mobile broadband and you: Coverage, cost, and, yes, caveats

    Posted January 20, 2011 - 8:49 am

    Soon, your mobile broadband network might be able to deliver faster Internet speeds than your cable or DSL to your home or office... if you with go with the right service and you're at the right place and you can afford the bill.
  • Mobile survival guide: 10 tips for staying connected

    Posted January 13, 2011 - 11:26 am

    Picture this: You're sitting down in between meetings on a business trip, and you need to send a few quick e-mail messages and an image or two. You pull out your handy-dandy USB 3G Internet dongle, but no luck. Undaunted, you start looking around for an open Wi-Fi network, but no dice. Even your smartphone Internet is mysteriously down. Is this a nightmare? Nope--just another day for a business traveler lost in the wilds of mobile Internet.
  • Computing on the go: A road warrior survival kit

    Posted December 23, 2010 - 12:45 pm

    The traditional notebook and netbook PCs have been joined by tablets like the iPad, and increasingly powerful smartphones to make computing while tethered to a desk almost a foreign concept. But, there is still a difference between a little Web surfing or text messaging on the go, and a business professional that relies on mobile technology to get the job done: a road warrior.
  • Ericsson chairman announces plans to resign in next 2 years

    Posted December 7, 2010 - 2:12 pm

    Telefon AB L.M. Ericsson Chairman Michael Treschow will resign within the next two years, the Swedish telecommunications equipment giant said Monday.
  • Ericsson posts 360% increase in Q3 profits; shares soar

    Posted October 22, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    Swedish wireless-network provider Ericsson on Friday announced third-quarter profits of $542 million as the company enjoyed strong North American sales.
  • Mobile broadband: Prepaid and other no-contract options

    Posted October 18, 2010 - 7:56 am

    Until recently, there weren't many options for no-contract mobile broadband. But that's changed. Most of the main cellular broadband players are offering prepaid and/or other no-contract options. Plus, resellers and bundlers are getting into the act. Here's the scoop.
  • Portable Hotspots are the Future of Mobile Broadband

    Posted September 1, 2010 - 2:07 pm

    Clearwire and Virgin Mobile have both recently unveiled new portable Wi-Fi hotspots and contract-free unlimited mobile broadband data plans. The Clearwire Puck and the Virgin Mobile MiFi offer clear advantages over data plans offered by wireless carriers and will make bundled data plans obsolete unless wireless carriers get more competitive.
  • Embedded mobile broadband versus dongles or tethering: Which is best?

    Posted August 31, 2010 - 7:43 am

    4 ways to get online when there's no WiFi in range
  • Embedded mobile broadband: Software-defined radio makes carrier-switching easy

    Posted August 30, 2010 - 10:50 am

    New software-defined radio tech like Qualcomm's GOBI means you can go shopping for a mobile-broadband-ready notebook or netbook that can give you some pre and post-purchase choice of carriers.
  • FCC frees up 25MHz of wireless spectrum for broadband

    Posted May 26, 2010 - 11:38 am

    The commission clears the way for mobile broadband on the controversial 2.3GHz spectrum.
  • Android The Hammer

    Posted December 31, 2009 - 9:02 pm

    Google's already released Android on several phones, and if they offer their own phone, some cages will get rattled.
  • Cheap and Easy Ways to Use Your Gadgets on the Road

    Posted November 9, 2009 - 5:22 pm

    Travel can be stressful and expensive. Here are tips for keeping your gadgets charged and for saving money on smartphone bills while you're away from home--whether elsewhere in the United States or halfway around the world.
  • Gadget geek dream car coming in 3 years

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 1:00 am

    As a 2010 Toyota Prius, it may not be the fastest car on the road. On the other hand, it just might be fastest from a data connectivity perspective. It comes with built-in Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband connectivity, which enables speeds of 100 Mbps or more (more than four times the speed of 3G).
  • In search of the ultimate temporary office

    Posted October 19, 2009 - 3:43 pm

    I'm looking for the ultimate getaway office -- the one place in the world that's better than all others for getting your work done. What makes for a great temporary office? Let's hear your opinions, and see your submissions.
  • FCC Chair Addresses Looming Spectrum Crisis

    Posted October 8, 2009 - 1:17 pm

    FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski spoke to the wireless industry at the International CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment conference this week in San Diego. During his presentation he described an impending 'spectrum crisis' and outlined a number of initiatives the FCC is working on to ensure that the spectrum can keep pace with the exploding demand for mobile broadband.
  • Wireless carriers donate $1 million for wireless training

    Posted October 7, 2009 - 3:50 pm

    AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA are donating $1 million to fund nonprofit One Economy Corp.'s program to provide classes for low income youths on wireless technologies and issues.
  • Femto Forum wants to simplify application development

    Posted June 24, 2009 - 1:37 pm

    The Femto Forum has announced a new initiative that aims to provide a common applications environment and standardized APIs to enable developers to create applications that work across femtocells from different vendors, it said on Tuesday.
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