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  • Intel, Samsung join to accelerate WiMax 2 development

    Posted April 12, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    Intel late on Sunday said it was collaborating with companies including Samsung and Motorola to develop the next generation of WiMax mobile broadband technology, which will provide a speed boost in 4G wireless data transfers.
  • Pictures of new Dell 3G phone put on China regulator site

    Posted April 12, 2010 - 6:40 am

    Pictures of two Dell smartphones, including one with China's 3G mobile standard and a new body shape for Dell's phone series, have been posted on the Web site of a Chinese regulator.
  • Nokia Siemens gears up for Indian 3G market

    Posted April 12, 2010 - 5:40 am

    Nokia Siemens Networks said on Saturday it has started making 3G (third-generation) mobile equipment in Chennai in south India, primarily to target the local market.
  • iPhone 4.0, security news dominate

    Posted April 9, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    Apple takes top billing yet again this week with its sneak peek at the iPhone 4.0 operating system. (Honestly, we'd ignore the hoopla if we thought we could get away with it.) Otherwise, we point our readers to a package of stories about cyberwar and a load of other security-related news.
  • FCC: 60 new proceedings in '10 related to broadband plan

    Posted April 8, 2010 - 4:11 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will launch more than 60 rulemaking and other proceedings in 2010 in an effort to implement the national broadband plan it released in March, the agency said Thursday.
  • AT&T sells off Europe hotspot business

    Posted April 8, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    AT&T is selling off its Wayport Wi-Fi business in Europe, which includes hotspots in airports, hotels and McDonald's, to Swisscom.
  • After court ruling, what happens to net neutrality?

    Posted April 7, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is in legal limbo after a U.S. appellate court ruling Tuesday tossed out the agency's enforcement of network neutrality principles on broadband provider Comcast.
  • Vodafone, Opera push mobile Internet in emerging markets

    Posted April 7, 2010 - 7:44 am

    Vodafone is working with Opera Software to embed the company's Mini 5 browser on 20 low-cost phones designed for emerging markets.
  • China Mobile wants Android apps for its Ophones

    Posted April 7, 2010 - 7:10 am

    The head of China Mobile's research center on Wednesday urged mobile application developers in Taipei who work on Android apps to tweak and sell them to China Mobile's Ophone users as well.
  • Comcast Wins FCC Challenge, Your Move Congress

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 10:02 pm

    A DC Circuit Court decision against the FCC today is the "shot heard 'round the world" in the battle over net neutrality. Comcast emerges victorious in challenging the authority of the FCC to impose sanctions for discriminating against peer-to-peer network traffic in an attempt to limit bandwidth consumption and manage its network.
  • iPad as Giant Phone? Not With Skype

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 9:47 pm

    So you're holding off on the iPad for the 3G version that arrives in a month, dreaming of placing VoIP calls from anywhere as an alternative to your phone. Just don't expect to do so with Skype, yet.
  • Whether IT is ready or not, enterprise iPad apps are coming

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 9:44 pm

    Apple iPad developers have jumped to quickly adapt enterprise applications for the new device, even as some analysts and IT managers say they don't find the iPad to be enterprise-ready.
  • How the FCC can still move on net neutrality

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    The FCC could still enforce net neutrality, but any way forward includes significant barriers.
  • China Mobile and Far EasTone ink deal on TD-LTE for Taiwan

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    China Mobile, the world's largest mobile network operator by subscribers, signed a deal with Taiwanese operator Far EasTone to jointly develop a next generation TD-LTE mobile network in Taiwan for testing purposes, the companies said in a joint statement.
  • FTC may try to block Google's AdMob deal, report says

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    The Federal Trade Commission may be preparing to challenge Google's planned acquisition of AdMob on antitrust concerns, a news report said Tuesday.
  • Nexaira targets smaller buyers with 3G/4G router

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    Nexaira Wireless on Tuesday expanded its line of 3G/4G routers, which can be connected to a wide variety of carrier networks in North America, aiming a new US$99 model at small and home offices.
  • Sprint's next Airave femtocell will get 3G

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Home cellular base stations are about to get a lot more useful and available in the U.S., with Sprint Nextel preparing to join AT&T and possibly Verizon Wireless in offering a femtocell that delivers 3G data speeds.
  • Apple's iPad twice as fast as iPhone 3GS, tests show

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 5:01 pm

    Apple's iPad is about twice as fast as the current iPhone, according to recently-published benchmark tests, and is powered by a single-core ARM processor.
  • Court rules against FCC's Comcast net neutrality decision

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 4:53 pm

    A U.S. appeals court has ruled that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission did not have the authority to order Comcast to stop throttling peer-to-peer traffic in the name of network management.
  • Groups launch effort to get broadband to older US residents

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    Broadband offers many benefits for older U.S. residents, including telemedicine, increased contact with family and friends, and shopping without leaving the house, but they subscribe to the service at a much lower rate than other people, some advocates for the elderly said Tuesday.
  • Wi-Fi issues dominate iPad user complaints

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 11:25 am

    Some owners of Apple's new iPad have complained of weak wireless signals, dropped connections and slow surfing speeds
  • Verizon follows Comcast lead on IPv6

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 11:17 am

    Verizon appears to be playing catch-up to broadband rival Comcast with its announcement Tuesday of a residential trial of IPv6, a long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol.
  • Nortel and Avaya Essentials

    Posted April 6, 2010 - 10:11 am

    The full impact of Nortel’s bankrupcy may not be measured just yet. Yet the insutry goes on. Avaya in particular is faced with the daunting task of keeping its own customers happy but also transitioning its newly acquired Nortel base. Here’s a look at the stories around this major shift.
  • Microsoft expected to launch 'Pink' smartphone April 12

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 9:18 pm

    Microsoft is sending invitations to a mystery event for press and analysts on April 12 that could be the unveiling of a new smartphone code-named Pink or a new tablet e-reader code-named Courier.
  • ABI sees 2010 as breakthrough year for mobile apps

    Posted April 5, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    This will be the big year for mobile applications, according to ABI Research, which expects downloads from app stores to more than double from 2009 and then grow more slowly through 2013.

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