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Sep
23
2011

LightSquared says interference issue solved by filter

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Sanjiv Ahuja, LIghtSquared CEO said the interference issue was solved Aspiring US wholesale player LightSquared, which is planning a nationwide wireless broadband offering over satellite and LTE networks, has released details of a technical solution that it says will put an end to interference between its network and GPS devices. The carrier, backed by billionaire investor Philip Falcone, has come under attack from the Coalition to Save our GPS, an industry grouping including commercial GPS […]

Sep
23
2011

AT&T Debuts 4G LTE Service

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AT&T announced the launch of its 4G LTE network yesterday in five US cities. The carrier said an additional, unnamed 15 markets will be also be equipped with 4G LTE by the end of the year. Customers in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, or San Antonio are the first in line for the new service. The launch just barely precedes that of the Apple iPad 3 and the iPhone 5, which are supposedly due next month. […]

Sep
20
2011

BT announces latest locations for fibre broadband

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BT has announced the locations of a further 114 exchanges to be upgraded to fibre UK telco BT has revealed the locations of a further 114 exchanges where it will install fibre-based infrastructure, which together will serve more than one million homes and businesses. The latest upgrades are to be carried out by BT’s Openreach division, and are expected to be completed by autumn 2012. The locations of other exchanges which are to be upgraded […]

Sep
16
2011

Qualcomm to lose $1bn and India licences

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Qualcomm admitted it only bid for the licences to stifle WiMAX Qualcomm stands to lose over $1bn and its wireless broadband service permits in India, after a spokesperson for the Department of Telecoms (DoT) said that the company’s application for licences was invalid. A senior official from India’s DoT has said that the company did not apply for and acquire licences within three months of the wireless broadband airwaves (BWA) auction. Although the auctions ended […]

Sep
15
2011

Qualcomm chief hooks up proximity-based P2P offering

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A sea of sensors would give a UI to devices that do not have one Qualcomm chief executive Paul Jacobs outlined a vision of the connected future focused on proximity-based peer to peer networking at the company’s Innovation conference in Istanbul on Wednesday. With an estimated four billion smartphones to be sold between 2011 and 2015, according to Jacobs, consumers and professionals will be equipped to interact with a “sea of sensors” covering the planet. Alongside […]

Sep
15
2011

Bell Launches LTE Network – Plans Start at $45 a Month for 1.5 Gigabytes

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Bell is joining the LTE race in Canada by announcing this week that they’ve deployed LTE wireless broadband service in limited portions of Toronto, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph and Mississauga. Bell’s very vague about deployment plans, only stating that they’re starting deployment in ubran areas first, with rural deployment contingent on “the outcome of Industry Canada’s 700 MHz spectrum auction.” At the moment Bell is only supporting USB modems for the faster network, offering users the […]

Sep
15
2011

Leap Takes Their Time With LTE – Company Not Sweating Verizon ‘Unleashed’ Plan

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Leap CEO Doug Hutcheson had previously stated that the wireless company and owner of Cricket Wireless will launch an LTE network in the second half of this year, with Tuscon planned as the first market live. Speaking at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Entertainment & Communications conference, Hutcheson said this week the company plans to cover two-thirds of its current network footprint over the next two to three years with LTE, with a […]

Sep
7
2011

Telefónica states intent with corporate restructure

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The Spanish incumbent has created four new organisation units Spanish incumbent and global carrier Telefónica has restructured itself into four new divisions as part of what the firm called “sweeping changes” designed to “reinfoce the operator’s status as a global player and leader in the digital environment”. Most interesting is the creation of a digital services unit that consolidates the various forays the firm has recently been making into areas such as e-health, cloud and […]

Sep
2
2011

First AT&T LTE network lights up in Chicago

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The first AT&T LTE network has been detected in Chicago ahead of an official launch Ahead of an official launch, glimmers of LTE coverage from AT&T have begun to appear in Chicago, USA, according to reports. The second largest carrier  in the US behind Verizon Wireless, had said that its LTE network would go live in the summer, but as September approaches, it has still not officially launched. Gadget blogs BGR and This is My […]

Sep
2
2011

Rogers LTE Demo Hits 98 Mbps – As Company Prepares to Launch LTE in Toronto

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Rogers this week has been showing off their new LTE network in Toronto ahead of a September 28 launch, posting a YouTube video (via Mobile Syrup) showing them netting 60 Mbps down and 21 Mbps up with a Sierra Wireless U313 modem. The company was also able to obtain speeds of 98.78 Mbps down and 33.31 Mbps up using a secret new USB modem they’ll launch this fall. After promising LTE service capable of speeds […]

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