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AT&T signed up 500K cars for its 4G network last quarter

AT&T signed up half a million cars to its 4G network between July and September, after making deals with Audi and GM to connect cars and offer in-vehicle hotspots.

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Chicago takes top spot in mobile performance ranking

Chicago is the U.S. city with the best overall mobile performance ranking, according to tens of thousands of voice and data tests conducted in 125 cities by RootMetrics.


Sprint cuts 452 HQ jobs in IT, network and technology areas

Sprint recently cut 452 jobs from its headquarters in Overland Park, Kan., an amount that equals about 6% of the 7,500 workers there.

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Expect anemic mobile phone growth in U.S. through 2018

The overall mobile phone market in the U.S. will decline this year by 1% even as many emerging countries around the world see robust growth, an IDC analyst said Monday.

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Apple SIM has potential, but widespread changes will take time

New Apple iPads allow users to choose between data plans offered by different cellular carriers without having to obtain a separate SIM from each.

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Sprint's long, rocky WiMax journey will end in Nov. 2015

The system, once on the cutting edge, gave way to LTE.

Update: AT&T to pay $105M to settle mobile-phone cramming charges

AT&T will pay $105 million to settle complaints from the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and 51 state-level governments that it made millions of dollars through unauthorized third-party charges to...

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Verizon won't throttle unlimited LTE users after all

Verizon Wireless won't go ahead with a widely criticized plan to slow down the connections of heavy data users with unlimited LTE plans.

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Editorial survey: Tell us what you think about your mobile data provider!

Happy with your data service or just waiting out your contract? Take Computerworld's 2014 mobile data satisfaction survey and let us know you feel. Later this year, we'll reveal which provider is our readers' favorite.


Softbank in talks to buy Dreamworks Animation

Japan's Softbank is in talks to acquire Dreamworks Animation, according to news reports.

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AT&T to put service setup in enterprise customers' hands

AT&T said enterprises are about to reap the benefits of the software-defined transformation of its network with faster service setup through an online portal.

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10 years in tech: The crazy cellphone ideas of 2004

In 2004, Apple had just started development of its iPhone and no one outside the company knew about it, Samsung was focused on the South Korean market, and the hottest thing in wireless was the I-mode mobile Internet service in Japan....

T-Mobile takes Wi-Fi voice and text everywhere

A new offer allows calls from outside the US and on US airliners with Gogo in-flight service

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Apple lays groundwork for global LTE roaming with new iPhones

By boosting the number of LTE bands on the iPhone 6 models to an astonishing 20, Apple is paving the way toward global data roaming for the technology.

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AT&T's network core grows up to serve watches, IoT

Back-end technology that AT&T implemented partly for voice over LTE will help make the Apple Watch and other connected devices useful.

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Wireless competition heats up, and so do changes in executive ranks

As competition heats up dramatically in the wireless industry, changes in the executive ranks are taking center stage.

LTE in Wi-Fi spectrum shows great potential, says NTT DoCoMo

In the hunt for new ways to handle growing data volumes, NTT DoCoMo and Huawei Technologies have demonstrated that LTE can be deployed over 5GHz, which today is used for Wi-Fi networks.

Sprint drops second shoe: $60 unlimited voice, text, data plan

Sprint on Thursday announced a $60-per-month unlimited talk, text and data plan -- its second price cut in four days -- that's designed to undercut competitors.

AT&T to get the M8 for Windows, too; it's not just Verizon

Less than a day after the HTC One (M8) for Windows went on sale "exclusively" on Verizon Wireless, AT&T also said it will carry the new smartphone, too.

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