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What to expect from 5G wireless

5G wireless will be a series of enhancements implemented over the next several years. It will connect everything as well as everyone, fueling new applications and the shared economy.

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Hardware issue blamed for wireless and Internet outage in Southeast

A cell phone and Internet outage Tuesday in several Southeastern states was caused by a hardware problem, AT&T reported.

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The FCC's spectrum auction rules raise stakes for carriers

The FCC will decide this week which mobile carriers will control billions of dollars worth of prime wireless spectrum scheduled to be auctioned next year.

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Here's why Apple won't run its own cellular service (unless it will)

Remember those rumors about Apple doing an end-run around the carriers? You know: how it would offer its own ''soup-to-nuts'' wireless service? Well, about that. Here's Apple's flat denial...

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Sprint sees record low customer loss rate, but drops to 4th place behind T-Mobile

Sprint announced on Tuesday its lowest rate of postpaid customer losses in its history, even as the company officially dropped a notch to fourth place, behind T-Mobile, among U.S. wireless carriers.

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AT&T launches wireless data and TV services on one bill

Wireless video to smartphones and tablets took another step on Monday with AT&T's announcement of a single nationwide package of pay TV and wireless services on a single bill.

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With its latest iPhone deal, T-Mobile takes control

Free Apple Music streaming and a great deal on the iPhone from T-Mobile

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Cell service at US airports varies from first class to middle-seat coach

Need something to watch on a flight? You can download an episode of your favorite show in less than a minute and a half on Verizon Wireless at Atlanta's airport or spend 13 hours doing the same over T-Mobile USA at Los Angeles...

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A match made in heaven? 10 tech mergers that defined the industry

Execs at AOL and Verizon hope their merger will be a story for the ages, not a cautionary tale.

Two U.S. telecoms to pay $3.5M for data breach

TerraCom and YourTel America will pay a combined $3.5 million after the FCC found that they were storing customers' personal data on unprotected servers.

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T-Mobile touts first continental phone plan for North America

T-Mobile said there would be no added charges for its U.S.-based Simple Choice customers when they call, text or use data to Mexico and Canada or when traveling there.

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T-Mobile looks to unseat Sprint as third-largest U.S. carrier

T-Mobile CEP John Legere predicted T-Mobile will soon displace Sprint as the nation's third-largest carrier.

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Sprint drops 600 Kbps video-streaming limit after outcry

Sprint this week quickly reversed plans to impose a 600 Kbps limit on streaming video as part of a promotion called "All-In" that charges $80 a month for unlimited talk, text and high-speed data.

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Verizon shines in extensive U.S. wireless speed tests

All four major U.S. carriers improved the speeds of their wireless networks during the past year, and while Sprint made the most gains, Verizon came out with the fastest average downloads nationwide.

This wireless hotspot has room for 10 SIM cards for LTE roaming

Finnish company Uros has launched an LTE version of its wireless hotspot that can be equipped with 10 SIM cards to make roaming abroad easier.

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Update: FCC to fine AT&T $100M over 'unlimited' data plan throttling

The FCC plans to fine AT&T $100 million for throttling speeds on the lines of millions of customers who had "unlimited" data plans.

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GSM switch-off is good news for phone users, not for connected devices

Carriers around the world are converging on 2017 as the year to turn off their GSM networks, with three operators in Singapore announcing Monday their plans to reuse their GSM spectrum for other services.

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Verizon hit by an 8-hour email outage

A lot of Verizon's email customers woke up to find that their service was down. For many, the problem persisted for 8 hours.

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