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Vodafone prepares an LTE moon shot -- literally

Thanks to Vodafone, the Taurus-Littrow Valley will get its first mobile phone base station next year.

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L.A. and NYC still rank behind smaller cities in wireless performance

The two biggest cities in the U.S. continue to rank well below many smaller U.S. cities in overall wireless performance, according to RootMetrics.

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SK Telecom pushes for interoperable quantum crypto systems

SK Telecom and Nokia have developed a prototype quantum cryptography system that combines the South Korean company's quantum key server with an encryption device from Nokia.

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Facebook's Telecom Infra Project is a year old

Facebook's Telecom Infra Project is already pulling in a significant proportion of the world's telecommunications industry, just a year after it launched with the goal of dramatically cutting the cost of building networks needed to...

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Wirelessly enabling IoT/EoT: And the winner is … ?

There is a battle going on to create and deploy wireless connectivity for IoT/EoT, with multiple competing technologies and company alignments. So who wins the race to conquer IoT/EoT wide-area networking?

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Experts warn businesses not to over-buy on unlimited data plans

Smaller businesses that think they could benefit from an unlimited plan from wireless carriers need to calculate their costs carefully.

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AT&T to launch 5G wireless this year in Indy and Austin

AT&T said it will launch its first 5G wireless service in Indianapolis and Austin later this year, offering theoretical top speeds of 400Mbps or higher.

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EU wants to regulate WhatsApp and Skype like carriers

The European Commission wants to extend electronic communications privacy legislation to include internet-based communications services such as Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Google Duo, Apple iMessage and Viber.

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AT&T's next 5G trial will shoot DirecTV Now to users' homes

5G conjures up visions of super-fast smartphone service, but it could give consumers and enterprises a lot more. In the next few months, residents of Austin, Texas, will get to watch DirecTV Now at home through an AT&T 5G trial.

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AT&T, Ford and Delphi show 'vehicle-to-anything' wireless communications

AT&T debuted an advanced communications platform called vehicle-to-anything (V2X) on Wednesday in partnership with Ford and Delphi.

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The votes are in: Which mobile data provider is best?

Computerworld readers rate AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon on network speed, reliability, value and more. Find out which carrier gets the most cheers -- and which the most jeers -- from our 2016 survey respondents.

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Are carriers going 'soft'?

Carriers in mature markets like the U.S. and Europe are adapting to cope with the prospects of saturating mobile phone adoption and slower revenue growth.

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Microsoft wants to enable cellular PCs, but will carriers bite?

Microsoft is aiming to help users stay connected by supporting the installation of programmable SIM cards in PCs and Windows tablets and having users purchase cellular data service though the Windows Store.

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1 million broadband customers offline in Germany; 'external influence' blamed

Almost 1 million Deutsche Telekom customers have been struggling to get online since Sunday.

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AT&T to acquire Time Warner for $85.4B in content play

AT&T said it will acquire Time Warner for $85.4 billion, reflecting a continuing trend for the consolidation of communications and media companies.

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Why Project Fi's new group plan is a no-brainer for families

Google's wireless service is giving back money to families who subscribe, but it's up to you to sign up for the savings.

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EU plan swaps roaming fees for roaming fudge

The European Commission has reworked its plan to end mobile phone roaming fees in the face of widespread criticism of its 90-day annual limit.

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AT&T unveils AirGig for low-cost wireless broadband along power lines

AT&T on Tuesday announced a low-cost, high-speed wireless internet technology that relies on plastic antennas set up along medium-voltage power lines.

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