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Verizon gets top ranking for network performance in U.S. cities

RootMetrics gives Verizon Wireless a big thumbs-up in its latest biannual ranking of wireless network performance in U.S. cities.
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Ericsson hits 5Gbps in 5G labs demo

Ericsson says it has succeeded in sending data at 5 gigabits per second over a wireless testbed for future "5G" mobile networks.

German government to drop Verizon because of US spying

The German government is dropping Verizon Communications as a service provider because of worries about U.S. spying.

Verizon's videoconferencing offers virtual doctor visits via smartphone

If you've ever been sick with a cold or the flu while traveling, Verizon's new videoconferencing technology could help you reach a doctor for a quick consult from a smartphone or tablet.

T-Mobile looks to keep customers satisfied with test drives, free music streaming

John Legere and T-Mobile want to make buying a smartphone more like shopping for a used car. And they mean that in the best possible way.

Wireless data traffic in the U.S. more than doubled in 2013

The total amount of data handled by wireless carriers in the U.S. more than doubled in 2013, an increase driven in large part by video traffic.

New tech links LTE and GSM networks

In the hunt for more spectrum to speed up mobile networks, Vodafone and Huawei Technologies have successfully tested a technology that lets LTE and GSM share the same frequencies.

AT&T breach allowed customer data to be used to unlock smartphones

Personal information, including Social Security numbers and call records, was accessed for an unknown number of AT&T Mobility customers by people outside of the company, AT&T has confirmed.

Apple's storage strategy: Clear, not cloudy

Despite the iCloud enhancements and new features Apple talked up at WWDC, don't expect the company to broadly compete in the online storage market.

Sprint-T-Mobile merger questions: Will regulators OK it? And, Legere as CEO?

With reports saying that Sprint and T-Mobile US plan to announce a $32 billion merger this summer, two big questions linger: Would federal regulators approve the deal? And would T-Mobile CEO John Legere run the combined company?

Wireless Carriers In Depth

How to save on mobile plans: Your guide to 16 no-contract carriers

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless are no longer the only mobile phone games in town -- there are some great no-contract alternatives out there. Here are 16 of them.

On the road with T-Mobile's free international roaming

For people who frequently travel overseas, it sounds almost too good to be true: unlimited international data roaming and texting at no extra cost. But that's exactly what T-Mobile USA started offering its U.S. users earlier this year as part of its price battle with AT&T.

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

Computerworld asked readers to rate their mobile data providers on connection speed, reliability, customer service and more. We name the best and the worst services -- and throw in some fun facts about how people use their mobile data networks.

FCC's in-flight cellphone plan carries a lot of baggage

Anyone who dreads hearing one end of a loud phone call all the way from Anchorage to Miami, take heart: The plan to allow cellphones on planes could fail in more ways than an overbooked flight at a snowbound airport on Christmas Eve.

LTE makes headway on global roaming, speed and voice

LTE is simultaneously being pushed forward on several fronts, and the result for users will be faster networks, better coverage and the ability to access networks while travelling abroad.

5 ways the Sprint-Clearwire drama might end

The battle of takeovers among Sprint Nextel, Dish Network, Clearwire and SoftBank has heated up as the Clearwire board of directors recommended that shareholders accept the bid of Dish instead of Sprint's.

Computerworld Honors 2013: Remote areas in Michigan get connected with broadband

Merit Network, the 21st Century Achievement Award winner for mobile access, leads the effort to expand broadband in Michigan.

Nokia looks to reboot Windows Phone push in the U.S., but it won't be easy

Nokia's is rebooting its U.S. Windows Phone push with the arrival of the low-cost Lumia 521 on T-Mobile and Lumia 928 for Verizon Wireless, but increasing sales to meaningful volumes in the very competitive U.S. market will not be easy.

Cisco acquisition highlights growing interest in small cells

Operators and telecom equipment vendors are showing a growing interest in small cells, which aim to give users improved coverage and speeds.

Carrier solutions for areas without adequate wireless service

There are still areas in the U.S. that have limited or no wireless telecommunications. How are the four major suppliers handling this?

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