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Can we talk? Internet of Things vendors face a communications 'mess'

Vendors will tell you that the Internet of Things (IoT) has arrived. We're here to tell you that it hasn't.

Google's Project Loon tests move to LTE band in Nevada

Google has expanded its Project Loon tests to the Nevada desert and, for the first time, into licensed radio spectrum.

Connecting for Good wrestles Kansas City's digital divide

The digital divide isn't some esoteric, policy-wonk concept to Michael Liiamatta, president of Connecting for Good, a nonprofit IT support group based in Kansas City, Mo.

Wi-Fi problems dog Apple-Samsung trial

There's a new sign on the door to Courtroom 5 at the federal courthouse in San Jose, the home to the Apple v. Samsung battle that's playing out this month: "Please turn off all cell phones."

Gogo increases in-flight bandwidth to 70Mbps

In-flight Internet access provider Gogo is working on a service that will increase the maximum data speed on planes to 70Mbps.

Intel's Thunderbolt 2 supports peer-to-peer Mac connections

Intel is bringing peer-to-peer computer networking capabilities to Thunderbolt 2 with a feature that allows Macs -- and soon, PCs -- to connect directly for high-speed data transfers.

Google gets practice flying its high-altitude balloons in Project Loon

Google, which has been testing balloon-powered Internet access in underdeveloped area, said one of its balloons circled the Earth in 22 days.

Public Wi-Fi speeds to get a boost from Qualcomm's new antenna technology

Qualcomm has chipsets on the way that use new antenna technology to boost Wi-Fi download speeds in crowded spaces where lots of people are competing for bandwidth.

FCC opens the door for faster Wi-Fi

U.S. regulators are opening up spectrum that could allow for Wi-Fi services with speeds of one gigabit per second and faster.

$160 smartphone offers glimpse into LTE's future

The $160 price for U.K. carrier EE's smartphone Kestrel without a contract gives a glimpse of a future with low-cost LTE devices, and is also an aggressive move by Qualcomm as competition in the chipset sector increases.

FCC moves ahead with proposal to allow spectrum sharing

The U.S. Federal Communications will soon move forward on a 2-year-old proposal to experiment with spectrum sharing in an effort to deal with a skyrocketing demand for mobile data bandwidth and increasingly crowded mobile services, the agency's chairman said Monday.

Microsoft to ship Surface tablet with LTE for $679

Microsoft is bringing LTE mobile broadband to its Surface 2 tablet with a new model that will start shipping on Tuesday for US$679.

AT&T purchase of Leap Wireless gets FCC OK

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved ATT's $1.2 billion acquisition of competitor Leap Wireless, which sells prepaid mobile service under the Cricket brand.

Aruba announces five software tools for optimizing Wi-Fi networks

Aruba Networks announced a package of software upgrades designed to better accommodate all-wireless workplaces, including sites where it's common to see employees using three different mobile devices with multiple applications.

AT&T rolls out pricing plans for in-car 4G broadband

AT&T and Audi announced pricing for its previously revealed plan to offer 4G LTE broadband in vehicles this year. GM also plans to begin offering broadband in its vehicles later this year.

Gov't funded broadband benefits small businesses

Government-funded broadband projects have led to higher speeds and lower prices for U.S. small businesses, despite opposition from some in Congress, according to an auditor's report.

Stanford team tries for zippier Wi-Fi in crowded buildings

Having lots of Wi-Fi networks packed into a condominium or apartment building can hurt everyone's wireless performance, but Stanford University researchers say they've found a way to turn crowding into an advantage.

New chipsets and devices lay groundwork for LTE-Advanced

Chip vendors and device makers are readying the smartphones, hotspots and cars that will let users eventually enjoy higher download speeds with LTE-Advanced.

Qualcomm, Cisco join forces to improve wireless coverage at the office

Qualcomm and Cisco Systems have started developing small cells customized for enterprises, which will be able to use the products to improve indoor wireless network coverage for their employees.

New Lenovo S-series smartphones do not have LTE

Lenovo's S-series smartphones announced at Mobile World Congress have screen sizes from 4.7 inches to 5.3 inches, but none of them have LTE.