Mobile carrier Three buys UK Broadband for up to $373M in spectrum grab

After getting its proposed merger with O2 blocked by regulators last year, today Three UK announced another strategy to increase its presence in the market, specifically by growing spectrum capacity.

The R.Pi IoT Shield adds IoT connectivity to your DIY project

Of all the things in this great green world which we desire, the most important is connection. That’s why the R.Pi IoT family is pretty cool. Built by the team that brought us TinyLab, these cle

Chevy cuts 4G LTE data price in half

In the past two years, more than 2 million Chevrolet cars with 4G LTE data connections have been sold, and, according to GM, those connections have chewed through 3 million gigabytes of data. Now eac

Qualcomm Signs New Patent Licensing Deals In China

Qualcomm announced today that it has inked new patent licensing deals in China with smartphone manufacturers Beijing Tianyu Communication Equipment and Haier Group. The San Diego-based chipmaker has m

More U.K. Spectrum Will Be Auctioned Next Year To Push Towards 5G

U.K. telecoms regulator Ofcom has published details for a forthcoming spectrum auction, early next year, that will see bidders shelling out for the equivalent of around three-quarters of the spectrum

The Promise Of 5G

The evolution of personal communication has fundamentally altered the everyday lives of most people on our planet. Armed with a smartphone connected to a seemingly infinite ocean of information, enter

Larger Phone Screens Drive Mobile Video Consumption

No, it's not an hilarious analyst April Fools' Day joke. Although, the elementary logic may suggest otherwise: larger screen phones -- such as phablets -- are a key driver in increased mobile video co

China Mobile Kicks Off iPhone Preorders Thursday, 4G Network Booting Up Dec. 18

Last week, it came out that China Mobile and Apple had finally penned a deal to bring the iPhone to China's largest mobile network, and now the Wall Street Journal reports that iPhone 5s pre-order sal

China Mobile Will Get 4G In December, A Potential Sales Boost For Apple iPhones

After months of speculation, China Mobile will finally be the first carrier to offer 4G LTE in China on Dec. 18, followed by China Unicom and China Telecom, the country's other two major carriers. The

Three Becomes The Fourth Carrier To Throw Its Hat Into The LTE Ring, Will Offer Price-Busting 4G On 3G Tariffs Starting In December

On the heels of Vodafone and O2 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23868082">this evening</a> turning on their LTE networks to compete against EE in 4G services in the UK, <

U.K. 4G Choice Ramps Up, As Vodafone Follows O2 With August 29 4G/LTE Launch

After U.K. carrier O2's announcement last week that it plans to launch a 4G/LTE network on August 29, Vodafone has confirmed it plans to launch its own LTE network on the same day -- albeit, the netwo

O2 Becomes Second UK Carrier To Turn On LTE; Will Go Live August 29, But With No iPhone Support

Looks like the honeymoon period for <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ee.co.uk">EE</a> and LTE in the UK is over. This morning, Telefonica's O2 announced that it would turn on its <a target="_blank"

China’s Efforts To Rapidly Build Its 4G Network Is A Boon For Struggling Telecom Gear Makers

The Chinese government <a target="_blank" href="http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=zh-CN&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Ftech.sina.com.cn%2Ft%

East London Tech City Startups To Get Access To Network Of 4G Hotspots In June

The Tech City high tech cluster in London's East End is getting an extra helping of high speed mobile connectivity from June. Carrier EE, which owns and operates the U.K.'s first and still only LTE/4G

U.K.’s First 4G Network Now Has 318k LTE Adopters 5 Months After Launch — “On Track” For 1M By Year’s End

EE, the U.K.'s first and still only 4G network operator, has broken out 4G-specific customer numbers for the first time -- confirming that after five months of 4G trading it has hit a total of 318,000

UK’s EE Will Double 4G Speeds To 130Mbps As It Aims To Pass 1M LTE Users By Dec. 2013

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.ee.co.uk">EE</a>, currently the only mobile carrier offering 4G LTE services in the UK, plans to double the speed of its mobile data network in the country's 10 big

U.K.’s First & Only 4G Network Reaches Half The Population Five Months After Launch, Says EE

The first -- and still, the only -- 4G network in the U.K. is now available to half the U.K.'s homes and businesses. Carrier EE said today it has switched on the network in 13 more towns and cities to

Open Garden 2.0 Makes Sharing Your WiFi And Mobile Connections Easier And Faster

<a target="_blank" href="http://opengarden.com/">Open Garden</a>, one of the finalists at <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/05/21/open-garden-lets-you-crowdsource-your-mobile-connectivity/">Te

EE, Three, BT, Vodafone, O2 All Win 4G Spectrum In The UK, But £2.3B In Bids Falls Short Of The £3.5B Expected

Ofcom, the UK communications regulator, has just <a target="_blank" href="http://media.ofcom.org.uk/2013/02/20/ofcom-announces-winners-of-the-4g-mobile-auction/?utm_source=updates&utm_medium=email

U.K.’s First 4G Network Not Overrun With LTE Early Adopters — Just 201k Total 3G & 4G Postpaid Adds In Q4

Being first to 4G may not be quite the advantage EE may have hoped. The U.K.'s first 4G network was up and running at the end of October last year but its Q4 results show the network it picked up only
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