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Worries mount that upcoming LTE-U deployments will hurt Wi-Fi

Despite the assurances of its inventors, there’s an ominous lack of proof that LTE-U technology won't muck up current Wi-Fi deployments

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Europe working with everyone except US on what 5G mobile technology should be

The EU has signed agreements with China, Japan, and South Korea to work together to define 5G. Will the U.S. join them?

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US drops to 55th in ranking of 4G LTE speeds worldwide

New Zealand scored the highest average speed with 36Mbps, while the US inched up to 10Mbps

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Verizon to begin trials of 5G wireless next year

No 5G standard is expected until 2020, but Verizon plans to trial technology targeted for cellular's next generation

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Carriers want to take your Wi-Fi for their own use

An unlikely alliance of consumer advocates, cable providers, and tech companies push back on carriers' congestion-handling technology

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Operators and vendors join forces to push cellular IoT networks

An initiative backed by the likes of AT&T, Intel and Qualcomm is hoping to accelerate the rollout of cellular networks customized for machine-to-machine communications

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

CEO John Legere says T-Mobile added 2.1 million customers in the second quarter

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IEEE group recommends random MAC addresses for Wi-Fi security

The Wi-Fi protocol needs to be updated to use randomly generated MAC addresses for better security and privacy

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Good news! 3 mobile breakthroughs you may have missed

MobileIron, Samsung, and Apple have moved the needle for smartphones and tablets in ways that really count for business

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Sprint drops 600Kbps video-streaming limit after outcry

With its quick response, a marketing flub will still be a net positive for Sprint, says one analyst

Windows 10 Wi-Fi password-sharing feature raises security concerns

The option would allow anyone with a network's password to share access to it with all their friends

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LTE-U is coming to take your Wi-Fi away, consumer advocates warn

Carrier technology that uses Wi-Fi frequencies to provide LTE connectivity could let wireless providers mess with your home connection

5G networks look to new frequencies to deliver gigabit speeds

New spectrum bands in the 6GHz to 100GHz range will be needed to operate a new generation of mobile networks

IMT-2020 is the future of mobile -- but you can keep calling it 5G

The ITU has chosen a formal name for the next-generation mobile system, coming in 2020

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Net neutrality will prove as evil as the VCR

Everything old is new again, and the same tired threats will prove to be false once more


Fearing Net neutrality rules, Sprint stops throttling heavy data users

Sprint's old throttling policy, originally intended to fight network congestion, disappears without any significant impact expected

FCC to fine AT&T $100 million over 'unlimited' data plans

The government says AT&T should have made throttling clearer to customers

Wi-Fi signals can do rough head counts

Estimating the number of people present by looking at Wi-Fi signals could help make buildings more energy efficient

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