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Why your mobile connection is so slow

DNS-based mapping of user location simply doesn’t work for mobile; it’s time to rethink content delivery for mobile apps

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IBM and AT&T are cozying up to IoT developers

The companies want to make it easier for enterprises to take IoT deployments from concept to reality

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The FCC is about to take a big step to superfast 5G networks

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will move to open up high-frequency spectrum to not-yet-available 5G mobile services in an effort to bring the superfast wireless connections to U.S. consumers.

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5 things you need to know about 5G

While it may still be years away, understanding how 5G will impact the enterprise now will help you plan accordingly

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5G follies: The network that doesn't exist

There's no 5G technology, no 5G standard, no agreement on what 5G even means, and, thus, nothing to plan for

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Five things you should know about unlicensed LTE

Here are five things you should know about unlicensed LTE, the concept of sending 4G cell traffic over channels also used by Wi-Fi and other networks.

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iPhone owners sue Apple for Wi-Fi Assist data usage in iOS 9

In a complaint filed Oct. 23, William and Suzanne Phillips charged that Apple did not notify iPhone owners that the upgrade to iOS 9 included the Wi-Fi Assist feature, designed to switch to a cellular connection if a local Wi-Fi...

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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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