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  • Europe allows in-flight 3G and 4G broadband

    The European Commission gave airlines permission to offer their passengers Internet access via 3G and 4G connections so they can send emails and surf the Web while in flight.

    Written by Loek Essers14 Nov. 13 14:29
  • China Mobile posts rare profit decline of 8.8 per cent in Q3

    Despite its growing customer base, China Mobile, the country's largest carrier, saw a rare decline in profit for the third quarter in the latest sign that rival operators and local Internet companies are eating into its earnings.

    Written by Michael Kan21 Oct. 13 13:11
  • Net neutrality at the US FCC: A brief history

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality regulations, also known as open Internet rules, face a hearing on Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Verizon Communications has challenged the FCC's authority to pass the rules.

    Written by Grant Gross05 Sept. 13 18:36
  • Obama directs agencies to move toward sharing spectrum

    U.S. President Barack Obama has directed federal agencies to take new steps toward sharing their wireless spectrum with commercial operators, in an effort to meet growing demands for mobile data services.

    Written by Grant Gross14 June 13 15:52
  • LTE and smartphones drive mobile traffic, says Ericsson

    The spread of smartphones, powered by fast 3G and LTE networks used to watch ever more video content, are pushing up the volume of mobile data traffic. The challenge for operators will be to turn that into more revenue, as users prefer Wi-Fi networks, an analyst said.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs03 June 13 14:01
  • Advocates: FCC should limit big carriers in spectrum auctions

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should cap the participation of carriers AT&T and Verizon Wireless in upcoming spectrum auctions to ensure mobile competition going forward, representatives of consumer groups and smaller carriers said.

    Written by Grant Gross30 May 13 20:02
  • Sprint, SoftBank gets U.S. security panel approval for merger

    Government panel the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has given its approval for Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank to acquire a majority stake in Sprint Nextel in a US$20 billion deal.

    Written by Grant Gross29 May 13 14:13
  • SoftBank gets state approval for Sprint acquisition

    SoftBank has received all the necessary state approvals for the Japanese mobile carrier to acquire a majority stake in Sprint Nextel for US$20 billion, the companies announced.

    Written by Grant Gross23 May 13 20:33
  • North Korea close to 2 million 3G subscribers

    North Korea's sole 3G network operator has managed to double its subscriber base in a little over a year and is about to hit 2 million users.

    Written by Martyn Williams26 April 13 17:31
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