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Shock: Apple patents the phone book

Apple has been granted a patent that suggests its future MacBooks will come with built-in phone hardware, giving the notebooks mobile broadband connectivity. The patent, granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office, describes a method for embedding high-speed LTE hardware into the shell of a notebook computer, using the …
Shaun Nichols, 19 Jul 2016
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Peak Cable looms: One in five US homes now mobile-only for internet

The number of American households relying solely on mobile networks for internet access has doubled over the past two years. This is according to Uncle Sam's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) who says that its 2015 internet usage numbers show that 20 per cent households use mobile networks …
Shaun Nichols, 19 Apr 2016

Microsoft slaps LTE mobe broadband into Surface 2 slabs (Yeah, take that, iPad)

From Tuesday, Microsoft will sell a version of its Surface 2 capable of connecting to mobile broadband – fulfilling a request of many a user who has been tempted to pick up one of Redmond's tablet-keyboard mashups. Microsoft Surface 2 (AT&T 4G LTE) Microsoft's ARM-powered Surface 2 (AT&T 4G LTE), pictured with its wireless- …
Rik Myslewski, 17 Mar 2014
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CSIRO scales 50 Mbps wireless broadband to 16 nodes

Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has revealed that new trials of its Ngara wireless broadband system have scaled a single base station from six to 16 users. Speaking at the Physics in Industry Day hosted by the Australian Institute of Physics, Dr Iain Collings, Research Director …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Nov 2012
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Optus to shutter Unwired

Optus has written to customers of fixed-wireless-only ISP Unwired, advising them the company's network will be closed as of February 28, 2013, and offering them alternatives in the form of 3G and 4G wireless broadband plans. The letter to customers, a copy of which has been obtained by The Register, contains some nifty …

US wireless downloads hit 1.1 trillion MB/year

There are now more wireless subscriptions in the USA than there are citizens, according to the latest data from The Wireless Association (CTIA). The Association's latest count of all things wireless, The Semi-Annual Wireless Industry Survey, (PDF) covers July 2011 to June 2012, and found: 321.7 million wireless subscriber …
Simon Sharwood, 15 Oct 2012
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Vividwireless expands 4G footprint

Vividwireless (which affects a “no capitals” company name that plays with sub-editors’ heads) has announced expanded coverage, adding bits of Adelaide, Brisbane and Canberra to its network. The company had already rolled out its Huawei-based TD-LTE network in Perth, followed by Sydney and Melbourne. The new coverage, however …
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We’ll also resell NBN services – VIVIDwireless

VIVIDwireless, the Perth-based 4G operator which yesterday demonstrated its use of Huawei TD-LTE kit in Sydney, told journalists it would probably become an NBN reseller when the national fibre network was rolled out. Answering questions after the company had shown files downloading at better than 100 Mbps (on, to be fair, a …
The Register breaking news

Special Ops satellite-bitchslapping hydrogen strato cruiser flies

A radical new US military drone aircraft, intended to cruise high in the stratosphere on days-long missions in which it would take on many tasks currently requiring satellites, has made its first flight powered by hydrogen. The Global Observer on its first hydrogen-powered flight. credit: US Air Force Throw away that clunky …
Lewis Page, 14 Jan 2011
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Verizon to blanket US with 4G LTE this year

Verizon has announced that it will roll out 4G LTE coverage for 110 million Americans later this year. And AT&T is not impressed. "With our initial 4G LTE launch, we will immediately reach more than one-third of all Americans where they live, right from the start," said Verizon president and CEO Lowell McAdam in a prepared …
Rik Myslewski, 7 Oct 2010
The Register breaking news

WiMAX Forum begs for speedy spectrum release

The WiMAX Forum has called for speedy disposal of the UK's allocated TDD spectrum, so it can take advantage of the standard's ever-decreasing technical lead. Digital Britain calls for 50MHz of spectrum at 2.57GHz to be effectively earmarked for WiMAX, but that plan releases the spectrum as part of the Digital Dividend mega- …
Bill Ray, 22 Mar 2010
The Register breaking news

Free mobile broadband from Vodafone

Anyone who isn't paying for mobile broadband can have a free shot tomorrow, as Vodafone is giving away access to publicise the launch of the network's new 50 pence tariff. Until tomorrow, punters wanting to dip into the internet on a Vodafone connection would be skinned a quid for the privilege. Now they'll be able to do the …
Bill Ray, 30 Apr 2009
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BBC jumps gun on Ofcom rethink

The battle for the digital dividend is far from over, with Viviane Reding firing another salvo in Dublin yesterday, but the BBC yesterday decided to unilaterally declare Ofcom is rethinking the auction in response to received comments. In an un-bylined piece, originally titled "Ofcom rethinks airwaves sell-off", the BBC …
Bill Ray, 2 Oct 2008
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Nextwave plan begins to take shape – as IP Wireless finds a home

Analysis Rags to riches broadband wireless operator NextWave has acquired TDD pioneer IP Wireless, completing a cluster of acquisitions that make a nonsense out of the age-old rule that operators should not own the technology they use. IP Wireless, a California based start-up with much of its operations in the UK, is a leader in time …
Faultline, 15 Apr 2007

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