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Obama: USD 18 Billion Wireless Broadband Plan to Connect 98% of Country in Five Years

In this remote snow-swept college town rejuvenated in parts by Internet commerce, President Obama on Thursday outlined a plan to create similar economic stories through the expansion of super-fast wireless Internet connections. Speaking at Northern Michigan University, Obama unveiled an ambitious blueprint to use $18 billion in federal funds to get 98 percent of the … Continue reading

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NSN Launches Smart WLAN Connectivity Solution to Seamlessly Transfer Mobile Broadband Traffic to WiFi Network

Telecom equipment vendor Nokia Siemens Networks announced the launch of its Smart WLAN Connectivity Solution that can offload mobile broadband traffic to Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) without any break in service. The new solution can provide faster data connections and preserve the mobile network capacity. Smart WLAN Connectivity eliminates the need to manually switch a device’s data … Continue reading

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Reliance Infotel Plans to Launch TD-LTE Services Across 700 Cities in India by 2011 Year End

Reliance Industries Ltd-controlled Infotel Broadband Ltd is working on a plan to launch long term evolution (LTE) — which offers high data speeds — in 700 cities in the first phase of its launch. LTE offers data speeds from 50 mbps to 100 mbps to customers. To achieve this, it has called international companies to … Continue reading

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Global Mobile Data Traffic to Increase 26x Between 2010-2015

The global data traffic over mobile devices will increase by 26 times between 2010-2015. Data traffic growth in 2011 is expected to be 131% while it will slow to nearly 64% by 2015. This growth, rather data explosion, seems in-line with the number of connected mobile devices these days. In addition, smart services such as smart … Continue reading

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IPv4 Addresses to Exhaust within One Year as IPv6 Transition Gets Delayed

Delays in transition to IPv6 system mean some households and businesses will face connection problems in coming months The internet is full. Or, to be more precise, it has run out of new internet addresses – having used up almost 4 billion since being set up 40-odd years ago. The Internet Address and Naming Agency (IANA), … Continue reading

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Net Neutrality, FCC, and Verizon

The proponents of net neutrality believe that all individuals and companies should have equal access to the Internet, and that service providers should not be allowed to block their customers from using services offered by rival companies. Not surprisingly, some wireless service providers, including Verizon, have a different opinion. The Federal Communications Commission recently weighed … Continue reading

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Vodafone Launches Femtocells for Consumers and Small Businesses in New Zealand

Vodafone New Zealand has begun selling miniature cellsites the size of a broadband router that customers can use to provide or boost mobile coverage, but their high introductory price means they are initially likely to be a niche product. The devices, called femtocells, are being marketed under the brand “Sure Signal” and route calls and … Continue reading

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LTE to be the Standard for Nationwide Public Safety Network in the US

The FCC issued an order Tuesday at its January open meeting that set a 4G common standard for a nationwide, interoperable, public safety mobile broadband network. The Order, which addressed changes recommended by the 9/11 Commission Report, would require the use of a Long Term Evolution (LTE) air interface in the 700Mhz range of radio … Continue reading

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US Legislation for ‘Net Neutrality’ Shot Down

Partisan politics is being blamed for killing off US legislation to protect the “net neutrality” that sees all web traffic treated equally. Democrat Henry Waxman said he failed to garner the necessary Republican support for his net neutrality bill. The bill aimed to stop ISPs from acting as online gatekeepers controlling the content flowing through their … Continue reading

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Huawei Achieves 700Mbps Over DSL Using SuperMIMO and Bonded Phone Lines Technology

Chinese telecommunications solutions firm, Huawei, has used SuperMIMO technology and “four twisted pairs” (i.e. technically four phone lines bonded together; 175Mbps each) to boost the maximum broadband download speed of DSL technology to a staggering700Mbps (Megabits per second) over 400 meters! That’s quite a jump above BT’s current UK best of 40Mbps via FTTC, which … Continue reading

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