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As 5G heads for IoT, 4G is far from done

The iPhone 7 expected to debut on Sept. 7 may offer a glimpse into the future of smartphones, but it won’t have 5G. And even though the next generation of cellular is due to launch in 2020, high-end handsets may be LTE-only for years...

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AT&T wants big mobile players to form a 5G dream team

AT&T is hoping to collaborate with a powerful set of carriers and equipment vendors on 5G. On Wednesday, the company said it’s having preliminary discussions with an A-list lineup of players to align their efforts on defining the...

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New compromises won't end the fight between LTE-U and Wi-Fi

The Wi-Fi Alliance says it’s taken more steps toward compromise since backers of LTE-Unlicensed slammed a coexistence workshop that took place last week. But those moves haven’t brought about wireless peace just yet.

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George Washington didn't tweet here, but you may get 5G

On Monday, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission announced a deal to made it easier for mobile operators and building owners to install cellular gear on many old buildings, including some in historic districts.

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Devices with Qualcomm modems safe from critical ASN.1 telecom flaw

Smartphones equipped with Qualcomm modems are not vulnerable to a recently announced vulnerability that could potentially allow attackers to take over cellular network gear and consumer mobile devices.

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IBM and AT&T are cozying up to IoT developers

Big IoT partnerships are coming thick and fast these days. A deal between IBM and AT&T to help developers turn IoT ideas into reality is just the latest tie-up involving major enterprise vendors in this field.

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Like smartphones, IoT communications going long distance

The world's newest mobile telecoms network went into operation this week, but it's not for smartphones. The network, built by South Korea's SK Telecom, is dedicated to gadgets that connect to the so-called internet of things.

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Facebook's plan to disrupt cellular gets big-name support

Several of the world's largest cellular carriers, representing almost 1.3 billion subscribers, have pledged support to a Facebook project that aims to dramatically reduce the cost of building and expanding wireless data networks.

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Verizon strike taking trickle-down toll on business customers

With the strike by Verizon union members now in its fourth week – and no settlement appearing near -- frustrations born of service delays and cancelations remain primarily the bane of consumers, although business customers are also...

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Verizon and AT&T are putting their networking eggs in the OpenStack basket

As the OpenStack summit is underway in Austin, we learn more about how these giants are going with OpenStack

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Korea's working on a cool combination: 5G and the Winter Olympics

South Korean carrier KT has said it wants to launch the first 5G network at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. On Thursday, KT announced a successful trial of one potential 5G technology in that mountain resort region.

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Inside AT&T's open source, software-defined transformation

The telecom giant goes all-in on network virtualization.

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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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Microsoft rolls out cellular data app for own SIM card

Microsoft has rolled out on its Windows store a new "Cellular Data" app that allows users of specific Windows 10 devices with a Microsoft SIM card to buy and connect to a nationwide mobile data network using only their Microsoft...

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T-Mobile's CEO now targeting business users in fight with AT&T, Verizon

T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere launched an aggressive push to get a bigger slice of the US business market, with new price plans that are cheaper than rivals AT&T and Verizon

Fastest LTE speed will be out of reach for most users

Users in Asia will be the first to get 450 Mbps, while Americans and European will have to wait

Mobile broadband modems are losing their appeal with consumers

Shipments are expected to decline by 24 percent year on year

Senator demands answers about DOJ mobile phone surveillance planes

A program that reportedly tracks mobile phones from airplanes raises privacy concerns, Markey says

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