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Verizon won't throttle unlimited LTE users after all

The carrier has backed down from a plan to slow down heavy users who have unlimited plans

FCC takes steps to make room for 'white spaces,' wireless microphones

The agency has proposed rules to make sure all users have enough spectrum after TV incentive auctions


African countries move to require inclusion of local suppliers in big telecom projects

Foreign companies, mainly from China, have been winning huge contracts and cutting out local competition, sometimes via bribery

Report: Softbank in talks to buy Dreamworks Animation

Japanese telecom carrier said to want animated movie producer

Ex-Ambitel/GreenNet CEO jumps ship to Sierra Leone's Smart Mobile

Smart Mobile gains traction as Libya's Lap Green expansion plans hit a snag

Shareholders approve Safaricom acquisition of YuMobile

Sale will put pressure on smaller operators

Ericsson dumps LTE modem business

The modem unit has suffered as the devices have increasingly become an integrated feature

Software bugs most common cause for mobile Internet outages, study says

The outages affected 1.4 million user connections on average per incident

Google wants to fly drones above New Mexico

The company is planning a six-month trial of Internet delivery via drone

Ericsson buys Fabrix Systems for $95M to help put TV on any screen

Fabrix sells software for cloud DVRs and video on demand

LA TV stations free up airwaves for wireless broadband

Two local TV stations will consolidate onto a single channel, freeing up space for new wireless broadband services

T-Mobile takes Wi-Fi voice and text everywhere

A new offering allows calls from outside the US and on US airliners with Gogo in-flight service

Internet of Things

AT&T's Network Core is Growing Up to Serve Watches, IoT

Technology adopted for voice over LTE helps make wearables and connected devices work

33 equipment manufacturers oppose public-utility broadband

IBM, Cisco, Intel and other companies oppose calls to reclassify and regulate broadband as a common carrier

NTT tests 400Gbps optical technology for Internet backbone

One fiber in the core of the Internet could send the data equivalent of 600 DVDs in a second

AT&T and Box to pave secure path to cloud content via VPN

AT&T's NetBond is coming to Box next year

DOJ, intelligence official support bill ending bulk phone collection

The Senate is likely to vote on a pumped-up version of the USA Freedom Act this fall

Verizon settles FCC consumer privacy investigation

The company failed to notify telephone customers that they could opt out of targeted marketing campaigns, the agency said

tox

Meet Tox, an Open, Privacy-Focused Skype Replacement

It's not ready for prime time yet, but the early builds of a new privacy-focused chat client are promising.

European 700MHz band should be freed for mobile broadband by 2020, report says

The extra spectrum is needed to meet increasing demand for video on mobile devices

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