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This wireless hotspot has room for 10 SIM cards for LTE roaming

The Goodspeed 4G mobile hotspot switches automatically between the SIM cards, so users just have to turn it on

Qualcomm may adapt LTE into a network anyone can deploy

The company is exploring a way to use LTE in unlicensed spectrum alone


LTE subscriptions to surpass 1 billion this year

More plans, networks and cheaper smartphones helping propel growth

Two years on, Google's Project Loon drifts into focus

Google X project is clearing technical and price hurdles, but commercial plans are still unknown

FCC proposal would extend Lifeline voice subsidy to broadband

The so-called Obamaphone program would give poor people more options under a new proposal

Over 4 billion people still have no Internet connection

Mobile broadband is seen as the savior, but barriers such as a lack of network coverage and content in local languages have to be overcome

Newer technology pushes out CDMA in Africa, bringing faster speeds

Operators are moving to LTE and other technologies

LTE smartphones are becoming faster and cheaper

Speedy connections in high-end smartphones won't work without matching network coverage; cheaper phones may encourage carriers to invest

FCC moves toward 'historic' spectrum sharing plan

Commissioners vote to open up 3.5GHz spectrum band to commercial use in the coming years

Cheap mobile subscriptions the bait as Euro operators become more aggressive

The latest example is British operator BT, which now offers 500MB of data, texts and voice for less than $10 to its broadband subscribers

US lawmakers push for auctions of gov't spectrum

A group of lawmakers reintroduces legislation to allow government agencies giving up spectrum to share in auction proceeds

Wireless router from Huawei hints at new ways to speed up LTE

The company is using the 3.5GHz band to offer speeds at up to 220Mbps with LTE-Advanced

Feds fine Verizon $3.4 million over 911 service outage issues

750,000 California residents were unable to call 911 during an outage last year, the FCC said

Can a Barcelona romance bring Wi-Fi and cells together?

MWC is host to several new approaches to making the networks work together

For a speed boost, Alcatel-Lucent says use both cell and Wi-Fi

The company says it can tie the networks together using only software

Net neutrality could hamper new mobile services, Nokia CEO says

Self-driving cars and home health care services require special treatment, he said

Nokia, Korea Telecom plan to demo 4G for machines, cars

The two companies will show a prototype for communicating with wearables, cars and smart meters

Vendors lay groundwork for 5G with greener and faster mobile networks

New systems from Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson increase capacity yet use less space and electricity

Huawei looks to give indoor mobile speeds a boost with LTE-Advanced

The network equipment used is capable of download speeds at up to 300Mbps

Wi-Fi backers warn about unlicensed LTE while Ericsson claims speed boost

The Wi-Fi Alliance plans collaboration to make sure Wi-Fi users don't get squeezed out

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