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UK 4G spectrum auction closes: All carriers winners but bid totals disappoint

UK 4G spectrum auction closes: All carriers winners but bid totals disappoint

The results of the UK 4G spectrum auction are in, with Vodafone the biggest individual bidder but spectrum acquired by most participants, despite the process falling short of predictions around how many billions would be made. In total, Ofcom raked in £2.34bn ($3.6bn) in bids from Vodafone, Telefonica (O2), Hutchison (Three), Everything Everywhere, and the BT Group subsidiary Niche Spectrum Ventures, less than the original estimates of £3.5bn ($5.4bn).

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HTC One: All the carriers (but where’s Verizon?)

HTC One: All the carriers (but where’s Verizon?)

HTC's new One flagship will launch on AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, EE, Vodafone, and O2 from mid-March, as part of a huge 185+ carrier roll-out, though Verizon is conspicuous by its absence from the list. The carrier launch partner roster - which covers more than 80 regions and countries - is already being described by HTC as its best-ever network engagement for a new phone, but Big Red being a hold-out in the US remains a mystery.

LG Tab-Book Windows 8 tablet/hybrid hits Korea with LTE this week

LG Tab-Book Windows 8 tablet/hybrid hits Korea with LTE this week

LG's convertible Windows 8 tablet/notebook hybrid will be hitting store shelves in Korea this week, the company has confirmed, freshly branded as the LG Tab-Book and packing LTE connectivity. Announced back in October 2012 as the H160, the Tab-Book runs Microsoft's full OS - not the RT version - on an Intel Core i5 processor, with a sliding 5-point multitouch display if you don't want to plug in an external mouse.

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T-Mobile Sonic 2.0 Mobile HotSpot LTE revealed in press image

T-Mobile Sonic 2.0 Mobile HotSpot LTE revealed in press image

T-Mobile's first 4G LTE hotspot has been revealed through a press image. The 4G LTE hotspot will be called the T-Mobile Sonic 2.0 Mobile HotSpot LTE. The device is set to launch on March 27th, but the pricing for the device is still unknown. The hotspot features a very simple, black design with a power button, navigation buttons, and a colored display. The display shows your connection info, battery life, settings menu, number of people connected to the hotspot, and more.


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Tiny Broadcom LTE chip enables trimmer tablets and longer-lasting phones

Tiny Broadcom LTE chip enables trimmer tablets and longer-lasting phones

4G phones and tablets could get smaller, run longer, and connect in more places, thanks to Broadcom's new 4G LTE Advanced modem, tipped as the industry's smallest so far. The Broadcom BCM21892 cuts power consumption by as much as 25-percent over a current LTE chip, the company claims, while taking up 35-percent less space and roaming across more network frequencies. That opens the door to a far more flexible 4G device.

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Three promises UK LTE with no pricey data (but you’ll have to wait for it)

Three promises UK LTE with no pricey data (but you’ll have to wait for it)

UK carrier Three has detailed its LTE price strategy, intending to charge no extra data premium for the use of its 4G network, though subscribers will have to wait until it actually gets rolled out later in 2013. LTE will be "available as standard" on every Three price plan, the carrier says, albeit requiring a device - such as the iPhone 5, BlackBerry Z10, or Nokia Lumia 920 - that can actually access the 4G frequencies.

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T-Mobile boosts its New Orleans 4G coverage ahead of Super Bowl and Mardi Gras

T-Mobile boosts its New Orleans 4G coverage ahead of Super Bowl and Mardi Gras

New Orleans is going to be exciting place in February, with the Super Bowl coming up in a few days and Mardi Gras coming a couple weeks later. The city will be inundated with people, most of whom will be wielding smartphones, a fair number of which will probably be T-Mobile customers. In preparation, the carrier has given its 4G in the region a boost, ensuring more customers can access and utilize the network.

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