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NTT DoCoMo details 5G network ambitions, is aiming for 2020

NTT DoCoMo details 5G network ambitions, is aiming for 2020

NTT Docomo had been busy here at CEATEC 2013, during which it presented the concept for its next-generation 5G mobile network, something that would be a higher-performance offering over current LTE-Advanced network technology. At the event, Docomo has shown off this concept, including where it is in the process and its ambitions for the future, with the company pegging a 2020 goal.

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North Korea to switch on 3G network for foreigners by March 1

North Korea to switch on 3G network for foreigners by March 1

By March 1, foreigners in North Korea will be able to access the Internet via a 3G mobile network. This is achieved by using a SIM card that is available for purchase for a lowish fee, but is unique to visitors. Those who live in North Korea are limited in their access to mobile services, and still won't have access to the World Wide Web. The network will be provided by Koryolink.

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T-Mobile announces GoSmart Mobile unlimited prepaid service

T-Mobile announces GoSmart Mobile unlimited prepaid service

T-Mobile has announced a new service that gives users access to inexpensive unlimited prepaid plans. Call the GoSmart Mobile plans, they start at $30 a month, and are aimed at those who don't want to be locked into a contract, and who want to avoid high monthly costs without sacrificing in their mobile usage. According to the Seattle Times, this is the first time T-Mobile has unveiled its own separately-branded service.

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AT&T and The Cloud join forces to offer 1GB of free roaming data in the UK

AT&T and The Cloud join forces to offer 1GB of free roaming data in the UK

AT&T subscribers who venture overseas to the UK can now utilize a free gigabyte of roaming data thanks to a deal with The Cloud. By downloading its Wi-Fi International app, those who have the right International data package through the carrier can authenticate to 16,000 wireless Internet hotspots located throughout the United Kingdom. Check out the particulars, as well as a few screenshots, after the jump.

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Researchers use algebra to boost bandwidth, reduce network congestion

Researchers use algebra to boost bandwidth, reduce network congestion

A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered that they can improve data speeds over cellular networks by reducing dropped packets without any new or added hardware. Using just algebraic equations, the researchers can transfer dropped packets to the receiving device in order to solve the problem of a missing chunk, which then frees up the network for other tasks.

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