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AT&T spectrum acquisition from Verizon finalized, will boost 4G LTE offerings

AT&T spectrum acquisition from Verizon finalized, will boost 4G LTE offerings

Back in January, Verizon sold $1.9 billion worth of its 700MHz spectrum to AT&T, something the latter carrier will use to boost its 4G LTE network. More than half a year later, the deal has been completed, with AT&T announcing that it has acquired the licenses needed to cover 42 million individuals located throughout 18 states across the U.S.

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Huawei claims to be developing 5G networks, expects to launch them in 2020

Huawei claims to be developing 5G networks, expects to launch them in 2020

Huawei's rotating CEO and deputy chairman Ken Hu has made a guest contribution over at Forbes discussing 5G networks, stating that the company has been working on developing them for the past several years. If all goes as Huawei expects, the company plans to launch said networks commercially in 2020, stating that it would be able to offer speeds up to 100 times faster than 4G.

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T-Mobile gearing up to boost 4G LTE speeds by year’s end

T-Mobile gearing up to boost 4G LTE speeds by year’s end

T-Mobile rolled out its 4G LTE network earlier this year, stating ambitious goals for coverage by the middle of the year, something it ultimately surpassed. It has been a couple of weeks since the carrier's New York City event, and the company has made a new announcement: most of its 4G LTE network will be getting a speed boost by the end of the year.

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Samsung next gen 5G wireless service hits 1 Gbps in testing

Samsung next gen 5G wireless service hits 1 Gbps in testing

Samsung Electronics has announced that it has been testing next-generation 5G wireless service in one of its in-house testing centers. Samsung reports that the new 5G service is "hundreds of times faster" than current 4G mobile networks. The next generation 5G network will be able to support all the same content types as current generation 4G networks.

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North Korea takes down mobile Internet connection for visitors

North Korea takes down mobile Internet connection for visitors

It hasn't even been a month, and reports are already coming in that North Korea has cut its visitor-only 3G Internet connection, which went live the beginning of March. It seems those with a smartphone, which is still allowed in the country following the recently changed laws, can still make international phone calls (except to South Korea), but can no longer share content or access the Internet via a mobile data connection.

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Pictures from North Korea hit Instagram after its 3G network goes live

Pictures from North Korea hit Instagram after its 3G network goes live

On February 22, we reported that North Korea planned to switch on a 3G mobile data network for visitors by March 1, providing for the first time an open Internet connection to foreigners in the nation. Now that the network is live, visitors in the country have begun uploading pictures from within to Instagram, giving a glimpse into the locked down nation.

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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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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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AT&T experiences record mobile traffic usage during the Super Bowl

AT&T experiences record mobile traffic usage during the Super Bowl

The power outage during the Super Bowl was a good thing for both AT&T and the 49ers, it would seem, with the carrier experiencing the highest-ever mobile traffic usage figures in-stadium. A total of 78GB of data was used within the Superdome during the half-time show, an 80-percent increase over 2012. The number jumps to 388GB of total traffic during the game.

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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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TP-Link unveils battery-powered 3G mobile Wi-Fi device

TP-Link unveils battery-powered 3G mobile Wi-Fi device

If you're always on the go, finding hotspot to be able to access your e-mail and other networks can be difficult in some areas. A company called TP-Link has announced a new product that will make it easy to stay connected on the go called the M5350. The device is a battery powered 3G mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.

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T-Mobile Monthly4G customers to get unlimited data on January 9

T-Mobile Monthly4G customers to get unlimited data on January 9

T-Mobile Monthly4G customers rejoice; the carrier will be launching an unlimited 4G data plan on January 9th. The prepaid plan will be priced at $70 a month, and will provide the first 5GB of data at 4G speeds. This is a jump from the current $60 plan, which offers 2GB of data at 4G speeds, with it dropping down to 3G speeds after the cap is reached.

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