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Nokia and Vodafone team to launch LTE on the Moon in 2019

Nokia and Vodafone team to launch LTE on the Moon in 2019

Nokia has been tapped by Vodafone to help the company realize its goal of putting LTE connectivity on the Moon. Assuming everything goes according to plan, the LTE coverage will be launched on the lunar surface next year, making it possible to livestream HD video from the Moon to Earth, a milestone for space connectivity.

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Android P might let carriers control LTE signal bars

Android P might let carriers control LTE signal bars

The Wi-Fi and cellular icons on Android aren’t just there to simply show whether you’re connected or not. It might be subtle, but they also give users a hint of the quality of their network connections. Users might take it for granted, but arriving at that representation isn’t just simple math. By next year, however, it might get even more complicated. Commits in the Android Open Source Project or AOSP reveal that the next Android release might give carriers the ability to define the signal strength show in those bars, which could put into question how accurate their representation might be.

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Qualcomm fined $1.2bn in Apple LTE market abuse

Qualcomm fined $1.2bn in Apple LTE market abuse

Qualcomm will appeal a $1.2bn fine from the European Commission, after the EU decided the chip-maker had abused its position by paying Apple to stay loyal. The company had been investigated in Europe over allegations that, by paying sums in the billions of dollars to Apple in order to cement its use of Qualcomm LTE baseband chipsets, it artificially prevented competition around cellular connectivity in iPhones and iPads.

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T-Mobile wins OpenSignal mobile speed tests, yet again

T-Mobile wins OpenSignal mobile speed tests, yet again

T-Mobile USA appears to have dominated the latest batch of mobile data tests from the folks at OpenSignal, beating out bigger names like Verizon and AT&T in the process. How could this have happened, and at what point did T-Mobile begin delivering more reliable and speedier mobile data than their competitors? If T-Mobile's service is so good, why don't they have more customers than their competitors? Is it the advertising, maybe the phones they've got available - or is it something more subtle, like the shade of pink they're using?

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Surface Pro with LTE Advanced now available to all

Surface Pro with LTE Advanced now available to all

Microsoft's Surface Pro with built-in LTE is now available online, one of a rare breed of Windows portables with integrated WWAN connectivity. The Surface Pro with LTE Advanced was confirmed as in the pipeline back in September, a welcome return after Microsoft's last cellularly-equipped Surface was discontinued several years ago.

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Watch Qualcomm’s weird vision of what Snapdragon 845 life is like

Watch Qualcomm’s weird vision of what Snapdragon 845 life is like

Augmented Reality glasses that can identify your meal. Clearer, more color-rich photos of your salad. 360-degree streaming of avocados over LTE. Qualcomm has a vision of what the Snapdragon 845-powered experience might be like out in the real world, and it's oddly obsessed with food.

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AMD and Qualcomm team up for always-connected notebooks

AMD and Qualcomm team up for always-connected notebooks

Today we're hearing about a team up that may seem out of left field for some. AMD and Qualcomm have announced a new partnership that will see the two attempting to make a splash in the world of ultra-thin notebooks together. This new partnership was announced when all eyes are on Qualcomm, as the company is hosting its annual Snapdragon Technology Summit in Hawaii.

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T-Mobile LTE Advanced list: see if your city is covered

T-Mobile LTE Advanced list: see if your city is covered

Last month, T-Mobile revealed that it now offers LTE Advanced, more commonly referred to as LTE-A, in more than 920 markets throughout the United States. That's great news if you're a T-Mobile customer who has a phone that supports the network. What the carrier failed to provide, though, was a list of those markets so that customers and potential future customers could see whether they're covered.

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The secret iPhone X difference Apple isn’t talking about

The secret iPhone X difference Apple isn’t talking about

Not all iPhone X handsets are created equal, new research has demonstrated, and if you want the best LTE performance there are specific models you should be looking out for. While on the face of it there are only a few different configurations of Apple's smartphone, in reality there are more variations than simply color and storage capacity.

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This 4G LTE Extender could fix your bad Verizon signal

This 4G LTE Extender could fix your bad Verizon signal

In a world with LTE Advanced and 5G just on the horizon, you'd think we'd be beyond furiously glaring at the signal bars on our smartphones and cursing poor coverage. Sadly just because carriers may be looking to next-generation networks now, that doesn't mean you'll necessarily get a decent signal at home or in the office. Now, Verizon is rolling out its new 4G LTE Network Extender 2, aiming to fill that deadspot.

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T-Mobile Gigabit LTE goes big: What you need to know

T-Mobile Gigabit LTE goes big: What you need to know

5G may still be some way off, but the chance of getting super-speedy data service on your phone just increased significantly. T-Mobile has announced its LTE Advanced network has more than doubled since the carrier began rolling out the technology last year, with over 920 markets now served. Read on for what you need to know...

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Surface Pro with LTE Advanced is here, for business customers

Surface Pro with LTE Advanced is here, for business customers

The Surface line of 2-in-1 tablets have changed over the years, but two things have remained constant: it’s hinge design and its lack of cellular connectivity. One of those changes today as Microsoft finally announces the launch of is long-awaited LTE-enabled Surface Pro model. In fact, it actually comes with LTE Advanced, a.k.a. LTE-A. But before you go scrambling for your credit card, you should probably know two things. One, it won’t be available until December. Two, Microsoft is aiming it at its business customers only for now.

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