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LG Nexus 5 scores GCF certification showing LTE with 150Mbps speed

LG Nexus 5 scores GCF certification showing LTE with 150Mbps speed

Following the Bluetooth SIG appearance it made earlier today, the LG Nexus 5 has scored Global Certification Forum (GCF) certification, revealing that it indeed offers high-speed LTE. The information is available via the GCF database, where the Nexus 5 is shown supporting LTE UE Category 4 with speeds up to 150Mbps download, the fastest in the category.

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T-Mobile free global data arriving later this month [UPDATE]

T-Mobile free global data arriving later this month [UPDATE]

Earlier today, a Shakira fan Page on Facebook posted an image of the singer on a T-Mobile advertisement, which included a teaser that the carrier would be offering free global data in more than 100 countries. At the time, a link was included with the image that redirected to a "Coming Soon" page, but that has since been swapped with a confirmation page on T-Mobile's website. Update: we've got the details after the jump.

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Chromebook11 LTE later in 2014 HP confirms

Chromebook11 LTE later in 2014 HP confirms

Following some leaks, HP has unveiled its new Chrome OS device, the HP Chromebook11. With the device comes a splash of color featuring accents along the bottom half of the inside and outside of the otherwise shiny white device. Along with the specs that we covered in detail earlier today, the Chromebook11 will also be available with LTE, with that particular model launching later this year.

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Apple settles class action lawsuit over termination of unlimited data for iPad 3G

Apple settles class action lawsuit over termination of unlimited data for iPad 3G

In the summer of 2010, a decision was made to end the unlimited data plan offered to iPad 3G owners, something that spawned a class action lawsuit that has been in play for a while now. As of this week, the dispute has been put to an end, with AT&T and Apple resolving to settle the matter and a U.S. District Judge signing off on it.

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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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