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US internet speeds jump, but still lag worldwide: Ookla

US internet speeds jump, but still lag worldwide: Ookla net report for the US is in, and it’s got some good news: internet speeds have become noticeably faster.Broadband customers across the US are now seeing average speeds over 50Mps down for the first time — specifically, 54.

T-Mobile’s new ‘unlimited’ plan is a blatant violation of net neutrality

T-Mobile’s new ‘unlimited’ plan is a blatant violation of net neutrality It’s called that because it’s the only plan T-Mobile will offer going forward.The EFF is weighing in on T-Mobile One and thinks it’s a clear violation of net neutrality.

Qualcomm may acquire NXP Semiconductor in $30 billion deal

Qualcomm may acquire NXP Semiconductor in $30 billion deal Rumors suggest that Qualcomm might be planning to acquire NXP Semiconductor in a deal worth at least $30 billion.If Qualcomm is a high-profile success story that’s risen to dominate modem licensing and smartphone SoC design, NXP Semiconductor is the multi-billion dollar semiconductor company you haven’t heard of.

Qualcomm unveils its first 5G modem: 5Gbps peak downloads, beam forming, and 800MHz of spectrum

Qualcomm unveils its first 5G modem: 5Gbps peak downloads, beam forming, and 800MHz of spectrum When we talk about Qualcomm, we typically discuss its SoCs, CPU performance, and general market position in the Android ecosystem.This need to keep focused on the next generation of hardware is why Qualcomm just announced its X50 5G modem.

iPhone 7s with Intel modems struggle badly in low-signal areas

iPhone 7s with Intel modems struggle badly in low-signal areas Previously, Apple has tapped both Samsung and TSMC to build its SoCs, but stuck with the same Qualcomm modem for all its hardware.With the iPhone 7, Apple adopted an Intel modem for its AT&T and T-Mobile variants, while the factory-unlocked devices, Sprint, and Verizon hardware all use Qualcomm’s modem silicon (MDM9645M if you want to get technical).

Verizon notifies heaviest unlimited data users they need to switch plans or leave

Verizon notifies heaviest unlimited data users they need to switch plans or leave For all these years, the carrier has allowed people to keep their grandfathered unlimited data plan, but now it’s looking to get the heaviest users off its network.According to a notice from Verizon that was sent to unlimited customers, it’s putting a hard limit on data usage by unlimited customers.

FTC sues Qualcomm over chip licensing strategy, alleges antitrust abuses

FTC sues Qualcomm over chip licensing strategy, alleges antitrust abuses In its brief, the FTC argues that Qualcomm used its position to extort higher royalties from smartphone manufacturers.The FTC asserts that Qualcomm enforces a “No license, no chips,” policy in which it will not sell parts to a cell phone manufacturer unless the manufacturer agrees to its patent and licensing terms.

Apple sues Qualcomm for a billion dollars in unpaid rebates, alleges company attempted perjury, extortion

Apple sues Qualcomm for a billion dollars in unpaid rebates, alleges company attempted perjury, extortion China has also fined Qualcomm for its alleged monopolistic abuses and the FTC filed a lawsuit against QC earlier this week.Among Apple’s complaints, are allegations that it is forced to effectively double-pay Qualcomm, since Qualcomm requires Apple’s manufacturing partners to take out a license to work with Snapdragon hardware, then charges Apple again for a separate license.

Sprint switched LTE Advanced on for the iPhone 7, Galaxy S7, and more

Sprint switched LTE Advanced on for the iPhone 7, Galaxy S7, and more Why it matters to you If you own an, iPhone 7, Galaxy S7, or one of four other phones and are on Sprint's network, you'll now get as much as double the data speed.For starters, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be getting the feature, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, LG V20, and LG G5 — all of which will be joining the HTC Bolt, which was capable of LTE Advanced out of the box.

How dare you be a working mother!

How dare you be a working mother! Into Verizon LTE 5: 21 PM L E MD4 Tweet ck ltr/ f'blanka Trump @ Np''Taking a call in the White House with mypersonal assistant Theodore.lit'ilana glaser 9 hott'blazerh/ is this a joke'?

Google X's balloon internet suddenly looks a lot more plausible

Google X's balloon internet suddenly looks a lot more plausible Internet access is increasingly being recognized as a necessity like food, water, and shelter — and Google doesn't want to leave anybody out.But the infrastructure for internet service isn't in place everywhere, making truly universal access impossible at the moment.

Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 will bring 1.2Gbps LTE download speeds to phones

Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 will bring 1.2Gbps LTE download speeds to phones In fact, the company has just unveiled the Snapdragon X20, a new wireless modem that promises a hefty 1.2Gbps download speed over an LTE connection on mobile devices.

Project Fi customers will get better call clarity thanks to Voice over LTE

Project Fi customers will get better call clarity thanks to Voice over LTE A post on Google’s Project Fi Help Forum confirmed what some users already suspected: The company has begun testing Voice over LTE for a limited group of subscribers.What is more, the data used during calls will not count against Project Fi users’ allocation.

Sprint will demonstrate gigabit connectivity at the Mobile World Congress

Sprint will demonstrate gigabit connectivity at the Mobile World Congress It is scheduled to take place at the upcoming Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona and Sprint says it is an industry first.To achieve gigabit speeds, Sprint and Ericsson will employ a high-frequency transmitter and techniques like carrier aggregation, which leverages multiple LTE signals, and multi-antenna 4×4 MIMO technology.