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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.