News tagged with phone communications

New loss mechanism for global 4G roaming

A loss mechanism that has not been an issue in previous mobile handset antennas will become important for global 4G roaming, according to results of experiments carried out in Aalborg, Denmark.

dateAug 19, 2014 in Telecom
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FCC to update phone subsidy program for broadband

(AP) -- The federal government spends more than $4 billion a year, collected from phone bills, to subsidize phone service in rural and poor areas. Now, it's considering ways to give those places more for the money: high-speed ...

dateFeb 07, 2011 in Telecom
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Wireless providers to disable stolen phones

(AP) -- Major wireless service companies have agreed to disable cellphones after they are reported stolen under a strategy intended to deter the theft and resale of wireless devices.

dateApr 10, 2012 in Telecom
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Verizon Wireless to pay $25M for spurious fees

(AP) -- Verizon Wireless has agreed to pay $25 million to the U.S. government and at least $52.8 million in refunds to customers who inadvertently racked up data charges on their phones over the last three years, federal ...

dateOct 28, 2010 in Telecom
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Qualcomm makes $3.2B buy to ride new gadget wave

(AP) -- Tech companies are sweating it out to keep ahead of what consumers want from their gadgets. Just look at Qualcomm Inc., which struck a $3.2 billion deal Wednesday in hopes of tapping into the explosion ...

dateJan 05, 2011 in Business
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LG Electronics post profit on smartphone sales

(AP)—South Korean consumer electronics maker LG Electronics Inc. reported a third straight quarterly profit on Wednesday as sales of smartphones designed for faster wireless networks helped end losses at ...

dateOct 24, 2012 in Business
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Mobile technology to fix hand pumps in Africa

(Phys.org) -- Thousands of families affected by the ongoing drought in East Africa are set to benefit from improved water supplies thanks to innovative mobile technology designed by Oxford University.

dateJun 11, 2012 in Engineering
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