News tagged with wireless communication

Rethinking 'reachability'

(PhysOrg.com) -- In today’s world, the line between work and personal time often blurs. Communication technologies force people to negotiate when, where and how they are connected. While smartphones may ...

Apr 12, 2011
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FCC adopts rules to drive wireless competition

(AP) -- Federal regulators adopted rules Thursday to drive more competition in wireless broadband as more people access the Internet using iPhones and other popular mobile devices.

Apr 07, 2011
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Planned wireless Internet network threatens GPS

A new, ultra-fast wireless Internet network is threatening to overpower GPS signals across the U.S. and interfere with everything from airplanes to police cars to consumer navigation devices.

Apr 06, 2011
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Smartphones -- the grip of death

New research by academics in the University of Bristol's Centre for Communications Research has highlighted the problems of reduced sensitivity in wireless communications, along with developing new solutions to overcome the ...

Feb 28, 2011
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New broadband map has flaws

The federal government last week finally released a national map of broadband services, but it leaves a lot to be desired.

Feb 24, 2011
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LightRadio breakthroughs

The world of mobile communications moves fast. With new mobile devices, new applications and ever-growing and changing consumer demands the wireless networks in use today have to evolve. Rather than take an incremental approach ...

Feb 08, 2011
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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 ...

Feb 07, 2011
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Verizon adds 872,000 smart-phone subscribers

(AP) -- Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday said it attracted more than half a million smart-phone subscribers in the latest quarter, showing strength even before it starts selling the iPhone in February.

Jan 25, 2011
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