US seeks to clear the air for 5G wireless

US airwaves should get ready soon for 5G wireless, the promising next generation of mobile networks that will help connect a myriad of devices, a top telecom regulator said Monday.

US gains Internet speeds, but gaps remain

Americans enjoyed improved Internet connections over the past year, but some providers were inconsistent or fell short of delivering advertised speeds, the US telecom regulator said Wednesday.

NKorea loosens restrictions on foreign cellphones

North Korea is loosening some restrictions on foreign cellphones by allowing visitors to bring their own phones into the country. However, security regulations still prohibit mobile phone calls between foreigners and locals.

Pakistan expected to unblock YouTube

Pakistan is expected to unblock access to the popular video sharing website YouTube on Saturday after taking measures to filter blasphemous material and pornography, a cabinet minister said.

Taiwan drafts timeline for 4G mobile services

Taiwan unveiled its plan for the launch of super-fast 4G mobile Internet Monday, with demand for speedier services that can rapidly transfer images on the rise, officials said.

Thai finance ministry urges 3G auction probe

Thailand's finance ministry on Friday called for a corruption investigation into the country's auction of third-generation (3G) mobile telephone operating licences because of fears of collusion.

SK pays $920 mn for super-fast wireless spectrum

South Korea's top mobile carrier SK Telecom has won a licence to operate super-fast wireless services after bidding 995 billion won ($920 million), regulators said Monday.

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