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Southwest becomes first airline to offer gate-to-gate Wi-Fi

Takeoff? Landing? In-flight? It's all the same under Southwest's new gate-to-gate Wi-Fi policy.

Qualcomm tackling faster LTE, but how fast is up for debate

Mobile device chips coming next year from Qualcomm will be able to use wide spectrum bands that carriers are beginning to patch together with new technology, but its lofty performance claims need to be taken with a grain of salt.

Google building fiber networks in Africa through Project Link

Google has kicked off a project to build high-speed fiber-optic networks in parts of the world that lack fast broadband connections, starting with the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

EU Parliament approves €7 billion to complete GPS projects

Funds will help to develop Galileo-enabled chipsets and receivers.

New Gadget Provides Mobile Wi-Fi and Portable Power in One Device

Netgear and AT&T 'unite' to create a new mobile hotspot device which can connect up to 15 devices.

Google, Facebook join white-spaces advocacy group

The group spearheaded by Microsoft and others will push for access to unused spectrum.

LTE-Advanced tests in Europe push wireless speeds

Several European wireless operators have begun testing LTE-Advanced, which will offer speeds greater tahn 200Mbps.

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Bluetooth, NFC groups partner to promote interoperability

Short-distance wireless groups supporting NFC and Bluetooth have agreed to jointly create greater interoperability between the complementary technologies.

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Facebook tests switch specs for Open Compute Project

The Open Compute Project this week announced that it is considering four contributions for development of an open, operating system-agnostic data center switch it announced six months ago.

Alcatel-Lucent says focus on fast broadband, IP is key to comeback

With its new-found focus on IP networking and fast broadband access, Alcatel-Lucent is poised to take advantage of a worldwide explosion in mobile devices and the rush of service providers and operators to the cloud, company executives said at the networking vendor's tech symposium this week.

FCC app lets consumers check how mobile broadband providers stack up

The mobile app will help users measure the broadband speed they get, providing aggregate data to FCC.

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You can now access in-flight 3G and 4G broadband in Europe

The European Commission gave airlines permission to offer their passengers Internet access via 3G and 4G connections while in flight.

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Cisco issues grim forecast after falling short on revenue

The networking giant expects its revenue this quarter to fall between 8 percent and 10 percent from a year earlier.

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Cisco first-quarter revenue falls short as profit drops from last year

It's a rare miss for the networking giant, which is considered one of the bellwethers of the tech industry.

Next-gen HTTP 2.0 protocol will require HTTPS encryption (most of the time)

The future of the Web is encryption, though there are still some technical details to work out.