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Google got 1000 applications for its first installation of gigabit-speed Google Fiber. SInce then, things have moved a bit slower.
Online shoppers will be able to pay by tapping a contactless card or an NFC-enabled mobile phone against their PC or laptop.
The FCC is scheduled to discuss the subject at its next public meeting on Dec. 12. If the agency adopts the rule, it will be up to airlines to install the onboard cells and decide the usage parameters.
Apple on Thursday released firmware update 7.7.2 for both the new AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule that support the 802.11ac protocol.
Mobile carriers are opposed to the plan for a smartphone 'kill switch' that would render smartphones inoperable after they are stolen, claiming that it could be misused by hackers to block critical services.
Takeoff? Landing? In-flight? It's all the same under Southwest's new gate-to-gate Wi-Fi policy.
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 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.
Funds will help to develop Galileo-enabled chipsets and receivers.
Netgear and AT&T 'unite' to create a new mobile hotspot device which can connect up to 15 devices.
The group spearheaded by Microsoft and others will push for access to unused spectrum.
Short-distance wireless groups supporting NFC and Bluetooth have agreed to jointly create greater interoperability between the complementary technologies.
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.
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.