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Australian 4G climbs global ranks: OpenSignal

Telecommunications coverage mapping company OpenSignal has released its LTE report for the final quarter of 2017, revealing that Australia climbed the ranks across both speeds and availability. According to the report, Australia rose by three places to rank seventh globally in terms of average download speeds, and rose six places ...

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Verizon will lock phones despite FCC rules against it

In the spring Verizon will keep its phones locked for an unspecified period after purchase. Image: Verizon Wireless US wireless carrier Verizon will soon stop selling phones unlocked, meaning customers won’t be able to swap SIM cards and use their phone on different carriers either in the US or internationally. ...

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Verizon completes 5G call using 3GPP standards

File photo Verizon on Monday said it’s the first carrier to conduct an over-the-air call on a 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) system using its licensed millimeter wave spectrum. Verizon said the test was conducted in Murray Hill, NJ using Nokia 5G network technology on a 5G NR prototype device ...

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T-Mobile: Q4 strong, but can Un-carrier mojo last forever?

T-Mobile delivered another strong quarter as it continued to gobble up customers, but the outlook may indicate that its Un-carrier momentum can’t last forever. For 2018, T-Mobile projected postpaid net customer additions of 2 million to 3 million. That tally is lower than the 3.6 million net postpaid additions in ...

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Akamai cuts 5 percent of workforce as Q4 tops expectations

Akamai said that it is has cut about 5 percent of its workforce in “targeted areas” of its business, notably its media unit. The restructuring was outlined on a conference call following Akamai’s fourth quarter earnings report. Leighton said: As part of our effort to improve operational efficiency, we reduced ...

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Huawei announces £3b UK procurement plan

Huawei chair Sun Yafang with UK Prime Minister Theresa May (Image: Huawei) Huawei has committed to £3 billion in procurement over the next five years in the United Kingdom, saying it will assist local companies increase their exports to China. According to Huawei, the deal, announced by Huawei chair Sun ...

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