Qualcomm has announced something that will make travellers everywhere very happy: a new radio chipset that can support every LTE network in the world.
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A band of tech giants — including Apple, Samsung and Nokia — has sent a letter to US Congress, urging it to free more spectrum for mobile data. The Hill reports today that the companies explained to congress that authorising new spectrum auctions is "timely and relevant" to current debates over the "fiscal cliff".
Over in the States, Dish Network's new Hopper DVR has kicked up quite a storm. FOX is suing Dish, and Dish is suing, well, everyone.
Optus and Vodafone have signed an agreement to share more of their 3G and 4G infrastructure, allowing them to expand coverage more quickly and for Vodafone customers in regional areas to eventually roam onto Optus' network where Vodafone coverage is weaker or non-existent. What will that mean for customers of both networks? Will it threaten performance and reception? What happens if you access those networks via another provider? We've got all the answers.
It's no secret that Giz isn't a fan of the government's filter. Though Telstra has now adopted a more moderate voluntary framework (and Optus soon will), other ISPs like Internode and iiNet call it "security theatre" bypassed with basic DNS tweaks. The latest filter news: NBN Co has confirmed it won't be filtering—that will remain in the hands of ISPs.
After a US-wide mobile bandwidth test, PC Mag has some pretty plain results: Verizon's LTE network socks the cud out of other carriers, often beating them by double across the board. Unless you live in a rural area.