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Archive for July, 2013

Sprint’s LTE in 151 Markets

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2013

Sprint has announced that the company’s LTE deployment has now reached portions of 151 markets. According to a Sprint press release, the company turned LTE on in parts of 41 new markets today, including Jacksonville, Florida; Daytona Beach, Florida; Flint, Michigan; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Oakland, California; and Portland, Oregon. Sprint’s Network Vision, first […]

Public Service Small Cells Tested

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2013

PureWave Networks announced today that it began deploying a band class 14 LTE test network in Silicon Valley, using the company’s PureWave Constellation family of small cells. The network will operate for the remainder of the year, and will be used to demonstrate small cell performance in a range of advanced deployment scenarios critical to […]

Starbucks Dumps AT&T WiFi for Google WiFi

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2013

Google today announced that it will soon be supplying WiFi to all Starbucks locations in the US. That also includes its new gigabit Google Fiber internet service where available. Google will make free WiFi connections available to all 7,000 company-operated Starbucks stores in the United States over the next 18 months, ousting Starbucks’ current WiFi […]

NSA’s XKeyscore Revealed

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2013

NSA’s tool, XKeyscore, collects ‘nearly everything a user does on the internet and allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to The Guardian. The NSA boasts XKeyscore, is its “widest-reaching” system for developing intelligence from the internet. The latest revelations will […]

Google Announces Dedicated PhotoSphere Site

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 30th, 2013

Google today announced a new community site called Views. It’s a place to publicly share your photo spheres to Google Maps. Photo spheres can be created with the camera in Android 4.2 or higher, including most Nexus devices and the new Nexus 7 tablet. A photo sphere camera app lets you snap photos in any […]

SK Telecom’s LTE-A Launch a Hit

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 30th, 2013

Just over a month after flipping the switch on its LTE-Advanced network, Korea’s SK Telecom has already signed up 300,000 customers for the service and made plans to deploy 32,000 additional base stations to expand its footprint, reports Light Reading. The Korean operator boasted the world’s first network to support the LTE-Advanced with carrier aggregation, […]