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US internet speeds jump, but still lag worldwide: Ookla

Posted on 08/04 16:49 in Shows | 0

net report for the US is in, and it’s got some good news: internet speeds have become noticeably faster.97Mbps, a 40 percent increase over this time a year ago, while upload speeds jumped 51 percent to 18.

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T-Mobile’s new ‘unlimited’ plan is a blatant violation of net neutrality

Posted on 08/22 22:15 in Shows | 0

It’s called that because it’s the only plan T-Mobile will offer going forward.The EFF is weighing in on T-Mobile One and thinks it’s a clear violation of net neutrality.

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Qualcomm may acquire NXP Semiconductor in $30 billion deal

Posted on 09/30 18:56 in Shows | 0

Rumors suggest that Qualcomm might be planning to acquire NXP Semiconductor in a deal worth at least $30 billion.If Qualcomm is a high-profile success story that’s risen to dominate modem licensing and smartphone SoC design, NXP Semiconductor is the multi-billion dollar semiconductor company you haven’t heard of.

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Qualcomm unveils its first 5G modem: 5Gbps peak downloads, beam forming, and 800MHz of spectrum

Posted on 10/19 17:00 in Shows | 0

When we talk about Qualcomm, we typically discuss its SoCs, CPU performance, and general market position in the Android ecosystem.This need to keep focused on the next generation of hardware is why Qualcomm just announced its X50 5G modem.

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iPhone 7s with Intel modems struggle badly in low-signal areas

Posted on 10/20 22:41 in Shows | 0

Previously, Apple has tapped both Samsung and TSMC to build its SoCs, but stuck with the same Qualcomm modem for all its hardware.The graph below is from Band 4, which Cellular Insights describes as the most common band for North America LTE deployments.

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Verizon notifies heaviest unlimited data users they need to switch plans or leave

Posted on 01/11 15:39 in Shows | 0

Carriers moved away from unlimited data, like Verizon did in 2011.According to a notice from Verizon that was sent to unlimited customers, it’s putting a hard limit on data usage by unlimited customers.

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FTC sues Qualcomm over chip licensing strategy, alleges antitrust abuses

Posted on 01/18 15:56 in Shows | 0

In its brief, the FTC argues that Qualcomm used its position to extort higher royalties from smartphone manufacturers.The FTC asserts that Qualcomm enforces a “No license, no chips,” policy in which it will not sell parts to a cell phone manufacturer unless the manufacturer agrees to its patent and licensing terms.

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Apple sues Qualcomm for a billion dollars in unpaid rebates, alleges company attempted perjury, extortion

Posted on 01/21 01:37 in Shows | 0

China has also fined Qualcomm for its alleged monopolistic abuses and the FTC filed a lawsuit against QC earlier this week.Among Apple’s complaints, are allegations that it is forced to effectively double-pay Qualcomm, since Qualcomm requires Apple’s manufacturing partners to take out a license to work with Snapdragon hardware, then charges Apple again for a separate license.

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Samsung launches the Galaxy S8, S8+: Hardware specs and features inside

Posted on 03/29 21:19 in Shows | 0

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a 5.DJ Koh, president of Samsung’s mobile business, told the audience “The Galaxy S8 is our testament to regaining your trust by redefining what’s possible in safety.

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Apple: Qualcomm Doesn't Deserve to Earn Revenue on Every iPhone

Posted on 06/26 02:48 in Shows | 0

Other companies have begun to take more market share, but for several years, Qualcomm virtually owned the entire LTE market.In January, Apple sued Qualcomm, claiming that the SoC and modem manufacturer had improperly withheld $1B in rebate payments in retaliation for Apple working with the Korean FTC.

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