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Help: I need a system for rating internet connections in Parisian hotels

Here I am then, typing to you from the 6th Floor of the Pullman Rive Gauche hotel in Paris. The most distinguishing feature of this hotel for me? Well, it’s opposite the Reed Midem headquarters where I’m doing quite a lot of work for their Connected Connectivity event. It takes about 60 seconds to walk […]

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3 dobs in Vodafone over HSDPA speed claims

When an operator says you can get ‘up to 7.2Mbps’ what sort of speed do you actually expect from your mobile broadband modem? According to the the BBC, 3 has reported Vodafone to the Advertising Standards Authority over the wording of its mobile broadband advertising, contending that ‘up to’ just isn’t good enough. The Beeb […]

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O2 gets on mobile broadbandwagon for £20

O2 has joined the rest of its operator friends in launching a so-called mobile broadband service – or a 3G USB modem to the rest of us. For £20 a month, O2 customers can get 3GB of data allowance and unlimited wi-fi at The Cloud hotspots with a free modem if they sign up to […]

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Nokia Siemens doubles EDGE speeds

Good news for iPhone users out there: Nokia Siemens Networks reckons it’s cracked a way to double the speeds EDGE networks are capable of. The networking company says it can now get 592 kbps out of EDGE by way of a software upgrade. The company says the EDGE speed boost will be around from the […]

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Google wants to reuse TV spectrum for fast mobiles

Following the release of Android, it looks like Google has no intention of leaving the mobile world alone. According to Bloomberg, the internet search giant submitted a plan to Federal Communications Commission asking it to open up unused TV airwaves for mobile use. Bloomberg reports that Google’s plan says that the vacant spectrum or “white […]

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Sprint gives Windows Mobiles a speed bump with Rev A

Sprint users who have a fondness for Windows Mobile devices will soon be getting a bump in mobile data speeds: the US operator has made a software upgrade available for the HTC Mogul making it the first device to be able to take advantage of EV-DO Rev A speeds. In short, users will be able […]