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Vodafone Deutschland launches gigabit cable broadband

Vodafone Deutschland has announced the launch of its gigabit-speed cable service in the areas of Nuremberg, Landshut, and Dingolfing in Germany’s southern-most state of Bavaria. Making good on the “Giga-Cable” prong of its Gigabit Investment Plan announced a year ago, Vodafone Deutschland’s cable service provides download speeds of 1Gbps and ...

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Next-generation 802.11ax wi-fi: Dense, fast, delayed

The 21-year-old IEEE 802.11 wireless network family of standards, more widely known as ‘wi-fi’, has a new member: 802.11ax. In its two decades, wi-fi has gone from a curiosity to a major social force, having brought easy, fast, cheap internet access to home, office and public spaces. Each new version ...

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AT&T unveils 5G Innovation Zone with Samsung

(Image: AT&T) AT&T has announced the launch of a 5G Innovation Zone in partnership with Samsung, where it said it will trial and develop manufacturing-focused technology aimed at enabling smart factories. The innovation centre will be located inside Samsung’s semiconductor fabrication facility in Austin, Texas, and will be hooked up ...

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Verizon pushes LTE to 1.45Gbps speeds

(Image: Verizon) Verizon has announced working with Nokia and Qualcomm to push its live commercial 4G LTE network in New York to speeds of 1.45Gbps by aggregating six channels of spectrum. According to Verizon VP of Technology Planning and Development Bill Stone, the carrier is continuing to upgrade its LTE ...

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Microsoft is ready to shut down Skype 7 'Classic' in November

After a brief reprieve, Skype 7 has a new official end-of-support date. On September 27, Microsoft officials said support for Skype 7 (and older) will end on November 1, 2018 on desktop devices and November 15, 2018 on mobile and tablet devices. Credit: Microsoft Microsoft made today’s announcement by updating ...

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