Stories by Jon Gold

LTE-U’s cold war may be thawing, as field testing commences ahead of summit

The FCC last week granted Verizon and Qualcomm permission to conduct limited tests of LTE-U technology in Raleigh, North Carolina and Oklahoma City, ahead of a planned summit meeting next week.

By Jon Gold | 06 February, 2016 07:23

Tags: lte, verizon, fcc, qualcomm

Comcast targets first markets it will offer gigabit over copper cable service

DOCSIS 3.1 is a new wired cable Internet standard, which gives Comcast the ability to offer gigabit speeds over existing copper cable. The company said that it tested the technology last month in its home market of Philadelphia.

Law professor: T-Mobile’s Binge On program violates Net neutrality

A T-Mobile service called Binge On that allows subscribers to consume as much data as they want while streaming video from selected providers violates Net Neutrality rules, according to a published analysis from Stanford University legal scholar Barbara van Schewick.

By Jon Gold | 02 February, 2016 05:52

Tags: t-mobile

U.S. carriers stay tight-lipped on LTE-U deployments

America’s big four wireless service providers are enthusiastic about the prospect of delivering data over unlicensed frequencies via LTE-U, but they’re playing their cards very close to their chests when it comes to specific plans.

By Jon Gold | 29 January, 2016 05:14

Tags: lte, sprint, verizon, at&t, t-mobile

Comcast rolls out Wi-Fi management toolset

Comcast’s new WiFi Pro service, the company announced today, attempts to build advanced network monitoring and management features into a product designed for small business and branch office use.

By Jon Gold | 27 January, 2016 07:56

Tags: comcast

Why did Linux Foundation cut independent board seats?

One of the most powerful organizations in the open-source world faces questions over why it quietly did away with two seats on its board designated for non-corporate members.

Google paid Apple $US1bn to be default iPhone search engine; Android profits revealed, too

Court documents show that Google paid Apple a $1 billion fee in 2014 in order to remain the default search engine on the iPhone, a report from Bloomberg noted yesterday.

By Jon Gold | 23 January, 2016 02:18

Tags: Apple, Google, iPhone, Oracle

Super-powered Wi-Fi startup gets $25 million backing from Cisco, Verizon, others

Kumu Networks, a wireless startup which claims to have eliminated self-interference from Wi-Fi radios, announced today that it had raised a further $25 million in venture capital funding from Cisco, Verizon, Deutsche Telekom and Swisscom.

By Jon Gold | 21 January, 2016 08:28

Tags: verizon, cisco

Little Rock, Tampa, and St. Louis hardest-hit by malware among U.S. cities, study finds

Little Rock, Tampa, St. Louis, Orlando and Denver were the five American cities most affected by malware on a per-capita basis in 2015, according to a study released today by Enigma Software.

Industry group certifies five new manufacturers of DOCSIS 3.1 modems

The new DOCSIS 3.1 cable Internet standard just moved a little bit closer to American homes today, with the news that industry research group CableLabs has certified five new manufacturers of DOCSIS 3.1 modems.

Raspberry Pi-based home AI project open-sources key components

Mycroft.ai, which is working to create a home AI platform based on Raspberry Pi, Arduino and an extensive in-house software stack, has opened an important part of that stack to developers everywhere as of Wednesday.

What you need to know about HaLow, or 802.11ah Wi-Fi

Here’s a primer on the new low-power 802.11ah Wi-Fi standard that’s designed to make a splash in the Internet of Things.

Almost three-quarters of enterprise app deployments are iOS, report finds

About 73% of all enterprise mobile app deployments run on iOS, while 26.5% are Android-based and just 0.3% are made for Windows, according to a report released today by mobile app management company Apperian.

Small Massachusetts town will offer blazing 2Gbps fiber Internet for $40 a month

Leverett, Mass., will improve its existing fiber-optic network by the start of the new year, boosting peak speeds from 1 gigabit to 2 gigabits, and dropping the price from $45 per month to $40, according to a report in the local Recorder newspaper.

Quantum dots could bridge gap between electronic and quantum computers

An intriguing type of quantum computing is one step closer to practicality with the announcement today that experts have managed to solve one of the technology’s major problems using common semiconductor materials.

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