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Nokia rolls out its first 'petabit-class' router

With internet traffic set to triple over the next five years or so, according to recent estimates from Nokia and Cisco Systems, Nokia thinks the time is right for a new range of high-end routers that can boost core capacity by a factor of six -- and even help 10-year-old devices to double their capacity.

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Don't be left behind by IPv6 deployment, ISOC warns enterprises

They have the resources, the expertise and, though they may not realize it, the need -- but it turns out that enterprises are often the ones that don't yet have IPv6.

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T-Mobile quietly kills 'Free Data for Life' giveaway for new tablets

T-Mobile's free data for life program gives tablet users 200MB of free data every month, but it's coming to an end after 3.5 years.

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Vodafone prepares an LTE moon shot, quite literally

Thanks to Vodafone, the Taurus-Littrow Valley on the Moon will get its first mobile phone base station next year.

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Pricing and availability announced for the G6, but carriers make it unnecessarily confusing

LG's G6 will either cost $650, $672, $708, or $720, depending on which carrier you choose, and you may get it on March 30 or April 7. But there is a free Google Home in it for early buyers.

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SK Telecom pushes for interoperable quantum crypto systems

SK Telecom and Nokia have developed a prototype quantum cryptography system that combines the South Korean company's quantum key server with an encryption device from Nokia.

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Facebook's Telecom Infra Project is a year old

Facebook's Telecom Infra Project is already pulling in a significant proportion of the world's telecommunications industry, just a year after it launched with the goal of dramatically cutting the cost of building networks needed to get the next billion users online.

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Freebies from Reliance Jio hasten Indian mobile consolidation

India’s largest operator, Bharti Airtel, is to acquire the Indian mobile business of Norwegian carrier Telenor, in an apparent move to counter the impact of disruptive pricing by new entrant Reliance Jio Infocomm.

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Kite-surfing could put rural Brits online

Network operator EE will deliver 4G internet access from a kite-like balloon first developed as an observation and communications platform for the military.

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AT&T jumps on the unlimited data bandwagon with an expensive new plan

AT&T is introducing its own unlimited data plan, but don't count on using your smartphone as a hotspot.

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In Verizon's wake, T-Mobile adds hotspot data, HD video streaming to unlimited data plans

T-Mobile is adding features to T-Mobile One that it didn't have compared to Verizon's new unlimited call, text, and data plan.

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Verizon revives its unlimited data plan after purging legacy unlimited data plan users

Verizon is offering an unlimited data plan once again, but don't go over 22GB per month.

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FCC chief accuses AT&T and Verizon of violating net neutrality—but it probably doesn't matter

The FCC believes that AT&T and Verizon are probably engaging in unfair practices, but don't expect the government to do anything about it.

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EU wants to regulate WhatsApp and Skype like carriers

The European Commission wants to extend electronic communications privacy legislation to include Internet-based communications services such as Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Google Duo, Apple iMessage, and Viber.

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AT&T raises unlimited data pricing as carriers push users away from grandfathered plans

AT&T is increasing the price of its grandfathered unlimited data plans by $5—just like it did in 2016.