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Rural carriers accuse Verizon of lying about 4G coverage – CNET – CNET

Verizon is accused of “grossly” overstating its 4G coverage in rural areas. Richard Levine A trade group representing rural cellular carriers is accusing Verizon of “grossly” overstating its 4G LTE coverage in government filings, claiming the bad data could prevent rural carriers from obtaining subsidies aimed at bringing broadband to remote areas. The Rural Wireless Association (RWA) alleges the coverage ... Read More »

Tanzania to suspend Naspers' Multichoice telecoms licence – Independent Online

File Image: IOL NAIROBI – Tanzania’s telecommunications regulator intends to suspend the licence of Multichoice, owned by Naspers, for continuing to carry free-to-air channels. A notice issued by Tanzania’s Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) said Multichoice had been instructed in June not to carry the channels on its platform, but the de facto Africa pay-TV monopoly had persisted in doing so. ... Read More »

How middleware platforms can benefit mobile apps – TechTarget

It can be a complex process to implement mobile business apps and connect them to back-end systems, but middleware platforms offer a simpler route. Most enterprise applications need to communicate with back-end systems — such as directory services, file servers, databases or storage services — to access the data and services they need to conduct business. Mobile apps are no ... Read More »

Fortnite Android App Release Date, Beta Invites, and More: What the Leaks and Headlines Say – NDTV

After gracing the PS4, Xbox One, iOS, and Nintendo Switch, Fortnite is slated for Android. Unlike most Android games, Fortnite Mobile is skipping Google Play. Instead developer Epic Games has confirmed that it would be releasing what it calls the Fortnite Installer on its site for you to download and sideload on your Android device. What Epic Games hasn’t confirmed ... Read More »

Hong Kong telecoms carriers bulk up for battle with HKT

The combination of two challenger telecoms providers means for the first time in Hong Kong businesses have a credible alternative to the overweening incumbent, Hong Kong Telecommunications HKT. Hong Kong’s biggest residential carrier HKBN is buying the territory’s second-largest fixed-line telecoms operator for businesses WTT, formerly known as Wharf TT, in an all-stock deal that enlarges HKBN’s share base by 47%. ... Read More »

Verizon lied about its 4G coverage to the FCC, trade group claims

Wireless networks love to talk about their coverage, as we’ve mentioned countless times before. Normally, measuring coverage is only good for establishing bragging rights over the other networks, but occasionally, accurate coverage maps can matter a whole lot more. <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="As Ars Technica spotted, the Rural Wireless Association (RWA) filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission ... Read More »

Why the Moto Z3 has a 5G Mod instead of 5G inside – CNET

Motorola and Verizon are betting so big on 5G, they’re trying to sell you a 4G phone today on the promise of blazing-fast 5G speeds that don’t yet exist.  Motorola’s 5G Mod, in prototype form. Juan Garzon/CNET Last week, the phonemaker and wireless carrier teamed up in Chicago to announce the Moto Z3, a Verizon exclusive and the first phone ... Read More »