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Lenovo Offers No-Contract Mobile Broadband Lenovo Offers No-Contract Mobile Broadband

Lenovo has announced Lenovo Mobile Access, a no-contract mobile broadband service that allows consumers to ditch MiFi subscriptions. All ThinkPad laptops that come with embedded mobile broadband connectivity will also come with Lenovo Mobile Access pre-installed. The service will be …

FCC To Require Mobile Roaming Agreements Between Carriers FCC To Require Mobile Roaming Agreements Between Carriers
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The Federal Communications Commission has approved measure that requires major wireless carriers such as AT&T and Verizon to enter into data- roaming agreements with smaller competitors. The FCC said consumers expect mobile services that will allow them to stay connected …

Mobile Broadband Users To Reach 1 Billion This Year

Mobile broadband subscriptions surpassed the half a billion mark globally in 2010 and are on track to double before this year ends, according to a new report from Ericsson.

The greatest number of mobile broadband subscriptions, around 400 million, is expected to be in the Asia Pacific region, followed by North America and Western Europe with more than 200 million subscriptions each.

 

AT&T To Roll Out Faster 3G Network
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AT&T said today it would upgrade its 3G network to offer considerably faster mobile broadband speeds. The network upgrades will begin later this year and be completed in 2011.

AT&T said it would expand its 3G mobile broadband network from 350 metropolitan areas to about 370 by the end of 2009. The expansion will be covered by its previously announced capital expenditure budget of $17 billion to $18 billion for the year.

Report Puts Mobile Broadband Adoption On Fast Track
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More and more people are getting online without first sitting in front of a desk and waiting for a large box to boot up.  A new report from Infonetics Research indicates that the mobile broadband market is growing by leaps and bounds instead.

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Companies Come Together To Promote Mobile Broadband

A group of 16 major IT and mobile companies have united behind a GSMA-led initiative to promote mobile broadband.

The companies include Dell, Ericsson, Lenovo, Microsoft, T-Mobile, Toshiba and Vodafone. The group’s goal is to help people easily identify laptops that have built in access to the Internet via high-speed networks. The marketing initiative is worth more than $1 billion over the next year.

The group will label laptop computers that meet their standards for mobile broadband access with a badge that identifies the laptops as ready for mobile broadband connections.