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19

Oct

2014

Samsung sets new speed records for 5G mobile technology

Author: The Fonecast

Samsung Electronics has announced two milestones in the development of 5G mobile technology.

It’s achieved 7.5Gbps (940MB per second) in a stationary environment and 1.2Gbps (150MB/second) from a vehicle travelling at over 60mph. Both are thought to be industry firsts.

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18

Oct

2014

will.i.am announces new wearable communications device

Puls is described as a cuff, not a watch

Author: The Fonecast

Musician and entrepreneur will.i.am has announced a new wearable communication device called Puls.

Described as a ‘cuff’ rather than a smartwatch, Puls is voice-controlled and will contain its own SIM card. Exclusive launch deals have been arranged with O2 in the UK and AT&T in the USA, although dates and pricing haven’t been confirmed.

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17

Oct

2014

EE promises customers 100MB of free data every month if they buy a 4G smartphone or 4G tablet for Christmas

Author: The Fonecast

EE is offering customers 100MB of mobile data every month if they buy a ‘pay as you go’ 4G smartphone or 4G tablet for Christmas.

The offer is open until 28th December 2014 for smartphone purchases and 31st January 2015 for tablets.

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17

Oct

2014

iZettle creates pop-up London store to showcase mobile-based payment technology

Competition launched to find final company to trade from the shop

Author: The Fonecast

Mobile payment provider iZettle is creating a ‘12 Hour Store’ in central London that’ll give six small businesses the opportunity of trading from one of the world’s busiest shopping districts.

It’s opening a pop-up shop at 36 South Molton Street from 27th October until 1st November 2014. Each company will be able to trade for a single 12-hour period from 9am until 9pm, with their credit and debit card payments powered by iZettle’s mobile-based technology.

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17

Oct

2014

Vodafone starts rolling out '4.5G' LTE Advanced in the UK

Author: The Fonecast

Vodafone has started rolling out Carrier Aggregation technology in the UK, which offers 4G users the ability to enjoy data speeds that are up to three times faster than conventional 4G connections.

Carrier Aggregation, also known as LTE Advanced (LTE-A) or 4.5G, allows network operators to combine parts of their radio spectrum for faster connections.

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