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Facebook makes first drone test flight

Facebook announced it had completed the first successful test flight of its UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) platform, which it intends to deploy in order to extend connectivity as part of its internet.org initiative. The drone, as reported by TechCrunch, has …

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Deutsche Telekom launches 5G innovation lab

Deutsche Telekom (DT), in cooperation with research companies, start-ups and “established” network vendors, is to develop a 5G innovation lab dubbed ‘5G:haus’. “5G:haus will allow us, in cooperation with leading partners, to develop the architecture, to foster innovation and to …

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Samsung stakes claim on 5G speed record

In the latest bid by a supplier to grab ’5G’ mindshare, Samsung Electronics said it achieved the fastest-ever 5G speeds - more than thirty times quicker than current LTE networks – while also talking up the need for industry-wide cooperation. The tests clocked …

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IDC slashes 2014 tablet forecast

On the back of another quarter of lower-than-expected demand, research firm IDC has cut its full-year 2014 forecast for worldwide tablet shipments from 260.9 million to 233.1 million units. The new forecast, which includes 2-in-1 models (laptop/tablet hybrids), translates into …