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KT to launch 1Gbps LTE service this week

Various reports have claimed that KT, South Korea’s second largest mobile player, is ready to launch an LTE network capable of achieving more than 1Gbps download speeds. The service will be made available this week.

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BlackBerry said to be mulling Android smartphone move

Canadian mobile company BlackBerry is contemplating making a new smartphone that will use Android as its operating system, rather than BlackBerry’s own platform, according to Reuters’ sources.

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Wearables market tripled in size in Q1 2015

New data from analyst firm IDC reveals the wearable device market, which includes fitness bands and smart watches, increased by 200% year-on-year in Q1 2015 to hit 11.4 million units shipped.

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Avago buys Broadcom for $37 billion to create IoT chip giant

It seems every corner of the mobile market is consolidating right now and semiconductors are clearly no exception, as digital signal processing chip maker Avago swoops for communications chip company Broadcom for $37 billion.

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Xiaomi expands to US and European markets

Disruptive Chinese mobile player Xiaomi is taking its first tentative steps into western markets this week, but initially only selling accessories, not handsets.

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Open IoT platform launched by Samsung

Samsung has announced the launch of a platform for the Internet of Things, “ARTIK”, which it claims is completely open and serves the entire software and hardware requirements of IoT.

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Internet usage doubled since 2005, Ofcom says

Ofcom has released its annual summary of online activity, and revealed the average internet user now spends more than twice as much time online every week than those in 2005 did. Nearly 90% of all adults in the UK are now using the internet, the regulator said.

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Global smartphone market Q1 2015 – Samsung top but Xiaomi could be third

Samsung announced its quarterly earnings overnight and Strategy Analytics wasted little time in publishing its initial global smartphone vendor share numbers. They revealed Samsung has reclaimed the number one spot outright, but with a diminished share compared to the same quarter a year ago.

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