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The below wireless news is from a number of sources including: Hack a Day and The Register.

 
Serval = Free Mobile / Cell Phone calls, for the World!
Thursday, 08 September 2011 08:53

Communicate anywhere, any time … without infrastructure, without mobile towers, without satellites, without wifi hotspots, and without carriers. Use existing off-the-shelf mobile cell phone handsets. Use your existing mobile phone number wherever you go, and never pay roaming charges again.

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Vodafone customers moan about sluggish data abroad
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 19:35

Vodafone customers are complaining their data is being throttled while on hols, with supposedly 4G services dropping to sluggish speeds of 2Mbps.

One affected customer, who has been with the telco for around a decade, moaned he experienced problems with data roaming in the Netherlands and Cyprus recently.

The punter visited the same place in Holland for the last couple of years and said up until recently the service had been fine. "But since the switch to inclusive and free data it's been shit."

Vodafone's website stated: "We never 'throttle' – at home, or abroad – so you'll always enjoy

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UK industry mouthpiece wants 'near-universal' broadband speeds of 30Mbps by 2020
Monday, 14 August 2017 19:03

Industry mouthpiece techUK has thrown its tuppence into the debate around what Blighty's communications infrastructure should look like in 2020, calling for "near-universal" superfast broadband of 30Mbps.

The report, From Good to Great: Digital Connectivity for a World Class Economy , said the key features of a world-class connectivity in 2020 would be "widely available" ultrafast connectivity of 100Mbps.

"By 2025 we would expect to see at least 90 per cent of premises having ultrafast connections available to them driven by clear market demand," it said.

"To achieve great connectivity, we must enable two things: more fibre across our telecoms networks,

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WiFi Deauthentication VS WiFi Jamming: What is the difference?
Monday, 14 August 2017 04:00

Terminology is something that gets us all mixed up at some point. [Seytonic] does a great job of explaining the difference between WiFi jammers and deauthenticators in the video embedded below. A lot of you will already know the difference however it is useful to point out the difference since so many people call deauth devices “WiFi Jammers”.

In their YouTube video they go on to explain that jammers basically throw out a load of noise on all WiFi channels making the frequencies unusable in a given distance from the jammer. Jammers are also normally quite expensive, mostly illegal, and …read more

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Folk STILL not getting advertised broadband speeds, whinges survey
Thursday, 10 August 2017 22:56

UK households only hit their advertised broadband speeds 58 per cent of the time, according to a survey from consumer group Which?

The faster the expected speed, the bigger the disappointment, as consumers expecting more than 30Mbps only managed to hit those speeds 54 per cent of the time, whereas those expecting speeds of between 10 and 30Mbps hit them 89 per cent of the time.

The data was gathered via Speed Checker between January and March 2017, in an analysis of 226,000 end-user speed tests.

Earlier this year, the Advertising Standards Authority said broadband providers may have to ensure

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