Chunghwa tests TDD, FDD LTE on high-speed rail; AlcaLu's ng Connect Program grows

> Taiwan operator Chunghwa Telecom announced it completed LTE tests on the high-speed rail using both TDD and FDD versions of the technology. Chunghwa Telecom's research and development center indicated that the six-week-long tests, which were done with Nokia Siemens Networks, used the 2.6 GHz band and showed how LTE could be used in various scenarios. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent's ng Connect Program, charged with developing a services ecosystem LTE and other IP-based technologies, announced 11 new members to its global initiative, bringing the membership to 47 companies. Release

> While mobile operators continue to market broadband speeds up to 7.2Mbps, a new study shows average download rates in the U.K. have shown little if any increase over the last 12 months. Article

> ­The number of smartphone users accessing mobile content through browsers and applications now surpasses that of non-smartphone users, reports comScore. Article           

And Finally... The head of the Washington state Potato Commission says he's sick of people linking spuds to junk food. So, starting Friday, Chris Voight says he's going to eat nothing for 60 days except potatoes. Article