AT&T adds unlimited data option to GoPhone plans; China Mobile hopes to hit 1 Gbps

Quick news from around the Web.

> AT&T Mobility added unlimited data options to its $60 and $45 per month GoPhone plans. The plans cap high-speed data at 2.5 GB and 1 GB respectively. Article

> Finland's Jolla announced the Jolla Tablet, "the world's first tablet crowdsourcing project, starting on Indiegogo." Release

> AT&T Mobility and Starbucks are teaming to outfit some of the coffee vendor's stores with wireless chargers. Article

> Apple's next iPhones may have camereas with DSLR quality imaging. Article

> A judge rejected Samsung's request to freeze Microsoft's lawsuit over royalties. Article

> A jury ordered Apple to pay almost $23.6 million in damages for infringing on patents held by Mobile Telecommunications Technologies. Article

> China Mobile hopes to use LTE Advanced technology to raise its peak data rates from 100 Mbps to up to 1 Gbps. Article

> T-Mobile US is now selling the Nexus 6. Release

> Qualcomm announced a new LTE modem capable of speeds up to 450 Mbps. Release

> Qualcomm and Ericsson said they completed a test of LTE Category 9 carrier aggregation interoperability. Release

> Samsung now appears to be targeting its Tizen platform at cheap phones in emerging markets. Article

> China's Xiaomi said it invested $300 million in online video provider iQiyi. Article

Online Video News

> Multiscreen service provider MobiTV has partnered with TV Bank, one of Japan's largest online video providers, to help extend its new pay-TV service, BBTV Next, to connected devices for all its subscribers. Article

> The advantages of developing software for a device that stays pretty much glued to consumers 24 hours a day appear to be paying off. According to Yahoo!-owned mobile analytics firm Flurry, time spent on mobile devices has grown to 177 minutes per day on average, surpassing time spent with the TV, which stayed flat at 168 minutes per day. Article

> National Association of Broadcasters EVP of Strategic Planning Rick Kaplan gave the FCC something of a backhanded compliment in a post on the association's policy blog: While lauding the commission's proposal to classify certain over-the-top providers as multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs), he also said that Chairman Tom Wheeler does not appear "to appreciate the complexities" of the proposed rulemaking. Article

Telecom News

> New Zealand's ultra-fast broadband (UFB) fiber network service is now being used by over 10 percent of the country's households where the services are available. Article

> Midcontinent Communications, a regional cable operator based in the Midwest, has become the latest service provider to enter the 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) game, with plans to offer the service in various communities in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota. Article

Cable News

> Turner Networks began warning Dish Network customers Tuesday that TNT and TBS could go dark on their satellite service Dec. 5, joining CBS in simultaneous public carriage battles against the pay-TV operator. Article

> In a move that could signal major competition for cable companies, New York City has pledged to launch an ambitious public Wi-Fi project in 2015. Article

European Wireless News

> Ofcom on Wednesday confirmed it will open up the 700 MHz frequency band to mobile operators for wireless broadband services. Article

> Telekom Austria Group said it intends to play a decisive role in defining the future standard for 5G, after joining the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance. Article

And finally… JetBlue seats are getting smaller. Article

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