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AT&T, Sprint and Verizon say no to download booster feature on Galaxy S5

The highly touted "download booster" feature in the new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, which bonds both Wi-Fi and LTE radios together to accelerate the download of large files, has apparently been disabled by some carriers.

LTE: The need for speed opens up security potholes

Mobile operators' deployment of high-speed 4G LTE networks has opened the door to security threats because of vulnerabilities inherent in the all IP architecture, warns Stephane Teral, principal analyst for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics at Infonetics Research

News Scan: Alcatel-Lucent tops small cell vendor study; T-Mobile LTE rollout coming soon;

The latest in mobile IT news for March 6, including Alcatel-Lucent's place among small cell and carrier Wi-Fi product vendors, how T-Mobile plans to rollout its LTE services, Amazon's latest app for its sellers, how Disney's Magic Band leaves something to be desired and a revision on IDC's tablet growth forecast.

News Scan: Microsoft to drop Windows Phone 8 fees; NFC smartphone shipments on the rise; more

Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT stories for Friday, 2/28 including: Microsoft's decision to cut licensing fees for Windows Phone 8, how much NFC-enabled smartphone shipments will rise in the next five years, forecasts for the global wireless infrastructure market, the 46 percent increase in US tablet cellular connections and the results of the FCC's H-Block spectrum auction.

Infographic: Mobile video stalling continues to frustrate consumers

Mobile video stalling and buffering continues to be a problem, with stalling rates that range between 40 percent and 73 percent of all videos played in the U.S., Brazil, Russia, India and Indonesia, according to a study by web browser firm Opera, OpenSignal and On Device Research.

Firms test their equipment on the go

Enterprise use of wireless handheld and portable test equipment is forecast by Frost & Sullivan to increase signification of the next few years, with market revenues reaching $3 billion in 2019, up from $2.1 billion in 2012.

News Scan: Mobility disrupts web conferencing; BYOD invades the factory floor; more

Quick takes on the latest Mobile IT news for Wednesday, 1/22 including: how mobility is changing web conferencing market, BYOD devices at the production level, the current state of LTE-capable antenna shipments and the predictions for its future, the 20 million increase for phablet shipments and who will dominate the market and where Apple's operating system stands in mobile ad revenue.

4G LTE will account for 50% of US wireless connections by end of 2014

High-speed 4G LTE will account for 50 percent of U.S. wireless connections by end of this year and 79 percent by the end of 2018, predicts Strategy Analytics.

More automakers offering LTE-based Wi-Fi hotspots in vehicles

Automakers are increasingly offering LTE-based Wi-Fi hotspots in their automobiles for infotainment systems, observes ABI Research.

Verizon CFO says company underestimated LTE data demand

Give people a bigger pipe and they'll hoover up more data. Sounds self-evident, but capacity planners at Verizon were surprised by the amount of data-hogging as the company rolled out its LTE fourth-generation network.