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Briefly: Southwest Airlines device rule changes, VoLTE on Telstra

updated 05:06 am EST, Thu November 21, 2013

Southwest Airlines allows devices, Wi-Fi throughout flights

Southwest Airlines has joined a host of other airlines in allowing low-altitude electronics use during flights, following the FAA's recent rule changes. To counteract the delay in changing its policies, Southwest is claiming itself to be the first to offer gate-to-gate Wi-Fi, via Row 44's satellite Internet service. In comparison, other airlines using systems such as Gogo's inflight Wi-Fi service have to wait until 10,000 feet to activate the service, due to the nature of air-to-ground connections.

Telstra testing Voice over LTE, expected launch in 2014

Australian telecommunications provider Telstra is testing Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in Australia. The carrier confirmed to ZDNet that it was testing the service, though only in a lab and not over the 4G network itself. Though the spokesperson advised that there are "no immediate rollout plans," it is believed that the carrier will deploy VoLTE over its network sometime next year.



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