Turkish court orders lifting of Twitter blockade, for now at least

Good news for Turkish Twitter(s twtr) users: an Ankara court has ordered the lifting of a blockade on the social network, according to local reports. The ban, which drew international condemnation, came in 6 days ago as Turkey’s administration tried to put the lid on a growing corruption scandal. Citizens were able to bypass it fairly easily at first, but new forms of blocks made access very difficult. According to Wednesday’s reports, the telecoms regulator that instituted the blocks may appeal the ruling, but access will need to be restored in the interim, making this a “stay of execution”.

How’s this for fast? Turkcell tests a 900 Mbps LTE network

Using an LTE-Advanced technique called carrier aggregation Turkcell managed to squeeze close to a gigabit of downlink bandwidth out of a lab network. Don’t get your hopes up though. This technology still isn’t ready for prime time.