What Is 4G? Senators Want To Know
Right now, 4G just means faster than 3G, and not much else. In order to ensure consumers have a better understanding of what they are buying in terms of phones and network service, in June Rep. Anna Eshoo introduced the Next Generation Wireless ...
O2 to trial VoIP over Wi-Fi
Those trialists will be able to make VoIP calls, and send text messages, from a smartphone over Wi-Fi, ahead of a commercial service which is expected next year. Meanwhile, on the other side of the pond, T-Mobile recently updated its Bobsled service to ...
U.S. emerges as global 4G LTE leader after less than a year
Smith also says that the strong demand in the US for mobile broadband will allow Verizon Wireless to recoup its LTE investments more quickly than other carriers around the world. Smith uses NTT Docomo as a basis for comparison, noting that both ...
MMI Unveils New 4G Handset
Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc.(MMI - Analyst Report) continues to expand its 4G-enabled smartphone portfolio with the recent launch ofMotorola ATRIX 2 smartphone. The new 4G-enabled handset is based on the popular Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and 1 GHz ...
LightSquared Shows GPS Interference Fix
At a live news conference in Washington, DC, that was webcast, the companies showed an external antenna roughly the size of an enterprise Wi-Fi access point and a ceramic filter smaller than a pencil. Javad would make the filter and incorporate it into ...
HTC Amaze 4G (T-Mobile)
13Mbps down is impressive, even if the 1.6Mbps upload speeds pale in comparison to Verizon's 4G LTE network, or even AT&T's recently launched LTE network (which is so new there aren't any phones that support it yet). Still, these speeds are excellent, ...
Strong revenue boost lifts Clearwire stock
The Seattle Times
Shares of Clearwire, the money-losing wireless broadband provider, gained 27 percent after reporting preliminary third-quarter revenue that beat analysts' estimates and MetroPCS said it may buy spectrum from the company. By Sarah Frier No comments have ...
National security cited in blocking Huawei from building US LTE network
Huawei has been officially whacked with the banhammer and won't be allowed to participate in the construction of a cross-country LTE network for public safety. Back in January, the FCC announced that it had chosen LTE as the standard that will power a ...
Gulf Air Launches Global In-Flight Broadband Service
Airlines and Destinations
by Staff on October 14, 2011 Starting in November, Bahrain-based Gulf Air will offer Sky Hub in-flight technology, making broadband connectivity and live TV service possible for passengers during their flights – even on intercontinental sectors. ...
MetroPCS Says It May Buy 4G Capacity From Clearwire
MetroPCS Communications CFO Braxton Carter told investors yesterday that the pre-paid wireless carrier is considering buying 4G capacity from Clearwire to boost its service in large metropolitan areas, Dow Jones Newswires reports. ...
LTE base getting wider, but India not in it
Times of India
NEW DELHI: There will be as many as 100 LTE based networks the world over by end of 2012, but Indian telecom carriers would not be part of it. According to the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), the fourth generation LTE FDD (Long Term ...
Pantech Breakout (Verizon Wireless)
The Breakout is a dual-band EV-DO Rev A (850/1900 MHz) and 750 MHz 4G LTE device with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. Verizon says to expect download speeds around 5 to 12 Mbps, and upload speeds between 2 and 5 Mbps on its 4G network. The Breakout hit those speeds ...
Broadband access coming in 2012
Jackson County Floridian
Officials from throughout the panhandle came out Thursday for an update on ongoing efforts to bring broadband access to rural counties. The broadband access network now under construction in rural north Florida must be complete by August of next year ...
TeliaSonera Invests In New Frequencies For 4G In Sweden
SK) said late Thursday that it is investing in new frequencies for fourth generation, or 4G, telecommunication services in Sweden. -TeliaSonera invests in more nationwide frequencies in the 1800 MHz band on the Swedish market. ...
Broadcasters Come Together in Broadband Plan
By Kristin Brzoznowski LUFKIN: The Coalition For Free TV and Broadband is backing a broadcaster broadband plan that addresses long-term spectrum requirements and offers a continued source of revenue for the US Treasury, compared to a one-time gain from ...
How To Set Up iTunes Wi-Fi Sync
Even better, your iDevice will automatically initiate an iTunes Wi-Fi Sync when you plug its adapter into an electrical outlet. Your computer and iOS device must be connected to the same Wi-Fi signal in order to perform an iTunes Wi-Fi Sync. ...
Rural Broadband Access: There's an “APPalachian” for That!
Public News Service
Misty Perez Truedson, associate outreach director for Free Press, says some state governments have been working to prevent municipal Wi-Fi networks from deploying broadband. She believes local communities should be driving public policy instead. ...
NBN casts net for small fry
SMALL business will be a big winner from the National Broadband Network, says Telstra's business chief Will Irving, who is spearheading a campaign to bring digital services to support the sector. Irving says big business tends to operate in a fibre ...
Samsung Galaxy Nexus (not Droid Prime) with LTE shows up in Verizon's system
And, well, we can clearly see the Samsung Galaxy Nexus listed as a 4G LTE device. It also looks like it won't be a global phone. There's still no word on pricing, but since we're talking about Verizon's next flagship LTE handset, $299 on contract is a ...
Broadband advertising bill hits $23m
THE Department of Broadband spent about $23 million on advertising and marketing in the past financial year. According to the department's annual report, tabled yesterday, $19.5m was spent on media advertising, including $11m to promote the switch to ...
Virgin broadband downed after rats chew through cables
By John E Dunn | Techworld | Published: 11:26, 14 October 2011 The great BlackBerry blackout has been blamed on a 'core switch failure' but Virgin Media offered a more arresting excuse for a loss of broadband services that hit Scottish subscribers this ...
Bharti Airtel to split circles among vendors for broadband wireless rollout
"However , as a leading solution provider of TD-LTE technology, Nokia Siemens Networks is engaged with all BWA spectrum winners for commercial rollout of TD-LTE in India," he said. Chinese vendor ZTE declined to comment while Huawei spokesperson Suresh ...
Senate Hears 'Consensus Framework' Proposal and Concerns for Universal Service ...
Thursday October 13th 2011 – As BroadbandBreakfast.com gears up for our panel on “Bringing Broadband Infrastructure to Rural Areas: Where is the Progress?” we have been taking some notes on the FCC's efforts to reform the Universal Service Fund and ...
Researcher: LTE Only 1/6 as Efficient as Carriers Promised
Citi Investment analysts Jason Bazinet and Michael Rollins explicitly cite the spectral efficiency of4G to be 8.6 bits per hertz. That's a number that's been batted around as a product of formulas that take into account a 4G technology called ...
Broadband Internet Becomes a Reality in Rural Africa
Clients can offer applications for e-health, e-learning and such purposes or offer Wi-Fi hotspot paid services next to the kiosks. Taking it one step further, private hotspot mesh options are also possible. Thus, without changing the underlying ...
Vizada Provides Broadband Connectivity for...
19:45 GMT, October 13, 2011 Vizada, the leading independent provider of global satellite-based mobility services is providing the French Navy patroller, Cormoran, with satellite broadband connection and airtime. The vessel will use the connection for ...
HTC mulls idea of launching dual-mode 4G tablet PC
Taipei, Oct. 14 (CNA) HTC Corp., the world's fifth-largest smartphone maker, is likely to launch a tablet computer that supports both the LTE (long-term evolution) broadband and China's home-grown high-speed network, a company executive said Friday. ...
Group protests school Wi-Fi
York Region parents concerned about health effects of Wi-Fi are ramping up their fight to have the technology removed from school. A second seminar aimed at parents and teachers is set for Oct. 25 in Newmarket and will feature Rodney Palmer, ...
AT&T's Ralph de la Vega: LTE phones to be leaner, retain charge ...
By Joseph Volpe
According to Ralph de la Vega, that answer is a resounding yes. In his keynote address at CTIA, the AT&T Mobility CEO announced plans to bring a line of thinner, less power-intensive smartphones to its recently launched, true 4G network. ...
Samsung Stratosphere 4G LTE Slider available now at Verizon for ...
By Cory Gunther
For all you wanting to jump into the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network for a low price today could be that day. The Samsung Stratosphere QWERTY keyboard slider.
Motorola Photon 4G gets Google Talk with Video and Lapdock 100 ...
By Jim Farmer
Hey Photon owners, if you haven't recived it yet, be on the lookout for a hefty OTA maintenance upgrade. Besides a slew of general fixes and enhancements, you're also getting Google Talk with video, compatibility support for the Lapdock 100 ...
Android News, Rumours, and Updates
Wifi Sharing Service KeyWifi to Go Live at Queensbridge Public ...
The WiFi-based sharing system opens up hotspots to those who can't afford them now, Black said, and requires no additional hardware or software. Simultaneously, KeyWifi increases the demand forWiFi from those who are not now served, ...