ATT gets needed 4G spectrum from Qualcomm

Hello 4G bandwidth: FCC gives the nod to AT&T's $1.9B Qualcomm spectrum deal
Sure, AT&T's grand plan to take over T-Mobile has fallen on its face, but at least the company now has more spectrum available for its budding 4G LTE network, thanks to government approval for a deal announced last year. Verizon is in the midst of ...


Research In Motion Denies Lying About BlackBerry 10 Delays, Claims to be ...
The Washington Post, reporting on an analysts' call with co-chief executive Mike Lazaridis, has it that the delay is caused by RIM wishing to fit its next-generation handsets with new Long-Term Evolution (LTE) radio chips which are not yet available in...

In-Flight Wi-Fi Company Gogo Files For $100 Million IPO
In-Flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo has just filed for an IPO, and will raise as much as $100 million in a public offering. Gogo, which has raised over $500 million in funding, provides in-flight connectivity to nine of the ten North American airlines that ...

Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs Motorola Photon 4G: How Do They Stack up?
International Business Times
The Motorola's smartphones such as Droid Razr and Photon 4G could compete with Galaxy Nexus. Motorola's Photon 4G was launched July 31 on Sprint and priced at $199 with a two-year contract. Display: Galaxy Nexus comes with a 4.65-inch high-definition ...

International Business Times

Plano, Texas schools see benefits from district-wide Wi-Fi
By Matt Hamblen At the Plano Independent School District in Plano, Texas, 82 schools and office campuses are equipped with Wi-Fi offering separate private channels for teachers and staff and a public channel for students who bring in their own Wi-Fi ...

Wyoming broadband survey looking for service gaps
Billings Gazette
The Wyoming Business Council is asking residents of the state's northwest corner to help identify gaps in broadband Internet service, a move that could help close service loopholes in the future. Leah Bruscino, northwest regional director for the ...

Early 4G LTE Speed Tests for Verizon, AT&T Offer Mixed Results
Gotta Be Mobile
Confirming our earlier San Francisco, California speed tests for Verizon's launched 4G LTE network against AT&T's un-announced soft-launched LTE network in the city's downtown shopping center, it appears that AT&T's LTE speeds are edging out Verizon's ...

Gotta Be Mobile

Q&A: Clocking Your Broadband Speed
New York Times (blog)
By JD BIERSDORFER My broadband connection seems to have slowed down and I don't think I'm getting the advertised speed. How can I tell what my current speed is? One quick way to get a basic idea of your connection speed is to visit an online broadband ...

Province funds island broadband upgrades
The Telegram
Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development Keith Hutchings announced Thursday the province is making a $4-million investment in rural broadband access improvements for Newfoundland. — Photo by Andrew Robinson/The Telegram A day after ...

The Telegram

Faster broadband's coming to more Welsh homes next year
by Sion Barry, Western Mail A FURTHER 130000 homes and businesses in Wales will have access to faster broadband by the summer of next year. Aberystwyth, Denbigh, Llanidloes, Milford Haven, Monmouth and Treorchy, are among 33 Welsh communities included ...

Wi-Fi network not connecting after sleep
CNET (blog)
by Topher Kessler December 22, 2011 2:30 PM PST Recently I touched on several approaches for addressing Wi-Fi issues in OS X, stemming from configuration problems to Wi-Fi signal quality for addressing dropouts. These methods are good for situations ...

BT Extends Superfast Broadband Reach in Scotland
UK telecom giant BT has announced the names of 478 Scottish communities which will be getting its superfast broadband service. According to BBC News, the company said that the broadbandnetwork will allow 180000 households and businesses to access ...

Fast broadband takes step forward in South Gloucestershire
Gazette Series
By Marion Sauvebois » PLANS to boost access to high-speed broadband across the region has moved into the fast lane. South Gloucestershire has announced it will be joining Wiltshire and Swindon councils in their bid to sign up an Internet provider under ...

FCC green lights first white space broadband device
Ars Technica
By Matthew Lasar | Published December 22, 2011 8:11 PM In September of 2007 the general public first heard about "white space" broadband devices via a series of scary television advertisements rolled out by TV broadcaster groups. ...

Ars Technica

Reliable broadband 'tops the rural business Christmas list' (Tech)
The Country Land & Business Association (CLA) says rural firms have just one gift on their Christmas list - reliable broadband services. According to Ofcom, 20 per cent of rural areas are still unable to receive an effective and affordable broadband ...

GoPro HD Hero2 Action Camera To Support WiFi Control and Wireless Streaming
PR Web (press release)
GoPro HD Hero2 from to carry WiFi BacPac which enables wireless control of up to 50 cameras via Smartphone, laptop, tablet or the new GoProWiFi Remote. With the Wifi BacPac, the HD Hero2 can also live stream video to the same ...
PR Web (press release)

HTC EVO View 4G Tablet Gets Honeycomb at Last
By Ginny Mies, PCWorld Dec 22, 2011 11:49 AM HTC EVO View 4G owners get a bonus holiday gift today in the form of an Android Honeycomb update. Previously, the 7-inch tablet was running a tablet-optimized version of HTC's Sense interface over Android ...

Two New Motorola Tablets For Verizon's LTE Network
Two New Motorola Tablets For Verizon's LTE Network.

Cricket Takes a Flying Leap
Motley Fool
By Dan Radovsky | More Articles Leap Wireless (NYSE: LEAP ) announced Wednesday that there is now a fourth mobile carrier in the US offering 4G LTE service. Leap said that its company Cricket Wireless has begun its transition to LTE with its test ...

Verizon confirms software update coming to Galaxy Nexus
Tehran Times
Many new Galaxy Nexus customers and Computerworld blogger JR Raphael have reported problems related to inconsistent signal strength over Verizon's LTE network since the US version began shipping on Dec. 15. Raney said the Galaxy Nexus software update ...

Broadband speeds 'are lower than claimed'
People's Daily Online
By Zhu Shenshen (Shanghai Daily) Half of Chinese broadband users don't enjoy the speed promised by telecom companies because the real speed is far below that claimed by telecom operators, a report claimed yesterday. The average cost of broadband ...

Broadband in county discussed
Helena Daily World
By RANDY HOGAN Representatives from Connect-Arkansas and The Delta Regional Authority were in Helena-West Helena Tuesday to make a special presentation concerning broadband services in Phillips County. The session was held at the Chamber of Commerce ...

Icasa is key to cheaper broadband
Mail & Guardian Online
It is a perversion of the South African broadband sector that wireless players punch above their weight. More than 21-million South Africans use a wireless connection to access the internet -- with a tablet, smartphone or dongle -- whereas fewer than ...

Sprint's Epic Touch 4G Receives Retail Price Drop to $79
Mobile bloom News
After its release in the US, handsets like the award-winning Galaxy S 2 Epic Touch 4G are guaranteeing a very Merry Christmas for Samsung shareholders. Besting their litigious competitor Apple in sales is no small win for Samsung, and further proof of ...

Skype offers free Wi-Fi access in select airports across the US for holidays
The popular VoIP service is offering free Wi-Fi access in select airports across the US thru December 27th. More precisely, a free hour of Internet access will be available in more than 50 airports using Skype WiFi. To get started make sure you've ...

France raises EUR2.64bn in 800MHz 4G auction
The government of France has raised a total of EUR2.64 billion (USD3.45 billion) from the second round of its auction of 4G mobile licences. Yesterday, the country's telecoms regulator Arcep confirmed that licences to operate next generation mobile ...

Taiwan to promote broadband internet access
Taiwan Today
(Photo: Chang Shu-ching) By Grace Kuo The ROC government will strengthen efforts to promote broadband Internet access, 4G Internet installation and digital content industry, in the hopes of providing its citizens a better digital environment, ...

Taiwan Today

20000 Dorset homes to get faster broadband next year
Dorset Echo
ANOTHER 20000 Dorset homes and businesses will have access to faster broadband by summer next year. Upwey, Bindon Abbey, Preston, Sherborne and Shaftesbury are among 43 areas in the south west included in the latest roll-out of BT's next generation ...

Stofa refinancing - releases about SEK 510m to Ratos
Reuters (press release)
Stofa is a Danish triple-play operator (broadband, cable TV and telephony) which provides some 350000 Danish households with cable TV and 40% of them with broadband as well. The services are delivered in close co-operation with 300 antenna associations ...

Why My 4G Is Faster Than Your 4G (Sometimes)
By Mario Aguilar
But not all 4G is created equal. Even when you're talking about the same kind of 4G—LTE. Now that AT&T's launched their LTE network in a handful of cities, we can finally ask, "Who's faster? Verizon or AT&T?" Well, it's not quite that simple.

Sprint's EVO View 4G gets Android 3.2.1 Honeycomb update
By Todd Haselton
Sprint announced Thursday that it is releasing the Android 3.2.1 (Honeycomb) update for irs HTC EVO View 4G tablet. The slate originally launched runni.
BGR: The Three Biggest Letters In Tech

With all White Space logged, 'Wi-Fi on steroids' can finally launch
By Tim Conneally
White space, or the wireless spectrum that was freed from the transition from analog to digital television, would be available to use without requiring a wireless license, similar to the way wi-fi works today. The problem, of course, is that the ...

AT&T purchases 700MHz LTE spectrum from Qualcomm for $1.9 ...
By Sam Koutroulakis
While we can always use some comfort food for a pick-me-up after a bad day or event, AT&T just goes shopping for LTE frequencies; and who can blame them -
Android Community

Samsung GT-N8010 Gains WiFi Certification – Could It Be A ...
By Chris Chavez
Many an Android aficionado has been patiently waiting for Samsung to launch their 5.3-inch Galaxy Note phoneblet stateside. We've already received a few.
Android Phone Fans » Cricket Fires Up LTE in Tuscon
By Sam Churchill
Unlike Verizon Wireless and AT&T, which can devote up to 20 MHz of spectrum to LTE, Cricket and MetroPCS use less than half that bandwidth and use LTE on the AWS band more to boost the capacity of each cell tower. The carrier's ...

AT&T set for 4G boost after $1.9 billion Qualcomm deal - Pocket Lint
By Paul Lamkin
It has been an expensive week for AT&T. Not only did the telecom giant have to fork out $4 billion after its T-Mobile takeover was cancelled, it has now.
Pocket-lint : Latest News

The Cost To Build Out An LTE Network For T-Mobile? One Analyst ...
By David
With the AT&T deal now nothing more than a memory, T-Mobile USA faces the daunting task of rebuilding, revitalizing and working toward the build-out of a.

AT&T's brand new LTE edges out Verizon's in performance study ...
By Dante D'Orazio
We all love the great speeds that LTE brings along, but now that both Verizon and AT&T have live LTE networks, you're undoubtedly going to want to know which is the fastest. Research firm Metrico...
The Verge - All Posts

HTC Amaze 4G receives Gingerbread 2.3.4 update: T-Mobile
By Dave Sprint
It appears that a number of Amaze 4G users have already acquired the revise from the company. If you haven't update for your handset, you can update manually or you can download it by going to your Smartphone's main display. How to get ...

The digital age: turning Wi-Fi to profit - Business - Mail & Guardian ...
As Wi-Fi hotspots increase, small businesses are giving free access to smartphone and tablet users, turning a nice profit from increased customers.
Mail & Guardian News Feed

MN strives for ubiquitous broadband in 2015; we're 85% today ...
By Ann Treacy
This week Connect Minnesota published their latest report from a summer of surveying Minnesotans about broadband adoption. It also estimates availability and speed. I think it's a precursor to the Task Force report due at the end of the month ...
Blandin on Broadband

Freebie Find: Free Wi-Fi on Delta Flights | Suddenly Frugal Blog
By Leah Ingram
Flying Delta over the holidays? Then you'll want to know about this freebie. Between now and January 2nd, you can get 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi on certain D...
Suddenly Frugal Blog

Pantech P4100 LTE tablet hits FCC and bound toward AT&T | Android ...
Pantech recently had released the Breakout to Verizon earlier this year, and headed toward AT&T seems to be a tablet to run on their newly found 4G LTE.

Upgrading to a faster broadband service | Ask Jack | Technology ...
Ask Jack: Jim Cromwell is only getting 6Mbps from his 10Mbps broadband package, so how could it be worth upgrading to 20Mbps?

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