O2 London to be Europe's largest free wi-fi zone in 2012; Sprint's first LTE 4G phone - a souped-up Galaxy Nexus;

'Europe's biggest' free wi-fi zone set for London
BBC News
Mobile operator O2 is to provide free internet to "millions" of residents and visitors in central London by launching Europe's largest free wi-fi zone. The service will be rolled out across the boroughs of Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea in 2012 ...

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Sprint's first LTE 4G phone will be a souped-up Galaxy Nexus
While Sprint was likely saving news of its first-ever 4G LTE phone until the Consumer Electronics Show next week, an online ad leaked the news a bit early. Sprint will launch its own version of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus as its first LTE device, ...


Sprint plans 4G LTE to launch by first half
Sprint plans to launch its 4G LTE service, part of its Network Vision upgrade plan, in 10 markets by the first half of this year. Sprint Nextel is looking to get its 4G LTE rolled out sooner, rather than later. Sprint plans to launch its 4G LTE service ...

Fujitsu 4G femtocell carries global sales ambition
by Stephen Shankland January 6, 2012 4:06 AM PST Follow @stshank Fujitsu's LTE-capable femtocell plugs into a broadband connection and can connect up to eight 4Gmobile devices. Fujitsu announced the BroadOne LTE femtocell today, a networking gadget ...


'5G WiFi' chips operate at up to 1.3Gbps
By Jeffrey Burt Broadcom announced four "5G WiFi" chips, which implement the 802.11ac draft specification to provide wireless networking at speeds up to 1.3Gbps. The BCM4360, BCM4352, BCM43526, and BCM43516 operate at 5GHz, employ 80MHz channel ...

AT&T's official 4G LTE pretty speedy in San Francisco
CNET (blog)
by Jessica Dolcourt January 5, 2012 5:59 PM PST Follow @jdolcourt AT&T's 4G LTE is speedier on the HTC Vivid in San Francisco than it was a few weeks before. The move comes almost a month after LTE was first spotted on compatible smartphones in San ...

4G vs 3G: Which are you getting?
AT&T calls itself the fastest 4G carrier in the United States, but in Amarillo, most customers don't get 4G coverage until they get closer to Lubbock or Dallas.

Sierra Wireless Launches 4G LTE AirLink(TM) Intelligent Gateway -- Certified ...
MarketWatch (press release)
"The certification of the AirLink GX440 on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network is a plus for our M2M customers," said Emmanuel Walckenaer, senior vice president, Solutions and Services, Sierra Wireless. "The extremely versatile and rugged AirLink GX440 ...

Making the switch back from 4G to 3G
North County Times (blog)
A few months ago, I switched my wireless Internet service from Verizon Wireless' 3G network to its new high-speed 4G LTE network. Today I switched back to VZW's 3G network, which I have found much more reliable. The problems in getting and keeping ...

Wi-Fi's Protected Setup Woes
PC Magazine
This feature is Wi-Fi Protected Setup, referred to as WPS. WPS is used to easily connect a wireless device such as a tablet or a wireless printer, to a wireless router. The wireless device, once connected to the router, gets Internet connectivity and ...

Broadband price drop expected
Consumers can look forward to even cheaper broadband prices, with many new undersea cables set to come online within the next 18 months. It is unclear how much of a decrease is likely, but talk in the industry is of a 10% to 20% drop in local prices,...


Will Broadband make content streaming viable?
With broadband and wireless auctions in India over, services are expected to roll out in 2012. As more consumers adopt broadband, multimedia content will get a fillip. This will change the media industry dynamics. I expect at least two major metros, ...


US Cellular Tips LTE Launch Devices, Timing
PC Magazine
By Mark Hachman US Cellular revealed that its first LTE device will be ready in March, and it won't be a phone. In a tweet sent from its corporate account, US Cellular revealed that its first LTE device would be a tablet at the end of March, ...

ViaSat Promises 12-Mbit/s Satellite Broadband for $50/Mo
PC Magazine
By Mark Hachman Next week, ViaSat promises to launch what has previously been a pipe dream for rural homes: satellite broadband that's comparable to DSL speeds and prices. In a statement Thursday, the company said it would offer up to 12 Mbits/s ...

Need a boost? Signal boosters for 4G phones will debut at CES
by Lynn La January 5, 2012 5:59 PM PST You might have already read that we're anticipating 4Gphones and products dominating this year's CES. That's why it comes as no surprise that companies are banking on some users wanting even more of a boost on ...

Android broadband testing app found
GoMo News
Whilst trying to improve internet speeds on our fixed broadband links, GoMo News accidentally stumbled across a useful Android app from thinkbroadband. It is intended to enable Android handset owners to discover just how fast their wireless connexions ...

AT&T Enhances Mobile Broadband Coverage at Mercedes-Benz Superdome and ...
Sacramento Bee
5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for advanced wireless devices and services, AT&T* today announced that it has expanded its mobilebroadband coverage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome by ...

Sprint ad leaks 4G LTE Galaxy Nexus
by Roger Cheng January 5, 2012 2:53 PM PST Follow @RogerWCheng The Galaxy Nexus could be making its way to Sprint Nextel's upcoming 4G LTE network. A leaked advertisement on one of CNET's Consumer Electronics Show pages accidentally showed off the ...

Digicel to go national with 4G network
Jamaica Gleaner
Digicel Jamaica chief executive Mark Linehan tests the new 4G Wimax service at its launch in Kingston in this August 2010 photo. - File Mark Linehan, chief executive officer of Digicel Jamaica. File Undeterred by a pending legal challenge of its Claro ...

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Massachusetts Broadband Institute Selects Lightower Fiber
Fiber Optics Online (press release)
Lightower to provide diverse network solution to Massachusetts Broadband Institute's (MBI) statewide broadband expansion initiative. As a component of MassBroadband 123, Lightower will build into key Internet connection point in Boston. ...

Alcatel-Lucent launching Saudi Arabia's first 4G network
Bikya Masr
DUBAI: Saudi Arabia is to enter the 4G LTE technology world as French-based Alcatel-Lucent announced on Wednesday that it was launching the first such network in the country. Analysts and experts told Bikyamasr.com that the move will push wireless ...

HTC Radiant LTE Windows Phone for AT&T surfaces
An image purported to be that of the HTC Radiant has surfaced, although details on the rumored LTE Windows Phone remains a mystery. We talked about the phone in late December when Paul Thurrott had tipped that the device would be heading to AT&T along ...


Leaked Verizon Equipment Guide Reveals Full LG Spectrum LTE Specs
Gotta Be Mobile
Shortly after news that the LG Spectrum, a 4G LTE smartphone, would debut on Verizon's network on January 19th, we're seeing the full details of the Android device through a leaked screenshot of the Verizon Equipment Guide computer software. ...

Gotta Be Mobile

TD-LTE 4G standard gains momentum: ABI Research
PC Advisor
By Sophie Curtis | Techworld | 05 January 12 At least half a million base stations will be installed or upgraded for the TD-LTE standard by the end of 2016, according to a new study by ABI Research. TD-LTE is the Time-Division Duplex (TDD) variant of ...

Worst broadband blackspots exposed
Tyrone Today
AS much as a third of households in the Dungannon District are unable to get adequatebroadband services, according to the latest research. The district has been named as one of the worst areas for internet access, along with Cookstown and Fermanagh. ...

Tyrone Today

Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) Launches 4G LTE TOPSIM – The
Wireless Networks Online
London - Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), a pioneer and global leader in customised learning solutions, recently launched "4G LTE TOPSIM" – an online multi-player simulation training programme in the UK to help develop leadership and decision-making ...

High-Speed Satellite Broadband Now Available In Rural Areas
By Daniela Cavaliere Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster announced today that Onwave Ltd have been awarded the contract for high-speed satellite broadband services in Northern Ireland. Areas that have previously been inaccessible for telephone lines can ...

Withings WiFi Body Scale: Quite Possibly The Best Way to Live Longer [Review ...
Cult of Mac
The Withings WiFi Body Scale ($160) takes this concept to the next level in many ways, including allowing you access to all your data on a gorgeously designed iOS app. It also adds an even more important metric, body fat percentage, and goes a long way ...

3G and 4G Handsets Will Capture More than 50% of Handset Sales in 2012, Says ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Particularly notable is for the first time, 3G and 4G handset shipments will capture more than 50% of total handsets shipped." In the second half of 2011, tier one smartphone vendors began redoubling efforts to promote their smartphone line-up to ...

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse Reveals First LTE Markets: Atlanta, Dallas ...
By Chris Velazco
Not wanting to be outdone by their larger rivals, Sprint also has a big LTE-related announcement today. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse just confirmed to everyone at Citigroup's 22nd Global Entertainment, Media and Telecommunications Conference ...

ViaSat details home broadband, 12 Mbps service to roll out on the ...
By Zach Honig
Earlier this year, ViaSat launched its ViaSat-1, a 140 Gbps capacity satellite positioned over North America. We've already heard about plans to br.

AT&T Adds 11 Markets to 4G LTE Network
By Peter Pachal
AT&T just turned on its 4G LTE network in 11 more major markets in the U.S..
Mashable » Tech

Sprint Announces First LTE Cities and Its First LTE Phone - Ina Fried ...
By Ina Fried
The company confirms plans to launch LTE service in four Southern U.S. cities by midyear. And, in a CES-related ad on CNET, it says the Galaxy Nexus will be its first LTE phone.

Sprint reveals initial 4G LTE markets; rollout begins in coming months
By Dan Graziano
Sprint on Thursday announced the first markets that will be upgraded with 4G LTE service this year. The company's LTE network will launch in the first ha.
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The First Gigabit-Speed Wi-Fi Cards Will Make Streaming Netflix ...
By Kyle Wagner
Wi-Fi is about to get pretty darn fast. Broadcom's first gigabit Wi-Fi cards are reportedly up to three times faster and six times more efficient than what's out there now.

Sprint Galaxy Nexus With LTE and 1.5GHz CPU Pops Up in CNET ...
By Quentyn Kennemer
Someone at CNET will be in a wee bit of trouble soon, it seems. An ad popped up on their site showing off the Galaxy Nexus, the first 4G LTE phone from.
Android Phone Fans

AT&T doubling its LTE coverage with 11 new markets | VentureBeat
By Tom Cheredar
AT&T, the second largest U.S. wireless carrier, is expanding coverage of its high-speed LTE network to 11 new markets, the company announced today.

AT&T's 4G LTE enters 11 new markets, including Los Angeles ...
AT&T announced that its 4G LTE network is spreading to 11 new markets: Los Angeles; San Diego; San Francisco; Oakland; San Jose; the New York City metropolitan area; Phoenix; Austin, Texas; Orlando, Fla.; Chapel Hill, N.C.; and Raleigh, ...

AT&T gets 11 new 4G LTE markets from NYC to San Francisco and ...
By Cory Gunther
AT&T has recently announced the launch of 11 new 4G LTE markets bringing their total up to 26 available 4G LTE locations. While this isn't nearly close to what.
Android Community

Sprint Galaxy Nexus LTE arriving? | Ubergizmo
By Edwin Kee
It seems that a LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus might be making its way to Sprint, thanks to an advertisement which was published by accident on one of CNET's CES pages. This phone resides on Verizon Wireless at [...]

AT&T lights up 4G LTE service in 11 more cities and mine is one of ...
By Joe Wilcox
AT&T LTE is now available in San Diego, which means I'll soon conduct speed test comparisons around the city against Verizon's 4G network. It will be the Wilcox household network speed test face-off, the wife's Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket against my Galaxy Nexus.

dailywireless.org » AT&T Expands LTE Coverage
By Sam Churchill
AT&T has expanded its LTE (Long Term Evolution) coverage to 11 more markets, including New York City metro area, Austin, Chapel Hill, Los Angeles, Oakland, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose. ...

Broadcom debuts next WiFi standard at CES 2012
By Ed Oswald
Broadcom says it is using the platform of the Consumer Electronics Show next week to debut fifth generation wireless networking technology, dubbed 802.11ac. The wireless standard promises speeds of up to 1.3Gbps, which would make ...

Discover and Learn | Wifi Alliance
Simply put, Wi-Fi is connectivity. At home, Wi-Fi connects you to your favorite content and communications over your mobile phone, computer, media players and ...

4G | 4G Wireless Mobile Network | Qualcomm
LTE Advanced is the global 4G solution and the leading candidate to meet ITU's IMT-Advanced requirements. With LTE Advanced, Qualcomm is pushing 4G ...

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