LightSquared Broadband Plan Is Dead for Now

LightSquared Broadband Plan Is Dead for Now
NEWS ANALYSIS: The FCC, responding to a letter from the NTIA saying that LightSquared's proposed broadband service interferes with GPS, will not allow the company's plans to build its own network to move forward. The Federal Communications Commission ...

4G LTE From AT&T Available in Sarasota-Bradenton Area
MarketWatch (press release)
AT&T 4G LTE provides several benefits, including: Faster speeds. LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile broadband speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. Customers can stream, download, upload and game faster than ever before.

Sweden Gets Europe's First LTE Smartphone
By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News Thanks to the imminent availability of the Galaxy S II LTE, Sweden will become the first European country where consumers can pick up a phone with integrated 4Gtechnology, Samsung said on Wednesday.

Apple iPad to Run on Verizon, ATandT 4G Networks: Report
Apple's popular iPad tablet might be gaining access to AT&T and Verizon's 4G LTE networks, according to The Wall Street Journal. Network operators AT&T and Verizon Wireless plan to launch a version of Apple's best-selling iPad tablet on their ...

Comcast 4Q Profit Jumps On Broadband, Business Service Gains
Wall Street Journal
s (CMCSA, CMCSK) fourth-quarter profit climbed 26% as the cable and television network operator reported continued growth at its broadband and business services divisions, and curbed losses of its pay-TV subscribers for the fifth consecutive quarter.

NewNet Vows to Drive Forward with Onetime Motorola WiMax Business
Intel invested heavily in WiMax on the premise that it could proliferate in the same way Wi-Fi did, through open standards. But telecom carriers rallied around LTE (Long-Term Evolution), created as the next generation of GSM (Global System for Mobile ...

4G LTE Rollout in Upstate New York Leads Verizon Wireless $158 Million Network ...
MarketWatch (press release)
15, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The continuing rollout of 4G LTE wireless technology across Upstate New York highlighted a nearly $158 million network investment by industry leader Verizon Wireless in 2011 - the 11th consecutive year of $100+ ...

Board turns down call for Wi-Fi ban
Wi-Fi free. Aurora Montessori School teacher Alex Murray oversees Sarah Asgari, 8, in the school's computer lab, which doesn't use Wi-Fi. STAFF PHOTO/MIKE BARRETT The York Catholic District School Board doesn't plan to review the use of Wi-Fi networks ...

Telstra's NBN deal in peril after watchdog bites on broadband prices
Sydney Morning Herald
ACCC will not approve the industrial separation unless Telstra agrees to cap wholesalebroadband prices. UPDATE Telstra has told shareholders the competition watchdog's decision to impose a price cap on wholesale broadband prices is not material to its ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Skype Co-Founder's FreedomPop Selects Clearwire's 4G Mobile Broadband Network ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Clearwire currently offers a fast, reliable 4G mobile broadband network covering more than 130 million people in the US As Clearwire's planned 4G LTE Advanced-ready network comes online, FreedomPop expects to be able to offer users even faster speeds.

Galaxy Nexus 4G owns many 4G firsts, including sporting Ice Cream Sandwich
Technology Bloom News
Aside from being well known as the first smartphone to deliver Google's 4.0 version of their Android operating system, nicknamed Ice Cream Sandwich, the Galaxy Nexus also runs on the fastest and most dependable 4G LTE wireless broadband system in the ...

Technology Bloom News

AT&T Poll Says Use of Tablets, 4G Devices, GPS Navigation Mobile Apps on the ...
MarketWatch (press release)
15, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- When it comes to technology, small businesses continue to ratchet up their use of emerging wireless solutions, including tablet computers, 4G devices, and GPS navigation mobile apps.

Droid Razr MAXX 4G doubles the industry average 4G run time
Technology Bloom News
When the Motorola Droid RAZR was released on November 11th on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE wireless network, it made headlines as the thinnest 4G smartphone ever designed. And while that handset did indeed deliver above average battery life in ...

Technology Bloom News

Asian Air Travelers Ask: Where's Our Wifi?
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Though travelers in the US on carriers like American Airlines, Virgin America and United Airlines have long enjoyed the benefits of connectivity even when suspended in the air, in-flight WiFi has been slower to catch on internationally.

Hybrid FTTx Leads the Growth in Broadband Access
Sacramento Bee
By The Broadband Forum MUNICH, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As IPTV approaches 55 million subscribers globally, it is Europe that still holds the strongest position for IPTV (23.5 million customers) as European markets continue to build ...

Tesco launches £2.50 a month broadband deal
The Guardian
Tesco has joined the broadband price war by slashing the cost of "unlimited" internet usage to £2.50 a month, or slightly less than 9p a day – but it is only available to Clubcard loyalty scheme customers. The retailer's 16 million Clubcard users will ...

The Guardian

WizYa and CommAgility Reduce Time to Market With LTE eNodeB Implementation
Sacramento Bee
This combination of hardware and software in this partnership offers a proven solution which will reduce time to market for our LTE customers." The AMC-2C6670 is a high performance signal processing AMC card for 4G wireless baseband and test equipment ...

Sling Broadband Expands Service Area in South Florida
PR Web (press release)
In response to increasing demand from local business consumers, Sling Broadband is expanding its high-speed Business Broadband Internet service in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. This expansion will boost their network coverage, ...

Renesas rolls combo LTE/3G baseband
EE Times
Renesas Mobile Corp. announced what appears to be one of the first integrated multimode LTE baseband processors for mobile devices. The MP5232 is a single chip that supports both LTE and HSPA+, aimed at enabling $150-300 devices.

EE Times

New Combo Chips from Broadcom Accelerate Transition to Dual-Band Wi-Fi for ...
PR Newswire (press release)
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced two new dual-band combo chips optimized to provide whole-home, high speed Wi-Fi for tablet computers and ...

WiSpire church broadband scheme gets Broadland Council's backing
Norwich Evening News
The Wispire project, a joint venture run by the Diocese of Norwich and Thorpe St Andrew-based service provider Freeclix, uses the height of historic buildings to beam high-speed broadband into surrounding homes and businesses.

Norwich Evening News

Superfast broadband on way
Oxford Mail
MILLIONS of pounds are being invested in rolling out superfast broadband connections for rural communities across Oxfordshire. The investment of £3.6m capital funding by the county council will match money being provided by the Government.

iPad 3 with 4G LTE coming to AT&T and Verizon
Apparently, where LTE is not accessible the iPad will automatically switch to using a slower available network. As the report points out, Verizon has now managed to reach almost 200 million people with its 4G network, being the first out of the blocks ...


Mobile broadband will act as strategic disruptor in 2012
Mobile broadband will be the main driver of this growth, but it will also act as a strategic disruptor, finds Ovum. In a new report*, the independent telecoms analyst firm states that emerging market operators will continue to see double digit mobile ...


Wi-Fi Goes Mobile With Alcatel-Lucent
Sacramento Bee
lightRadio™ Wi-Fi ® sorts through the confusion of hotspots and cellular networks to find and connect with the best available wireless broadband network, while helping communications service providers extend their reach by integrating Wi-Fi directly ...

Warrington, UK – 15th February 2012 – ClaranetSOHO the Small Office Home Office division of one of the world's leading ISP's Claranet, has launched a Broadband package aimed squarely at gamers. £14.99 a month gets gamers a free preconfigured router and ...

“Accelerating Growth” – How Wireless Operators Can leverage LTE to accelerate ...
Developing Telecoms (press release)
With the LTE emphasis being on mobile broadband, operators will need to support these next-generation solutions while continuing to support 3G, 2G and, where appropriate, CDMA devices. This will increase volumes of devices and SIM cards moving through ...

Samsung, LG dominate global LTE phone sales
The Korea Herald
Samsung Electronics sold 1.7 million units of LTE phones in the fourth quarter last year, maintaining its global No. 1 position with a market share of 41 percent, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. LG Electronics, previously the third-place ...

Mindspeed's Dual-Mode Small Cell SoCs Bring Picochip's Widely Adopted 3G ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Mindspeed(R)'s Transcede family of processors are complete NodeB and eNodeB SoC solutions that support concurrent 3G and LTE processing in a single device, including time division synchronous code division multiple access (TD-SCDMA), wideband code ...

Quicker broadband boost for 40000 homes and businesses
This is South Wales
The announcement made by BT sees Ammanford, Carmarthen, Cross Hands and Llanelli included among 17 communities across Wales to benefit from the roll-out of BT's next generation broadbandservice delivered over copper lines.

FCC puts the kibosh on LightSquared's LTE plans — Broadband ...
By Kevin Fitchard
LightSquared's quest to build a nationwide LTE network appears to be finished. After a year of LightSquared fighting the GPS industry and government agencies over whether its network would interfere with GPS receivers, the Federal ...

The iPad 3 Will Have 4G [REPORT]
By Chris Taylor
(We also expect Apple will continue to sell cheaper Wi-Fi-only versions of the tablet.) The other problem with LTE, known to just about anyone who has used a 4G smartphone, is that it's a battery hog. We'll be very curious to find out if Apple ...

iPad 3 Will Be 4G!!! It's Official!! |
By Perez Hilton
Techie alert!! The highly anticipated iPad 3 is expected to reveal itself March 7, and U can rest assured UR gonna wait in that line!! Why?? Well not only will it have a higher-resolution display...

No LTE for you! FCC plans to reject Lightsquared's 4G network ...
By Devindra Hardawar
After spending the better part of 2011 fighting regulators, the wholesale wireless company Lightsquared suffered a killer blow from the FCC today that could squash its 4G LTE network plans.

Report: Next iPads Will Run On 4G LTE Networks - The Consumerist
By Chris Morran
The Wall Street Journal reports that at least the Verizon Wireless and AT&T versions of the new iPad will run on those companies' 4G LTE networks. It's not yet known if Sprint or T-Mobile iPad customers will get 4G access. The report states ...
The Consumerist

Platform lets SMBs offer free public wifi in exchange for user activity ...
By Chris
Waffle is a Korean platform that lets cafes and other small businesses give their customers free public wireless in exchange for checking in with Facebook or Twitter or answering a short quiz or survey.

Global demand for WiMAX chips to drop in 2012, says Sequans
Because many operators of WiMAX networks have shifted to LTE, global demand for WiMAX chips in 2012 is expected to decrease from 2011, according to France-based Sequans Communications.
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Expect iPad 3 to tap into 4G | Loaded - CNET
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Barbie is a digital camera, Angry Birds flock to Facebook, and iPad 3 rumors hint at 4G connection speeds. Read this blog post by Bridget Carey on Loaded.
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4G LTE Available in Durham AT&T | AT&T
att lte, 4g lte, att 4g lte, wireless network, wireless network news, att networks, mobile broadband,4g evolution. ... More customers to benefit from ultra-fast mobile broadband on new LTE compatible devices. Durham , North Carolina, February 15 , 2012. AT&T* has ... With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile ...
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iPhone 5 LTE possibility with new AT&T Micro SIMS » Phone Reviews
By Debbie
We've heard talk of a new design, a larger screen and even waterproofing but what many people really want to know about is whether the iPhone 5 will have 4G LTE connectivity. One suggestion that LTEsupport could be on the way, although ...
Phones Review

Wi-Fi goes mobile with Alcatel-Lucent
By admin
lightRadio™ Wi-Fi® sorts through the confusion of hotspots and cellular networks to find and connect with the best available wireless broadband network, while helping communications service providers extend their reach by integrating Wi-Fi directly into their service offerings. People like to be able to switch from 3G or 4G networks to Wi-Fi to access the Internet, particularly with the growing interest in Cloud-based applications to store music, video, photos and multimedia content.
Mobile World

MN Broadband Task Force Feb 14, 2012; Full Notes « Blandin on ...
By Ann Treacy
The Minnesota Broadband Task Force met – and then the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications heard from representatives from the Task Force. I took video at the Senate Committee meeting and hope to post that ...
Blandin on Broadband

Multichannel Analyzer for LTE, LTE-Advanced on Next-Gen ...
By Test and Measurement Editor
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced industry-leading enhancements to its N7109A multi-channel signal analyzer for emerging multichannel LTE, LTE-Advanced and MIMO RF measurement requirements, including LTE ...
Test & Measurement Tips

FCC to reject LightSquared's application to build LTE network ...
So far, LightSquared hasn't had much luck in its quest to get FCC approval so that it can begin building a wholesale 4G LTE network. There have been concerns that the network will interfere with GPS devices, and despite LightSquared's ... - Latest videos,...

Inveneo bringing broadband to developing countries
Two years ago, when international aid groups rushed to help earthquake- ravaged Haiti, little did they expect that one of the greatest needs would be for an ...

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