Next big trends in broadband

What are the next big trends in broadband? | VentureBeat
By Heather Kelly
What are the next big trends in broadband? .... More importantly, it is currently the wireline solution best in place to handle the astounding increase in data usage — something wireless solutions likeLTE and Wi-Max cannot do on their own.

LightSquared: Dead corp walking; FCC foils LTE plan
Computerworld (blog)
The FCC has killed LightSquared's hopes of running a terrestrial LTE network on satellite frequency bands. After analyzing the problem of GPS interference, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) said it's a lost cause, ...

iPad 4G? Apple To Release LTE IPad On AT&T And Verizon, Says WSJ
Huffington Post
Could it be that this iPad will be not the iPad 3, but the iPad 4G? The Wall Street Journal is reporting that, "according to people familiar with the matter," the newest iPad will feature 4G LTE technology, enabling the tablet to connect to the faster ...

Skype Co-founder Wants To Offer Free 4G LTE via FreedomPop
Tom's Guide
FreedomPop, which is backed by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom, said on Wednesday that it's partnering with Clearwire to provide a "disruptive" mobile 4G broadband service for consumers, free of charge, here in the US Clearwire currently offers a 4G ...

AT&T 4G LTE service goes live in Tampa, FL and Duram, NC
AT&T vice president and general manager, AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets for West, Central and North Florida Rich Guidotti added, ”We continue to see demand for mobile broadband skyrocket, and our 4G LTE network in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area ...

Japan's eAccess to launch LTE network and expand partnership with Ericsson
eAccess mobile broadband subscribers to enjoy real-time web, online gaming and social media on the go thanks to LTE speeds and decreased latency By implementing Ericsson's Mixed Mode solution, LTE can be offered on the same frequency band as 3G/WCDMA ...

Tablets, 4G Smartphones Gain Traction Among Small Businesses: ATandT
The survey found one third of smartphones used by small businesses for business purposes are 4G. When it comes to technology, small businesses continue to ratchet up their use of emerging wireless solutions, including tablet computers, 4G devices, ...

Wireless Industry Swallows the Wi-Fi Pill
By Kevin Fitchard At this year's Mobile World Congress, you would expect LTE to hog the spotlight, but LTE might find itself overshadowed by a far less-sexy technology: Wi-Fi. As telecom vendors prep their new portfolios for the big Barcelona showcase ...

Widening Your WiFi Network's Range
WiFi at 2.4 and 5 GHz consists of short radio waves, unlike those of broadcast radio, for example. Place a solid object, like a wall, in front of a WiFi radio wave and, unlike many other forms or radio, you'll get problems -- the stubby, low-powered ...

iMac wifi- fit for purpose?
ZDNet (blog)
By Dennis Howlett | February 16, 2012, 7:07am PST Summary: Persistent problems with iMac wifiis driving a lot of people nuts. Is there a solution in sight? It doesn't look like it. Last fall I started having problems with wifi on my 24 inch iMac.

Verizon New 4G LTE 4 Droid 4, RAZR, RAZR MAXX, Galaxy Nexus & More
Wireless and Mobile News
Tonight, Verizon Wireless will add 4G LTE networks in four new metros that will have the incentive of the Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX buy-one-get-one free deal as well as double data. Verizon claims that 200 million people in 196 markets across the United...

Wireless and Mobile News

HTC Vivid 4G To Receive Ice Cream Sandwich in March
Mobile bloom News
Retailing for $119 with a standard two-year activation and data plan on the AT&T 4G LTE network, the HTC Vivid 4G Android handset offers one of the largest displays in the entire 4G smartphone marketplace at 4.5 inches. The handset arrives with the ...

ip.access Announces Plans for First LTE Small Cell
MarketWatch (press release)
The device will provide simultaneous 4G and 3G mobile phone signals with data speeds of up to 150 Mbps and 42 Mbps respectively. The product will be ready for entry into customer labs later this year, with field trials expected in Q1 2013.

Milestone: One Billion HSPA and LTE Mobile Broadband Connections
Wireless Developer Network (press release)
4G Americas reports that the milestone of one billion connections for HSPA and LTE mobilebroadband technologies is expected to be achieved at the end of March 2012 and in two years that number will double to two billion, based on data from Informa ...

Superfast broadband on the way to Southport homes
Southport Visiter
Merseyside is currently bottom of a national list of authorities in developing a plan to unlock a share of a £300m pot available to increase broadband coverage and speeds across the country. The project will mean 90% of homes across Merseyside will ...

Telstras broadband prices capped
Telstra will have to accept a cap on the wholesale broadband prices it charges to other telcos before the competition watchdog will allow it to finalise a lucrative deal with NBN, which is building the national broadband network, The Sydney Morning ...

More free Wi-Fi coming to downtown Victoria
Victoria Times Colonist
15, 2012 Residents and visitors will soon have more access to free Wi-Fi in downtown Victoria. Liam McLachlan won a recent technology contest that gave him a $3500 prize to expand a free Internet service. The 26-year-old is thrilled to have the means ...

AT&T expands 4G LTE in both Florida and North Carolina
Android Community
AT&T is finally starting to expand its 4G LTE market to improve coverage for the many capable devices it plans on releasing throughout 2012. Of these, the Samsung Galaxy Note and Nokia Lumia 900 are soon on their way; the Note's release date is only 3 ...

Europe agrees on mobile broadband spectrum harmony
ZDNet UK (blog)
By David Meyer , 16 February, 2012 11:56 Follow @superglaze Europe has adopted a common spectrum policy to ensure that the same frequencies can be used for mobile broadband services across the EU. The agreement should make sure that mobile broadband ...

Will superfast broadband meet the needs of our "bandwidth hungry" nation? (blog)
The House of Lords Select Committee on Communications, chaired by Lord Inglewood, is announcing today an inquiry into the Government's superfast broadband strategy. The Committee invites interested organisations and individuals to submit written ...

Teachers making Wi-Fi waves, want to make classrooms a safe harbour for pupils
Midland Free Press
However, the recent outcry by the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) to shelve the usage of Wi-Fi in schools pending more research into wireless technology is causing headaches for many administrators. Much like the headaches, ...

Call for better broadband
NW Evening Mail
A COMMUNICATIONS giant has refused to say if Barrow will receive a broadband upgrade as part of its nationwide plans. By Amy Fenton A number of telephone exchanges across the county have been upgraded by BT to deliver faster broadband speeds of up to ...

Free wifi hopes for Hall Leys Park
Matlock Today
FREE wifi internet could be made available at Hall Leys Park in a bid to attract more visitors and encourage them to stay longer. Matlock Town Council recently discussed the idea of installing a large wireless router at the picturesque setting which ...

The Byte - iPad 3 and LTE, Yahoo shareholder challenges board, Android losing ...
Apple's iPad 3 will debut on March 7 and could support US LTE data networks. Yahoo faces a board challenge from a shareholder who rejected the proposed candidates and suggested his own. Android lost smartphone marketshare for the first time as Apple ...

China to Increase Average Broadband Speed to 20MB, Xinhua Says
China will make boosting broadband Internet speeds and cutting Web-access costs a priority in 2012, the official Xinhua News Agency reported today, citing the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. China's Internet infrastructure will get a ...

Shareholding Proposal Heralds Reality of 4G Network
By Mark Okuttah, 15 February 2012 The Information ministry has laid the ground for the rolling out of Kenya's 4G network by presenting to Treasury a shareholders' structure that if approved will see telecom firms jointly own the network.

New fibre broadband provider MyRepublic offers no-contract, optimized Internet ...
There's a new fibre broadband provider in Singapore, MyRepublic, which claims to be purpose-built for consumers to optimally utilize the Next Generation NationwideBroadband Network (Next Gen NBN) in their homes. Best of all, you can sign up without ...


Clearwire to launch TD-LTE network in June 2013
Mobile Burn
Clearwire has revealed that it plans to launch its TD-LTE network in June 2013. The company says that it will have 5000 cell sites up and running by that time. Coverage will be expanded to 8000 cell sites shortly after the first 5000 go live.

Government, business groups and communities look at how best to expand ...
Florida Independent
By Marcos Restrepo | 02.16.12 | 9:35 am A coalition of Florida business groups says government should deliver Internt broadband to Florida's underserved communities, where “it has been economically difficult or impossible for private companies to ...

Research and Markets: Broadband Penetration in Slovakia to Reach 28.9% by 2016 ...
In contrast to the fixed-line segment, Slovakia's broadband market continues to record strong subscriber growth. This is mainly driven by FTTx, WiMAX and mobile broadband services. There were 1.232mn broadband connections in Slovakia at the end of ...

European Parliament approves January 2013 deadline for 4G ...
By James Trew
Back in November, the European Commission, European Parliament and its member states agreed on plans to repurpose their 800MHz frequency bands for 4G.

Grace Digital announces Mondo Wi-Fi Music Player | Ubergizmo
By Edwin Kee
Grace Digital has just announced their latest Mondo Wi-Fi Music Player that will not signal the end of iPod docks, but it will still occupy a niche market for folks who want something more modern than the old school boombox. [...]

Widening Your WiFi Network's Range
By Patrick Nelson
If you've followed the advice in my article, "How to Improve Your Video-Streaming Clarity," and can't use a Cat 5e or greater specification wired-solution for your network, you may be running into straightforward environmental limitations.

Tampa, FL and Raleigh, NC Get AT&T's 4G LTE
By Quentyn Kennemer
AT&T won't sit back while their competitors bring 4G LTE to anyone and everyone they can. The company may not be making huge strides but progress is.
Android Phone Fans

Vita WiFi models sold out at GAME Australia | VG247
By Brenna Hillier
EB Games Australia still has both models available for pre-order at time of writing, and JB HiFi still has stock of the WiFi model; the retailer will not stock the 3G model due to conflicts with its status as a Telstra retailer. Other retailers like Harvey ...

Verizon and AT&T expand 4G LTE network coverage
By George Tinari
Verizon Wireless and AT&T are expanding their 4G LTE network coverage to new U.S. markets.

FCC shuts down LightSquared broadband testing | Radio Vice Online
By Steve M
I have not had the time to keep up with this story, but I do have a healthy interest in commercial GPS and aviation. In short, the LightSquared deal is another.
Radio Vice Online

Verizon's 4G LTE network set to expand on February 16th | PhoneDog
Looks like AT&T isn't the only carrier announcing a 4G LTE network expansion today. Verizon Wireless has announced that it plans to expand its LTE network in four different markets across the U.S. and launch it in another on February 16th. - Latest videos,...

FCC blocks LightSquared's mobile broadband network
By Rich Scherr
The Federal Communication Commission has blocked LightSquared from launching its long-planned mobile broadband network, following a report by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).
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Sprint Nexus S 4G Gets ICS Android 4.0 Update OTA | Android ...
By Yogesh Patel
When Google came up with Galaxy Nexus, introducing with Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 update, every owner of Android high end smartphones wondered whether.
Android Advices

AT&T rolls out more 4G LTE coverage | Uberphones
By Tyler Lee
Heads up AT&T subscribers, if you have been looking forward to more 4G LTE coverage, AT&T has you, well, covered! The carrier has recently rolled out more 4G LTE cov erage to Florida and North Carolina markets which includes the [...]

Nexus S 4G reportedly to get Ice Cream Sandwich update tomorrow ...
By Jake Smith
Attention Nexus S 4G users: The moment you have been waiting for is finally hitting tomorrow. Android Police reported that the Nexus S 4G would receive the long-awaited Ice Cream Sandwich update tomorrow, according to a screenshot of ...

T-Mobile Stands Behind Wi-Fi Calling |
By Ed Caggiani
tagged coverage, T-Mobile, wi-fi calling. Did you know ... The difference between UMA and regular calls over WiFi shows itself in that unlike UMA, your call does not hand-off to the network should you leave your WiFi connection. Once you're ...
Android News, Rumours, and Updates

Vodafone bringing LTE speeds to Germany, with the HTC Velocity ...
HTC has confirmed plans to bring its very first LTE handset to Germany, with the launch of the Velocity. The phone, known Stateside.

Tesco launches £2.50 a month broadband deal | Money | guardian ...
The best-buy deal is available for a 12-month period, but users have been warned to ignore 'dazzling' low cost offers and check contract length, download ...

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