Verizon brings back double-data promo for 4G phones

Verizon brings back double-data promo for 4G phones
Los Angeles Times
Verizon's double-data promotion for 4G smartphones are back. First introducted in November and running just past the new year, the double-data offer raises the caps on Verizon 4G customers' data plans at no additional cost.

Los Angeles Times

Broadband Forum Launches BroadbandSuite™ 6.0- 4G/LTE Ready Mobile Backhaul
Sacramento Bee
By Broadband Forum The Broadband Forum has today published a comprehensive release that provides service providers with the necessary tools to evolve their networks rapidly and effectively towards 4G/LTE networks. With the burgeoning demand for high ...

Fast broadband - who can compete with BT?
BBC News
The price of broadband down your copper telephone line is about to come down, thanks to those nice folks at Ofcom. The latest price controls on BT's wholesale division mean that companies like Sky and Talktalk, which supply broadband via the Openreach ...

BBC News

UBM TechWeb Acquires 4G World Conference and Expo
MarketWatch (press release)
"With the rapid adoption of 4G mobile broadband technologies such as LTE, HSPA+, and WiMAX LTE, and an endless appetite for mobile broadband from both enterprise businesses and consumers, 4G holds significant potential to transform business and how ...

Galaxy Note US release date on AT&T 4G LTE
Computerworld (blog)
It'll be on AT&T's 4G LTE network in 12 days. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers can't wait... except for the ones that think it'll bomb like Dell's Streak. Your humble blogwatcher (@Richi Jennings) curated these bloggy bits for your entertainment.

Canon Joins the Wi-Fi and 20X-Zoom Fray With New PowerShot Cameras
The 20X-optical-zoom PowerShot SX260 HS, ruggedized PowerShot D20, and two new Wi-Fi-enabled compact cameras headline the latest round of Canon point-and-shoot announcements. By Tim Moynihan, PCWorld Canon PowerShot SX260 HSCanon finished what it ...

TalkTalk Advances on Raised Forecast for Broadband: London Mover
7 (Bloomberg) -- TalkTalk Telecom Group Plc, the UK broadband provider split off from Carphone Warehouse Plc, advanced the most in two years as the company raised its earnings forecast after selling more expensive services. TalkTalk climbed as much as ...

How to land the best broadband deal
This is Bristol
Broadband providers regularly bombard us with messages about connection speeds, download speeds, ultrafast broadband, superfast broadband and usage limits. Right now, three of the main providers are all promoting offerings like these to attract your ...

Qualcomm's Vision For Next-Gen Airplane Wi-Fi
GoGo, which provides the technical backbone for Wi-Fi on about 85% of today's connected aircraft, doesn't have the bandwidth available to offer true broadband speeds to an entire plane full of laptop or tablet users. In fact, it has admitted that it ...

TfL CIO: Wi-Fi is coming this year on Underground
By Stuart Sumner The provision of Wi-Fi later this year on London's underground stations will help improve communication between Transport for London (TfL) employees, as well as offering benefits to commuters. Speaking to Computing, TfL CIO Steve ...


Rogers launches LTE Rocket USB dongle and mobile hotspot, revamps 4G pricing
By Terrence O'Brien posted Feb 6th 2012 8:48PM Hold on to your campaign hats people, Rogers has some blazingly fast new LTE devices for your consideration: the AirCard 330U LTE Rocket and AirCard 763S LTE mobile hotspot. Both Sierra Wireless 4G cards ...

Verizon Wireless Invests $75 Million in Missouri
MarketWatch (press release)
7, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Verizon Wireless announced today it invested $75 million in 2011 to enhance its network in Missouri, which includes the expansion of 4G LTE to six cities, two major universities and three sporting venues.

Glencore Buys Xstrata, Frontier Offers Wi-Fi: Hot Trends
Frontier Airlines is trending on the announcement that it will be offering Wi-Fi on board its Enabler 190 fleet beginning Tuesday. In honor of the launch, all Frontier passengers will receive 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi for the rest of the month.

Multimode, multiband transceiver technology delivers LTE
EE Times
The Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard improves spectrum utilization efficiency, increases speed, and handles greater data traffic. Success of LTE technology is tied to an ecosystem development that must take place at the same pace—or faster—than ...

EE Times

Is Backhaul Bottlenecking Verizon's LTE?
Light Reading
A Verizon press officer, however, disputes the suggestion that it is presently throttling back on the backhaul connections, which link the radio network to the wired Internet, for its new 4G network. After conducting drive tests of mobile broadband ...

Calix adds 12 broadband stimulus projects for $153 million
by staff from release On Tuesday, Calix, Inc. announced that 12 communications service providers have selected the company to support approximately $153 million of Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) Stimulus projects across the United States.

Voice and video calls via Wi-Fi from 30000 feet?
By Matt Hamblen Computerworld - Federal regulations forbid making calls from cellphones while aboard US commercial planes in-flight, but Wi-Fi services could eventually make it possible for airlines to offer passengers the option of making voice and ...

High-speed broadband for all secondary schools 'by 2014'
Irish Independent
By Fiach Kelly Political Correspondent EVERY secondary school in the country is to get industrial-speed broadband to allow for interactive teaching within two-and-a-half years as the Government plays catch-up with our international neighbours.

Irish Independent

Alcatel-Lucent builds broadband network for Telmex
LightWave Online (press release)
by Lightwave Staff Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says it has been selected as a key supplier for the deployment of a superfast broadband access network for Mexican carrier Telmex. One of the largest broadband deployments in Latin ...

Broadband oversight proposed
Charleston Gazette
State legislators have introduced a bill (SB491) that would allow the PSC to regulate broadbandexpansion projects -- and the subsequent prices customers pay for their new Internet service. The legislation is designed to stop Frontier Communications ...

O2 quietly cans gratis Cloud Wi-Fi connectivity
By Hard Reg • Get more from this author O2 has quietly dropped The Cloud from the list of Wi-Fihotspot aggregators it grants its mobile customers free access to. Until the start of the month, O2 customers could access the internet through The Cloud's ...

In-Flight Wifi Enabled For Some US Airlines
In-Stat analyst Amy Cravens explained to Hamblen that there is no danger of in-flightwifi interfering with a plane's communications or navigation systems and many experts explain that regular cellphone calling without wifi is safe.


BT Reaches 3.5m Wi-Fi Hotspot Milestone
TechWeekEurope UK
BT says that it now has more than 3.5 million public Wi-Fi hotspots in the UK and Republic of Ireland. The phone and broadband provider made the announcement while also launching a new BT FON app for BlackBerry. The company says that it has 380000 ...

SaskTel upgrades 4G service in province's north, south
With a COW, a TOW and some oldfashioned wooden poles, SaskTel is extending 4G wireless coverage and capacity in the northern and southern parts of the province, the Crown corporation said Monday. SaskTel has deployed a new 4G antenna in Melfort and ...

Devicescape Offload Network Grows by 10x in 2011, Delivering Superior Cellular ...
MarketWatch (press release)
SAN BRUNO, CA, Feb 07, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Devicescape, Inc., the leader inWi-Fi data offload, announced today that the Devicescape Offload Network grew by more than 10x in 2011, reaching 5.5 million hotspots globally.

HTC Cites LTE Disappointment For Q4 Sales, Profit Declines
By Joseph Palenchar -- TWICE, 2/6/2012 Taoyuan, Taiwan - HTC cited lowered than expected fourth-quarter sales of 4G LTE phones, primarily in the US, for its first quarterly decline in sales and net profits in fiscal 2011.

NEC Launches Sales of Compact All-in-one LTE Base Station
MarketWatch (press release)
Tokyo, Feb 07, 2012 (JCN Newswire via COMTEX) -- NEC Corporation announced today the sales launch of the MB4300, a compact all-in-one LTE base station system. The MB4300 series allows for a wide range of installation options in areas with limited space ...

CDMA/LTE Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 Update Changes Signal Reporting
by Brian Klug on 2/6/2012 5:27:00 PM Back when the Verizon CDMA/LTE Galaxy Nexus released, there was much talk of a signal related issue, which we investigated. The findings back then were that there was nothing wrong with the device itself, ...

Rogers announces two new LTE devices with 4G speeds up to ...
By Dan Graziano
Rogers on Monday announced two new LTE devices that will offer even faster speeds than earlier 4Gmodems on its network. The company will soon launch the Sierra Wireless AirCard 330U LTERocket stick as well as the Sierra Wireless ...
BGR: The Three Biggest Letters In Tech

Qualcomm is exploring the last 4G frontier: The sky — Broadband ...
By Kevin Fitchard
... it wants to dominate the skies above it. Qualcomm is petitioning the FCC to clear a huge swathe of spectrum for an airplane broadband network supporting the eye-popping bandwidth of 300 Gbps. ...The new network would use wideband OFDMA technologies similar to the TD-LTE networks Clearwire and Sprint plan to build. Basically, Qualcomm wants to replace the ... The $10 to $15 cost of a Wi-Fi link for a single leg can also be a turn off. Still, perceptions could change as more ...

Motorola Atrix 4G Receiving Over-The-Air Update Starting Today
By Chris Chavez
Our friends at BriefMobile reported a few days ago that the Atrix 4G would soon be receiving it's Android 2.3.x update, bringing the software up to version.
Android Phone Fans

Frontier Airlines Rolls Out Onboard Wi-Fi Service « CBS Denver
Frontier Airlines announced the launch Monday of onboard Wi-Fi service, with a 30-minute free trial during February.
CBS Denver

Samsung cuts LTE chip cost by half, ABI Research teardown reveals
Other notables include an NFC antenna embedded in the device battery, and a CSR GPS single chip, a Broadcom Wi-Fi/BT/FM single chip and an Avago LTE PA and GPS frontend. Tweet. Categories: Bits + chips IC design IC manufacturing ...
DIGITIMES: IT news from Asia

4G Phones Are Fast But Spotty Service Is A Real Drain On Your ...
By Chris Morran
With Verizon's 4G network covering a good chunk of the country and AT&T gaining ground, more smartphone users have access to the fastest wireless service available. But because 4G coverage isn't truly continuous in many locations, users' batteries are ... After a full day of moderate-to-heavy use on Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network, he found that the phone retained around 75% of its battery power. And on the streaming video front, he was able to stream "Iron Man 2" from the HD ...
The Consumerist

Galaxy S2 LTE and Galaxy Note rumored Heading to Telstra in ...
By Alexander Maxham
He loves reading and writing about any type of technology, but Android is his favorite. Currently his weapon of choice is Motorola's Droid Bionic running on Verizon's 4G LTE network. Alex is usually thinking about his next 10 blog posts, or on ...
Android Authority

Motorola Droid Razr Maxx: 4G and good battery life finally mix
By Marin Perez
We review the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx and see if this Verizon 4G LTE smartphone can actually deliver on the promise of great battery life.

Samsung Galaxy S II HD LTE benchmark tests
By Phone Arena
Others though, would probably prefer seeing a higher clocked dual-core Samsung Exynos processor instead, but seeing that this baby is packing support for 4G LTE, it simply has to side with Qualcomm's CPU. Out of the box, the handset is ...
PhoneArena - News

Tutorial to Fix Wi Fi Bug in RC 4.1 ICS Android 4.0.3 Firmware on ...
By Pradeep Neela
WiFi Fix Logo Updated with the latest version of RC 4.1 Android 4.0.3 Firmware for your Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 and having issues with the Wi Fi? Then here is the fix for the same. Just in case if you are having an issue then follow the ...
Android Advices

London Redirects Broadband Traffic To Save The Internet During ...
Fears of an internet meltdown during the 2012 Games may lead to web access being rationed.

Rogers new LTE Rocket stick & mobile hotspot » Phone Reviews
By James
Also available this week, Rogers will extend their range of HSPA+ 4G mobile Internet plans to LTEdevices and will include the Flex Rate plan for mobile hotspot and Rocket stick kicking off at $22.93 a month, and with a Flex Rate plan for ...
Phones Review

J.Crew Cloud Camouflage Rubber iPhone 4G Case | Highsnobiety ...
By David Fischer
We present the new J.Crew Cloud Camouflage Rubber iPhone 4G Case.

Deal of the Day – Droid RAZR 32GB 4G LTE Smartphone [Verizon ...
By Janet Cloninger
... 8MP rear camera with 1080p, 1.3MP front-facing camera, microHDMI, microUSB, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, 4G LTE, Kevlar shielding, up to 12.5 hours talk time, 7.1mm at the thinnest point, Android 2.3, more. You can also upgrade for $199.99.
The Gadgeteer

DASH promises stutter free streaming video over LTE, hopes you ...
We've all been there: fire up a clip from YouTube or a movie on Netflix and things start out great. But, then, after just.

Review: Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G for MetroPCS (Phone Scoop)
MetroPCS's latest LTE 4G smartphone is the Samsung Galaxy Attain 4G. It lands in the middle of the food chain in MetroPCS's lineup, and offers a good mix of ...

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