First News Briefs: Gogo, TP-Link, MediaTek
Gogo announced today that the first phase of its Canadian air-to-ground Wi-Fi network is live in Canada, with the balance of the network expected to go live in the first quarter of 2014.
TP-LINK today announced the AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit router, a new addition to its growing line of advanced 802.11ac wireless products. The TP-LINK AC1900 features the next generation IEEE 802.11AC Wi-Fi standard. It offers data transfer speeds of up to 1.9Gbps, with 1.3Gbps over the clearer 5GHz channel, and 600Mbps over the 2.4GHz Channel -- the fastest wireless speeds available on the market today.
MediaTek is demonstrating its first LTE modem platform at CES. The MT6290 delivers LTE data rates as high as 150Mbit/s downlink and 50Mbit/s uplink. The chip implements FDD and TDD (Frequency Division Duplex and Time Division Duplex) modes of LTE for broad compatibility with mobile operator networks worldwide. In addition to LTE, the MT6290 also supports DC-HSPA+, W-CDMA, TD-SCDMA, EDGE and GSM/GPRS radio technologies. It is expected by 2Q 2014.