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Altair Supplying Single-Mode LTE Chip for HP's New Chromebook

January 15, 2014 9:34 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Isreal-based Altair Semiconductor will provide single-mode LTE chips for HP's Google Chromebooks. According to a press release, Altair's FourGee-3100/6202 chipset was selected to connect the new HP Chromebook 11.6” LTE to the Verizon's LTE network. 

Next Generation Wireless: Riding On the Back of Millimeter Waves

December 19, 2013 9:46 am | by Renaissance Electronics and Communications | Articles | Comments

Of all the wavelengths in the spectrum used for wireless data transmission, perhaps the least...

From the Magazine: Can Wireless Deliver the Internet to Everybody?

October 15, 2013 12:45 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made quite a splash in late August when he announced...

ITU: 50 Percent of all People on Earth Covered by 3G

October 7, 2013 9:33 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The ITU has published its annual report, which estimates...

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FreedomPop to Sell Phones, Offer Free Data, Voice and Messaging

June 5, 2013 8:45 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

FreedomPop is a data-only MVNO that, up to this point, has pushed its freemium service model on hotspots, routers, dongles and connected cases. But that changes soon as the company is getting ready to offer an IP-based voice and messaging service along with data on actual Android phones...

Advances In Interference Management Make LTE HetNets a Reality

December 3, 2012 10:53 am | by Ilan Vardi, vice president, product management and marketing, AirHop Communications | Articles | Comments

The dramatic success of the iPhone, data hungry smartphone competitors and other wireless devices is placing an ever increasing capacity demand on wireless networks which is only expected to worsen with the accelerated deployments of 4G networks worldwide.  

Verizon Exec: No ROI on 3G Investment

February 28, 2012 6:43 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless doesn't expect to recoup future investments in its 3G network and is pushing to move customers over to its more efficient LTE service...

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Key Market Drivers You'll Hear About at MWC

January 29, 2012 4:41 pm | by Pardeep Kohli, Mavenir Systems | Articles | Comments

We all know that mobile video consumption is growing. Industry analyst firm In-Stat forecasts that worldwide mobile video consumption will surpass 693 billion minutes by 2015. A recent Yahoo study found that mobile video consumption had grown 29 percent since 2010.

'Real' 4G Standards Ratified by ITU

January 19, 2012 7:00 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has finally agreed on what constitutes true 4G service – and it's a lot faster than what's on the market right now.

Lack of Cellular in Tablets Begs Use Case Question

November 9, 2011 10:56 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Barnes & Noble's Wi-Fi only Nook Tablet adds one more media slate to the mix that doesn't have a 3G or 4G modem at launch. The Kindle Fire doesn't have one, either.

Clearwire Dumps Postpaid, Sprint 3G

November 1, 2011 8:12 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Clearwire has stopped offering postpaid plans to new customers and will no longer sell dual-mode WiMAX/3G devices that use Sprint's CDMA network.

What Mobile Operators Still Need in Next-Generation Transport

October 18, 2011 10:41 am | by Jimmy Mizrahi, ECI Telecom | Articles | Comments

The answer won't be found in the single layered systems of the past. What's needed now is a next-generation, multi-layered transport solution that can help operators make mobile backhaul a strategic asset and key competitive advantage.

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Report: Smartphone Performance Continues to Improve

October 11, 2011 9:35 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Metrico today released its quarterly Mobile Device Roundup, an exclusive to Wireless Week...

No Ordinary Wi-Fi: Why the Network Matters for Mobile Data Offloading

September 27, 2011 12:53 pm | by Torbjorn Ward, Aptilo Networks | Articles | Comments

Many mobile operators are currently looking to build their own Wi-Fi footprint to handle the urgent need for more mobile data capacity. Their goal is to have subscribers automatically move over from the 3G network to Wi-Fi whenever it is in range.

NSN Tackles Capacity Crunch with Liquid Net

September 20, 2011 7:58 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Nokia Siemens Networks has come out with a new technology that lets wireless networks automatically adapt to changing network conditions.

VZW Rolls Out 3G Network Optimization

September 19, 2011 8:00 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

As promised, Verizon Wireless has implemented its network optimization policies, which many interpret as data throttling but the company says are not.

TruConnect Takes a Shot at the MVNO Business

September 18, 2011 8:12 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

This week marks the official commercial launch of TruConnect Mobile, a data-only MVNO running on Sprint's 3G network.

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Microcellular Architecture: A Mobile Operator's Answer to Future-Proofing Services

September 1, 2011 9:02 am | by Alan Solheim, DragonWave | Articles | Comments

Small cell architectures (aka, microcells) have the promise to deliver significantly higher network capacity.

Cox Chucks 3G Plans for Sprint MVNO

May 25, 2011 8:05 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Cable operator Cox Communications has scrapped plans to build its own 3G network in favor of its current wholesale deal with Sprint.

Operators' Struggle with Video On Demand

May 23, 2011 6:12 pm | by Marwan Jabri, OnMobile | Articles | Comments

Netflix's critical differentiator is that it allows consumers to access video when it is convenient for them – on demand.

Verizon: No 3G Handoff for VoLTE Calls

May 20, 2011 8:20 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless does not plan to let voice calls placed over its LTE network roam on to its CDMA network when it introduces voice over LTE (VoLTE)...

HP Offers Prepaid 3G Laptop Data Plans

May 9, 2011 8:06 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

As part of a new line of laptops, HP is now offering a prepaid 3G data plan to its customers.

AT & T: T-Mobile 3G Phones Will Need to Be Replaced

March 22, 2011 7:15 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

If its deal to buy T-Mobile USA goes through, T-Mobile subscribers with "3G" phones will need to replace those to keep their wireless broadband service working.

Report Examines Network Speeds

March 16, 2011 8:19 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

With all the hubbub surrounding "4G," it's a valid question to ask which next-generation flavor is actually providing faster speeds to mobile customers.

M2M Solutions Straddle 2G, 3G

March 8, 2011 8:25 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Every year the M2M space continues to grow and diversify. As traditional subscriber adoption reaches saturation, carriers are on the move to find new areas of growth.

Sony Ads 3G to New Portable Gaming Unit

January 28, 2011 7:02 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Sony announced its next-generation portable entertainment system (codename: NGP) – and it will come in both 3G and Wi-Fi models when it debuts later this year.

Convergence of the Packet Core & Mobile Backhaul

December 13, 2010 12:13 pm | by Stuart Benington, Tellabs | Articles | Comments

The question becomes exactly which aspects of the network to converge, when, and how to do it. Convergence can mean a lot of things in different parts of the network. For example, convergence already has happened in the mobile backhaul space at both the physical and virtual layers...

Verizon Working on Fix for 3G, LTE Modem Handoff

December 13, 2010 7:19 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless says it is working to fix the handoff from its 3G network to LTE on its LG modem, which can take up to two minutes.

Tech Insights-Streaming Video: The (Network) Killer App

November 24, 2010 8:34 am | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

Back when wireless operators were first deploying third-generation networks and before the advent of smartphones, there was an ongoing quest to find the "killer app." This was to be the signature data application for nascent 3G networks that would excite traditional voice users sufficiently...

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