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AT & T Slaps 4G Label on HSPA+, LTE

January 6, 2011 7:22 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

AT&T has joined T-Mobile USA in marketing its HSPA+ services as 4G as it works to convince consumers it has competitive mobile broadband services...

Sprint Expands 4G Device Portfolio

January 4, 2011 7:24 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Sprint today announced a pair of WiMAX-capable devices, including a new smartphone and mobile hot spot.

All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Antenna

December 13, 2010 12:31 pm | by Steve Caliguri, Acorn Technologies | Articles | Comments

As 4G networks rise from infancy and become the cool kids of the wireless playground, network operators and device manufacturers make big promises about blazing multimedia performance, zero-lag voice communications and enough apps to guarantee a varsity-caliber revenue boost.


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...

WiMAX Roams into Jamaica, Taiwan

December 9, 2010 7:11 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Sprint has landed its first international WiMAX roaming agreements with Digicel in Jamaica and Global Mobile in Taiwan...

Sprint CEO Talks Clearwire Competition

December 8, 2010 7:09 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse yesterday talked about Sprint's relationship with Clearwire at D: Dive into Mobile...

Leap Mulls Clearwire, LightSquared for 4G

December 8, 2010 7:07 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Leap Wireless is considering using wholesale agreements to get into the 4G space, company President and CEO Doug Hutcheson said at a UBS conference today.

Report: Sprint Looking to 4G Deal with T-Mobile

December 3, 2010 7:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel says it supports a network accord between Clearwire and Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile USA.


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...

T-Mobile Expands HSPA+, Calls It 4G

November 3, 2010 8:37 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

After months of flirting with the marketing around its HSPA+ network, T-Mobile USA dropped all pretenses as it turned on the service in six new markets, billing the service as 4G.

Network Crashing? Poor Battery Life? Mobile Apps Might Be the Problem

November 2, 2010 3:27 pm | by Michael Luna, SEVEN | Articles | Comments

The proliferation of data usage has led to significant problems with call completion and Internet access in urban areas like San Francisco and New York. One New Yorker was told that up to 30 percent of iPhone calls are dropped on average.

DPI Comes to Fore in Network Management

November 1, 2010 7:46 am | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

Deep packet inspection and other network management tools will become commonplace as WiMAX and LTE networks scale across the globe.

4G and the Customer Experience

October 28, 2010 6:44 am | by Ranga Thittai, InfoVista | Articles | Comments

Failure to ensure quality of experience (QoE) can have disastrous consequences when it comes to customer retention and revenue.With every dropped call, dropped packet, instance of jitter or failed download, a mobile service provider risks losing subscribers and high-value business customers to the competition.


Key Service Provider 4G Considerations

October 28, 2010 6:32 am | by Eran Eshed, Altair Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

When Sony launched Aibo in 1999, the product received much acclaim.  It was soon-after named one of “The Best of What’s New” products by Popular Science magazine, and held the promise of someday being “genuinely useful,” according to the magazine’s write-up.

LTE, WiMAX Near 4G Status with ITU Vote

October 21, 2010 8:06 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) brought LTE and WiMAX one step closer to official 4G status at the close of a week-long meeting in Chongqing, China.

At 4G World: HSPA+ the Perfect Complement to LTE

October 20, 2010 9:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

While the media may have created the perception that HSPA+ is in competition with LTE, a panel put on by 4G Americas arrived at a more amicable conclusion...

4G Panel: CDMA Boasts Staying Power

October 19, 2010 9:10 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

With operators pouring money into LTE and WiMAX networks, is there a place for upgrades of CDMA technology in a next-generation world?

Motorola and Nokia Announce 4G Licensing Agreement

October 18, 2010 8:21 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Motorola and Nokia Corporation have entered a joint 4G license agreement. Under the terms of the agreement...

LightSquared Lands $850M in Funding, Customers

October 4, 2010 8:27 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Mobile broadband startup LightSquared has landed its first customers and $850 million in financing to fund the build out of its ambitious hybrid satellite-terrestrial LTE network.

MetroPCS Lights Up LTE in Dallas

September 29, 2010 8:11 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

MetroPCS today launched its LTE services in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with monthly plans starting at $55.

Clearwire’s Burden: the 4G Coverage Gap

September 25, 2010 7:49 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

The service keeps him connected while he’s running around, writing about life in the Windy City, and Doyle is glad it’s available.

Verizon Launches 4G Teaser Site

September 20, 2010 8:15 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless on Friday launched a new website to promote the upcoming launch of its LTE network...

Clearwire 4G Hits Nashville, Debuts Soft Launch in NYC

September 15, 2010 8:09 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Clearwire has launched its 4G network in Nashville days after it said it was beginning to turn on service in major metropolitan markets...

4G SoC Platforms: Using Moore's Law to Overcome the Limits of Shannon's Law

September 13, 2010 1:00 pm | by Joachim Hallwachs, DesignArt Networks | Articles | Comments

Virtually all types of electronic equipment have evolved – often in quite disruptive stages – from very big and discrete to very small embedded form factors. Tracking Moore's law, large mainframe computers have evolved to mini computers, then to PCs, on to laptops, and recently to web tablets.

Sprint's Epic 4G Available Today

August 31, 2010 8:06 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Sprint today announced availability of its second 4G-capable phone, the Android-powered Samsung Epic 4G.

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