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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

Intel to Buy Infineon's Wireless Chip Business

August 30, 2010 7:59 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Intel says it is buying Infineon's wireless chip business for $1.4 billion in a deal that will strengthen the chip-maker's presence...

The True Cost of Tower Safety

August 25, 2010 3:38 pm | by Don Doty, NATE | Articles | Comments

Wireless carriers are rolling out 4G networks across the United States for the next three to five years. As we prepare for this busy period of tower construction, upgrades and buildouts NATE is encouraging wireless carriers to recognize the critical role they play...

The Mobile Bandwidth Crunch: Strategies for the Next Decade

August 19, 2010 10:22 pm | by Patrick Lopez, Vantrix | Articles | Comments

Mobile network infrastructures, previously thought capable of handling consistently heavy traffic, are now showing strain under the torrent of new data they carry every day.

China Mobile Posts 31M Net Adds

August 19, 2010 8:20 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

China Mobile added 31.76 million customers over the first half of the year but faced intensifying competition and an increasingly saturated market.

Reports: Alcatel-Lucent in Talks for India 4G Deals

August 18, 2010 8:12 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent is in negotiations with Indian wireless companies to provide equipment for planned wireless broadband networks...

Sprint Announces Epic 4G Availability

August 12, 2010 8:13 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Sprint announced its second 4G-capable smartphone, the Samsung Epic 4G...

Open Patent Alliance Upbeat on 4G Patent Pools

August 10, 2010 8:13 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The OPA has a lofty goal: to support the spread of mobile broadband with the formation of 4G patent pools...

The Video Dilemma: Balancing Demand with Infrastructure Capabilities

July 29, 2010 9:47 pm | by Andrew Nicholson, Aculab | Articles | Comments

While Spain was in the process of capturing the World Cup, perhaps the biggest winners of the tournament were the content providers and networks that scored big by delivering video highlights to consumers throughout the globe.

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