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Leap's First LTE Takes Off in Tucscon

December 21, 2011 6:16 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Cricket Communications parent Leap Wireless International switched on its first LTE service in Tucson, Ariz. today, marking the start of what the company described as a "multi year transition" to the next generation mobile broadband technology. The service will eventually

GSMA Warns of LTE Spectrum Fragmentation

December 16, 2011 6:27 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

For all the promise of LTE, it appears that global roaming on so-called “world phones” is one thing it might not be able to deliver.

Feds Say LightSquared Interferes with 'Majority' of GPS

December 15, 2011 6:36 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

A key government committee said Wednesday that LightSquared’s network affects a “majority” of general-purpose GPS receivers and technology used to land planes, but doesn’t appear to have a significant impact on cell phones.

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AT & T's Flo Buildout Carries $1B-Plus Cost

December 13, 2011 6:37 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

AT&T told the FCC yesterday that it will cost between $1 billion and $2 billion to use Qualcomm's Flo TV spectrum for supplemental downlink capacity in its LTE network.

LightSquared Offers New Network Changes for GPS Fix

December 13, 2011 6:31 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

LightSquared is again modifying the deployment plan for its hybrid satellite-terrestrial LTE network to address problems with GPS interference.

LightSquared Backer Faces Possible SEC Probe

December 12, 2011 6:31 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

A draft government report on LightSquared's proposed LTE network leaked to the media on Friday shows the service knocked out 75 percent of GPS receivers studied in a recent test.

Sprint Lights Up First Multimode LTE Base Station

December 6, 2011 7:16 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The first base station for Sprint's massive $5 billion network upgrade project went live in Branchburg, N.J., Monday as the operator prepares to move forward with its LTE plans.

Clearwire Embarks on $300M Stock Sale

December 6, 2011 7:14 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Clearwire plans to sell $300 million worth of Class A common stock to raise cash for its planned TD-LTE network...

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Verizon LTE to Light Up in 14 Cities, Expand in 4

November 16, 2011 7:22 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless' LTE network will continue to speed ahead of AT&T when it launches in 14 new cities and expands...

LTE: New Services, New Devices - The Subscriber Perspective

November 15, 2011 10:50 am | by Editor, Wireless Week | Articles | Comments

With three major carriers offering LTE service today, and a fourth on deck for 2012, the U.S. has taken the lead in 4G network rollouts.

AT & T Meets LTE Goal with 6-City Launch

November 15, 2011 7:57 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

AT&T will beat one of its LTE goals on Sunday when it turns on its mobile broadband network in six new cities and begins selling the LTE-capable Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9.

O2 Secure Wireless Plans 6-State Rural LTE Push

November 2, 2011 8:03 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

O2 Secure Wireless said today it will use a $33 million loan from the USDA's Rural Utilities Service to deploy LTE in 65 under-served markets...

MetroPCS Banks on LTE After Tough 3Q

November 1, 2011 8:17 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

MetroPCS is forging ahead with its LTE plans after a third quarter that saw fewer customers signing up for the operator's prepaid service.

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AT & T Pegs Nov. 6 for First LTE 'Superphone' Launches

October 31, 2011 8:11 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T today announced Nov. 6 launch for its first pair of LTE-capable smartphones, the HTC Vivid and Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket.

C Spire Ramps Expansion for LTE Prep

October 24, 2011 8:32 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

C Spire Wireless is pouring an additional $10 million into its network to harden its CDMA infrastructure ahead of its planned LTE launch.

VZW Buoyed by Postpaid Subs, LTE Devices

October 21, 2011 9:03 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Communications' took a bit of a hit on its wireline side in the third quarter from union strikes,

Another Service Interruption for Verizon LTE?

October 18, 2011 8:34 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless' LTE network may have suffered its second major outage over the weekend...

Rysavy Report Counters Citi's Spectrum Claims

October 13, 2011 8:34 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Noted industry analyst Peter Rysavy is rebutting a Citigroup report that discredited the spectrum crunch.

Despite Setbacks, LightSquared Bullish on LTE Prospects

October 13, 2011 8:24 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO—LightSquared hasn't even received FCC clearance for its wholesale LTE network, but already the company is having an effect on the wireless industry.

Sprint Plans 2012 LTE Launch

October 7, 2011 8:11 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The LTE deployment will bring Sprint into the technological mainstream and free itself of its dependency on Clearwire's WiMAX network.

Sprint to Launch PTT Amid LTE Rumors

September 28, 2011 8:17 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Sprint said today it will launch its new CDMA-based push-to-talk service on Sunday as it works to phase out its iDEN network...

Nokia Siemens Debuts Three TD-LTE Devices

September 27, 2011 8:08 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Nokia Siemens Networks is taking note of the potential growth market in TD-LTE...

Analysis - U.S. Serves as Crucible for Advancements in Mobile

September 25, 2011 12:59 pm | by Keith Mallinson | Articles | Comments

Keith Mallinson examines the role the United States plays in leading smartphone initiatives.

Tech Insights - Strategies for Meeting 4G Performance Objectives

September 25, 2011 12:48 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

Elliott Drucker says it’s only a matter of time before users become disappointed with the performance of 4G networks.

Clearwire Holds Spectrum, Eyes LTE

September 22, 2011 8:09 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Clearwire hopes that 160 MHz of spectrum and an LTE overlay will bolster its flagging business over the next few years...

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