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ThunderBolt First LTE Smartphone for VZW

March 15, 2011 8:12 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless and HTC today announced availability of the long-awaited HTC ThunderBolt, a new LTE-capable smartphone.

Coming Out With a Bang: Verizon’s LTE Lineup

March 8, 2011 9:30 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

Verizon Wireless pulled out all the stops with the launch of its LTE network last December when it turned on the high-speed mobile broadband service in 38 cities and five dozen commercial airports, and it isn’t holding back when it comes to devices.

MetroPCS Narrows Gap Between Postpaid, Prepaid Offerings in Record-Setting Year

March 8, 2011 9:00 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

MetroPCS closed 2010 with some exceptional numbers. The company’s fourth-quarter earnings, which were admittedly hurt by charges related to debt repayment, also were lined with silver.


Verizon Taps Detroit for First LTE Expansion

February 15, 2011 6:49 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless says it will launch its LTE network in Detroit, Mich. tomorrow, marking the company's first expansion since its initial LTE launch in December of last year.

MWC: Qualcomm Unveils Quad-Core Mobile Processor

February 14, 2011 6:38 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Qualcomm unveils new quad-core mobile processor at MWC.

Verizon Places First VoLTE Call

February 10, 2011 7:29 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless says it has placed the first voice call over its commercial LTE network, moving IMS-based Voice over LTE (VoLTE) from the lab to a commercial network for the first time.

MetroPCS Unveils Samsung Galaxy with LTE

February 9, 2011 7:02 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Prepaid carrier MetroPCS has landed a smartphone from Samsung's Galaxy S lineup to support its new LTE services.

Round Up: 4G Smartphones, Tablets

February 7, 2011 12:05 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

This year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas turned out to be the year of 4G. While no one seems to have a specific definition for "4G," the carriers, regardless of their wireless flavor of choice, are ready and willing to market around the term.


Rough Road Ahead for Rural LTE

February 7, 2011 11:12 am | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

Big cities have a larger base of potential customers and higher prospects for profitability than less densely populated regions in rural areas of the country.

Webcast: Mobile Backhaul & Beyond

February 4, 2011 1:58 pm | News | Comments

Wireless Week Webcast – By Cisco's estimates, worldwide mobile data traffic will see a 26-fold increase between 2010 and 2015 as smartphones, tablets and mobile video drive data consumption.

What's Next for Telecom in 2011

January 24, 2011 10:29 am | by Susie Kim Riley, Tekelec | Articles | Comments

This past year in telecommunications will be remembered for, among other things, the dawn of LTE and industry-wide support for IMS.

NTIA to FCC: LightSquared May Cause Interference

January 17, 2011 6:55 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The NTIA has told the FCC that several federal agencies are concerned that LightSquared's satellite-terrestrial LTE network will interfere with government communications services.

LTE – Across Across the Spectrum

January 16, 2011 2:54 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

One of the most promising attributes of LTE – aside from its spectral efficiency, speed and capacity – is its potential to overcome the fragmentation that has affected previous generations of wireless technology.


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...

AT & T Talks Devices, LTE at Developer Summit

January 5, 2011 10:09 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T today had a few more surprises than usual at its annual Developer Summit, unveiling some slick new HSPA+-capable devices from Samsung, Motorola and HTC...

Verizon CEO Talks DirectTV LTE Trials

January 5, 2011 7:20 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg shed some light on the company's LTE trial with satellite broadcaster DirecTV at an investor conference yesterday.

Verizon to Debut Android LTE Devices at CES

January 4, 2011 7:34 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless says it will offer a sneak peak at some of its upcoming Android-based LTE devices at a Jan. 6 news conference...

MetroPCS Unveils New LTE Plans

January 3, 2011 7:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

MetroPCS today announced new prepaid LTE plans. The plans start at $40 per month, with unlimited nationwide talk, text and Web browsing.

MetroPCS LTE Hits Boston, NYC, Sacramento

December 15, 2010 7:16 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Prepaid operator MetroPCS Communications turned on LTE services in Boston, New York City and Sacramento today.

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.

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.

Verizon Exec: LTE Possible Cable Replacement

December 7, 2010 7:20 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Communications CEO Ivan Seidenberg told an investment conference today that the company's LTE services could be a "modest substitute"...

Verizon to Launch LTE Dec. 5

December 1, 2010 8:43 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless says its LTE network will go live in 38 markets on Sunday, Dec. 5.

Verizon Ads Hint at December LTE Launch

November 22, 2010 7:39 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

New television advertising spots from Verizon Wireless suggest the operator will turn on its LTE network in December...

Cox Launches 3G, Ending 11-Month Wait

November 19, 2010 4:08 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

It's been nearly a year since Cox Communications began trials of 3G services with the promise that it would offer "unbelievably fair" wireless plans to its cable customers.

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