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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.


Cellular South Taps Samsung for LTE

November 18, 2010 7:34 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Cellular South has hired Samsung to build an LTE network and two LTE-capable smartphones across the regional carrier's 700 MHz footprint.

MetroPCS Hints at Galaxy S for LTE, VoLTE

November 10, 2010 7:19 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

MetroPCS CFO J. Braxton Carter hinted the prepaid carrier may launch an LTE-based Samsung Galaxy S device in 2011.

Report: LTE Service Revenues to Reach $100 B by 2014

November 9, 2010 7:46 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

LTE is set to start generating a lot of revenue, according to a new report from Juniper Research. Juniper expects worldwide service revenues generated by LTE mobile networks to reach $100 billion by 2014.

Sprint, Clearwire Feel the Heat

November 8, 2010 12:16 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

Clearwire and its majority shareholder, Sprint, have operated in a vacuum, turning on their mobile broadband network on in more than 60 markets...

MetroPCS Expands LTE, Customer Base

November 4, 2010 8:19 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

MetroPCS built on its LTE launches with two new markets and expanded its wireless service to cover most of the country.


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.

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.

U.S. at the Forefront of a Global Shift to LTE

October 28, 2010 6:07 am | by Jaikishan Rajaraman, GSMA | Articles | Comments

Is the U.S. on the cusp of becoming one of the world's most advanced exponents of mobile technology? After spending two decades largely out-of-step with the global mobile market, U.S. mobile operators are now right in the vanguard of the global move towards a single technology standard for high-speed mobile networks.

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.

MetroPCS Launches LTE in Detroit

October 20, 2010 9:15 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

MetroPCS Communications today added Detroit to its list of commercial LTE deployments, joining Las Vegas and Dallas with monthly plans starting at $55...

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...

Broadcom Details Beceem Acquisition

October 14, 2010 8:18 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Broadcom will buy its way into the 4G chip market with its acquisition of Beceem, which it announced yesterday.

Part 3: Interoperability and QoS in LTE Networks

October 12, 2010 7:13 pm | by Keith Cobler, Tektronix Communications | Articles | Comments

As LTE technology becomes more widespread, concerns for the technology's interoperability and quality of service (QoS) is at the forefront.  As already evidenced, early phases of LTE network deployments will coexist with legacy technologies, which implies frequent inter-technology handovers between 3G systems such as UMTS.

Part 2: Mobile Network Evolution and the LTE Architecture

October 12, 2010 6:41 pm | by Keith Cobler, Tektronix Communications | Articles | Comments

Fourth Generation (4G) cellular, including LTE, is the latest in an ongoing series of innovations that respond to ever-changing wireless market demands, which began with analog cellular almost 30 years ago.

Part 1: Why LTE?

October 12, 2010 6:21 pm | by Keith Cobler, Tektronix Communications | Articles | Comments

According to the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), as of August 2010 there are 101 firm LTE network deployments planned or in progress in 41 countries around the world. By the end of 2010, GSA anticipates around 22 LTE networks in commercial service.

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