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In a one-on-one meeting with Engadget, Verizon Wireless' Senior VP and CTO Tony Melone revealed some interesting details about the wireless carrier's plans for LTE and LTE-related devices. More specifically, Melone confirmed that ALL of its data-only LTE WWAN devices (such as aircards, MiFi-type products, and USB data sticks) will also support... Read more...
Approximately 3-6 months after it rolls out its faster 4G network based on the LTE standard, Verizon Wireless is expected to begin offering a phone that will take advantage of LTE's faster speeds. According to Anthony Melone, chief technology officer at Verizon, the first LTE phones will have two radio chip sets. This will enable them to work... Read more...
Since August 2009, Verizon Wireless has been testing its upcoming 4G LTE network in Boston and Seattle. Now, the wireless carrier wants to boast about the test results. The trials have shown the network is capable of peak download speeds of 40 to 50Mbps and peak upload speeds of 20 to 25Mbps. In addition, the tests have shown average LTE data... Read more...
When it comes to 4G technologies, there are two competing standards: WiMAX and LTE. While LTE has potential to be more prevalent long-term once Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and T-Mobile all deploy the technology, Sprint and Clearwire's WiMAX offering has a head start since it's already available. Thanks to a new chip that's being developed... Read more...
It's funny how our world has changed in the past couple of years. For the longest while, new technologies came to mainstream, full-size notebooks first. For those willing to pay the premium, they also had to pick up a larger machine. Now, with netbooks being as huge as they are, newer technologies are hitting those small machines first. Who... Read more...
Verizon's Chief Technology Officer Dick Lynch says wireless companies will eventually have to change how they bill customers. More specifically, Lynch is talking about charging customers based on the amount of bandwidth they use. According to the Wall Street Journal, Lynch recently said current flat fee data plans with unlimited Internet access... Read more...
We've heard a lot about 4G technologies in recent years. For most of us, however, the promise of faster mobile broadband is not likely to become reality in the short-term. Customers in Stockholm, Sweden and Oslo, Norway are another story: Today, TeliaSonera launched commercial 4G services in these cities. With the launch of 4G/LTE (Long Term... Read more...
Verizon Wireless' CTO Tony Melone revealed a few more details concerning the company's plans for deploying its next-generation 4G network based on the LTE (Long Term Evolution) standard. According to Melone, the rollout will take place on a large scale, rather than in a traditional market-by-market rollout over the... Read more...
Clearwire seems to be keeping its options open. It's been just days since news broke about a possible global WiMAX roaming agreement between Clearwire and a pair of international carriers, and now the company's CEO is stating that he would be open to the possibility of switching fourth-generation, or 4G, wireless technologies down the road... Read more...
One of the biggest troubles today when it comes to using a cell phone abroad is global roaming. For one, it's really expensive. Second, only phones with GSM technology can be used in many overseas nations. But you know, 4G could change all of that.As WiMAX backers deal with the immense amount of support garnered by rivaling LTE (Long-Term... Read more...
LTE, or Long Term Evolution, isn't looking to be very "long term." The next generation mobile broadband protocol, or 4G, isn't even being deployed commercially yet, and already the European Commission is looking to spend some big bucks in order to research the next-next big things.Starting on New Year's Day 2010, the... Read more...
Theres a good chance residents of Boston and Seattle will have a new high-speed wireless broadband option before the end of this yearVerizon Wireless recently announced plans to test its 4G wireless broadband service in these cities. The new wireless data service promises speeds that are five to 10 times faster than the service used today... Read more...
Sprint could definitely use a boost these days, and it's apparently hoping to get that from upcoming expansion of its Sprint 4G services. For those who haven't followed this epic sequence of events, Sprint 4G is the new tagline for its WiMAX services, which went by "XOHM" for, oh, a day or two. After linking up with Clearwire, however, it... Read more...
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