AT&T Launches New 4G LTE-A Network, Prepares for Galaxy S5 Release

The 32GB Samsung Galaxy S4 arrives on AT&T today.

AT&T has reportedly gone live with its first 4G LTE-Advanced network this week in Chicago, with others coming extremely soon. We’ve been seeing “LTE-A” devices lately from Korea and a few other markets, offering a new faster LTE-Advanced network, and now AT&T is first with it in the US. According to reports from GigaOm, AT&T […]

Rumored iPhone 5S Feature Would Skip U.S. At Launch

The iPhone 5S is heading to AT&T on September 20th.

The iPhone 5S could be one of the first smartphones in the U.S. to support LTE Advanced, the latest version of LTE which supports faster downloads, better coverage on the fringe of 4G LTE networks and a better experience — but the addition would be of little use to most consumers as carriers in the […]

iPhone 5S With LTE-Advanced: A Phone Without a Home


A new rumor about Apple’s iPhone 5S, rumored to be arriving sometime this fall, suggests that Apple’s high-end flagship smartphone may ship with LTE-Advanced support. The rumor is based off of reported discussions between Apple, the maker of the iPhone, and wireless South Korean carrier SK Telecom, according to CNET. Though it’s unclear if Apple will […]

T-Mobile Bringing Speed Improvements This Year with LTE Advanced Features


Though the nation’s fourth largest carrier had been late to the LTE game and is still building out its LTE network, customers in areas with LTE coverage can expect major speed improvements later this year. At Light Reading‘s Backhaul Strategies for Mobile Operators event in New York, T-Mobile US says that it is planning on adding […]

NVIDIA Tegra 4i Is Ready For Faster LTE Networks

NVIDIA Tegra 4 and Tegra 4i

NVIDIA’s Tegra 4i smartphone processor is already capable of handling LTE-Advanced networks that carriers will start rolling out this year to give users even faster data speeds. According to The Verge NVIDIA recently debuted its new LTE-Advanced using the same chipset as the first version of the Tegra 4i. NVIDIA is able to use the […]

AT&T Confirms HD Voice Coming This Year


Wireless carrier AT&T has confirmed at the VentureBeat Mobile Summit in California that it will be implementing HD Voice on its 4G LTE network by the end of the year. The carrier gave little information about the technology and compatible handsets as HD Voice requires the carrier to make infrastructure changes to accommodate the technology […]

Verizon Wireless Plans for Growth, Preps for 4G LTE International Roaming


At Mobile World Congress late last month, Verizon Wireless began detailing plans for its growth strategy, including what it hopes to do with the newly acquired AWS spectrum as well as paving the groundwork for international 4G LTE roaming. While Verizon offers 2G and 3G roaming with over 200 worldwide carriers, the next step of […]

LTE-Advanced: Faster Data Speeds, But Will Require Even Larger Phones


LTE-Advanced will be the next generation of mobile broadband technology that promises even faster data speeds than today’s 4G LTE technologies used by U.S. carriers AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile USA, and Verizon Wireless among others. However, the major drawback to this technology is that it will require additional hardware and power to function, which […]

Consumers Say 4G Is an Important Feature, But What Exactly Is It?


In a recent InStat survey of 1,208 respondents, 75% of those polled say that 4G is an important feature when considering their next smartphone, but those same respondents also do not truly understand what 4G really is. The idea of 4G has been blundered by the marketing departments of various U.S. carriers that the definition […]

LTE Advanced Deployment in 2013 Will Help Accelerate Sprint’s 4G Network


Sprint, the nation’s third largest carrier, will be making its transition from its 4G WiMax technology to the broadly used LTE network for 4G mobile broadband in 2013. LTE has been adopted by Sprint’s larger rivals, Verizon Wireless and AT&T, but Sprint’s employment of LTE Advanced, rather than LTE, should help the Now Network achieve […]

Verizon: Next-Generation 4G LTE-Advanced on the Road Map


Speaking at a recent technology conference, Verizon director of network technology Praveen Atreya says that the next-generation of 4G LTE is already on the carrier’s road map for the future. After Verizon finishes its deployment of 4G LTE across the nation, the carrier will be upgrading its network infrastructure to the faster LTE-Advanced technology. Rival Clearwire, […]

Sprint to Buy Out 4G Partner Clearwire to Complete 4G LTE Deployment in U.S.?


There are speculations that Sprint, the country’s third largest wireless provider, is holding various discussions with Clearwire and its cable company partners, to potentially buy out Clearwire in a bid to deploy 4G LTE and more effectively compete with rivals AT&T and Verizon Wireless, the former is set to launch its 4G LTE network soon […]

WiMax’s Biggest Supporter to Launch Fastest LTE Network in U.S.


In a bit of confusing news, Sprint partner Clearwire, which has been a staunch supporter of WiMax technology for 4G mobile broadband, has announced that it will be deploying LTE Advanced, the fastest form of 4G LTE available, in the U.S. with speeds capable of 100 Mbps. This would be nearly a 10-fold increase over […]