By 2020, iPhones Can Download Full HD Movies in 1 Second

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While we’re still debating on who has the fastest 4G LTE network here in the U.S., South Korea is already looking ahead to the potential of 5G. Setting a budget of $1.5 billion and a 2020 deadline, the home of Samsung and LG will soon allow its citizens the capability of downloading a full movie […]

Audi A3 Speeds Through Wireless Autobahn With AT&T 4G LTE Connectivity

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After General Motors announced a partnership that brought AT&T’s fast mobile broadband to the car last CES, this year Audi is following the lead of its American rival in partnering with the Rethink Possible carrier in bringing 4G LTE to the car. Audi is bringing 4G LTE connectivity to the new A3 sedan. “With the […]

AT&T Sponsored Data Plans Bring Toll-Free Mobile Broadband

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AT&T is making data plans a little bit easier to swallow. With a new sponsored data feature, the carrier says it’s like an 800 number for data plans where companies can sponsor data traffic from specific apps or services. This would allow companies like Facebook or e-commerce sites like Amazon, for example, to sponsor any […]

Verizon Blames Video Consumption for Slow 4G LTE Speeds

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Verizon says that the boom in video streaming services is the reason why its network has slowed down recently. In a rare move, Verizon admitted that data speeds on its 4G LTE mobile broadband network has slowed down by as much as 20 percent in densely populated urban areas, like those in Chicago, New York, […]

Let There Be WiFi: AT&T Lights Up Colleges with Broadband

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Though UC Berkeley’s college motto may be “let there be light,” a nod to the knowledge that’s both instilled and created through research on campus, that spread of “light” is aided by AT&T’s broadband and mobile broadband networks. In a partnership with the University of California, Berkeley, telecom giant AT&T is providing the school with enhanced […]

$5 a Day Offers AT&T Tablet Owners Instant 4G Gratification

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For those users who find themselves infrequently needing cellular mobile broadband data, wireless carrier AT&T is offering a new plan that allows customers to purchase a day pass for just $5 for 4G LTE connectivity. The rate will give you just 256 MB of mobile data, but offers convenience and flexibility for those who find […]

Sprint Novatel MiFi 500 LTE Mobile Hotspot Review

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Novatel Wireless’ MiFi 500 LTE for Sprint Corp.’s 4G LTE and 3G CDMA/EV-DO networks is a powerful device with a lot of flexibility, but one whose full potential is not quite realized yet given Sprint’s more limited 4G LTE footprint. At its heart, the MiFi 500 LTE doesn’t deviate from Novatel’s successful strategy with its […]

Verizon to Unlimited Data Plans: We Are Never Ever, Ever Getting Back Together

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Like scorned lovers out of a Taylor Swift heartbreak sonata, Verizon head Lowell McAdam said in an interview that it will never again offer unlimited data plans. The nation’s largest carrier says that unlimited data is just not sustainable, especially in an age where consumers are consuming more videos on mobile broadband pipes, like those […]

Microsoft Bets on 4G LTE as Surface 2’s Savior for 2014

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Can 4G LTE save the Surface 2? In addition to having announced the Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, and a slew of new Surface accessories, Microsoft will also be introducing a Surface 2 with 4G LTE connectivity, a first for the Microsoft-branded tablets. The 4G LTE-enabled Surface 2 would be launching in early 2014 according […]

AT&T Steals Verizon’s Reliability Crown

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In a new series of ads that will begin airing, AT&T is now promoting its network as “the nation’s most reliable LTE network.” Verizon, which had long called its network the most reliable, has not responded to AT&T’s claims. The Rethink Possible network had previously been making bold claims behind its network, citing the fastest […]

Sprint Launches Three New Tri-Band LTE Modems

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Though Sprint’s LTE network hasn’t been the speediest so far in recent speedtests, that may change as the carrier is using all of its spectrum to increase capacity on 4G and deliver the best experience. Rather than locking LTE to a single band, like what many of its rivals are doing, Sprint will soon be […]

Sprint Planning New Unlimited Plans to Compete Against T-Mobile’s UN-Carrier

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Sprint Nextel may be working on new unlimited plans, according to a recent leak, that offer its customers more flexibility in light of smaller rival T-Mobile’s UN-carrier plans. The plans seem complicated when compared to the more simple Everything Unlimited plan currently offered, but if you’re on a family plan, the new “Unlimited, My Way” […]

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

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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 […]

Apple Not Throttling iPhone Owners After All

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After news broke regarding snippets of iOS code that referred to throttling, there were concerns that Apple may have built software into the iPhone and iPad for AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel, and Verizon Wireless that would throttle users. However, closer analysis may indicate that this may not be the case. According to a new report […]

Apple to Blame For Slow iPhone 5 Internet Speeds

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It’s easy to blame your–sometimes not favorite–carrier when Internet data speeds on your favorite iPhone smartphone is slow, but it appears that the culprit behind the throttling is Apple and not the carrier. Recently discovered code in the iOS operating system suggests that Apple is limiting the true speed potential of your iPhone when connected […]

Intel Delivers the Promise of Global 4G LTE Roaming

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Intel is hoping to rule the world’s mobile broadband airwaves with a single LTE modem that would be compatible for global roaming. Potentially, this means that any smartphone with Intel’s LTE modem could work on any LTE network around the world. The modem was demonstrated at the Computex show in Taiwan for the first time. […]

Why the Galaxy S4 Is An Important Phone for Verizon Customers: Speed

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The Galaxy S4 will be an important phone for Verizon Wireless and its customers in the U.S. as it will be the first smartphone on Verizon’s 4G LTE network to support the carrier’s faster network, which is being developed right now. The Galaxy S4 will support Verizon’s current 4G LTE bands as well as the […]

Almost All of Verizon’s Network Is Now Covered With 4G LTE Service

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Ahead of the wireless industry’s CTIA trade show, Verizon made an impressive announcement: 95 percent of the carrier’s network is now blanketed with 4G LTE coverage. The carrier rolled out 4G LTE service to six more markets and says that its fast mobile broadband network is now available in 497 markets. Blanketing 95 percent of […]