LAS VEGAS–MVNO FreedomPop plans to release a smartphone case that can connect to Sprint Nextel's EV-DO and LTE networks sometime this year. The case will be tied to a user's smartphone via Wi-Fi, and will provide the user with access to FreedomPop services including the company's 500 MB of free data per month and its forthcoming VoIP calling service.
LightSquared: GPS fix to cost industry $400M
by Roger Cheng SAN DIEGO–Start-up wireless provider LightSquared said today it will cost the commercial GPS industry as much as $400 million for gear that will eliminate the interference potentially caused by its planned next-generation network. LightSquared Chief Marketing Officer Frank Boulben told CNET that there are roughly 500,000 commercial precision GPS devices in the [...]
Clearwire Tumbles as Partner Sprint Lays Out Network Plans
Oct. 7 (Bloomberg) — Clearwire Corp., the money-losing wireless broadband provider, tumbled as partner Sprint Nextel Corp. laid out its strategy for network investments. Clearwire dropped 50 cents, or 24 percent, to $1.55 at 11:32 a.m. New York time in Nasdaq Stock Market trading, after falling as much as 29 percent for its largest [...]
Verizon Open to 4G LTE Smartphone Roaming Agreements
Posted by Chuong Nguyen | 09/07/2011 Via All Things D While 4G LTE technology is still nascent, Verizon Wireless has demonstrated how an LTE network should be deployed and handled with speeds exceeding the promised 12 Mbps and extremely low latency, Verizon is now talking about the future of 4G technologies and roaming. Currently, the [...]
AT&T Will Launch One LTE Smartphone Before The Years End
August 10, 2011 — 11:30am ET | By Sue Marek AT&T Mobility’s (NYSE:T) highly anticipated LTE launch is still expected to occur this summer, but the company won’t debut its first LTE smartphone until closer to the end of the year. Speaking at the Oppenheimer Technology and Communications Conference today, Pete Ritcher, senior vice president of [...]
LTE Smartphones Using LTE Advanced
There are many reasons to be interested in LTE Smartphones. If you are committed to having the best quality phone, and the most advanced technology on your side, this is the phone for you. For a large number of reasons, phones in the future are more likely than not going to use the standard set [...]
Samsung Electronics claims it had made a breakthrough in wireless network technology, which it is touting as "5G," explaining the new wireless technique will enable data downlink speeds of 1 Gbps. However, the technology is not nearly ready for prime time–Samsung said it hopes to commercialize it by 2020.
Cellular-capable tablets will generate a total of $ 20 billion for wireless operators in 2017, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, due in large part to operators' efforts to encourage subscribers to activate LTE connections on tablets through shared data plans.