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  • Verizon Wireless: 4G LTE or bust in 2012

    Posted March 18, 2012 - 7:25 am

    A Verizon Wireless executive has told Dow Jones Newswires that the carrier plans a huge expansion of its 4G LTE wireless network this year and plans only to roll out 4G-capable phones.
  • From 'Faux-G' to 4G: T-Mobile announces LTE network plan

    Posted February 24, 2012 - 7:42 am

    T-Mobile, the smallest of the 'Big Four' U.S. wireless carriers, said today it will invest $4 billion in a new 4G LTE wireless network, with the hopes of launching the new service in 2013.
  • LTE boosts mobile gear by 17% in 2012

    Posted February 9, 2012 - 4:05 pm

    Thanks to 4G LTE technology, the global market for mobile communications gear will grow 17% in 2012, according to IHS, formerly iSuppli.
  • Why speedy 4G hasn't taken off (yet)

    Posted December 31, 2011 - 8:45 am

    It's billed as the nation's fastest wireless network. But it's been slow to attract users. One year after its launch, Verizon Wireless's 4G LTE network has failed to capture the imagination of the cell phone-buying masses, who still prefer the slower-connecting Apple iPhone by large margins.
  • How 4G will change the way we drive

    Posted December 28, 2011 - 7:18 am

    The "4G" term is everywhere now, but although smartphone manufacturers and wireless carriers are using the new technology, we've heard little about it from the automotive industry. The potential is intriguing, however, because in the past decade, car companies have made huge progress in integrating high-speed connected communications and entertainment systems with automobiles.
  • Verizon doubles data allowance for 4G LTE phones

    Posted November 7, 2011 - 5:54 pm

    Verizon is looking to get a temporary edge on rival AT&T by doubling data allowances on 4G LTE smartphones.
  • In Chicago, a 4G coming-of-age party

    Posted October 27, 2011 - 1:40 pm

    Carriers, chipset makers and device manufactures this week threw something of a coming-of-age party on behalf of 4G wireless technologies.
  • 4G device options beyond the smartphone or USB modem

    Posted October 20, 2011 - 6:15 pm

    Verizon's 4G LTE network has been available in several major cities for awhile now, and it continues to expand to more regions across the U.S. We've done some early network testing, but now have tried two devices (a tablet and netbook) that integrate the 4G LTE network connectivity into the device:
  • 4G device options beyond the smartphone or USB modem

    Posted October 20, 2011 - 2:29 pm

    Verizon's 4G LTE network has been available in several major cities for awhile now, and it continues to expand to more regions across the U.S. We've done some early network testing, but now have tried two devices (a tablet and netbook) that integrate the 4G LTE network connectivity into the device.
  • Sprint: 4G wireless can be an alternative to a T-1 line

    Posted October 4, 2011 - 6:33 pm

    Sprint's 4G wireless service can be used by enterprise customers as an alternative to T-1 lines, a Sprint executive said today.
  • Verizon 4G LTE: Four gotchas

    Posted July 25, 2011 - 9:52 pm

    Who's the fastest wireless carrier in town? If you've seen any of their ads, you know it's Verizon, unless it's AT&T or T-Mobile or Sprint.
  • Verizon adds 19 cities in race to deliver 4G

    Posted June 14, 2011 - 3:42 pm

    Verizon announced an additional 19 cities will have its faster LTE wireless network service beginning Thursday. The expansion brings the total to 74 metropolitan areas being served by Verizon as it fights to stay ahead of AT&T and other rival wireless networks.
  • T-Mobile's data cap embrace leaves Sprint as lone 'unlimited' 4G carrier

    Posted May 23, 2011 - 5:46 pm

    T-Mobile has revamped its data plans to include a cap system, thus leaving Sprint as the only major U.S. wireless carrier to offer uncapped 4G mobile data plans.
  • Verizon LTE storms the South and Midwest

    Posted April 19, 2011 - 4:40 pm

    Now that Verizon has brought its LTE network to most major markets in the United States, it has started to move its 4G services into medium-size markets in the South and the Midwest.
  • Review

    4G phone shootout: Which phone is fastest?

    Posted April 7, 2011 - 9:57 am

    All four of the major wireless carriers are now selling the 4G phones that they had promised at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. The new phones are designed to take advantage of the faster data speeds offered by the next-generation networks the carriers have been spending megabucks to build (and advertise) over the past year.
  • Video

    How Fast is 4G vs. 3G on a Smartphone?

    Posted April 4, 2011 - 7:24 pm

    Keith Shaw gives a quick demonstration of the speed differences between the Verizon 4G network on the new ThunderBolt smartphone and the 3G network (Motorola Droid) of Verizon and AT&T (iPhone 4).
  • Breaking down carriers' 4G wireless spin

    Posted March 15, 2011 - 9:43 pm

    Every marketing team at every carrier has now jumped on the 4G bandwagon to such an extent that the term has no real meaning anymore. Verizon's release this week of the LTE-ready HTC ThunderBolt sparks a fresh look at the topic.
  • First LTE phone, HTC Thunderbolt, coming to Verizon Thursday

    Posted March 14, 2011 - 8:37 pm

    HTC's ThunderBolt, the first smartphone to operate on Verizon Wireless's LTE network, will launch this Thursday, according to a document from Verizon received by the online retailer Wirefly.
  • Test your smartphone data speed

    Posted March 14, 2011 - 11:44 am

    So you've read about our 4G speed tests, and now you want to know how your smartphone or cellular-modem speeds stack up to our results. You have a few easy ways to conduct such tests yourself.
  • 4G wireless speed tests: Which is really the fastest?

    Posted March 14, 2011 - 10:39 am

    By now you've seen all the ads pitching wireless companies' new 4G mobile broadband services and devices. But beyond all the buzzwords and hype, which companies can reliably provide next-generation speed?
  • 3G vs 4G

    Posted March 11, 2011 - 5:45 pm

    Browsing at the speed of Sheen.
  • LTE in 2011: Curb your enthusiasm

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 12:09 pm

    So now that both Verizon and AT&T are launching LTE services this year, you should rush out to invest in 4G data plans and devices for your employees, right? Well, not so fast.
  • 4G mobile broadband and you: Coverage, cost, and, yes, caveats

    Posted January 20, 2011 - 8:49 am

    Soon, your mobile broadband network might be able to deliver faster Internet speeds than your cable or DSL to your home or office... if you with go with the right service and you're at the right place and you can afford the bill.
  • CES: Verizon pushes fast LTE expansion (video)

    Posted January 7, 2011 - 6:16 pm

    Verizon Wireless will expand its LTE network to more than 175 cities by the end of this year, the company revealed at the International Consumer Electronics Show that has also seen aggressive network plans by AT&T and T-Mobile USA.
  • 4G a war of tech and words at CES 2011

    Posted January 7, 2011 - 12:06 pm

    There's definitely a war of words going on around 4G here at CES. T-Mobile just said that will increase its top download speeds to 42 megabits per second from its present 21 mbps download speeds.
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