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  • 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 - 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • T-Mobile: 4G speeds will double this year

    Posted January 6, 2011 - 5:40 pm

    T-Mobile announced Thursday that it plans to double the speed of its HSPA+ networks and unveiled a line-up of new 4G products including tablets and phones.
  • Sprint Will Sell a 4G-Friendly MiFi in February

    Posted January 5, 2011 - 11:10 am

    As 4G networks begin showing up in US cities, Novatel Wireless’s Wi-Fi mobile hotspot remains the hottest product in personal mobile networking. Verizon, Virgin Mobile and AT&T are already selling them, and Sprint joined the party today with the announcement of a 3G/4G MiFi of its own.
  • MetroPCS Announces New 4G LTE Rate Plans

    Posted January 3, 2011 - 9:30 pm

    On Monday MetroPCS announced three new 4G LTE plans that give customers the ability to choose a plan better suited for their needs based on the amount of data they need to access. The new plans start at $40 a month with no annual contract, and provide unlimited talk, text, and 4G LTE Web browsing with bottomless YouTube access.
  • 4G to cover more than 4 billion people by 2015

    Posted December 1, 2010 - 10:29 pm

    More than 60% of the world's population will have access to some form of 4G mobile broadband technology by 2015, according to a new report from ABI Research.
  • 4G wireless turning into 'meaningless' moniker

    Posted November 22, 2010 - 11:16 am

    The meaning of the term '4G wireless' becomes unclear as the ITU rules that WiMax and LTE don't qualify, while T-Mobile claims its current network is already 4G.
  • T-Mobile ad provokes renewed debate over 4G wireless

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 9:20 pm

    4G network performance claims in a new T-Mobile USA TV advertisement have prompted a renewed debate about the meaning of 4G among analysts and rival carriers.
  • 4G Wireless in America: Where We Are, Where We’re Headed

    Posted October 22, 2010 - 10:21 am

    Since the wireless industry can't yet agree on a single definition for the term "4G," it should be no surprise that the 4G World show in Chicago this week saw top service providers deliver mixed messages about what consumers might be able to expect from the "fourth generation" of cellular services over the next year. But one thing is clear: We're a lot closer to enjoying the faster speeds of the new networks than we were a year ago, and the advance of the technology is picking up speed.
  • Clearwire's 4G Trial Approaches 100Mbps

    Posted October 21, 2010 - 11:32 am

    Clearwire recently released results of its LTE trial network in Phoenix, showing that the test network achieved speeds approaching 100Mbps. That's ridiculously fast compared to the current speeds of between 3 and 6Mbps on most commercial networks. Even taking into consideration that this was a test network without any sort of user load, it's impressive. Verizon's LTE network is expected to sustain speeds of between 8-12 Mbps by comparison.
  • Sprint admits losing WiMax users early on

    Posted October 19, 2010 - 9:15 pm

    Sprint Nextel executives acknowledged Tuesday that spotty coverage amid its initial WiMax deployments did lead to the loss of some customers.
  • Proxim looks to fill 'backhaul' demand for 4G wireless networks

    Posted October 18, 2010 - 11:44 am

    Proxim Wireless Monday unveiled a point-to-point microwave backhaul designed to meet the growing demand for faster wireless networks and devices.
  • Verizon Wireless Brings 4G to 39 US Cities By Year-End

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 10:14 pm

    Verizon announced on Wednesday that it will launch 4G service in more cities than previously announced. The move falls in line with increasing competition among wireless providers to roll out faster service, and the quickly growing demand for fast data service among consumers.
  • Verizon steals Clearwire's 4G thunder

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 10:14 pm

    Verizon made big waves in the telecom industry today by announcing that its 4G LTE network would go online in 38 U.S. markets by the end of the year.
  • Getting a taste of Sprint 4G with Overdrive hot spot

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 10:13 pm

    Like the Mi-Fi and other mobile hot spot devices, the Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot combines a mobile Wi-Fi router with a 3G/4G wireless connection, this time via Sprint.
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