4G News

  • Verizon vs. Sprint 4G - Sheer speed vs. unlimited data?

    Posted December 1, 2010 - 10:32 pm

    Verizon is busy getting ready to turn its 4G/LTE network on for consumers while Sprint is aggressively adding more cities to its existing 4G/WiMax service. Beyond the technology and location, the big differences come down to the potential speed of service and the option of unlimited data for a flat rate.
  • Verizon LTE network to go live Dec. 5

    Posted December 1, 2010 - 3:05 pm

    Verizon Wireless on Wednesday said its wireless high speed LTE (Long Term Evolution) network will become available in 38 cities on Dec. 5.
  • Verizon's LTE launch: First laptop dongles, then smartphones

    Posted November 23, 2010 - 6:56 pm

    Now that Verizon has started cranking up its hype machine for its LTE commercial launch next month, it's fair to wonder just what types of devices will initially run on the network.
  • Is Apple sabotaging 4G MiFi on the iPad?

    Posted November 8, 2010 - 3:32 pm

    Late last week, a report emerged that compared the iPad's network performance to other devices using WiMax 4G devices and got surprising results - the iPad was almost half as slow using Wi-Fi to 4G connections, but just as fast using Wi-Fi with a hard link or 3G. Is it intentional or a design flaw that's only just been discovered?
  • Will Clearwire drown in a river of red?

    Posted November 5, 2010 - 4:13 pm

    High-speed wireless network provider Clearwire needs an infusion of cash or it may run out of money next year, the company says.
  • In the spirit of 4G!

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 8:23 pm

    This is weird. It turns out that all the U.S. wireless carriers claiming to have 4G networks actually don't, according to the global standards group that determines how many Gs a network gets based on peak download speed benchmarks. How inconvenient is that?
  • Just what is 4G speed and how are U.S. carriers offering it?

    Posted November 1, 2010 - 12:34 pm

    All major U.S. carriers have announced 4G plans and some are already offering 4G service and devices. However, the ITU's recently issued definition of what constitutes 4G excludes all of them (as well as all "4G" technology available worldwide). Here's a rundown of what 4G means according to the ITU and carriers and what it will mean for consumers over the next few years.
  • The advantages of MiFi cards over built-in 3G in netbooks, iPads, e-readers, and other mobile devices

    Posted October 29, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    You can buy an iPad, Galaxy Tab, netbook, or e-reader with a built-in 3G connection (you may even get a subsidized price), but opting for a Wi-Fi only model and adding a 3G or 4G MiFi device gives you some serious advantages in both the short term and over the next couple of years.
  • Verizon Wireless to roll out tiered data pricing, and soon

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 6:00 pm

    He may have been reticent to talk about any possible partnership with Apple, but Verizon Wireless chief executive Ivan Seidenberg wasn't coy about planned changes to the company's pricing structure during a conference session Thursday with investors.
  • Securing 4G smartphones

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 4:27 pm

    What any smart IT department should know before allowing a 4G device onto its network.
  • Q&A: Verizon's LTE road map for 2010 and beyond

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 10:50 pm

    Tony Melone, the executive vice president and CTO of Verizon Wireless, gives us an idea of where Verizon is headed with its 4G LTE services both this year and beyond.
  • Gadget geek dream car coming in 3 years

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 1:00 am

    As a 2010 Toyota Prius, it may not be the fastest car on the road. On the other hand, it just might be fastest from a data connectivity perspective. It comes with built-in Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband connectivity, which enables speeds of 100 Mbps or more (more than four times the speed of 3G).
  • WiMax launch in Atlanta is biggest city so far in Clearwire roadmap

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 8:19 pm

    Clearwire Corp. officially celebrates the launch of its WiMax service in Atlanta on Tuesday, but the formal launch in its largest city so far still has experts wondering how the fast wireless Internet service will catch on around the nation.
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