AT&T Announces LTE Launch
Mobile Broadband, Public Safety, Spectrum, Wireless
May 25th, 2011
WASHINGTON May 25, 2011 – AT&T announced Wednesday that it will upgrade its HPSA+ network to Long Term Evolution (LTE) in five major markets starting this summer, representing the company’s first steps into adopting the standard on its nationwide network.
LTE networks represent upgraded technology from HSPA+ networks, allowing increases in speed capabilities.
T-Mobile to Double 4G Speeds in 55 Markets
Mobile Broadband, Wireless
May 24th, 2011
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 – Wireless phone and Internet provider T-Mobile announced Tuesday that its fastest wireless broadband speeds would increase twofold in more than 50 markets, starting Wednesday.
The company boasts speeds up to 42 megabits per second (Mbps) available on the improved 4G networks, though consumers will need to upgrade their equipment to reach advertised speeds. T-Mobile also announced the release of the Rocket laptop stick, the company’s first 42-Mbps-capable 4G product.
Wireless Communications Association International Holds 4G Caucus
Mobile Broadband, Smart Grid, Spectrum, Wireless
April 7th, 2011
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 – The Wireless Communications Association International, a technology-neutral broadband advocacy organization, gathered industry experts to discuss next generation fourth generation wireless technology on Wednesday.
Analysis: For AT&T, It’s All About The Spectrum
FCC, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless
March 29th, 2011
WASHINGTON March 29, 2011 – With the acquisition of T-Mobile, AT&T may be not only solving a long standing question about where it would find the spectrum to deploy its planned 4G network, but also make a leap in its public image.
Currently, AT&T uses a band of spectrum not supported by any other carrier in the world, meaning handsets must be specially made for the carrier. Both T-Mobile and AT&T use the same base technology, but the two carriers run their 3G networks on different bands of spectrum. The acquisition of T-Mobile would greatly increase the amount of spectrum and infrastructure that AT&T would possess, bringing service to a greater number of Americans.
4G is 4G… Or Is It?
FCC, Mobile Broadband, Wireless
January 11th, 2011
With the growth of mobile broadband the availability of 4G is becoming more important to consumers; however the term 4G is being used so differently by each of the mobile providers that soon it may be very difficult for consumers to compare mobile broadband offerings. As 4G networks are deployed, the definition and understanding of […]
T-Mobile to Wait Two Years to Launch 4G
August 16th, 2010
WASHINGTON August 16, 2010- T-Mobile will wait two years to upgrade to 4G but will upgrade their existing 3G network to double its speed.
Qatar Telecom to Become Fastest in the Middle East
Asia, Mobile Broadband
August 13th, 2010
WASHINGTON August 13, 2010- Qatar Telecom enables 21Mbps wireless network.
National Broadband Plan: A Look at Chapter 4 and Networks
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Privacy, Wireless
April 1st, 2010
WASHINGTON, April 1, 2010 – Section Four of the plan focuses on broadband competition and innovation policy. It’s one of the most far-reaching sections in the entire 360-page document. It starts by addressing various mobile and fixed networks and moves on to discuss specific devices, privacy and identity theft. It concludes with discussion about the need for innovating and changing the current network.